JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest

July 31 - August 7, San Diego • August 7 - 14, Pace University 

The JCC Maccabi Games & Artsfest is the largest gathering of Jewish youth in the world, hosting over 3,000 teens annually from the United States, Israel, Europe, Canada, and Latin America. Teens can choose to participate in Olympic-style sports competition, or an art immersion experience.  The adventure begins with Team OC bonding during our special “pre-weekend”, and then dives into a jam-packed week that includes opening ceremonies, community service, and a massive party every evening!

San Diego, CA July 31 - August 7

Baseball  •  Boys & Girls Basketball • Bowling •  Dance • E-Sports (new) •  Flag Football • Golf (new)  • Ice Hockey  • Boys & Girls Soccer  • Swimming  • Table Tennis  •  Tennis  •  Track & Field • Girls Volleyball  • Acting/Improv  •  Culinary Arts  •  Dance  • Film (new) •  Musical Theater  •  Rock Band  • Star Reporter  •  Visual Arts  •  Vocal Music

Pace University, NY August 7 - 14

Baseball  •  Chess (new)  •  Dance  •  E-Sports (new)  •  Ice Hockey  •    Boys & Girls Soccer  • Girls Volleyball 






Check out our athlete's perspectives  

"2018 was my first year of Maccabi and I couldn't have asked for a better week! I had so much fun running and met the most amazing people from all around the world that are now some of my closest friends!" ~ Rachel Morros, track & Field

"When I describe Maccabi to my friends I always say it's the most fun week of the year,...every year." ~ Davey Singer - Basketball and Flag Football

“For four years I would count down the days until the next Maccabi Games. After stepping off the bus to go home from my first set of games, I immediately told my mom to sign me up for the next year. Traveling the country with Team OC brought me closer to Jewish teens from not only Orange County, but around the world. Stepping out on the the field each day brought me so much joy knowing that I was playing with and against some of my best friends. 

Wherever I travel in the US, I know that I will have a place to stay with an old friend. My maccabi memories will last me a lifetime and I will never forget the amazing times I had with Team OC. " ~ Aaron Firth, 4 years baseball/captain


About the Games

The JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest is the largest annual Jewish youth event in the world.

A powerful and transforming experience for Jewish teens, the JCC Maccabi Games brings over 3,000 Jewish teenagers from all over the world together in an array of sports, arts, community service and social activities. Our own Team OC delegation includes 100+ teens from Orange County.

The Maccabi Experience creates memories that will be cherished by the artists, athletes and coaches, as well as their family and friends, for years to come.


A Taste of the Games


More Info

For additional information about the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest and Team OC,  contact Raychel Reilly, Team OC Delegation Head, (949) 435-3400, ext. 266.


Click on our gallery below for fab photos from Games past