NEW YORK (JTA) — Jews from more than 15 countries will compete in a “Jewish World Cup" in New York.
The soccer tournament, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, will take place Sunday on Randall’s Island, between Manhattan and the Bronx. The tournament is for adults; soccer clinics are planned for children.
The tournament is part of JCRC’s effort to reach out to overseas Jews living in New York and integrate them into the American Jewish community.
"There are many different groups of international Jews in New York who are not connected to each other as a community, nor are they connected to the broader community of New York Jews,” said Hindy Poupko, director of Israel and international affairs at the JCRC. “Our goal is to bring these groups together as international Jews and as a part of the broader Jewish community.”