Highlights of the Westchester JCC Maccabi Games
Shalom. The JCC
of Mid-Westchester, proud hosts of the Westchester 2009 JCC
Maccabi Games, is getting ready for another summer of
competition and fun. In 2013, the JCC of Mid-Westchester
will send delegates to Austin, TX and Orange County, CA.
The JCC Maccabi
Games ® have been offering a life-and personality-shaping
experience to Jewish teenagers since 1982. At this
Olympic-style sporting event for Jewish teens 13-16 years
old*, each athlete has the chance to participate in one of 16
sports in events spanning the week-long experience, creating
memories that will last a lifetime.
The JCC Maccabi Games however serve a larger purpose than
athletic competition. The Games also promote community
involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The Games
are the largest Jewish teen event in the world – each summer
over 6,000 Jewish teens participate in the Games. Over
100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games ®
On the field,
athletes participate in one of 16
sports. Off the field, the
excitement continues with Opening Ceremonies, evening social
activities including amusement parks, zoos, host family
night, parties and dances, all designed to encourage
interaction among the athletes who come from around the US
and the world.
All athletes participate in a unique "Day of Caring and
Sharing", independent from their competition, to do a
hands-on project that may serve those in need in the host
community and/or teach the athletes something about Jewish
and/or Israeli culture.
athletes going to Austin, TX or Orange County, CA must turn
13 before August 1st and not turn 17 before August 1st in
order to participate.