JCC Maccabi Games

Fostering Sportsmanship • Building Community • Making Memories

The JCC Maccabi Games are one of the largest annual gatherings of Jewish teens in the world. The week of competition is enriched by a wide array of cultural and social activities, encompassing the entire host community. Annual summer games in various host cities are complemented by year-round education, social, and athletic programming.

Please Contact JCC Recreation Supervisor Jeanna Brownlee at (614) 559-6274 or jeannabrownlee@columbusjcc.org

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The mission of JCC Maccabi Games is to offer Jewish Community Centers and YM/YWHAs in North America the opportunity to reach teens through participation in the JCC Maccabi Games®, and in year-round athletic, educational, cultural and social programs, as well as teen experiences in Israel.

To provide Jewish youth with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship, where they can interact in an atmosphere of fun, democracy, and peace.

To cultivate a deeper understanding and instill an appreciation of Jewish values within Jewish youth, enrich their Jewish identity in an informal setting, and encourage their identification with the state of Israel.

To promote and encourage the health, physical fitness and well-being of Jewish youth through participation in recreational and athletic activities

To introduce Jewish youth to the international Maccabi Movement, which presents athletic, cultural, and social opportunities with Jews from around the world.