Important information for members of the Maccabi VAC delegation

Dear Members!

In the past days the European  Maccabi Games  finally completed the entry form and closed the registration. Welcome you as member of the hungarian delegation.  We are glad that we can be the leaders of the delegation and it is a special pleasure to travel to the games with such a numerous delegation.

The aim of the European Maccabi Games is not only to give an opportunity in competing for Maccabi club athletes from different countries, but also those people , us acquaint  with each other , the international Jewish community and Israel.

In this event which is the greatest Jewish community event in Europe and the largest Jewish sporting event we will represent Hungary and the Hungarian Jewish Community.

We highly think this is a great honor for all of us as well as a great responsibility that more than 2000 athletes and its audience will fairly judge our country and the Hungarian Jewish Community. 

It will be the first time that most of you in our lives participates in such an event. This event in itself is a unique experience, even more unforgettable that it is happening during the European Maccabi Games.

The Maccabi World Union and the Maccabi Confederation European competitions are always closer to a phrase that is attributed to the famous Baron Coubertin: “It is not a victory, but participation is important.” However, we are privileged to say we can be proud of those of our team who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in sports activities so far.

Nearly 60 people of the delegation will come to Berlin such as the Hungarian delegation three team sports, Men’s Water Polo, Men’s Futsal, Futsal Junior Men’s and many individual sports.

Some basic information:
Berlin, Germany’s capital city, also center of a province of Germany (federal state) and the Berlin / Brandenburg region. 3.5 million inhabitants is Germany’s most populous and largest city in scope. Berlin politics, media, culture and science is an important European center. The city is an important transport hub and one of Europe’s most visited major cities. All of these play a role internationally renowned universities, research institutes, operas, theaters and museums. Berlin from all over the world are attracted artists and workers in the cultural sector
Berlin, the annual average temperature of 8.9 ° C and an average of 581 mm of precipitation falls, which Germany does not matter much. The hottest months are July and August of 18.5 ° C and 17.7 ° C. The coldest month in value between January -0.6 ° C and -0.3 ° C. The wettest month on average in July, 70 mm of rainfall. The driest month of February, 33 mm of amount.
The unification of the two German states on the divisions ceased in Hungary also played a significant role. December 2, 1990, free elections were held.
Since 1991, Germany’s capital Berlin, the Bonn state offices gradually settled in the city. September 7, 1999, the Bundestag, on 29 September 2000, the Bundesrat also moved back into the city.
Berlin’s 3.4 million inhabitants, Germany’s most populous city, far ahead of second and third Hamburg Munich, which together do not reach the number of inhabitants of Berlin. The Berlin-Brandenburg region with 5.9 million inhabitants and is the second largest in Germany after the Rhine-Ruhr region.
The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the XI. Summer Olympics was a multi-sport involving international sporting event, which was held between 1 August 1936 and 16 in Berlin, Germany. A poignant venue and time for many of us, but also uplifting. Berlin in the beginning of the Holocaust will be held on the site of the Jewish Olympics athletes compete in almost 80 years later.