The JCC Maccabi Games are a youth Olympic style event that is held every year for Jewish Teens (12 – 16). Delegations from across the United States and around the world come together for a week full of competition, Rachmanus (sportsmanship), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and Kehillah (community). The first JCC Maccabi Games was held in 1982 with 300 athletes, since then they have grown. Last year in 2018, Orange County hosted around 2,500 Athletes in one week!
The mission of the JCC Maccabi Games is to support and inspire a connection of Jewish Identity in youth while developing values and leadership skills. They do this through a variety of healthy competitions and a heavy emphasis on sportsmanship. The JCC Maccabi Games is the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens in the world and has now influenced over 130,000 Jewish youth in North America and around the world.
Atlanta’s history with the JCC Maccabi Games runs deep. Team Atlanta has participated in the Games for countless of years, bringing back a sense of pride and accomplishment every year. Team Atlanta is currently recruiting for the 2019 Team and is looking to build the biggest delegation yet over 400+ strong! Atlanta was the host for the JCC Maccabi Games in 2001. Many of the volunteers and leaders who help put on the 2001 Games are thrilled to have the chance to showcase Atlanta again.
Help join our mission to go #BeyondSports for the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games!