JCC Maccabi Athletes and Artists: Where are they now?

A spotlight on our amazing JCC Maccabi alumni!

Jordan-Maccabiah-Games-Jewish-Week-ArticleOur first featured JCC Maccabi alum is our very own JCC Maccabi host community liaison, Jordan Zarin.

Jordan attended the JCC Maccabi Games in 2000 (Staten Island, NY) and 2002 (Springfield, MA) as well as the Maccabiah in Israel in 2001 as a junior athlete. She was proud to represent her community, her sport and the Jewish people. Her experience as a participant led her to her job at JCC Association, where she is now the host community liaison for the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest. So far, Jordan has attended nine sets of JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, and has helped 15 communities through the process of hosting. Jordan also served as a delegation head for 50 U.S. teens from the “continental” delegation at the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest in Israel in 2011.

Jordan is so passionate about her job and the experience with the Maccabi movement, that when she lived in New York she sat on the board of Maccabi Young Leadership of New York. This organization plans and executes fundraising events to raise money to send less fortunate European Jews to the Maccabiah in Israel. During her years on the board, it was able to raise more than $50,000 and to send 10 individuals to the Maccabiah in 2013. Jordan attended the Maccabiah Games with other members of the board, in order to meet the individuals and see their accomplishments and participation, both on and off the field in Israel.

Because of all of her achievements, Jordan will be inducted into the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in November 2015.

Jordan is a proud JCC Maccabi athlete!