2019 St. Louis JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest® Delegation
JCC MACCABI GAMES®:
The JCC Maccabi Games offer Jewish teens a unique social, cultural and life-shaping experience. The Games bring athletes from around the world together and serve a larger purpose than athletic competition. They promote Rachmanus (compassion), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), and Amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood). These sentiments are shared during the week through unique experiences. The energy and excitement make the Games an unforgettable experience for everyone – whether athlete, volunteer, coach or host. 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.
JCC MACCABI ARTSFEST®: JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is a weeklong arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporating community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel. ArtsFest offers artists the opportunity to partake in intimate master classes during the day and party at the largest Jewish teen block party at night. The program culminates in an exciting final showcase, where each specialty will have the opportunity to share their creations with fellow ArtsFest and Games participants and invited guests.
Atlanta, GA: July 28 – August 2 (JCC Maccabi Games)
Detroit, MI: August 4-9 (JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest)
2019 Sports & Specialties
Team St. Louis is actively recruiting athletes (ages 12 – 16) and artists (ages 12 – 17) to compete in more than a dozen sporting events and arts specialties this summer.
Sports (subject to change): baseball, basketball, bowling, dance, flag football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, star reporter, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, ultimate frisbee, volleyball
ArtsFest specialties (subject to change): acting/improv, culinary, dance, musical theater, rock band, social media squad, visual arts, vocal performance/Glee
Contact: Phil Ruben, 314-442-3279
Tryouts and Parent Information Meetings: Sunday, January 13 & 27, 2019
- January 13: Basketball (6:30pm) & Baseball (8pm)
- January 27: Soccer (6:30pm) & Volleyball (8pm)
- Will be held at the J’s Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield
- Tryouts are scheduled for 75 min., additional tryouts will be scheduled as needed
- Parent informational meetings are at 7pm during tryout times
- Free to try out
Allotment, sports and site selection will be discussed at the informational meetings. Sports not listed with a designated tryout time and all ArtsFest specialties: No tryouts are required at this time. Tryouts may be added at a later date, as needed. All participants must pre-register and attend one of the informational meetings with a parent, even if not participating in tryouts.
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.
Pre-registration is required for ALL athletes and artists interested in participating.
Athletes and artists may compete in only one sport or specialty but are encouraged to try out for more.