Ft. Lauderdale: It takes teamwork to make a dream work

maccabiftlauderdaleFort Lauderdale is hosting both the JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest for the first time. Outstanding leadership is guiding the planning!

“Once you become involved with JCC Maccabi, you experience for yourself what a meaningful difference it makes in the lives of our youth, host families, volunteers and everyone else who participates in any way,” said Lori Green, who has been a JCC Maccabi volunteer for eight years—first as a parent, then as a board member and delegation head and now as the co-chair in her community. Bringing JCC Maccabi to Broward has been Lori’s dream, and she has been instrumental in making it come true.

Miriam M

Look out for these exciting highlights:

  • Opening Ceremonies will take place at BB & T Center, the home of the Florida Panthers
  • Final ArtsFest showcase and Closing Party at Nova Southeastern University, a beautiful sprawling campus that will make anyone want to go to school in the south
  • Time to Make the Donuts: A kosher Dunkin’ Donuts is sponsoring dessert for all of the teens, coaches, host families and providing 7000 donuts!

Some fun facts about Ft. Lauderdale’s alumni:

  • Miriam Mercado, was a soccer athlete in 2004 and 2005, a coach from 2011- 2013, became DH in 2014 and now is the Assistant JCC Maccabi Games Director. How’s that for JCC Maccabi Legacy!
  • From Athlete to Coach: Austin Hanan, 2013 – 2014 alum, is now a MAC (Maccabi Assistant Coach) and four year participant from 2009-2012, Lee Rosenberg, is now an Assistant Coach
  • Ft. Lauderdale has three alumni going to the European Maccabi Games in Berlin this summer representing the junior basketball team: Harrison Arnberg, 15, Michael Egozi, 14, and Zachariah Brown, 17