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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Members of the junior division USA hockey team took home the gold medal at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, which ended last week.

That’s a winner! USA Junior Hockey team takes home gold at Israel Maccabiah

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light July 26, 2017

St. Louisans who made the trip to represent Team USA at this year’s Maccabiah Games in Israel were guaranteed to come away with great memories but some also carried home top honors.“We did really well. We went undefeated 5-0 and won the gold medal,”...

Resigning Goldman Sachs executive says Maccabiah medal makes him prouder

JTA March 14, 2012

A Goldman Sachs executive is resigning, writing in a New York Times Op-Ed that he was more proud of winning a medal in the Maccabiah Games than his work at the firm. Greg Smith called the environment at the embattled investment banking and securities...

Soccer action at the 30th annual JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest
being held in Israel. Photo: JCC Association

Sports, arts entice teens to Israel for JCC Maccabi Games

By Allison Kaplan Sommer, JTA August 3, 2011

KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel - It's not easy getting American Jewish teenagers to Israel these days.With Birthright Israel offering free trips to 18- to 26-year-olds, parents are wary of shelling out cash for their high school-aged children to visit the Jewish...


From left, Noah
Ockner, Max Pepose, Jason Thompson and Joey Mayer are all
participating in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest.

Local teens head to Israel for JCC Maccabi Games

BY ABBY ABRAMS, JEWISH LIGHT INTERN July 20, 2011

All 32 teen members of the St. Louis delegation to the 2011 Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games and ArtsFest will gather in Israel Sunday, July 24. The Maccabi experience will run from July 24 through Aug. 5 as the participants compete, perform and...

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