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.
2013 JCC Maccabi Update
The JCC of Central NJ will be participating in the 2013 Maccabi Games in Orange County, CA from August 4 - August 9, 2013. We will be selecting players for a 16 & Under Boys' Basketball team, 16 & Under Girls' Basketball team and 16 & Under Co-ed Swim team. Athletes must be between the ages of 13-16 as of July 31, 2013.
The JCC of Central NJ will be participating in the 2013 Junior Maccabi Games at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood, PA on Sunday, May 5. Sports will include co-ed swimming, co-ed tennis, boys' basketball and girls' soccer.
Volunteer coaches are needed for the Games. Please contact Gary Schaefer if you are interested in coaching one of our teams.
2012 Maccabi Recap
The JCC of Central New Jersey had a strong turnout for the 2012 Junior Maccabi Games in Harrisburg, PA. They were held on Sunday, May 20 at the Harrisburg JCC in Pennsylvania, and we brought our largest delegation yet! The JCC’s delegation, headed by Gary Schaefer, included 27 co-ed athletes who competed in co-ed swimming, girls’ soccer and boys’ basketball. The boys’ basketball team and girls’ soccer team competed in a round robin tournament before advancing to the medal round. Despite losing their first games of the medal round, they played very hard and with enthusiasm. The swim team, under the guidance of Laura Bransky, JCC Swim Team Head Coach, was a very experienced and motivated group. The team brought home a total of 18 medals (six gold, eight silver and four bronze).
This year the JCC of Central NJ participated in the 2012 Maccabi Games at the JCC Rockland in West Nyack from August 12 - 17, 2012! Our teams competed with great determination, sportmanship and character . Our swim team won medals in the relays including one gold, two silver and two bronze. Justin Romeo, 16U boys golfer, earned a gold medal. Our 16U boys basketball team won the gold medal in the blue division and the 14U boys basketball team was defeated in the bronze medal game. Special thanks to Cory Piskin, Craig Piskin and Laura Bransky for doing an outstanding coaching job. Our athletes also participated in community service that included spending time with the elderly, cleaning and making trash bins to improve the environment and working and playing with children with special needs.