Since 1982, the JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest have been providing Jewish teens, ages 12-16 (by July 31, 2019),with a life-shaping experience based on Jewish values and healthy competition. Teens also participate in Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies, a day of Tikkun Olam, as well as celebratory parties each night.
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The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program or Jewish teenagers in the world. Over 3,000 teens, ranging from 12 to 16 years of age, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games® each summer.
Jewish teens between the ages of 12-16 as of July 31, 2019 can participate
All athletes/artists must identify with being Jewish.
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, the cost will be $1,250.
Yes, all Maccabi athletes/artists will have the opportunity to fundraise and assist with the total cost of the games.
Team: Baseball (boys only), Basketball, Flag Football (boys only), Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (girls only)
Individual: Bowling, Dance, Golf, Swimming, Star Reporter, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field
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
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The JCC Maccabi Games is the best week of your summer.
This Summer. One Week. Your Moment to Shine.
For more information about the 2019 Games or ArtsFest, please contact Laura Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813.769.4797.