Be a part of something that’s larger than life with the JCC Maccabi Games! The Maccabi Games offer a unique social, cultural, and life-shaping experience. They serve a larger purpose than athletic competition — they promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. This Olympic-style experience offers sports competitions, opening and closing ceremonies, community service projects, events, and the opportunity for teens to create connections, friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime!
Sports offered at the games include baseball, basketball, bowling, dance, flag football, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball. Athletes will attend meetings, practices, and team events before and during the Maccabi Games. Please note, if the athlete attends sleep away camp, they will be required to leave camp to attend the Maccabi Games from start to finish.
Athletes are required to travel with the full delegation to the Maccabi Games and stay with a host family during the six days. Host families will be chosen based on the child’s dietary needs and allergies and athletes can choose at least one other person to room with. Athletes must stay in the Maccabi system throughout the duration of the event and any athlete who does not follow the rules will be removed from competition.
Team LI Jacobson will be heading to the Houston, Texas games, Sunday, August 4-Friday, August 9! Sports being offered in Houston include baseball, basketball, bowling, dance, flag football, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball. Athletes are required to travel with the full delegation to the Maccabi Games and stay with a host family during the six days.
To schedule an evaluation for an individual sport — bowling, dance swimming, table tennis, and tennis — please contact Alyson Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the Maccabi Games, please contact Alyson Goodman, one of Team LI Jacobson’s delegation heads, at email@example.com.
MINI & JUNIOR MACCABI GAMES
Ages: 9-12 years
The Mid-Atlantic Games are for athletes ages 9-12 years. The 2024 Games will take place in Wilmington, Delaware through the Siegel JCC, on Sunday, May 5. The one-day tournament includes an Opening Ceremony prior to competition. Athletes are provided lunch as well as a t-shirt to wear throughout their games. Transportation is not provided to the games, and it is recommended that families are in Delaware the night before since the day begins early in the morning.
For 2024, the following sports will be offered: baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, individual skills competitions in baseball, football, soccer, and softball, pickleball doubles, one-mile race, and esports.
If you are interested in playing basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis or taking part in the individual skills competition, please contact Alyson Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the evaluation process.
If you have any questions about the Mini & Junior Maccabi Games, please contact Alyson Goodman, one of Team LI: Jacobson’s delegation heads, at email@example.com.
Ages: 12-22 years
The Access Games are for Jewish individuals with special needs that takes place during the Maccabi Games.
Access athletes, with 1:1 support (parent, family member, caregiver, or friend), will participate in athletic skill development and competition, opening and closing ceremonies, community service projects, and social activities. The program offers an inclusive and meaningful way for Access athletes to join thousands of their Jewish peers from around the world.
To ensure Access participants and their families successfully integrate into the JCC Maccabi Games and activities, JCC Association and SJJCC will offer ways for the athletes to connect with their delegation and meet other Access participants prior to the Games.