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JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®


August 2-7, 2020 Dates in San Diego, California

 

2020 JCC Maccabi Games + ArtsFest Fact Sheet (SD)   JCC Maccabi Games Intro Video   JCC Maccabi Games FAQs

2020 JCC Maccabi Campus Fact Sheet (NY)   JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Intro Video   JCC Maccabi ArtsFest FAQs   Make Payments

 

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The JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® continues to grow and evolve as a world-class sporting competition, artistic workshops, and travel experiences for Jewish teenagers from the United States, Canada, Israel, and throughout the Jewish world. Each summer, thousands of teens participate at host communities across North America.

 

The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and one of the largest organized sports program for Jewish teens (ages 13-16) in the world. This week long, multi-sport and cultural event will feature competitions in a variety of sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, dance, and volleyball. Each participant chooses one sport from the list below. The week of competition is enriched by a wide array of cultural and social activities.

 

The JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a unique program for creative Jewish Teens (ages 12-17) who have a strong interest in the arts. Every summer, in conjunction with JCC Maccabi Games, ArtsFest aims to inspire participants to explore their individuality and engage passionately with their creativity through a dynamic combination of workshops, performance, exhibition, community service, and social activities. The program allows teens to explore their artistic spirit, gain new skills and work with top-level Artists in Residence. The ArtsFest experience includes opportunities for participants to expand their knowledge of Jewish heritage, enrich their Jewish identities, and develop lifelong friendships.

JCC Maccabi participants learn the value of teamwork, integrity, cultural pride and community service, while expanding an appreciation of Jewish values and building lifelong friendships.

 

 

*NEW* in 2020 - JCC Maccabi Campus Games

August 9-14, 2020 at Pace University in Westchester, NY

Up to 800 Jewish teen athletes are expected from 30 delegations from across the US, Canada, Israel and the globe. They will come together, representing their communities, for an incredible week of JCC Maccabi magic, filled with international sport competition, JCC Cares, Hangtime, opening and closing ceremony, evening events and opportunities to make lifelong Jewish connections. In addition to offering many of the same components of a traditional set of JCC Maccabi Games, the Campus Games will provide an exciting new opportunity for Jewish teen athletes to experience this Olympic style Jewish sport event in a collegiate athletic setting. The week will offer exciting highlights including:

  • Olympic Village style accommodations and facilities
  • Most sports competitions on campus
  • International delegations
  • Skyline Manhattan cruise

 

 

Informational Meeting for New Participants

Monday, December 16 at 7 pm | The J Boardroom
Monday, January 6 at 7 pm | The J Boardroom

Both sessions will be the same; participants need only to come to one of the meetings

 

Join Team Kansas City

Be a part of Team Kansas City delegation and represent your local Jewish Community in sports competition or Artist workshops and showcase and participate in the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest program or the NEW JCC Maccabi Campus Games in the summer.

 

Sports Offered in San Diego + NY

Boys 13-16 year olds

  • Baseball 14U and 16U
  • Basketball 14U and 16U
  • Soccer 14U and 16U
  • Ice Hockey 16U; coed
  • Flag Football 16U; coed
  • Golf 13-14 and 15-16 (San Diego Only)
  • Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Swimming 13-14 and 15-16
  • Table Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Bowling 13-14 and 15-16 (San Diego Only)
  • Competitive Dance 13-14 and 15-16
  • Track + Field 13-14 and 15-16(San Diego Only)
  • NEW for 2020 - ESports (featuring competition in PS4 and Nintendo games such as NBA2K20, Madden, FIFA 20, MarioKart, and SmashBros.)
  • Chess 13-14 and 15-16 (NY Only)

 

Girls 13-16 year olds

  • Basketball 16U
  • Soccer 13-16
  • Volleyball 13-16
  • Ice Hockey 16U; coed
  • Flag Football 16U; coed
  • Golf 13-14 and 15-16 (San Diego Only)
  • Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Swimming 13-14 and 15-16
  • Table Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Bowling 13-14 and 15-16 (San Diego Only)
  • Competitive Dance 13-14 and 15-16
  • Track + Field 13-14 and 15-16 (San Diego Only)
  • NEW for 2020 - ESports (featuring competition in PS4 and Nintendo games such as NBA2K20, Madden, FIFA 20, MarioKart, and SmashBros.)
  • Chess 13-14 and 15-16(NY Only)

 

ArtsFest Specialties (Only in San Diego)

Boys and Girls 12-17

Click on a specialty for more details

 

Quick Facts

  • Olympic style athletic event for Jewish teens including sports, arts, social, and cultural activities administered by the JCCA of North America. Delegations from JCC’s all over North America and beyond participate.
  • Individual and team sports as well as Art specialties available (may only choose one; ArtsFest is only offered in San Diego)
  • Multiple athletic competitions and arts workshops take place daily Monday-Thursday
  • Opening Ceremony (Sunday Night) and Closing Party (Thursday Night)
  • Community Service Activity
  • Home hospitality in San Diego (required – at least 2 from KC housed together)
  • Evening social activities
  • Cost: $1450 or $1350 with JCC member discount; optional fundraising available

(Transportation, meals, housing, uniforms and coaching/chaperones included in the fee)

 

Make Deposit and Payments Online

$100 Deposit Due with Registration   Make Deposit

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Questions? For more information, contact Bob Hennecke at (913) 327-8005.

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