JCC Maccabi® 2023 Is Going to Israel and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!
Sign up for for Israel by January 31, 2023
Sign up for Fort Lauderdale by March 15, 2023
Watch our information session:
Sponsorships are available!
Israel - July 5 - 25, 2023
Ages 14 - 17 years old
Sports offered: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, girls volleyball, flag football, soccer, tennis, swimming, and dance.
Expected price $4500 once $3000 Root One Scholarship Applied.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and the Oregon Board of Rabbis have scholarships available. You should also reach out to your Rabbi if you are affiliated with a synagogue. More information here.
Ft. Lauderdale - August 6 - 11, 2023
Ages 12 - 16 years old
Sports offered: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, girls volleyball,
flag football, soccer, table tennis, tennis, swimming, and dance.
Expected Price $1600. Scholarships available.
In summer 2023, 3,000 Jewish teen athletes, ages 12-17 and representing communities from across the globe, will come together to experience the magic of JCC Maccabi, the world’s largest Jewish youth sports event. Among the highlights of this unique, Olympic-style Jewish experience will be: sports competitions, including opening and closing ceremonies; travel; community service; social and cultural events; and opportunities to create Jewish connections, friendships, and memories to last a lifetime!
All athletes must be Jewish, which is defined as follows: One of the athlete’s parents is Jewish and the athlete is being raised Jewish or is a Jew by choice and is being raised Jewish. In the spirit of the Games, if the parent or child does not believe that they are Jewish on a year-round basis, then the child should not participate in JCC Maccabi. In the athlete online registration, there is a declaration that contains the eligibility requirements; both the athlete and their parent(s) must sign this declaration.
Over the last few years, our JCC has been honored to bring approximately 75 teens to participate in the JCC Maccabi experience. Team Oregon has had tremendous success in both the Games and ArtsFest.
- Evan Horwitz, 14u Boys Basketball