Be good. Be kind. Be honest. Be ethical. Be moral.
This is the most essential message in human history, and we are the people who were chosen to deliver it…to be as the prophet Isaiah said, or lagoyim, “a light unto the nations.”
In support of the greater mission of the Games and Judaism, The JCC Maccabi Games® highlights 6 Midot Values. Every person involved with the Games is encouraged to immerse themselves with the Midot Values. By doing so they are eligible to receive the highest honor of the Games a Midot Medal.
Midot Medals are awarded to individuals who embody a value and go above and beyond what is required.
Let’s take a closer look at the Midot Value |Kavod/Respect
Treat people the way you would like to be treated! The JCC Maccabi Games® provides an opportunity for teens to socialize with other teens in a respectful manner on and off the court. During competition, the goal of winning for every athlete and team is as equally important as respecting their opponent. This is demonstrated by the term Rachmanus being used throughout the Games.
Kavod –כבוד – Respect
Rabbi Yishmael says, “Be yielding to your elder, be pleasant with the young, and greet every person with joy.”
Pirkei Avot 3:16
רבי ישמעאל אומר, הוי קל לראש ונוח לתשחורת, והוי מקבל כול אדם בשמחה
פרקי אבות 3:16