Maccabi Games

THE JCC MACCABI GAMES® is an Olympic style sporting competition held each summer in North America. 
It is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.

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.

Now, this two week competition takes place every four years and has featured many world class Jewish athletes including: Mark Spitz (swimming), Mitch Gaylord (gymnastics), Ernie Grunfeld and Danny Schayes (basketball), Brad Gilbert and Dick Savitt (tennis).