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JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®

Be a part of something big and meet creative peers from around the world in this transformational five-day summer arts experience for Jewish teens. Held in a different community each year, the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest includes workshops with artists in residence, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities. The entire week is woven with Jewish values and connections to Israel. Specialties include: Acting/Improv, Culinary, Dance, Musical Theater, Rock Band, Star Reporters, Visual Arts, Vocal Music/Glee. *Audition required.

From the connections made via home hospitality to the energy and excitement that comes from collaborating and creating, to the socializing at evening events, the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest offers a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant, from artists to volunteers, to chaperones and host families.

View the descriptions for 2019 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Specialities.


Specialties include: Acting/Improv, Dance, Musical Theater, Rock Band, Social Media Squad, Culinary Arts, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance/Glee.

If you are interested in auditioning please contact Rebecca Chinsky | 410.559.3452 |

For more information about JCC Maccabi ArtsFest please visit

Payment and Registration

In order to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest, the participant must be a JCC member for at least 4 months, including the month of August. Please contact our membership coordinator Debbie Schwartzman at 410.559.3506 to schedule an appointment to complete your membership, prior to payment.

Participants accepted into the program will be expected to put down a nonrefundable $250 deposit within 10 days of their acceptance. Only those accepted into the program should complete the following payment link.

All participants will be required to attend a mandatory registration night in January to find out details for registration.

Community Service

All JCC Maccabi Participants are required to complete 2 community service projects with the JCC.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Chinsky | 410.559.3452 |​

Find out all about this life changing experience for creative teens. View the Team Fact Sheet.