If sports have the power to transcend cultures and countries, then playing for a national team has the power to transform hearts and minds.
This is a story about young Jewish women and men on journeys of self-discovery. It is also a story about elite athletes using the game they love to forge deeper and stronger connections to their Jewish identity and the country of Israel. For many, it is a story about “coming home” by representing Israel at the highest levels of international competition.
To realize these dreams, we need your support. More than fifty young men and women, ages 16 to 26, are currently preparing mentally and physically to represent Israel and the world Jewish community at the following upcoming events:
- U23 Men's World Fastpitch Softball Cup in Parana (Argentine, April 2023)
- U18 Women's European Softball Championships (Prague, August 2023)
- Canada Cup, where the Women's National Team & Women’s U19 Team will face many of the world's top teams (Vancouver, July 2023)
The Women's Program is on a mission to qualify for the LA28 Olympics, and participation in these events is critical to realizing this incredible goal.
With limited financial support from the Israeli government, these young ambassadors for Israel must rely on the generosity of family, friends, and supporters like you. Please consider giving today, contributions of any amount are deeply appreciated, and all donations are tax-deductible. With the help of Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA), our dreams of winning the European Championships, and ultimately a World Championship, can become a reality!