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JCC Maccabi

Experience the JCC Maccabi magic with the Moise Safra Center!

Join local athletes as part of our team for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! More than 1,800 participants from around the world will travel to Houston from August 4th to 9th to compete in a week-long athletic competition against Jewish teens from all over the United States, Israel, Great Britain, Mexico, Canada, and more. The Games focus on sportsmanship and aim to foster long-lasting friendships, memories, and connections to Judaism and Israel.

As a JCC Maccabi athlete, you will:

  • Be a part of the rich 41-year tradition of the Games, the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens in the world
  • March in the Parade of Delegations at Opening Ceremony in front of 10,000 spectators
  • Compete in a week-long, Olympic-style sporting competition versus global delegations
  • Participate in JCC Cares community service project
  • Create life-long friendships at evening social events
  • Enjoy home hospitality with local Jewish host families
  • Receive Team Moise Safra Center swag
  • Become part of the JCC Maccabi Family


Hear from our head coach Abie Rosow“Being able to represent the community in a national Jewish event is something to not take for granted. We have an opportunity to do something special on the court & to represent something so much bigger off the court at the same time.”


Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible to participate, an athlete must be at least twelve (12) years old on or before July 31 of the year of the Games and cannot be 17 on or before July 31 of the year of the Games. The same date applies to determine the appropriate age group for athletes. For example, an athlete who turns 15 on July 31 competes in the 15-16 age division. An athlete who turns 15 on August 1 competes in the 13-14 age division.

Team Sports:

  • Boys’ Basketball (14U and 16U)
  • Girls’ Basketball (14U and 16U)
  • Boys’ Baseball (14U and 16U)
  • Co-ed Flag Football (16U)
  • Boys’ Ice Hockey (16U)
  • Boys Soccer (14U and 16U)
  • Girls’ Soccer (14U and 16U)
  • Girls’ Volleyball (16U)

Individual Sports:

  • Bowling
  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Star Reporter (aspiring writers, photographers, and social media enthusiasts)
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
jcc maccabi form

Donate and Sponsor an Athlete:

Did you participate in Maccabi and had a life-changing experience? Do you want to ensure that all teens have that same experience? Help us create life-long memories for our athletes at this year’s Games!

To donate to the Moise Safra Center Delegation, click here and write in the description “For Team Moise Safra Center- JCC Maccabi 2024.”

Thank you to those who have made Moise Safra Center Maccabi possible and thank you in advance to those who continue to show their support.

Have questions?
Contact nvalk@moisesafracenter.org

Checkout all the action from the games in our picture gallery!

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