Watch the opening ceremonies live through JLTV's website at 1 p.m. EST.
About 32,000 people are expected to attend the Maccabiah opening ceremonies at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem today, including spectators, dignitaries and more than 9,000 athletes from 71 countries.
The ceremony will include an athletes' march, the lighting of the Maccabiah torch and live performances by Israeli composer Rami Kleinstein, Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben Ari, X-Factor USA finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar, winner of "The Voice – Israel" Kathleen Reiter, and Israeli star Harel Skaat.
You can tune in from home at 1 p.m E.S.T. on JLTV's website.