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About the JCC Maccabi Games®

The largest organized in-person Jewish teen sports experience, the Games will be hosted by the Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus from July 31 to August 5, 2022 in San Diego, California. The JCC Maccabi Games® are an international athletic competition for Jewish teenagers run much like the Olympics. Athletes can compete against Jewish teens from all over the United States as well as delegations from Israel, Great Britain, Mexico, Canada, and more!

The games are five days that can change the lives of Jewish teens. During the JCC Maccabi Games®, teens from communities around the globe are immersed in a sports and recreation program imbued with Jewish values and experiences that promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The JCC Maccabi Games® is the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens in the world and has now influenced over 130,000 Jewish youth in North America and around the world.

Atlanta proudly hosted the JCC Maccabi Games® in 2001 and in 2019—bringing the metro Atlanta community together in an unforgettable experience. The excitement was especially palpable throughout the community during the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games®. From July 28-August 2, more than 1,600 Jewish athletes competed in 13 different sports and came together for an unforgettable week of sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and community service.

The impact of being a JCC Maccabi Games® Team Atlanta Athlete

  • 92% of athletes were more likely to participate in a Jewish program or activity following the Games
  • 100% of participants made a new friend or acquaintance
  • 92% said as a result of participating they felt increased pride about being Jewish
Two volleyball players smiling for a photo
The JCC Maccabi Games® are not only about competing, but also about creating relationships with other Jewish people from around the country.
past Team Atlanta athlete
Being a JCC Maccabi Games® athlete gave me the opportunity to create a larger network, giving me some of my closest friends.
past Team Atlanta athlete and now coach

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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.

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