2024 JCC Maccabi Games

Maccabi Detroit 2024
Team Richmond Maccabi Games

Established in 1982, the JCC Maccabi Games were designed to:

  • Provide Jewish youth with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship, where they can interact in an atmosphere of fun, democracy and peace
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding and instill an appreciation of Jewish values
  • Promote and encourage the health, physical fitness and well-being of Jewish youth through participation in recreational and athletic activities
  • Learn the values of teamwork, integrity, cultural pride, community service and lifelong friendship
 
As the largest Jewish Youth event in the world, the JCC Maccabi Games create an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Our teens, coaches, and families form meaningful relationships that transcend the week of JCC Maccabi and the boundaries of geography. JCC Maccabi teens have gone on to compete in the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games, professional sports, and even the Olympics. The community of alumni includes familiar names like Olympic swimmers Lenny Krayzelburg and Jason Lezak, Survivor’s Ethan Zohn, actor Jason Segal, and American Idol’s Brett Lowenstern.

Get ready to feel the spirit of JCC Maccabi when representing your community, getting to know your roommates and teammates, meeting new friends, participating in community service, compete on an international stage, and party at a one-of-a-kind social event each night.

Activities offered include: Baseball, basketball, dance, golf, ice hockey, girls volleyball, soccer, table tennis, tennis, swimming, and star reporter.

You will receive a swag bag with your uniform and delegation gear that you will wear throughout the week and when we march together into the opening ceremony. Picture yourself walking into a stadium in front of thousands of spectators and looking around knowing all the other teens participating are also Jewish. You will make new friends from across the globe as you trade your gear for kangaroos, sombreros, and British Union Jack attire.

Join team Richmond at the 2024 Maccabi Games in Detroit from July 28th to August 4th! Open to Jewish teens aged 12-16, our all-inclusive package covers airfare, meals, accommodation, swag, uniforms, and activities.

Experience the worlds largest Jewish youth event, form lasting bonds, and compete internationally. Secure your spot for a week of camaraderie, achievements, and unforgettable moments.

Detroit Maccabi Games

July 28th – August 2nd
25% non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot. Remaining payments will be made in March, May, and July.

BEFORE DETROIT… Join us in Delaware at the Siegel JCC of Delaware’s campus for the Mini & Jr. Maccabi Games!
May 5, 2024

The goal of this one-day, Olympic-style event is to provide healthy athletic competition, as well as social and cultural experiences for young Jewish athletes ages 9-12 (by May 5, 2024).

The opening ceremony will be held at approximately 8am and will bring every athlete together to kick off the games in an incredibly powerful way. When our athletes gather as full delegations, they will look around and see hundreds of other children who share the same heritage and a strong Jewish connection!

Our mission this year is to bring together as many families and communities as possible to experience this feeling. Connectedness has never been more important.

The hub of the activities will be held on the Siegel JCC of Delaware’s campus. The WJCC will not be providing transportation for athletes. There will be discounted hotel rates for families to book. Following opening ceremonies, some athletes may stay on the campus, but others will disperse to fields and schools throughout the community for their respective tournaments.

We plan on joining about 600 to 800 athletes from regional communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic. There will be a 9/10 (mini) and a 11/12 (junior) tournament bracket for most of the competitions.

Girls & Boys Basketball, Girls & Boys Soccer, Boys & Girls Baseball, Boys & Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Swimming all offer opportunities to compete!

Delaware Mini & Junior Maccabi Games

May 5th

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We are looking for athletes to represent and compete for the host delegation at the 2024 JCC Maccabi Games.


Athletes must be Jewish defined as:

  • Having at least one Jewish parent and the athlete is being raised Jewish or:
  • A Jew by choice and is being raised Jewish

Athletes must be:

  • Between the ages of 12-16 as of July 28, 2024, to participate
    • Participant eligibility is born between 08/01/2007 and 07/28/2012
  • Local athlete families are required be host families and host two (2) or more visiting athletes from other delegations

Team Sports:

  • Baseball (14U and 16U)
  • Boys' Basketball (14U and 16U)
  • Girls' Basketball (14U and 16U)
  • Boys' Flag Football (16U) - 5v5
  • Ice Hockey (16U)
  • Boys' Lacrosse (16U) - 7v7
  • Boys' Soccer (14U and 16U) - 7v7
  • Girls' Soccer (14U and 16U) - 7v7
  • Girls' Volleyball (16U)

Individual Sports:

  • Competitive Dance
  • Swimming
  • Star Reporter (social media/sports journalism)
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Access Games - For athletes ages 12-22 with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Sports are subject to change.

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ page or feel free to contact Myles Phelps, 
[email protected] or (804) 545-8630.

We can’t wait to have you as part of Team Richmond!

 

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