Teens respond to hands-on projects during JCC Cares

JCC Cares in Detroit

Built into each host community’s running of the JCC Maccabi programs is JCC Cares — formerly, Days of Caring and Sharing — in which Games participants engage in social action projects that reach out to the community. And what each of 2014’s hosts — Adolph & Rose Levis JCC in Boca Raton, Florida, Betty & […]

How JCC Cares became an ongoing program

JCC Cares in Houston

Houston’s J turned a one-day gig into a two-year project What happens when you bring a bunch of athletic and artsy teens together, mix them with a nationally recognized ballet company and a renowned educational dance program, and shake with a dash of community service? You wind up with a JCC Cares program that continues […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcoming the JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest

Ten days from today, on July 25th, 900 teens from North America will be arriving to participate in the first JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest program in Israel!   There are many reasons to be excited, mostly that 1500 JCC members (including teens, staff, delegation heads, JCC Association board members, execs and families) will be participating. […]

2011 JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest Represents 10 to 15 Percent Increase in Teens Traveling to Israel

New York, NY, May 19, 2011–At a time when fewer North American Jewish teens are interested in visiting Israel, JCC Association has devised an ingenious plan to get them there. Bring an event to the Jewish state that draws thousands of teens each summer wherever it’s held. This summer’s JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest to be held […]