The countdown is on for the JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®, when thousands of teenage athletes and artists from around the world will gather in Columbus, Ohio on July 24, St. Louis, Missouri starting July 31, and Stamford, Connecticut beginning August 7, to meet, compete and create. With less than a month to go until the first round of Games kicks off, it’s time to test your sports and culture savvy!
In what year were the first JCC Maccabi Games held?
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Artist in Resident, Eric Gutman, was a cast member of which well-known Broadway play?
A. The Music Man
B. Jersey Boys
C. The Lion King
Which U.S. Olympian also participated in JCC Maccabi?
A. Lenny Krayzelberg
B. Mark Spitz
C. Kerri Strug
D. Jason Lezak
Who is the Jewish female soccer player to play for the Washington Spirit and U.S. national team?
A. Hope Solo
B. Mia Hamm
C. Alex Morgan
D. Yael Averbuch
Which city was the first to host JCC Maccabi ArtsFest?
A. Baltimore, Maryland
B. Dallas, Texas
C. Detroit, Michigan
D. Atlanta, Georgia
Which famous Jewish gymnast was captain of the 2012 Olympic team?
A. Melissa Gregory
B. Tina Fey
C. Aly Raisman
D. Sara Hughes
Which sport is not part of JCC Maccabi competition?
C. Women’s Basketball
Which artist in residence has been with JCC Maccabi ArtsFest for more than ten years?
A. Jimmy Locust
B. Josh Nelson
C. Eric Gutman
D. Beth Styles
What is the Maccabi World Union?
A. The Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball fan club.
B. A yearly, worldwide Hanukkah celebration.
C. An umbrella organization uniting Maccabi affiliated clubs and organizations in more than 50 countries.
D. The organization that operates JCC Maccabi
Past JCC Maccabi participant Jason Segal starred in which show?
A. Breaking Bad
B. How I Met your Mother
D. Everybody loves Raymond
*In Yiddish, an expert or know-it-all
B, B, A, D, A, C, A, B, C, B