Maccabi GB is today one of the country’s largest and most innovative Jewish Charities. We aim to deliver a broad range of Sporting, Educational and Social events for the whole of the Jewish community with the ethos of Jewish continuity and the centrality of Israel as our primary motivation. We currently deliver over 200 programmes a year.
We act as an umbrella organisation for over 30 different sports and support thousands of Jewish adults and young people, including those with special needs, who take advantage of our extensive programmes every year.
The Maccabi GB Challenge Programme, allows young people with special needs the opportunity to take an active part in Maccabi events, some of which are specially planned for them including tours to Israel.
As well as our comprehensive sports programmes we offer an extensive range of informal education projects and social events for all age groups. We also organise a catalogue of international events and send groups and teams to Israel and many other countries each year.
We are only able to financially support these programmes and in certain cases individuals, by contributions that are made by the community and commercial sponsorship.
If you know of anyone who may be able to assist us in raising funds at any time please contact Martin Berliner at our office. It could be that you have a novel way of raising funds or would just like to make a donation or suggestion. We would be pleased to hear from you.
School Sports Programme
Maccabi GB’s Sports Clubs and Tournaments was recently awarded the Inspire Mark from London 2012. The Inspire programme, which awards the Mark, is a scheme run by London 2012 and incorporates projects across the sport, culture, education, environment, volunteering and business sectors. The inspire mark is awarded to innovative, inspiring and outstanding projects across the UK that will help deliver a lasting legacy for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are currently the only Jewish organisation to have been awarded the Inspire Mark.
Maccabi GB engages over 1,000 young people each week through our free PE curriculum lessons, after school and lunchtime clubs. These clubs are designed to provide participants with the skills and confidence to engage in a wide range of sporting activities.
Alongside our Sports Clubs we also deliver Sports Tournaments to both Primary and Secondary age groups. We deliver Secondary School Tournaments and Primary School Tournaments in nine different sports. The tournaments will engage children in their early schools years, as young as seven years old right through to sixth formers who are eighteen years old. Each year we expect more than 3,500 young people to participate at a Maccabi GB school sports tournament.
Before we started delivering these sports tournaments, they simply did not take place, and they provide the only occasion when the Jewish schools join together for sporting activities.
Please visit our website for more information about Maccabi GB.