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Educating fellow Jews about the sporting and defensive use of firearms. Especially Jews in North America, too many of whom are instilled with the belief that guns aren't for nice Jewish boys and girls.

If you know of notable Jewish shooters that should be documented on the blog, even if it is only at the local club level, I am happy to report and profile them. And don't be shy if that person to be documented is you! Please drop me a line at jewishmarksman at gmail dot com. Also follow me on twitter @JMarksmanship.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Calling all Jewish Archers!

This week I received an email from the Israel Archery Association. Please read their message below. If you know of any Jewish archers interested in getting archery back into the Maccabiah games, please contact them! I would also be interested in adding them to the blog along with our rifle and pistol athletes. Here is the message:

Archery in 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel?

Tel-Aviv June 2011


Every four years, the Maccabiah Games are held in Israel. They are the world´s largest and best Jewish athletic competition, drawing participants from every corner of the globe and in a great variety of sports, in an impressive display of Jewish unity and spirit.

Thus far, archery has not been included in the Maccabiah Games due to an insufficient number of participants. We, members of the Israeli Archery Association, have decided to remedy the situation and have our beloved sport included in the 2013 Games. In order to do so, at least four national teams of three-four archers must apply for participation no later than July 2012. To this end, we are seeking active Jewish archers throughout the world.

If you are an active Jewish archer and are interested in representing your country in this event, please contact us at archery.maccabiah@gmail.com.

We hope you will join us in helping Jewish and Israeli archery achieve the recognition it deserves.


The Israel Archery Association


  1. I'm Jewish and recently new to archery. If I ever get good, I'll be honored and totally psyched to compete in the Maccabi Games. In the meantime... Need any long distance runners? I'm actually kinda good at that :)
    Am Israel Chai!!!!

  2. Dr. Jess- they really need you whether you are good at archery or not!

    Please keep us informed of your progress, and please consider allowing me to profile you for the blog!

    Regards, Jewish Marksman jewishmarksman@gmail.com

  3. i am visiting israel from canada in a few weeks, and i was wondering if there were any good archery stores to check out while i'm over there?

    possibly some archery ranges? (possibly ones i can find and get by with english?)


  4. Send me an email and I will give you the email of the contacts I have for archery in Israel. jewishmarksman at gmail dot com

  5. Also try:


  6. I started a group at our shul called the "ShalaShooters". Some doctors, a couple of rabbis, and others, we would get together once or twice a month to shoot pistols or trap. I helped organize several "Girls and Guns" classes for shomer Shabbat women. Every lady who went had a wonderful time.

    1. Feel free to email me at jewishmarksman @ gmail dot com and tell me more, maybe we can feature the event on the blog?