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European Maccabi Games – 2015

_MG_4141In less than one week, I will be joining 250 other individuals from the United States in Berlin, Germany for the European Maccabi Games! I am super excited for this opportunity and promise to enjoy, celebrate and appreciate every moment of it. I will be there representing much more than just me…

Please bookmark this page as I will be updating you on my journey throughout the trip as much as I can. I will also be blogging for the Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel team along with many of my USA teammates. The Maccabi USA website is http://www.maccabiusa.com.

About the European Maccabi Games
From July 27th until August 5th, the 14th European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) will take place in Berlin. The EMG2015 are Europe’s biggest Jewish sports event wih more than 2,000 athletes, coaches and counselors from over 30 European countries and the world. The competitions will be held in 19 sports.

For the first time ever, the European Maccabi Games will take place in Germany – 70 years after the end of the Shoah and the Second World War and 50 years after the establishment of the German – Israeli relations. The EMG2015 will be held at the Olympic Park in Berlin – the same location where German Jews were forbidden to participate in the Olympic Games of 1936 – as well the Half Marathon Race (which I will be racing in)!

Learn more at emg2015.de.

You an still support me in my financial requirements by making a donation to Maccabi USA here. THANK YOU!

Jewish Journal: “Runner returns to Maccabi Games”

Below is an article from the South Florida Jewish Journal!!! The reporter really did his homework and a fantastic job I have to say. Very thankful! And more excited than ever to head on over to Israel! Thanks David Schwartz and photographer Todd Roller who is just as amazing a talent!

Read the online version here: Jewish Journal: Runner Returns to Maccabi Games

Jewish Journal
Jewish Journal

Attention Jewish Athletes: Here’s Your Chance to Make the “Olympic” Team

I wrote a week or so ago about my personal return to Israel in 2013 for the Maccabi Games. I will be competing as part of the Women’s Half Marathon and couldn’t be more excited! Looking to add to my four bronze medals from my first foray into International competition in 1997. Read the full blog post I wrote here.

In honor of the Maccabi Games and for my Examiner West Palm Beach Running & Fitness writer position, I interviewed Rob Fellman, Chairman of the Maccabi USA Track & Field and Half Marathon. I’ve known Rob for quite some time. He’s also a fellow former Spanish River High School athlete. (Small world, huh?) Anyway – here’s the full article where you can learn more about Rob; how he first got involved with the Maccabi Games; how you can potentially make the Jewish Olympic team; and how you can support the athletes and organization! Read the full piece here.

And as always, please share with friends and family who may be interested!

Interested in supporting my personal trip to Israel? Visit my fundraising page here.

Thanks!