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2019 JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®


Detroit, MI
August 4-9, 2019

2019 JCC Maccabi Games Fact Sheet

2019 JCC Maccabi Games Registration Packet

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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 utilize venues throughout Miami-Dade County and feature competitions in various sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, dance, and volleyball. The week of competition is enriched by a wide array of cultural and social activities.

JCC Maccabi Games Intro video

JCC Maccabi Games FAQs

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.

The JCC Maccabi Games® & 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. 

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Program Information

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Intro Video

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest FAQs

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 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest program in the summer of 2019 in Detroit, MI.

Informational Meetings

 Sunday, February 10 at 5 pm

(All sessions are the same; no need to attend more than one. All meetings take place in the Board Room at the Jewish Community Campus)

Sports Offered

Boys 13-16 year olds

  • Baseball 13-14 and 15-16
  • Basketball 13-14 and 15-16
  • Soccer 13-14 and 15-16
  • Lacrosse 13-16
  • Ice Hockey 13-16
  • Golf 13-14 and 15-16
  • Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Swimming 13-14 and 15-16
  • Table Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Competitive Dance 13-14 and 15-16

Girls 13-16 year olds

  • Softball 13-16
  • Basketball 13-16
  • Soccer 13-16
  • Volleyball 13-16
  • Lacrosse 13-16
  • Golf 13-14 and 15-16
  • Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Swimming 13-14 and 15-16
  • Table Tennis 13-14 and 15-16
  • Competitive Dance 13-14 and 15-16

ArtsFest Specialties

Boys and Girls 12-17 (click on a specialty for more details)

Rock Band
Dance - performance
Musical Theater
Social Media Squad
Visual Arts
Vocal Music/Glee

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)
  • 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 (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)

For more information Contact Bob Hennecke at 913-327-8005 or at bobh@thejkc.org

Register now - Opens November 15

2019 JCC Maccabi Games Fact Sheet

2019 JCC Maccabi Games Registration Packet



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