JCC Maccabi Games Team Nashville
Last year in Atlanta Team Nashville took home over 20 medals, including a big Silver Medal win for our Flag Football team and a ton of Gold medals from our track star, Holly Schreiber and our bowler, Leia Miller. Ask ANY previous participant and they will tell you, it’s an experience like no other. The JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest pulls together over 2,000 Jewish teens for competition, fun nighttime activities, a home housing experience giving them the chance to really connect with local delegation teens, and last but definitely not least, the chance to represent Nashville on a National scale.
More than 2,000 participants from around the world come together o to compete in sports, participate in artistic workshops and embrace the Experiences’ Midot Values including Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood). These sentiments are shared throughout the week during unique experiences designed to strengthen the Jewish bond between people, community and Israel. It’s an opportunity to learn the value of teamwork, integrity, cultural pride and community service, while expanding an appreciation of Jewish values and building lifelong friendships.
So the question is, do you know of, or ARE YOU, a Jewish teen ages 13-16 who is interested in taking part in an experience of a lifetime? Click here to check out the Jewish Observer article recapping the 2019 Games in ATL.
The JCC Maccabi Games®—five days that can change the lives of Jewish teens (13 to 16 years old)—have been doing just that for more than 30 years. 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. The goal of the JCC Maccabi Games® is to contribute to the maintenance and enrichment of Jewish identity in youth and to the development of democratic values and leadership through healthy competition and sportsmanship. The JCC Maccabi Games®, in partnership with its sister program JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®, 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.
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a weeklong summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens (13 to 17 years old) that takes place alongside JCC Maccabi Games®. Like the Games, ArtsFest incorporates community service through our JCC Cares program, social activities, community, and Israel engagement. Featuring workshops in a variety of creative specialties with some of the leading artists in each field, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® inspires Jewish teens through a dynamic combination of workshops, performance, exhibition, and fun. ArtsFest teens spend their days learning from some of the most highly regarded artists in their fields, working alongside other teens who share their artistic spirit, and spend their nights socializing at the largest Jewish teen block party with thousands of other Jewish teens from all over the world from both JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® and the JCC Maccabi Games®. ArtsFest specialties include vocal music, visual arts, rock band, musical theatre, acting & improv, dance, culinary arts, film, and social media squad. Find your place to shine!
JCC Maccabi E-Sports Tournaments
We have partnered with our friends at Lost Tribe Esports to offer a series of free Esports tournaments for Jewish teens! You can find the schedule for the rest of May as well as the sign-up links below. We will be adding more options and more tournaments as well, so look out for more Esports and social gaming opportunities from JCC Maccabi and Lost Tribe Esports!
Hang Time @ Home
JCC Maccabi is excited to announce that they are launching a new virtual JCC Maccabi experience, HangTime@Home! They will be offering meetups, speaker series, virtual jam sessions, sports training, and more in order to keep the JCC Maccabi spirit alive even when we can't all be together this summer in San Diego.
For more information, contact Team Nashville Delegation Head, Skylar Haas.