Milwaukee: Get in the Game

maccabimilwaukeeMilwaukee last hosted the Games eighteen years ago, and this time around, their goal is to build an experience that transcends the Games — one that strengthens their entire Jewish community, empowers the next generation of leaders, and celebrates Jewish values and traditions. The opportunity to create a lasting impact has never been greater with the Milwaukee JCC partnering to Build a Healthier Milwaukee with the help of their community partners. They hope to continue these relationships well beyond the week of the Games. Their JCC Cares projects will be the beginning of many new collaborations that will leave a legacy in the Milwaukee community.

Look out for these exciting highlights:

  • Opening Ceremonies at the Bradley Center, home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals
  • Surprise musical guest!
  • Most athletics venues have multiple sports, and no venue is further than 12 minutes away from the hub, so it will be easy to watch friends and family competing in any sport!

Aaron Midot Medal

Some fun facts about Milwaukee’s alumni:

  • They Wear it Proudly: Local Delegation Head, Aaron Miller, won one of the very first Midot medals in Austin, Texas in 2013 and Dann Jacobson, Team Milwaukee volleyball coach, was the first coach to be awarded a Midot medal by athletes from another delegation!
  • Past Games Director (when Milwaukee hosted in 1997), Howard Wagan, will be making a return as an operations chair. His commitment to the local JCC spans 40 years!