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JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games® have been offering a life-and personality-shaping experience to Jewish teenagers since 1982. Now you can be one of the 6,000 teens from around the world to participate in this five-day Olympic-style sporting event held each summer in several North American cities. Beyond the athletic competition, the Games promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. From the connections made via home hospitality to the energy and excitement that comes from competing to the socializing at evening events, the JCC Maccabi Games offer a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant, from athletes to volunteers, to coaches and host families.

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JCC Maccabi Games 2022

July 31 - August 5, 2022
San Diego, CA

Open to Jewish athletes who are between the ages of 13-16 as of July 31, 2022 and fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and all other age-appropriate vaccines. Please see the 2022 Vaccination Policy. All participants must try out for a team sport or individual sport and be accepted into the program. Details for tryouts will be posted below in early winter.

Team Sports offered:
13-14 Boys Baseball
15-16 Boys Baseball
13-14 Boys Basketball (5 v 5 and 3 v 3)
15-16 Boys Basketball (5 v 5 and 3 v 3)
13-14 Boys Soccer
15-16 Boys Soccer
13-16 Girls Basketball (5 v 5)
13-16 Girls Volleyball
13-16 Girls Soccer
13-16 Coed Ice- Hockey
13-16 Coed Flag Football

Individual Sports:
13-16 Coed Swimming
13-16 Coed Dance
13-16 Coed Tennis
13-16 Coed eSports
13-16 Coed Table Tennis
13-16 Coed Golf

Prior to tryouts or if you are interested in the program, please complete this brief intake form.

Tryout Dates

Boys Baseball
March 13, 10:00am - POSTPONED stay tuned for new date
March 20, 3:00pm
March 27, 10:00am
Pikesville High School

Tryouts are now complete for all other sports. If interested in an individual sport, please contact Rebecca Chinsky,

Once Accepted into the Program

In order to complete payment for JCC Maccabi, the participant must be a JCC member for at least 4 months, including the month of August. Please contact Leslie Wiener at member and guest services to schedule an appointment to complete your membership, prior to payment. lwiener@jcc.org410.559.3506 

Participants accepted into the program will be expected to put down a nonrefundable $250 deposit within 5 days of their acceptance. Only those accepted into the program will receive the online registration link.

Complete Deposit/Payment Here    Complete Registration Here

Community Service

All JCC Maccabi Participants are required to complete 2 community service projects with the JCC. More details to come for the following opportunities:
Sunday, April 24, JSERVE
Sunday, March 22, JCC Community Block Party

Questions? Contact Rebecca Chinsky | 410.559.3542 |

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