Jewish Identity

Maccabi GB has a significant role to play in enhancing the Community’s Jewish Identity.  The ‘Leadership by Streetwise’ programme, allows Maccabi GB to promote Jewish Identity, culture and traditions for the young participants; from Shabbat services to Havdalah, to conversations about Jewish practice and Israel; ‘Leadership’ is a unique blend of sport and Judaism and is a truly enriching experience for participants and leaders alike.

Combining a healthy and active lifestyle with Jewish education is the objective with the Jewish Walking Tours. This year 3 of these Tours were organised for on average 20 participants per Tour.  Led by professional Tour Guides, the Tours enable the participants to keep active as well as enhance their Jewish knowledge through themes such as ‘Balfour 100 anniversary’, ‘the Jewish East End’ and ‘Jewish Developers in the City’.

Whether it through the Community Fun Run, the first Charedi Football Tournament, or the Jewish Identity Programme – Pre-Camp at the 20th Maccabiah Games; Maccabi GB isn’t simply a sports organisation; our ultimate aim is of Jewish continuity and as such Jewish identity is the DNA which runs throughout our project and programmes.

“Leadership was arguably the most enjoyable thing I've ever done. I have been able to make life-long friends whilst pursuing my leadership career. I have been able to gain confidence whilst I lead sessions and also be able to put forward my opinion when participating in sessions."

Levi Freud - aged 15

Maccabi GB Leadership Participant