2017 St. Louis JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest® Delegation
The JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and 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. St. Louis has participated in the Games since 1984, taking athletes to cities throughout the United States and Israel, and hosted in 1993, 1996, 2003 and 2016.
The Games are intended to serve a broader purpose than just athletic competition. They promote community involvement, teamwork and pride in Jewish heritage. Each summer, the Games include a volunteer program in which athletes join local community organizations to work on social-action programs. The games may only last five days, but the memories last a lifetime.
July 30 – August 4
August 6 – 11
2017 Sports & Specialties
Team St. Louis is actively recruiting athletes (ages 13 – 16) and artists (ages 13 – 17) to compete in more than a dozen sporting events and arts specialties this summer.
Birmingham: Baseball, Boys’ Basketball (14u* & 16u), Flag Football, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Golf, Star Reporter, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Miami: Boys’ Basketball (14u*), Girls’ Basketball, Girls’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Lacrosse, Dance, ArtsFest
*14u Boys’ Basketball will most likely have two teams.
If you are interested in ice hockey, please contact Phil Ruben. Please note that some sports may be limited to a certain number of participants.
Call for pricing and specific team availability. Financial assistance may be available; call for more information. Full registration and payment will be required at a later date.
Phil Ruben, 314-442-3279