JCC Maccabi Offers March of the Living Program

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The recent PEW study found that more than sixty percent of younger U.S. Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is essential to their sense of Jewishness. With that in mind, JCC Maccabi Israel® is offering an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in our March of the Living program to Poland and Israel, April 23 – […]

JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Are Largest Gathering of Jewish Teen Athletes/Artists Worldwide

What do Olympic gold-medal swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg, “Survivor: Africa” champion Ethan Zohn, Doug Gottlieb of ESPN, “American Idol” finalist Brett Loewenstern, and Jay Fiedler of Miami Dolphins fame have in common? Before they were in the limelight, all five honed their skills and strengthened their Jewish identity as participants in the community and character-building experience […]

Reaching Out to Jewish Teens: JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest

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This article appeared in the summer issue of JCC Circle. by Anna Khomina Juggling friends, homework, Facebook updates, college applications, the latest on their Twitter feeds, plus extracurricular activities that make their college essays noteworthy does not leave much time for Jewish teens to reflect on their connections to Jewish life and their own Jewish […]

JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest Included Among Effective Teen Programs

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A new report  from the Jim Joseph Foundation on engaging Jewish teens includes the JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest among 21 programs particularly successful in connecting teens to each other and to the Jewish community. JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest are included with only seven other Jewish programs for teens and two for young […]

Two New Resident Camps Receive Incubator Grants from FJC

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Congratulations to Joshua Steinharter of San Francisco and to the Boulder JCC on being chosen as recipients of Specialty Camp Incubator grants from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Steinharter will launch the independent JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, a resident camp incorporating the values and traditions of the JCC Maccabi Games®, which he knows so well […]

JCC Maccabi Games Remember Munich 11 Every Year

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The fortieth anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 has drawn an outpouring of support for an official Moment of Silence at the London Olympics. This initiative was spurred by JCC Rockland, one of the hosts of this year’s JCC Maccabi Games, but a memorial to […]

JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest in Israel in Photos

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For the very first time, the JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest took place in Israel this summer. Over 1,000 Jewish teens from three continents participated in the two-week event, traveling from northern Israel to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In addition to sports competitions and arts performances, the teens took part in a community-service project in Kiryat Shmona, a town near […]

Corporate Sponsors Support JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®in Record Numbers

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   An unprecedented number of corporate sponsors have signed up to support the JCC Maccabi Games® in 2011, including the first-ever JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest in Israel, an indication of their recognition of the program’s impact and influence. Approximately 1,500 people, including the teen participants, coaches, chaperones, family members, and JCC staff and board members, will […]

American Idol Contestant Opens Junior Maccabi Games in Florida

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Brett Loewenstern, the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest alum who charmed audiences on this year’s American Idol, is opening the Junior Maccabi Games in his hometown of Boca Raton this Sunday, May 15.  The Adolph & Rose Levis JCC is welcoming young athletes from the David Posnack JCC in Davie, the Michael Ann Russel JCC of North Miami […]

Two JCCs In the Running for Chase Community Giving Contest

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The JCC of Rockland in West Nyack, New York and the Sandra & Leon Levine JCC of Charlotte, North Carolina are among the top 100 charities of the Chase Community Giving Facebook Contest, vying to compete for $500,000. The voting started on May 19 and runs to May 26. Supporters can vote here for the Levine JCC and here for the JCC of […]

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