JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi® Update:

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the JCC Maccabi Games® will return in 2022! Presented by JCCA, the Games are the largest organized Jewish teen sports event in North America. In 2022, the Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus will serve as the host community, from July 31 to Aug. 5, 2022, in San Diego, CA.

Team Greater Washington will be looking for athletes ages 13-16 to compete in a number of different sports. Tryout registration will open in November. If you are interested in getting involved, please let us know now! games@benderjccgw.org

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 3,000 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 9-12, 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


And update the following:

2022 JCC MACCABI GAMES (ages 13-16) – July 31 – August 5, San Diego,  CA

We will field teams based on interest, so if you are interested in getting involved, please let us know now!  games@benderjccgw.org

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • And more…!

Please contact us with any questions.


JCC Maccabi ArtsFest


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


Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior Maccabi Games

Additional information coming soon!

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 will be held in the following sports*

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Flag Football

*The inclusion of a sport at the games is dependent upon registration being large enough to field a tournament or program.

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