JCC Maccabi Games®

Coming Soon 2024

 Israel                                   Detroit, MI                             Houston, TX                 

July 3-24th                    July 28th-August 2nd              August 4th-9th

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 who identify as Jewish) who are 13 and not yet 17 by July 31, 2024. We will have two dates for tryouts: One in November and one in January. Specific dates to come. 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 do have any questions? Please email Maddie Corwin at or call (856) 424-4444 x1145. Partial scholarships are available based on financial need.

Click Here for the Maccabi Games Athlete Interest Form

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