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JCC Maccabi Israel®

JCC Maccabi Israel® allows Jewish teens, from JCCs and JCC camps to experience the culture, history, and people of Israel with other Jews from across North America, opening eyes, minds, and hearts through diverse programs. We offer a pluralistic and non-denominational approach, within the framework of an organized educational program, for the purpose of strengthening, developing, and enriching Jewish identity and identification with the Jewish homeland. JCC Maccabi Israel has been creating trips and guiding Jewish teens through Israel since 1996.


Leah Garber

Represents the interests of JCC Association and North American JCCs in Israel, and works to develop collaborative ventures with the JCC Movement’s partners in Israel. Works to make Israel more accessible to JCCs, to develop Israel as a Jewish educational experience, and to create opportunities for North American and Israeli community leaders, professionals, and members to build meaningful ties. Coordinates partnership projects between North American JCCs and Israeli JCCs.