Be good. Be kind. Be honest. Be ethical. Be moral.

This is the most essential message in human history, and we are the people who were chosen to deliver it…to be as the prophet Isaiah said, or lagoyim, “a light unto the nations.”

In support of the greater mission of the Games and Judaism, The JCC Maccabi Games® highlights 6 Midot Values. Every person involved with the Games is encouraged to immerse themselves with the Midot Values.  By doing so they are eligible to receive the highest honor of the Games: a Midot Medal.

Midot Medals are awarded to individuals who embody a value and go above and beyond what is required.

Let’s take a closer look at the Midot Value | Amiut Yehudit/ Jewish Peoplehood

As the new year approaches, we look back at what we have learned, while looking forward at what is to come. We take this time to see what we want to take with us from one year to the next. Jewish Peoplehood is more than caring about your fellow Jew, but your fellow man, and the world at large. How much is Amiut Yehudit going to be a part of your new year?

One of the coolest parts about the Maccabi Games is that relationships and connections are made that last a lifetime! There is a feeling of comfort meeting members of other delegations and realizing that they have more in common with you than you thought.

Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh- “All Israel is responsible for one another.”- כול ישראל ערבים זה בזה
Talmud Shevuot 39a

Amiut yehudit is the awareness of the underlying unity that makes an individual Jew part of the Jewish people. This includes the sense of belonging and commitment to the Jewish people, their values, their big ideas, and their potential, as well as to Israel, the expression of national sovereignty.