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 |Rina/Joy

Being happy isn’t always easy; life has its disappointments and frustrations, but rest assured joy can be found in all aspects of the JCC Maccabi Games®.  Each participant has a chance to experience the joy through the athletic competitions, social events, community service projects, volunteer shifts, opening your home to Athletes, or attending the Opening Ceremonies!  No matter what your role, the JCC Maccabi Games is an experience you will remember forever!

Rina – רינה – Joy

Serve God with joy!
Psalms 100:2
Rebbe Nachman teaches, “It is a great mitzvah to be happy always.” (Likutey Moharan II, 24)
מצווה להיות בשמחה תמיד!
רבי נחמן מאומן




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