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1,000 Jewish Youngsters from Seven U.S. Camps Hold Maccabiah Games

August 9, 1966
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More than 1,000 Jewish boys and girls from seven Zionist youth movement camps today participated in a Maccabiah, an olympiad based on the annual Maccabean games in Israel. The event was held at National Young Judaea Camp Tel Yehudah here. The day-long sports and cultural events program was opened by Consul General of Israel Michael Arnon, who declared that “the display of this athletic event shows that there is determination not only for a healthy spirit but also for a healthy body.”

The Maccabiah, sponsored by the American Zionist Youth Council, included such sporting events as soccer, baseball, basketball, field and track events, swimming, volleyball, Israeli games and chess. At night, each of the camps offered cultural performances which included Israeli singing and dancing. Taking part in the events were Camp Betar, Camp Moshava of Bnei Akiva, Camp Ein Harod of Dror-Hechalutz Hetzair, Camps Tel Ari and Naaleh of Habonim and Camp Shomriah of Hashomer Hatzair.

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