Three cheers for Maccabi!
With more than 2,000 annual participants – ranging from 13 to 16 years old – participating across 13 sports, the JCC Maccabi Games® have been celebrated for the last 37 years and enjoyed by over 120,000 athletes from around the world. In a week-long Olympic-style format of sports competitions, Jewish teens connect to one another and to feel part of K’lal Israel–the greater Jewish people and their Jewish homeland. While at JCC Maccabi Games®, teens participate in a full range of events, including Olympic-style opening and closing ceremonies and a community service day through the “Days of Caring and Sharing” program.
Team sports include: Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Bowling, Dance, Golf, Ice Hockey.
Individual sports include: Dance, Star Reporter (Sports Journalism), Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Dance, Star Reporter and Track and Field.
ArtsFest: Acting/Improv, Dance, Film, Musical Theater, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Vocal Music, Rock Band – more information about each specialty at: jccmaccabiartsfest.org/specialties/
Community Service is a key component to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest experience. Each set of Games includes a JCC Cares project where athletes and artists set aside competition and workshops for a morning and work to improve the local community. Teens can receive community service hours for their participation. Team Denver may have some opportunities to do some local community service which is strongly encouraged.
Please note that team and individual sport offerings vary each year as they are dependent on the host city and venues available.
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“My first real Jcc teen experience was woth Maccabi, and I haven’t looked back. Every program and event is inclusive and fun and every event has teen input to make it the best possible.”
2019 Maccabi Games Athlete