The Maccabi Experience is an experience of a lifetime!
The JCC Maccabi Games
The JCC Maccabi Games are weeklong Olympic-style sports events that celebrate sportsmanship, athletic competition and community service in the largest gathering of Jewish teens in North America. Over 6,500 teens, ages 13-16 from around the world participate.
The JCC Junior Maccabi Games
The Mid-Atlantic JCC Junior Maccabi Games are a great way to preview and enjoy the Maccabi Experience. Jewish teens, ages 10-12, from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland compete.
2014 JCC Maccabi Update
The JCC Maccabi Games are in our backyard in 2014! The JCC of Central NJ will be participating in the 2014 Maccabi Games in Cherry Hill, NJ from Sunday August 10 - Friday, August 15. We will be selecting players for a variety of sports. Athletes must be between the ages of 13-16 as of July 31, 2014.
The JCC of Central NJ will be participating in the 2014 Junior Maccabi Games at the JCC of Greater Baltimore on Sunday, May 4. We will be selecting players fro a variety of sports. Athletes must be between the ages of 10-12 as of May 1, 2014. Click here for the Junior Maccabi Games Parent Information Letter.
TRYOUT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON...please check back!
Volunteer coaches are needed for the Games. Please contact Gary Schaefer if you are interested in coaching one of our teams.
Be sure to visit www.jccmaccabigames.com for the full rundown!
2013 Maccabi Recap
This past summer, close to 2200 Jewish teens and 500 coaches and delegation heads from all over the U.S., Canada, Israel, Mexico, Great Britain, Mexico and Venezuela headed to Orange County, CA from August 4-9 to competet in the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games. Three athletes from the JCC of Central NJ competed in swimming and hockey. The swim team, coached by Laura Bransky, took home 5 medals. Molly Pritchett and Morgan Bransky each competed in a combined delegation Girls 200 Medley and won gold medals for those events. Morgan Bransky also took home a silver and two bronze medals for individual events. Brett Mayerson played on a combined delegation hockey team from Philadelphia in which they were defeated in the bronze medal game.
For the JCC Cares community service project, the swim delegates, along with Jason Lesak, Swimming Olympic Gold Medalist, assisted teens with disabilities through the AbilityFirst organization. They played bingo, and other games, and helped each participant with fine motor skills. In addition, our delegation donated art supplies to create "Bedside Adventure Boxes" for hospitalized children.