JCC Maccabi Games®


The fun, friendships, and lasting connections are just getting started. We are committed to the continued growth and involvement within the Jewish community for our Team Atlanta teens. We encourage your teens to continue forming friendships and fostering a lifelong connection to their Jewish community and Jewish identity and hope they will join& us for these programs created for Team Atlanta.

About the JCC Maccabi Games®

As a JCC Maccabi Games athlete, teens will:

  • Participate in all Team Atlanta get-togethers & MJCCA sponsored events
  • Participate in Community Service (opportunities provided for each team)
  • Be able to attend scheduled practices
  • Follow all rules & regulations of the JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. The Maccabi Movement began in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was formed in Constantinople. The first world Maccabiah Games were held in Israel in 1932.

Over the course of the week, teens from around North America will compete in a variety of sports. Along the way, they’ll experience Rachmanus (compassion) during the competition and Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) during the community service.

Since 1982 the JCC Maccabi Games® have offered more than 140,000 Jewish teens a unique social, cultural, and life-shaping experience. The Games serve a larger purpose than athletic competition, promoting community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The energy and excitement make the Games an unforgettable experience for every participant, from athlete to volunteer, from coaches to host families.

Atlanta proudly hosted the JCC Maccabi Games® in 2001 and 2019. Those Games showed that hosting the JCC Maccabi Games® brings the Metro Atlanta community together in an experience that transcends the week-long itinerary. Together, the Games will strengthen the entire community, empower the next generation of leaders and celebrate our values and traditions.

Today, more than 6,000 teens, ranging from 13 to 16 years of age, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games each summer. The Games are co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada, and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.

2019 JCC Maccabi Games® Press Coverage

Atlanta Maccabi Games Welcome Athletes With Diverse Needs | The Current Hub | August 27, 2019
Atlanta Hosts the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games | Dunwoody Crier | August 8, 2019
Sandy Springs Brothers Receive Medals at Maccabi | Northside Neighbor | August 8, 2019
Maccabi Games Come to a Close | Atlanta Jewish Times | August 7, 2019
Maccabi - Why Big Ideas Matter | E-Jewish Philanthropy | August 7, 2019
JCC Cares, Maccabi's Community Service Intiative, Partners with the Shepard Center and ISCD | WSB-TV's "People 2 People" | August 5, 2019
VOX Partners with Maccabi in the first-ever teen-driven Atlanta Maccabi Games Star Reporter program | VOX ATL | August 2, 2019
Three MJCCA Employees that Make Summer 2019 Unforgettable | Perimeter North Lifestyle Magazine | July, 2019
MJCCA Hosts Maccabi Atlanta Games | The Jewish Georgian | July/August 2019
Esports was one of Maccabi's Newest Offerings this Year | Atlanta Jewish Times | July 31, 2019
Maccabi Games Start With a Bang | Atlanta Jewish Times | July 31, 2019
JCC Cares, Maccabi's Community Service Intiative, Partners with the Shepard Center and ISCD | Federation Five | July 30, 2019
Maccabi Adds Esports to the Competition | The Forward | July 26, 2019
A Maccabi Love Story | Atlanta Jewish Times | July 24, 2019
Mike Wolff is Atlanta's Longest Tenured Maccabi Coach | Atlanta Jewish Times | July 24, 2019
Ultimate Frisbee Debuts at Maccabi | Atlanta Jewish Times | July 24, 2019
MJCCA Hosts the Maccabi Atlanta Games | Reporter Newspapers | July 20, 2019
Volunteers Needed for the JCC Maccabi Games | Heneghan's Dunwoody Blog | July 16, 2019
MJCCA to Host the Maccabi Atlanta Games Peachtree Corners Magazine | June 29, 2019
The Maccabi Atlanta Team is Gearing Up to Host the Atlanta Games this Summer | Atlanta Jewish Times | May 22, 2019
Maccabi Games Welcome Thousands of Jewish Teens this Summer | Atlanta Jewish Times | January 16, 2019
MJCCA Welcomes Community to Ignite Maccabi | The Jewish Georgian | Sept/Oct 2018
Torchlighting at the MJCCA Ignites the Maccabi Atlanta Games | Atlanta Jewish Times | September 13, 2018
Ignite Maccabi Kicked off the Year-long Festivities at the MJCCA | Dunwoody Crier | September 11, 2018
Ignite Maccabi kicks off ATL Maccabi 2019 with a Torch Lighting & Festivities at the MJCCA | Atlanta Journal & Constitution | August 28, 2018
Atlanta Gets Ready for the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games | The Jewish Voice | August 22, 2018
Atlanta Prepares to Host the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games | Atlanta Jewish Times | August 15, 2018



The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.