Maccabiah is the biggest Jewish sporting event in the world. It is organized in every four year. More than 10 000 athletes take part in each Maccabiah. It is considered to be the fourth biggest sporting event in the world.

Maccabi VAC participates in the Maccabiah since 1989. The Hungarian sportsmen and delegation members are always excited to travel to Israel to meet more than 10000 athletes from 70 different countries. Junior, adult and veteran athletes, qualified hobby and top sportsmen gather together in the Maccabiah to compete in several different sports.

Maccabiah – more than a world championship!

Through sport our members get closer to the local and international Jewish community and actually to all the aspects of Judaism. Maccabiah is the positive outcome of expressing Jewish identity.

The most successful delegation in the history of Maccabi VAC participated in the Maccabiah in 2017. 

During the games the participants travel all around Israel and make friendships with other athletes coming from all over the world. Many activities, concerts and tours are provided to the delegation members. 

The athletes come home with positive Jewish identity and new energy. They always become more and more passionate and dedicated about their sport carrier and activity in Maccabi and the local Jewish community.  

Maccabiah is not only an international sports competition but a journey to our own culture that easily becomes the part of our future. 

Maccabi VAC firmly thinks that sport is a great tool to bring people closer to their Jewish identity. 

All the athletes who participate in the Maccabiah will be the ambassadors of the event, the Jewish sport life and the international Maccabi community.


Maccabiah 2017


Maccabi VAC Hungary has never participated with such a big delegation in the Maccabiah like this time. 120 people including 100 athletes joined the team to experience the spirit of the 20th Maccabiah where 10 000 athletes from 80 countries competed in 40 different sports.  

Ádám Jusztin, the chairman of Maccabi VAC Hungary made an important statement. Team Hungary already won more medals on the first week of the Games than at the entire Maccabiah in 2013. 

Outstanding Hungarian results:

Anita Schrödl, junior sabre: silver

Regina Binet, female foil: bronze
Róbert Gátai, male foil: silver
Martin Singer, male sabre: bronze

The male foil and sabre team won bronze too!

The Hungarian taekwondo team became the most successful foreign team at the Maccabiah!
Dániel Murinai, 87 kg: gold
Ádám Gulyás, 87 kg: silver
Norbert Rizmayer, 58 kg: bronze

Dániel Békési, 4×200-as freestyle: bronze

János Becsey two-time Paralympian, four-time Paralympian world champion won bronze in 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke. 

Female waterpolo team: silver

Male waterpolo team: silver

Zsuzsi Kunos, karate kumite female: gold

Laura Sterck, karate open: gold

Bálint Kroinstein, karate: silver

Elvira Kádár and S. Ernlib (ISR) female table tennis, doubles: bronze

Szilvia Bakó table tennis junior individual: silver

Fanni Perjés, 800 m track and field: bronze

András Lőwy, 10 km road race: bronze

Zsófi Boros, triathlon: silver

Bridge team: silver

Congratulations to all the athletes on the amazing results and outstanding sport performance!