JCC Maccabi Games 2015

JCC Maccabi Games 2015

For teenagers ages 13-16

Try outs

(by August 1, 2015)
Be a part of JCC Rockland’s 2015 Maccabi Team!
Try out to play a sport in this Olympic-style competition for Jewish teenagers and join the fun. Athletes are needed to compete at a variety of skill levels. Limited spots available.

14U Boys Baseball team
Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Clemente’s Baseball Academy
70 Red Schoolhouse Rd,
Chestnut Ridge, NY

16U Boys Basketball Team
Monday, December 1, 7pm
Sunday, December 7, 7pm
JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY

For more information contact Carrie Sakin at 845-362-4400 ext. 107 or carries@jccrockland.org

2015 Events Include:

  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys/Girls Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Dance
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis

JCC Maccabi Games in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Week of Aug 9, 2015

Registration is coming soon.

History

First Maccabi Games
The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America. The Maccabi movement began in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was formed in Constantinople. The first world Maccabiah Games were held in Israel in 1932. This two-week competition still takes place every four years, and has featured many world-class Jewish athletes including: Mark Spitz and Jason Lezak (swimming), Mitch Gaylord (gymnastics), Ernie Grunfeld and Danny Schayes (basketball), and Brad Gilbert and Dick Savitt (tennis).

The first North American JCC Maccabi Games were held in 1982 in Memphis with 300 athletes participating. Since then, the JCC Maccabi Games® have grown from a small pilot project in one host community to a world-class sporting competition held each summer in multiple sites throughout North America. In 2011, the JCC Maccabi Games were held for the first time in Israel. The year 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the JCC Maccabi Games program.

The Games are the largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. Each summer, over 5,000 Jewish teens participate in the program, with over 100,000 teens having benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games® since 1982. The energy and excitement that comes from bringing together both the local and global Jewish communities make it a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant.

While many think of the JCC Maccabi Games program as the “Jewish teen Olympics,” it also serves a purpose much greater than just an athletic competition. The Games promote community involvement, teamwork, and Jewish pride. Regardless of who gets awarded medals, each athlete leaves with positive memories, life lessons, and lasting friendships.

In August 2012, Rockland will join the distinguished list of communities that have undertaken the grand endeavor of hosting the JCC Maccabi Games. The effort has required years of preparation, support, and community involvement. JCC Rockland will add to the momentousness of the event by working with local leaders to stage the Opening Ceremonies at the Field House at Rockland Community College.

The JCC Maccabi Games is a program of the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, with support from Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada, and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.