A chance for your kids to keep up with the Kardashians: an OC preschool children’s event

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The BeatBuds music duo, Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro (aka Jonny Jingles and Matty Maracas), are dedicated to exercising children’s minds through music. They entertain, educate, and enrich youth audiences with a refreshing array of original children’s songs that get everyone singing, dancing, and laughing together. Their popularity has more»

Maccabi Sports Journalists Making News

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Nine of our sports journalists hail from Orange County, four from Israel and others join from around the country. The Maccabi Star Reporter blog is the daily news site for the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games, produced entirely by teen participants. Check for news on your favorite Maccabi sports, video interviews with athletes and features on all the fun more»

JCC Maccabi App Launched

Published Sunday, July 29, 2018
Staying connected: JCC Maccabi app launched For the first time ever, two Jewish community centers are coming together to offer the largest JCC Macabbi experience ever. Over 2,500 teens, and 12,000 volunteers, hosts and spectators will converge in Southern California for a Jewish, Olympic-style weeklong event. ArtsFest events and teens will be hosted in more»

Jr. Maccabi in the News

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018
For the first time, the Jr. Maccabi Games featured "Taste of Maccabi" for 5-7 year olds ready to begin their Maccabi adventures. Like the Maccabi Games, our own young sports reporters report on the Maccabi experience. Our sports journalists--star reporters--make paparazzi look cool! Interviews and (most) photos by Jr. Maccabi sports journalists: Lev more»

Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County and Henry and Susan Samueli Take the Lead with the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Published Thursday, April 5, 2018
The Merage Jewish Community Center is pleased to announce that the Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County, has joined Henry and Susan Samueli as the lead sponsors for the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games. Considered the Jewish teen Olympics, the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest is the largest Jewish youth event in the world and will prove to be the more»

Merage JCC celebrates its gold medal volunteers

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018
For thousands of years mezuzot have hung on the doorposts and gates of Jewish homes. The mezuzah is a symbol – a reminder – of Judaism’s most embraced tenets: peace and love. On the doorsposts in our JCC another important value is posted; every staff member’s office bears a sign that reads Volunteers are not paid, not because they more»

Thousands of Jewish Teens Make a Difference during the Orange County Maccabi Games with JCC Cares

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The largest Jewish youth event in the world is taking place in Orange County this August. The Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine will host the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, considered the Jewish teen Olympics, August 5 through 10. Welcoming more than 2,500 visiting teens from 65 communities across the U.S. and the world, as well as more than more»

Celebrating the History of the JCC Maccabi Games

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
From Constantinople to California, from 1825 to Today: the Merage Jewish Community Center Celebrates the History of the Maccabi Games This August thousands of volunteers, host families, coaches and teen athletes and artists will converge on Orange County to again integrate athletics and arts with our Jewish history with the Merage JCC’s third more»