Join the J-Team!

About the 2020 J – TEAM 

JCC Association has started a continental delegation called the J-TEAM that is designed for athletes and artists from various locations across the US and Canada who either don’t live near a participating JCC or belong/ are close to a JCC that is not sending a delegation to the games. The teens will be a part of a delegation just like the rest with swag, coaches, uniforms, and logos the only difference is that instead of representing a city or community they will be from all over North America.

“ JCC Maccabi was the best part of my summer, I would love to be a part of the J-Team again!”
Elijah, Long Island

“JCC Maccabi was so much fun, I loved meeting new friends!”
 Julia, New York

“I’m 17 and I wish I could go again!”
Nathaniel, Montreal

In 2020 the J-Team will be attending the JCC Maccabi Campus Games at Pace University in New York, August 9-14. Any artists participating as part of the J-Team will be attending JCC Maccabi ArtsFest in San Diego, August 2-7.

The J-TEAM will be offering the following sports:

Team sports include:

16U Boys Baseball
14U Boys Basketball
16U Boys Basketball
16U Girls Basketball
16U Ice Hockey
14U Boys Soccer
16U Boys Soccer
16U Girls Soccer
16U Girls Volleyball

Individual sports include:

Chess
Competitive Dance
E-Sports
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis

ArtsFest Specialties:

Acting/ Improv
Culinary Arts
Dance
Film
Musical Theater
Rock Band
Social Media Squad
Visual Arts
Vocal Music

For more information contact Sam Lefkowitz, The J-Team Delegation Head s.lefkowitz@jcca.org or 212-786-5128

Is your local community participating? Find your delegation HERE!

About JCC Maccabi

The JCC Maccabi Games are an international athletic competition for Jewish teenagers run much like the Olympics. Athletes can compete against Jewish teens from all over the United States as well as delegations from Israel, Great Britain, Mexico, Canada, and more! The games are played with a focus on “rachmanus” or sportsmanship with the intent to foster long-lasting memories and identification with Judaism and Israel. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The Games are the largest Jewish teen event in the world. Over 100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games since 1982. At this Jewish Olympic style event, each athlete participates in one of fourteen sports, social events, and an opportunity to give back to the community during this week-long experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a week-long summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporating community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel. The JCC Maccabi ArtsFest combined with the JCC Maccabi Games creates one joint JCC Maccabi Experience, which gives our participants the opportunity to be a part of a larger Jewish teen community and allows us to offer them so much more. This combined model offers our artists the opportunity to partake in intimate master classes during the day and party at the largest Jewish teen block party at night.