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!

Like Team Greater Washington on Facebook

Support the JCC Maccabi Games raffle

JCC Maccabi Games

July 28 – August 2, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
August 4 – 9, 2019 | Detroit, MI

Team Greater Washington will send 100 athletes to the weeklong JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta and Detroit next summer. Athletes must be between ages 13-16 as of July 31, 2019, in order to be eligible.

Team Greater Washington will compete in the following sports in Atlanta, GA:

  • Baseball (U14 and U16)
  • Basketball (U14 and U16 Boys)
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Team Greater Washington will compete in the following sports in Detroit, MI

  • Basketball (U16 Girls)
  • Dance
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball (Girls)

All interested athletes must register in advance for tryouts.

Register for Tryouts

Tryout Schedule

Please contact us with any questions

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

August 4 – 9, 2019 | Detroit, MI

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!

Mid-Atlantic Junior Games

May 5, 2019 | Kaiserman JCC, Philadelphia, PA

One-day Mid-Atlantic Junior Games tournament for athletes ages 9-12. What you can expect: an Olympic-style parade of athletes and opening ceremonies beginning at 8:00 AM. Round Robin play followed by the medal round and consolation games, with the tournament concluding around 6:00 PM. Competition venues will be at the Kaiserman JCC and local public and private schools. Lunch will be provided, along with a team delegation t-shirt.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Swimming  (Boys and Girls)
  • Table Tennis (Boys and Girls)
  • Track*
    *new for 2019 – only if there is enough interest from all JCCs


Tryout Schedule

In the News

JCCGW Maccabi Ice Hockey 2016

Local hockey players medal in historic ‘Jewish Olympics’

WASHINGTON — A group of young hockey players received some major encouragement, heading into the biggest tournament of their lives. Read more.

Watch the excitement of the Maccabi Games