JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games is the largest gathering of Jewish youth in the world, hosting thousands of teens annually from the United States, Israel, Europe, Canada, and Latin America. Beyond the athletic competition, the JCC Maccabi Games promote community involvement, teamwork, lifelong friendships, and a unique connection to Judaism through sport.

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Since 1982, each summer, the JCC Movement has engaged more than 3,000 Jewish teens from across the globe and an additional 11,000+ family members, spectators, and volunteers through the Olympic- style magic of JCC Maccabi, one of the greatest Jewish peoplehood projects of our time. For the majority of JCC Maccabi athletes, 63% of whom report being otherwise unaffiliated with any other Jewish youth organization, JCC Maccabi remains their primary connection to the Jewish community, global Jewish life, and Israel—creating a remarkable and unmatched opportunity to engage them, support their efforts to build their Jewish identity, and have a significant and lasting impact on their lives.

  • Approximately 1000 visiting athletes
  • Ages 14-17
  • Sports: baseball, basketball, dance, ice hockey, girls volleyball, flag football, soccer, tennis, swimming
  • Part 1: JCC Maccabi Games in Haifa (8 days)
  • Part 2: Israel tour through a sports lens (12 days)
  • Hotel/hostel accommodations
  • Beyond sport – hangtime, JCC Cares, Midot, social/cultural events, Israel travel, Mifgash

  • Approximately 1800 athletes
  • Ages 12-16
  • Sports: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, girls volleyball, flag football, soccer, table tennis, tennis, swimming, dance
  • JCC Maccabi Games AND Access (inclusive component for individuals with special needs)
  • Home hospitality accommodation
  • Beyond sport – hangtime, JCC Cares, Midot, social/cultural events

Mini and Junior Maccabi Games

Baltimore, Maryland Sunday, May 7, 2023

This is a one-day sports tournament geared towards providing many of the same opportunities as the JCC Maccabi Games®; healthy athletic competition as well as social and cultural experiences for Jewish athletes ages 9-12).  The tournament is broken into different age / gender brackets.

Competition will be held in the following sports:

Mini Maccabi – Ages 9-10
Boys Baseball
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
7v7 Boys Soccer
7v7 Girls Soccer

Junior Games – Ages 11-12
Boys Baseball
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
7v7 Boys Soccer
7v7 Girls Soccer

Individual Sports – Ages 9-12
Swimming (co-ed)
Tennis (co-ed)

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