After a hiatus, we are thrilled that the JCC Maccabi Games® are returning this summer!
The largest organized in-person Jewish teen sports experience, the Games will be hosted by the Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus from July 31 to August 5, 2022 in San Diego, California. We are proud to bring this signature platform back to the JCC Movement and to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and we can’t wait to see you there!
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. T
Today, over 3,000 teens, ranging from 13 to 16 years of age, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games® each summer. 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.
The following sporting events will be offered this summer
- Boys Baseball
- Boys 5×5 Basketball (Age 13 & 14)
- Boys 3×3 Basketball
- Flag Football
- Ice Hockey
- Girls and Boys Soccer
- Girls Volleyball
- Table Tennis
The mission of the JCC Maccabi Games states that the program is a Jewish event for Jewish teenagers with the intent to foster long-lasting memories and identification with organized Jewish community groups as well as identification with Israel. The JCC Maccabi Games aim to foster a strong Jewish identity among all of its participants.
To participate in the Games, athletes must be at least 13 years old and CANNOT have turned 17 years old as of July 31 the year of the Games.
All athletes must be Jewish, which is defined as follows: One of the athlete’s parents is Jewish and the athlete is being raised Jewish, or is a Jew by choice and is being raised Jewish. In the spirit of the Games, if the parent or child does not believe that they are Jewish on a year-round basis, then the child should not participate in the JCC Maccabi Games.
Chris Herman at 412-339-5395 or [email protected]
This program is truly a great experience and we hope to see you in the coming weeks!