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The JCC Maccabi Games® is a sports competition set in the context of a week-long Jewish teenage festival, held each summer in North America. It is the single largest annual gathering of Jewish teens outside of Israel and includes participants from all over the U.S., Israel, Canada, and many other countries.


Cassidy Audet
Wellness & Recreation Director
(413) 739-4715

2023 JCC Maccabi Games®
Ft. Lauderdale (August 6 - 11, 2023)

This year’s JCC Maccabi Games will bring Team Springfield to Israel (July 5 – 25, 2023 for ages 14 – 17) and Ft. Lauderdale, FL (August 6 – 11, 2023 for ages 12 – 16).

Team Sports Include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • 3×3 Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Individual Sports Include:

  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Star Reporter (social media/journalism/photography crew)

In order to participate in the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games®, participants must:

  • For the Israel games: Be between the ages of 14 and 17 as of July 25, 2023.
  • For the Ft. Lauderdale games: Be between the ages of 12 and 16 as of July 31, 2023.
  • Have at least one Jewish parent and identify as being Jewish on a year-round basis.
  • Reside in Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, or North/Central Connecticut.
Registrations, Fees, and Payments

All athletes must complete a registration form and turn in with their deposit to reserve a spot. Only two spots left!

To download the registration form for the 2023 Ft. Lauderdale JCC Maccabi Games®, click here.
2023 Ft. Lauderdale JCC Maccabi Games®: $2,100 JCC members, $2,300 general public
(Residents of western Massachusetts and southern Vermont are eligible for a $500 subsidy from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation towards the 2023 Ft. Lauderdale JCC Maccabi Games®)

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2023 (or until spots are filled)

Payment plans are available for all participants.


If athletes are residents of Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties), or Southern Vermont (Bennington and Windham counties), they can apply for a scholarship from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (if eligible).

Want more information? Contact Betsy Bertuzzi, our Delegation Head.