Today marks the Closing Ceremony of the 20th World Maccabiah Games. What an amazing three weeks the athletes have had here in Israel. Yesterday many of our teams came away with gold, silver, and bronze medals; Open Men's & Women's Soccer, Open Men's & Women's Basketball, Juniors Girls' & Boys' Soccer, Juniors Girls' & Boys' Basketball, Open and Juniors Fencers, Youth Men's Soccer, Youth Men's Basketball, Juniors Boys' Baseball, Juniors Girls' Volleyball, Open Men's & Women's Gymnastics, Juniors Boys' & Open Men's Ice Hockey, just to name a few.
Our athletes have excelled both in the athletic competitions and in the experience of the Maccabiah Games as whole. They have discovered the beauty of Israel, formed friendships with the US delegation and others, and competed as Jews and Americans in Israel. We are looking forward to the European and Pan-American Games in 2019 and the 2021 Maccabiah Games!