Every four years, talented Jewish athletes from all over the world meet in Israel for The Maccabiah Games and display courage, determination, sportsmanship and most of all Jewish pride.
I am honored and excited to have qualified and have been chosen to represent Canada at the 19th Maccabiah Games, July 2013. At the Maccabiah Games, “The Jewish Olympics” compete in over 40 different sports and celebrate our Jewish heritage and our love, support and connection to Israel. I will be part of a world delegation of more than 8,000 Jewish athletes. Our Canadian team will be composed of over 600 athletes, coaches, medical and support staff. The Maccabiah is the 3rd largest sporting event in the world and is the most significant social tradition of the Jewish people in recent generations.
Maccabi Canada is a volunteer based national registered amateur sports organization that strives to promote Jewish identity and a strong bond with Israel by using sport as a medium. Through the promotion of athletic, cultural and educational programs, Maccabi Canada has provided a way for me to connect with my Jewish roots and with Israel.
I have been active in my new community in Ottawa, attaining my Black Belt in Karate and in recent years playing Volleyballl for my school, and for the Ottawa Fusion. Last year, I was awarded Most Valuable Player Award on my school team. My Ottawa Fusion Team obtained Bronze Medal standing at Nationals.
I have been told there is no feeling like the one an athlete experiences, when playing to represent their country. I have the opportunity to represent Canada competing against the best Jewish athletes from around the world, and meet lifelong friends.
However, cost of going to the games is high as it needs to cover my airfare, accommodation, medical care, insurance, team uniform, and other expenses.
Please support my journey and help me realize my dream of proudly representing Canada by donating to Maccabi Canada in my honour. Any amount you are able to donate will get me closer to my goal, your generosity is greatly appreciated.