The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.

Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® 2018

During the week of August 5 - 10, 16 athletes and artists traveled to Southern California to participate in the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® and represent Team Oregon. They joined another 3,047 athletes, artists, coaches and delegation heads as they marched into Santa Ana Stadium in Orange County, California on Sunday, August 5 for Opening Ceremonies; more than at any single Opening Ceremonies in 36 years of JCC Maccabi®.

Banners waving. Brimming with hopes and dreams of the competition and showcase to come. To the sound of raucous cheers and near-constant applause, they marched in, delegation by delegation, from 69 JCCs across Canada and the United States, Panama, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

The competition was fierce but spirited. Pride in great achievement was coupled with grace in both victory and defeat. Chests swelled in the face of dazzling musical talent, poetry in motion through dance, and the creation of inspired works of art. JCC Cares found every artist and athlete working hand-in-hand with peers from local organizations. And all along the way, magical Hang Time moments; each one strengthening the ties between North American Jewry and the state of Israel.

It was a remarkable experience for these 16 athletes and artists and many are coming home having great success in their skill. Our teens came to compete, perform, meet new Jewish friends and most importantly to have fun! We are so impressed with our delegation and all of their accomplishments during this week.

Here are some of the highlights from this year:

Gold Medal - 16u Boys Baseball
8 Gold Medals Awarded - Track and Field
Silver Medal - 16u Boys Lacrosse
Bronze Medal - 14u Boys Soccer
Bronze Medal - Table Tennis Singles
Bronze Medal - Table Tennis Doubles
Incredible performance at ArtsFest in Rock Band

Thank you all those that help make the JCC Maccabi experience a reality for our area youth.

Click here to see photos from the games

Watch the video of the games.

Looking for more information on how to be a part of the Games?

Contact Lenny Steinberg at or 503.535.3555. If you would like more information on getting your teen involved in the Maccabi Games, please email