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2018 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

JCC Maccabi Games in St. Louis

2018 St. Louis JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest® Delegation

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About the 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 12-17, 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.

MO_skyline_patchTryouts and Parent Information Meetings: Sunday, January 21 & 28, 2018
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2018 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest
August 5 – 10
Orange County & Long Beach, California

In collaboration, The Merage JCC of Orange County, CA and The Barbara and Ray Alpert JCC of Long Beach, CA will be hosting the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest Sunday, August 5th – Friday, August 10th, 2018.

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2018 Sports & Specialties

Team St. Louis is actively recruiting athletes (ages 13 – 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, dance, flag football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, star reporter, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, volleyball
ArtsFest specialties (subject to change): acting/improv, culinary, dance, musical theatre, rock band, star reporter, visual arts, vocal performance

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.

Pricing & 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.


Phil Ruben, 314-442-3279