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ONE TEAM - ONE PEOPLE

One Team - One People (#1Team1People) recognizes that in order to combat hate in sports, we must all be on the same team.

 

As part of a collaboration between Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club, the Center for Jewish Impact (CJI), and the World Zionist Organization, the leading basketball team engages with youth in local communities across Europe during their EuroLeague games to show solidarity with Jewish communities and promote sports as a way to build tolerance and combat hate.


What is the goal of #1Team1People?
Now in its second year, the initiative harnesses the unique power of sport to develop a series of multi-day programs around Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball games in European cities. In each city hosting a game, CJI, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and WZO work with the local community to create opportunities for engagement and dialogue through visits to schools, memorials, joint ceremonies, and friendly matches.


Therefore, One Team – One People creates an educational experience starting with Holocaust remembrance moving into combating antisemitism and bigotry to promoting tolerance, and finally, building bridges between the Jewish world – particularly European Jewry and Israel. 


Additionally, as part of the initiative, we encourage teams to adopt the IHRA definition of Antisemitism. In 2021, Maccabi Tel Aviv became the first Euroleague basketball team to do so, and we continue to collaborate with other EuroLeague teams to encourage them to follow suit and engage in activism against antisemitism and all forms of hate. Several clubs have already joined our call.

One Team - One People in Munich, Germany

One Team - One People in Munich, Germany

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 On the 50th anniversary of the Munich Summer Olympics Games and the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, the Center for Jewish Impact (CJI) teamed with Maccabi Tel Aviv and FC Bayern Munich Basketball Clubs to hold a series of events today on December 2nd in Munich as part of the "One Team - One People" initiative. These events aim to strengthen the relationship between the State of Israel and Jewish communities throughout Europe and fight antisemitism through sports.

One Team - One People in Barcelona

One Team - One People in Barcelona

Thursday, April 7, 2022 Barcelona, Spain — Today, Thursday morning, as a part of the “One Team - One People” initiative, the Center for Jewish Impact with partners from Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball and the World Zionist Organization’s Israel Holocaust Remembrance Department came together for a meaningful visit with Barcelona’s Jewish day school, “Colegio Hatikva” as a part of the school’s “Maccabiah Games,” which are taking place ahead of Maccabi’s Euroleague game against Barcelona.

One Team - One People in Athens, Greece

One Team - One People in Athens, Greece

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 The One Team-One People projects continued today in Athens, Greece, led by the Center for Jewish Impact, Maccabi Tel Aviv and the World Zionist Organization. Today, Tuesday, an official wreath-laying ceremony took place at the National Holocaust Memorial in Athens, a memorial that commemorates the thousands of Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust.

One Team - One People in Belgrade, Serbia

One Team - One People in Belgrade, Serbia

Thursday, March 10, 2022 On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the official diplomatic relations between Israel and Serbia and the 45th anniversary of Maccabi Tel Aviv's first victory in the European Cup, a series of events were held in Belgrade as part of the “One Team – One People” Project to strengthen the ties between Israel and Serbian Jewry, and to stand together against antisemitism through the unifying power of basketball.

One Team - One People Project in Berlin, Germany

One Team - One People Project in Berlin, Germany

Thursday, November 25, 2021 This morning in Berlin, as part of the One Team - One People project, the Center for Jewish Impact stood united with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball, the World Zionist Organization and the Israeli embassy in Germany against antisemitism, and supported Maccabi Tel Aviv as they adopted the IHRA's working definition of antisemitism, and invited other sports clubs to join the important act. The event was followed by an emotional ceremony at the main Holocaust memorial.

Launch of One Team - One People Project in Milan, Italy

Launch of One Team - One People Project in Milan, Italy

This morning (October 21, 2021), in Milan, marked the beginning of the "One Team-One People" initiative led by the Center for Jewish Impact, in collaboration with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club, and the World Zionist Organization's Department for Israel & Holocaust Commemoration. Together, we are working to strengthen ties between Israel and European Jewry.

The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

The Center for Jewish Impact launched its first strategic collaboration with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club and the World Zionist Organization, initiating a unique event marking 85 years since the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: ‘United Through Sports.’ The event, which took place earlier tonight in Tel Aviv, united senior figures in the sports industry, the diplomatic community and public society in Israel, to commemorate the events of 1936 and to discuss the need for collaborative action...

SAVE THE DATE: The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

SAVE THE DATE: The 85th Anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: United Through Sports

The Center for Jewish Impact, in collaboration with Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club and the World Zionist Organization, will host a special event on Tuesday, August 24th, to commemorate the events of 1936 and the victory of sports over Nazi ideology.

WATCH - Special event of lighting the Menorah together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

WATCH - Special event of lighting the Menorah together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

As part of the 1000 Chanukah Candles of Remembrance campaign, the Center for Jewish Impact led a special commemoration event together with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, the leading basketball club in Israel, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lighting the Menorah and shining a light in the memory of the Jewish community of North Macedonia which was perished in the Holocaust.

Center for Jewish Impact - Athletes Speak About Anti-Semitism for International Holocaust Remembranc

Center for Jewish Impact - Athletes Speak About Anti-Semitism for International Holocaust Remembranc

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as part of our campaign to raise awareness on the need to fight anti-Semitism and bigotry, and to commemorate the Holocaust, we gathered leading athletes from across the world to talk about their personal experiences and perspectives, and of the importance of fighting anti-Semitism and commemorating the Holocaust.

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