JCC Maccabi Games

Team Greater Washington

Created to promote community service, sportsmanship, and build Jewish identity, the JCC Maccabi Games are a week-long Olympic-style event for young athletes aged 13-16. Held in different locations throughout the United States every summer, the games generate enthusiasm and excitement for everyone involved, from young athletes and volunteers to coaches and host families. The Games are co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada, and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. Today, over 6,000 teens participate in the JCC Maccabi Games® each summer, making it the largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.

The Mid-Atlantic Junior Games offer a one-day sports experience for Jewish athletes ages 10-12, modeled after the JCC Maccabi Games. The Jr. Games draw participants throughout the east coast for a day of spirited competition in team and individual sports!

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JCC Maccabi Games

August 5-10, 2018 | Merage JCC, Orange County (Irvine), CA

Team Greater Washington will send 100 athletes to the weeklong JCC Maccabi Games in Orange County, CA. Athletes must be between ages 13-16 as of July 31, 2018 in order to be eligible.

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Team Greater Washington will compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball (U14 and U16)
  • Basketball (U14 and U16 Boys, U16 Girls)
  • Dance
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse (Boys)
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball (Girls)

All interested athletes must register in advance for tryouts.

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Please contact us with any questions: games@benderjccgw.org.

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

August 5-10, 2018 | Alpert JCC, Long Beach, CA

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is an arts experience for Jewish teens taking place annually during the summer from Sunday to Friday in selected communities throughout North America. It features home hospitality, includes opening and closing events, workshops, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities, while it strengthens bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.


  • Acting/Improv
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Musical Theater
  • Rock Band
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Performance/Ge

Click Here for more information and to register for ArtsFest!

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