JCC Maccabi Games®


The JCC Maccabi Games® is the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens ages 13-16 from around the world! This Olympic-style sports competition is held each summer and offers teens the chance to be a part of an incredibly athletic, social, and cultural experience. The Katz JCC’s South Jersey delegation travels to compete across the county with over 5,000 teens worldwide.

In addition to athletic competition, athletes gain a unique experience when they stay with host families during their stay in the host community.  The hospitality offered by host families makes visiting athletes feel at home, and many athletes create bonds with their host families that last beyond the Games.

Athletes also participate in Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies and JCC Cares, local community service projects that promote important Judaic and human values and impact the local community. The Katz JCC was a proud host of the JCC Maccabi Games® in 1999 and 2014.

Tryouts are open to Jewish teens (or teens that identify as Jewish) that are 13 and not yet 17 by July 31, 2023. The all-inclusive games fee includes: transportation/airfare, luggage fees, opening ceremony outfit, competition uniforms, trading pins, t-shirts, all meals, sports competition, and all evening social events.

Want to compete for Team South Jersey or have any questions? Please email Maddie Corwin  at mcorwin@jfedsnj.org or call (856) 424-4444 x1145. Partial scholarships are available based on financial need.


Tryout Link: Register

Fort Lauderdale Maccabi Games: Register

Sports include:
Boys and Girls Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Tennis

Participants must be Jewish to play in the Maccabi Games*

Please show up even if you do not have much time. If you cannot make one or the other come to whatever one is best for you. We would love to see you at one.

Feel free to reach out with any additional questions and spread the word to any of your friends so you can play on the same team. If we do not have enough for the girl’s tryout we will merge it with the boys on January 15th.

Girls January 9th at Kellman Brown Academy from 6-7:30pm( cancelled and moved to the 15th)

Register Online

Boys & Girls January 15th at Kellman 7-8:30pm

Register Online

No physical swim tryout. Please submit swim times to Maddie Corwin mcorwin@jfedsnj.org 856-424-4444 ext. 1145

Register Online

July 5th – July 25th, 2023 in Israel

August 6th – August 11th, 2023 in Ft. Lauderdale

Be part of Team South Jersey in the JCC Maccabi Games! Calling all Jewish Athletes, Ages 13-16

Sports include:

  • Girls & Boys 16U Basketball
  • Girls 14U Soccer
  • Girls 14U Basketball
  • Boys 16U Lacrosse
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Star Reporter

Are your 13–16-year-old athletes interested in being a part of the largest gathering of teenage Jewish Athletes, participating in their favorite sports, and making relationships that will last a lifetime, the JCC Maccabi Games may be a perfect Summer Experience.

If interested in attending, please contact Maddie Corwin at mcorwin@jfedsnj.org

JCC Maccabi Games® Video


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