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JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

About Maccabi

August 4–9, JCC of Metro Detroit

Jewish teen athletes and artists ages 12–17 come together from all over the globe for a week of competition, social events, and social action as part of the largest Jewish teen event in the world.
Jewish teens get a unique social, cultural, and life-shaping experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime. During this week long Olympic-style event, athletes also participates in social events and have opportunities to help others.

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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. 

Sports Offered

Team East Bay will field the following teams and individual sports:  

  • TEAM SPORTS: Baseball 14U & 16U, Basketball 14U & 16U (boys & girls), Softball 14U & 16U, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer 14U & 16U (boys & girls),Volleyball 16U

  • INDIVIDUAL SPORTS: Dance 14U & 16U (boys & girls), Swimming 14U & 16U (boys & girls), Table Tennis 14U & 16 (boys & girls), Tennis 14U & 16U (boys & girls), Star Reporter 14U & 16U (boys & girls)


Artists must audition separately here.

Artsfest categories: ages 13-17

  • ARTSFEST SPECIALTIES: Acting/Improv, Culinary Arts, Dance, Musical Theater, Rock Band, Social Media Squad SMS, Visual Arts, Vocal Music



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