2014 Maccabi Games

Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games are a cultural as well as athletic event for Jewish teenagers. The Games highlight and strengthen one's personal connection to his or her own Judaism thus continuing the historic sports tradition passed on from generation to generation.

Interested in becoming a part of this year's delegation? Contact Sherri Feldscher, 973-530-3425,

Want to see what the national movement is doing? Go to Check out the JCC Maccabi Israel website

General Information

The JCC Maccabi games are the most recent offspring of a proud tradition of Jewish amateur sports. The Maccabi movement was founded in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was organized and in 1932 the first Maccabiah Games were held. The World Maccabiah Games have been held every four years in Israel as a two-week international competition, and have consistently attracted the elite Jewish athlete, many of whom have achieved fame in the Olympics; most notably Mark Spitz, Mitch Gaylord, Ernie Grunfeld and Brad Gilbert.

The concept of the JCC Maccabi Games has existed for many years in Israel, Europe and South America. In 1982, the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America began the Maccabi Games in the United States. At this Jewish Olympic style event, each athlete has the chance to participate in one of the sports offered and events spanning the week-long experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The JCC Maccabi Games can be called the 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, teens from around the US and the world, participate in the Games. Over 100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games since 1982. The energy and excitement make it a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant, from athletes to volunteers, from coaches to host families.

The JCC Maccabi Games are made possible with the generous help of many sponsors and volunteers who donate time and valuable resources, including our continental sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company.

Save the Date

JCC Maccabi Games are for Jewish teens ages 13-16 as of July 31, 2014.  JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is for Jewish teens ages 13-17 as of July 31, 2014: 

Cherry Hill, NJ-Sunday, August 10-Friday, August 15 2014

Detroit, MI-Sunday, August 17- Friday, August 22, 2014 (ArtsFest will be hosted here as well)


Athletes may tryout for more than one sport however since competitions are simultaneous athletes would only be selected for one team.

Athletes must attend all the tryouts for the sport(s) they are interested in.

Athletes can attend one set of Games only.

There is no fee and no registration to attend the tryout.

At the conclusion of the tryouts, athletes that make one of out teams will be required to give a non-refundable deposit to reserve their spot.

All Tryouts will be held indoors at the JCC located at 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ, except where noted.

High School athletes that play a fall sport should check with their coach prior to tryouts to confirm that the JCC Maccabi Games dates in August do not conflict with preseason training.

Cherry Hill:

U16 boys soccer -

Sunday, January 26th  11am - 12noon

Sunday, February 2nd - 10am-11am

U16 girls soccer -

Tuesday, January 21 - 7-8pm

Tuesday, February 11 - 8:15-9:15pm



U16 boys baseball - Tryouts will be held at the following location:

                    EXTRA INNINGS,

                    23 Leslie Court, Hanover, NJ 07936

                    Tuesday, Janury 28th  7-8pm

                    Thursday, February 13th 7-8pm

                    Sunday, March 2nd 10-11:30am

U14 boys basketball -

Tuesday, March 4th 8:15 - 9:15pm

Wednesday, March 5th - 8:15 - 9:15pm

Sunday, March 2nd - 7:15 - 8:15pm

U16 boys basketball -

Sunday, February 23rd- 6:15 - 7:15pm

Sunday, March 2nd - 6:15 - 7:15pm

Tuesday, March 4th - 7-8pm

U16 girls basketball -

Wednesday, January 22 - 8-9pm

Sunday, February 9th - 11-12noon

U16 boys and girls golf -

Tuesday, February 4th - 7-8pm

Orientation to held in Teppar Conference room.

U16 Girls Softball

Tuesday, February 25 6-7:30pm

Sunday, March 2 Noon - 1:00pm

The Academy of Baseball & SoftBall

16 Passaic Avenue - Unit 2

Fairfield, NJ 07004

U16 boys and girls swimming

Sunday, January 26  1:30 - 2:30pm

Sunday, February 9   5:00 - 6:00pm

U16 boys and girls table tennis -

Tuesday, February 4th 7-8pm

Orientation to be held in Tepper Conference Room

U16 boys and girls tennis -

Wednesday, January 15th 8-9pm

U16 girls volleyball -

Tuesday, February 4th 7-8pm

Orientation to be held in tepper Conference Room


In case of inclement weather please contact

Sherri Feldscher at 973-530-3425 to check

the status of the tryouts.

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