The JCC Maccabi Games® have been offering a life-and personality-shaping experience to Jewish teenagers since 1982. At this Jewish Olympic style event, each athlete has the chance to participate in one of 14 sports and events spanning the week-long experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Beyond athletic competition, the Games also promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. This is the largest Jewish teen event in the world – each summer over thousands of Jewish teens participate- and since its inception, over 100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games. The energy and excitement make it a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant, from athletes to volunteers, from coaches to host families.
The JCC Maccabi Games are open to Jewish Teens ages 13-16 who are JCC members. Each year Baltimore sends over a hundred athletes to the various host cities for competition. We compete in sports including Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Bowling, Baseball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Dance and Track & Field.
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is an arts experience for Jewish teens taking place annually during the summer from Sunday to Friday in selected communities throughout North America. It features home hospitality, includes opening and closing events, workshops, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities, while it strengthens bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.