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After much thoughtful deliberation, JCC Association has decided to suspend the traditional JCC Maccabi Games ® and ArtsFest ® in 2021. 

The lay and professional leadership of JCC Association and the JCC Maccabi Games® carefully considered many factors before reaching this difficult conclusion. In addition to the public health concerns associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, those factors included the logistical issues and financial obligations that the host communities and delegations must meet well in advance of the 2021 Games. 

Although this “pause” results from unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, we intend to use this valuable time to undertake timely strategic planning for JCC Maccabi® as we know this process will lead to a bright future for this longtime, beloved program—and to an outstanding JCC Maccabi ® program in 2022 and beyond. 

We also are continuing to explore various possibilities for local and regional programming in 2021 and, as appropriate, will decide in the coming months which, if any, may be feasible. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to JCC Maccabi®, your understanding in these challenging times, and your patience. We appreciate them all. If you have any questions, please reach out to Rebecca Chinsky,


If you like connecting, creating or competing with other teens from around the region, the country and the globe, then you will love the JCC Maccabi experiences. 

Athletes as young as nine years old can get a taste of the Olympic-style games by participating in our one day Mini and Junior Maccabi games held at JCCs across the Mid-Atlantic region.

By the time you reach age 13 you are ready for the big time! The JCC Maccabi Games® and the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® have provided life-long memories for thousands of teens over the years and now it’s your turn to experience this five-day whirlwind of sports, creativity, socializing and social action, while forming friendships with teens from across the continent and beyond.


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