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. The first North American JCC Maccabi Games® were held in 1982 with 300 athletes. 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.
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 JCH’s participation in the summer JCC Maccabi allows our star athletes to compete and learn with youth from around the world. In 2016, Marks JCH delegation will consist of Girls Volleyball and Table Tennis teams.
- Ages: to participate in the Games, athletes must be at least 13 years old and CANNOT have turned 17 years old as of July 31 2016
- Important Dates:
Winter 2016 – try-outs are held in volleyball and table tennis
Spring 2016 – Teams are formed; registration takes place; practices begin
Summer 2016 (July 24 – 29, 2016) – JCC Maccabi Games take place at Columbus, Ohio
- Registration Contact: Joseph Agrest, 718-943-6323
- Fees: $1,200*
* Fee includes JCC Maccabi Registration Fee, flights to and from the games, warm up suit, uniform and sports bag. Fee excludes mandatory Spring and Summer practices.