Thursday, July 4, 2013

Opening Ceremonies

The Opening Ceremony of the 2013 Maccabiah Games will be shown live

Opening Ceremony Airs Live, July 18 at 7:00AM ET

The Maccabiah Games is the third largest sporting event in the world. Nearly 10,000 athletes will compete in the 2013 Maccabiah from over 70 dif­ferent countries.

The principal mission of the Mac­cabiah is to facilitate a worldwide gathering of Jewish athletes in Israel, staging the highest possible levels of sports competitions, and strengthening their connection to the State of Israel and the Jewish people everywhere.

The Maccabiah Games help teach and promote Jewish unity, history, culture and continuity.

JLTV is the exclusive Television provider of the Maccabiah Games in the US, Canada, and all other countries outside of Israel. JLTV understands the importance and impact of the Maccabiah Games and is committed to broadcasting the Games to as many viewers as possible. In 2013, JLTV will bring live coverage of the Maccabiah Games to over 45 million US households and an additional 70 million households internationally. JLTV is supporting and taping a number of first-time participant countries including: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Other countries that have participated in the games only once or twice and will be spotlighted on JLTV's daily broadcast: Bolivia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, India, Paraguay and Romania.


  1. I received the second phone call from Dani today and she talked non-stop! I promised her I would share some of her stories on the blog;
    Her first few days were filled with the time spent in the pool and meetin youth from everywhere. She finds the accents and stories interesting and amazing !

    Today her call was all a out the sassy camels and the visit to the bedouins. The food, the culture , and the sassy camels and being thrown in the air and caught during the drumming and dances !

    They visited the western wall, and she was in years for all it symbolized to her and our people.

    The Dead Sea and how it held her and didn't let her fall when she slipped on a rock. She states her skin feels like that of a new baby's after all it's time in the sea and in the mud .

    The cable car ride to Massada and king heroes palaces and the memorial there .

  2. Sorry - tears at the western wall / her call was during the night leaving me a message from the wall