Andrea Glazer, the Louisville native and equestrian who will compete for Team USA next month at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, will be doing more than vying for a medal while she’s there.
Glazer, 22, who will compete in the show jumping event, will also blog about her experiences during the Games, and Community will carry those posts on its social media.
The Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, will run from July 4-18. About 10,000 athletes representing 80 countries are expected to compete.
But there’s more than sports. Maccabiah also will celebrate 50 years of a reunified Jerusalem during its opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium. A Kabbalat Shabbat at the historic Hatachana Compound, Jerusalem’s oldest train station, is planned. Athletes will revel at a street party in Jerusalem and a beach party in Haifa. They will take part in multiple b’nai mitzvah at the Western Wall, and lace up their sneakers for a night run through the capital city.And those activities don’t even include the time Glazer and her family will take to discover the country for themselves.
Of course, we can also expect updates on Glazer’s quest for a medal, how the riding team is doing, not to mention images from Israel.