Maccabia. What is Maaccabia? Maccabia is a great day in the whole Habonim Dror North America movement where Mosh, Galil (located outside of Philadelphia) and Na’aleh (located in New York) come together for a day of sports and ice breakers in order to meet your national kvutsa (age group). This year the event was held at Galil, so after tiyul the chanichim (campers) aged 8 to 14 took the 40 minute drive over while the madatz (CIT’s) and bogrim (entering 10th grade) had already been there the day before for mifgash.
The day began with each shichva (age group) breaking up with their Galil and Na’aleh counterparts and playing name games to get to know each other. A lunch of chicken nuggets followed directly afterwards and then it was time for the games to begin!
With the lighting of the tiki torches and few speeches by the roshim (heads) of the different machanot (camps) the teams split up to play a variety of different games! The teams rotated around and by four o’clock the day was up and we all headed our separate ways.
The day was great for kids of all ages to connect to new friends and play many different fun games in the afternoon!