In 2020 JCC Association is proud to add JCC Maccabi Access, a JCC Maccabi Games experience for athletes with disabilities, to our signature JCC Maccabi program family. This pilot initiative will be a collaboration between JCC Association of North America, Special Olympics of Southern California and the host, The Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus (LFJCC), San Diego. The pilot program will be a three-day experience held from August 2-4th in conjunction with the 2020 the JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest that will take place in San Diego from August 2-7th.

Jewish teens (ages 13-17) from the selected JCCs across the continent will participate in an exciting JCC Maccabi experience made up of both unified and specialized activities that will include:

  • Athletic competition
  • Hangtime
  • JCC Cares community service
  • Exploration of the 6 JCC Maccabi Midot (values)
  • Israel engagement
  • Social Activities
  • Closing Ceremony

8 JCCs have been invited to participate in the pilot JCC Maccabi Access Cohort:

Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD)
Dave and Mary Alper JCC (Miami, FL)
David Posnack JCC (Davie, FL)
JCC Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus (San Diego, CA)
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia (Fairfax, VA)
Sandra & Leon Levine JCC (Charlotte, NC)
Tucson JCC (Tucson, AZ)

To enquire about opportunities to join a JCC Maccabi Access Delegations please contact Emma Schorr at e.schorr@jcca.org.