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 ArtsFest Video Highlights

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The first-ever JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest to take place in Israel has come to a close and most of the teens have returned to their homes. Watch this video from Maccabi World Union that highlights the ArtsFest performances. Then read a great story in the Jewish Journal about the value of JCC Maccabi ArtsFest for Jewish […]

JCC Day Camps Are Enriching Jewish Environments, Study Says, with Potential to Do Much More

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JCC day camps are giving thousands of children and teens rich Jewish experiences, and have the potential to do even more, according to a new study completed by the Florence G. Heller-JCC Association Research Center. Commissioned by the Mandel Center for Jewish Education and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the groundbreaking study, titled “The […]