During the day, athletes compete in their sport and at night there are a variety of social events. Athletes are housed with other Jewish families. This is a great opportunity for teens to meet more than 1,500 other Jewish teenagers from across the U.S. and the world, and compete in a variety of sports, as well as socialize and participate in community service projects.
Those thinking about participating should keep in mind, that
- To participate in the Games, athletes must be at least 13 years old and cannot have turned 16 years old as of July 31 of the year of the Games for which the athlete is registering.
- All athletes must be Jewish, which is defined as follows: One of the athlete’s parents is Jewish and the athlete is being raised Jewish, or is a Jew by choice and is being raised Jewish. In the spirit of the Games, if the parent or child does not believe that they are Jewish on a year round basis, then the child should not participate in the JCC Maccabi Games.
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