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Created to promote community service, sportsmanship, and build Jewish identity, the JCC Maccabi Games are a week-long Olympic-style event for young athletes aged 13-16. Held in different locations throughout the United States every summer, the games generate enthusiasm and excitement for everyone involved, from young athletes and volunteers to coaches and host families. The Games are co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada, and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. Today, over 6,000 teens participate in the JCC Maccabi Games® each summer, making it the largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. The Mid-Atlantic Junior Games offer a one-day sports experience for Jewish athletes ages 10-12, modeled after the JCC Maccabi Games. The Jr. Games draw participants throughout the east coast for a day of spirited competition in team and individual sports!

New to the Games? Check out the Parent Info presentation packet.

For up to date tryout cancellations on the weekends,
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JCC Maccabi Games

Team Greater Washington will compete this August in the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games.  Athletes must be Jewish and between the ages of 13-16 as of July 31, 2016.

St Louis, Mo – July 31-August 5, 2016

  • Baseball
  • U14 & U16 Boys Basketball
  • U16 Girls Basketball
  • Dance
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
Stamford, CT – August 7-12, 2016

  • Ice Hockey*
  • Boys Lacrosse

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is an arts experience for Jewish teens taking place annually during the summer from Sunday to Friday in selected communities throughout North America. It features home hospitality, includes opening and closing events, workshops, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities, while it strengthens bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

Click Here for a JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Video!

Stamford, CT | August 7-12, 2016

  • Acting/Improv
  • Dance
  • Culinary
  • Musical Theater
  • Rock Band
  • Star Reporters
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music


Mid-Atlantic Jr. Games

Team Greater Washington is headed to the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ to compete in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Junior Games on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Athletes must be Jewish and between the ages of 10-12 as of May 1, 2016.

  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Co-Ed Swimming
  • Gaga*

*New for 2016

  • Co-Ed Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Flag Football*
  • Track*