JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

JCC Team East Bay Delegation

Join Team East Bay in the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest August 7-12th 2016 in Stamford, CT:

A week of sports, art, Jewish identity and community. The largest Jewish teen event in the world! Jewish teen athletes and artists, ages 13-16, come together from across North America, Israel, and all over the world for a week of competition, social events, and social action.

For more information please contact our Team Delegation Head, Greg Cohen at 510-848-0237 x151 or gregc@jcceastbay.org


Upcoming Information Sessions

Thursday, November 19th, 7:00pm
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
955 Risa Rd. Lafayette, CA 94549

Thursday, December 3rd, 7:00pm
JCC East Bay – Oakland Branch
5811 Racine St, Oakland, CA 94609

Thursday, December 10th, 7:00pm
JCC East Bay – Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut St. Berkeley, Ca 94709


Team East Bay will be fielding the following teams:

Team sports: ages 13-16

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Lacrosse (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • In-Line Hockey

Individual Sports: ages 13-16

  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis


Artsfest categories: ages 13-17

  • Acting/Improv
  • Culinary
  • Musical Theater
  • Rock Band
  • Star Reporter
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Performance/Glee

Fees and Scholarship

The JCC Maccabi Games fee pricing TBA: This includes everything prior to and during the JCC Maccabi Games (airfare, meals at games, transportation, uniforms, lodging, etc.). There are no additional costs. Scholarships are available provided by the JCC East Bay.

To request a Scholarship Form, please contact Noosh Yazdi at nooshy@jcceastbay.org or 510-848-0237 x121

Click here to check out Team East Bay's photos from the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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History of the JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games have been offering Jewish teens a unique social, cultural, and life shaping experience since 1982. At this Jewish Olympic style event, each athlete participates in one of fourteen sports, social events, and an opportunity to help others during the weeklong experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The JCC Maccabi Games is an Olympics for Jewish teens, but they serve a larger purpose than athletic competition. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The Games are the largest Jewish teen event in the world; each summer over 6,000 Jewish teens participate. Over 100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games since 1982. The energy and excitement makes it a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant, from athlete to volunteers, from coaches to host families.

The JCC Maccabi Games are made possible with the generous help of many volunteers and sponsors who donate time and valuable resources, including our Continental Sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company. 

Ages 13-16. Athletes must be 13 or 16 as of July 31, 2016.