Join us next year for the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games!

August 5-10, 2018 Orange County, CA


The Central Florida Delegation is looking for athletes ages 13-16 as of July 31 for the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games being held in Orange County, California from August 5-10.


The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. Attracting approximately 2,000 teens from around the globe, these events give your teens a chance to meet other Jewish youth while participating in sports they love.

The Merage Jewish Community Center is proud to host the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest from August 5-10, 2018. The JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition held annually, is the largest annual Jewish youth event in the world.


A powerful and transforming experience for Jewish teens, the JCC Maccabi Games are dramatic in their scale and unique in their ability to integrate sports and arts with Jewish identity and values, while strengthening bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

Team Central Florida FAQ Page

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Jewish teens between the ages of 12-16 as of July 31, 2018 can participate

Yes, all JCC Maccabi Games athletes/artists must have at least 1 Jewish parent

Yes, there are expenses such as registration fees, uniform costs, games cost, travel, trading pins, housing, meals and evening programs for this national program. For athletes and artists the cost will be $2000

Yes, all Maccabi athletes/artists will have the opportunity to fundraise and assist with the total cost of the games.

Team Sports include – Boys Baseball, Boys Basketball, Boys Flag Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Softball, Ice Hockey, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball Individual Sports include – Dance, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field ArtsFest include – Acting/Improv, Culinary Arts, Dance, Musical Theater, Rock Band, Star Reporter, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

No, athletes/artists are only permitted to participate in 1 sport/art program. There are 2nd chance sports/activities once the team or individual’s medal advancement opportunities are done.

The host community arranges for housing for all athletes and artists throughout the week

Click Here for general Maccabi Games/ArtsFest information


For more information, please contact Laura Roberts at

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