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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!

About

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.

Athletic Events

The following sporting events will be offered this summer

Team Sports

  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys 5×5 Basketball (Age 13 & 14)
  • Boys 3×3 Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Girls and Boys Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball

Individual Sports:

  • Dance
  • Esports
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Golf
Eligibility

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.

Apply HERE
Contact:

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!

The History of the JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America. Since their inception in 1982, the Games have grown from a small pilot project in one host community to an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in multiple sites throughout North America. The JCC Maccabi Games are the largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. Today, over 6,000 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 Maccabi Mission: To offer Jewish Community Centers and YM/YWHAs in North America the opportunity to reach teens through participation in the JCC Maccabi Games®, and in year-round athletic, educational, cultural and social programs, as well as teen experiences in Israel. To provide Jewish youth with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship, where they can interact in an atmosphere of fun, democracy, and peace. To cultivate a deeper understanding and instill an appreciation of Jewish values within Jewish youth, enrich their Jewish identity in an informal setting, and encourage their identification with the state of Israel. To promote and encourage the health, physical fitness and well-being of Jewish youth through participation in recreational and athletic activities To introduce Jewish youth to the international Maccabi Movement, which presents athletic, cultural, and social opportunities with Jews from around the world.

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