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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.

Contact

Cassidy Audet
Wellness & Recreation Director
caudet@springfieldjcc.org
(413) 739-4715

2023 JCC Maccabi Games®

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).

Israel (July 5 - 25, 2023)

Team Sports Include:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Flag Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball

Individual Sports Include:

  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Tentative itinerary also includes a tour of Israel’s most culturally, religiously, and historically, significant sites and the chance to meet with influential Israeli speakers, coaches, and professional athletes.

Ft. Lauderdale (August 6 - 11, 2023)

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)
JCC Maccabi Access® in Ft. Lauderdale

Athletes ages 12 – 22 with intellectual and developmental disabilities are invited to JCC Maccabi Access® in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (August 6 – 11, 2023). This new program offers an inclusive and meaningful way for Access athletes to join thousands of their Jewish peers from around the world in experiencing the magic of JCC Maccabi.

To learn more about JCC Maccabi Access®, please contact Dorothy Linder, Kehillah Director.

Eligibility

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. Spots are limited for both sites, so please register ASAP.

To download the registration form for the 2023 Israel JCC Maccabi Games®, click here.
2023 Israel JCC Maccabi Games®: $4,400 JCC members, $4,500 general public
(Residents of western Massachusetts and southern Vermont are eligible for a $1,500 subsidy from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation towards the 2023 Israel JCC Maccabi Games®)

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®)

Payment plans are available for all participants.

Scholarships

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.