In 2016, the JCC of Mid-Westchester is sending athletes to St. Louis, Missouri (July 31-August 5) and Stamford, Connecticut (August 7-August 12).
All athletes must turn 13 before August 1st, 2016, and not turn 17 before August 1st in order to participate.
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 175,000 teens, from over 100 different communities in North and South America, Israel, and Great Britain, have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games ® since 1982.
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 community service project, “JCC Cares”, which is independent from their competition, 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.
Here are a few photos from this summer’s games:
2016 Game Dates/Locations
|St. Louis, MO||July 31- August 5, 2016|
|Stamford, CT||August 7-12, 2016|
Check back in November 2015 for information on tryouts.
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