International Delegations 2015

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Welcome Australia back to the JCC Maccabi Games!

The Australian delegation will be joining us for the first time since 2007. In 2007, they brought with them a boys basketball team to Houston and Orange County. This summer, we are happy to report, that they will be representing with 35 athletes in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer as well as boys and girls swimming. The competitions in Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale will not be the same now that the chants of “Ausie, Ausie, Ausie, Oi, Oi, Oi” will be filling the stands. Be on the lookout for their green and yellow uniforms and those intense accents.

Mexico to Bring First ArtsFest Delegation

Arriba, Arriba Mexico! For the first time in their rich JCC Maccabi history, Mexico is planning on bringing artists in the Rock Band, Dance and Visual Arts specialties. They are very excited to be a part of ArtsFest and add to their already strong delegations attending all three host communities.

Canadian Delegations Remain Strong

Oh Canada! After many years of bringing over 100 athletes per summer, Toronto, is also planning on bringing artists for the first time, and is committed to expanding their JCC Maccabi year-round outreach across sports and arts specialties. Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver also will continue their efforts to add to hopefully what will be the largest Canadian representation in the history of JCC Maccabi.

The British are Coming

This will be Great Britain’s 25th anniversary of attending the JCC Maccabi Games. They will bring with them 65 athletes and 11 adults in six different sports including soccer, swimming, tennis, table tennis, dance and lacrosse. Since this year is also the European Maccabi Games they will be sending over 100 teens to that event that will hopefully be able to join us next summer.

When speaking about the JCC Maccabi experience a member of the management team from Great Britain said: ““The unique element of the JCC Maccabi Games is the kindness the hosts show in welcoming our athletes into their homes and ensure they have as much fun as possible during the trip. I know our Delegation will have an incredible time and do British Jewry proud.”