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® 2023 Is Going to Israel and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!

Registration Deadlines:

Sign up for for Israel by January 31, 2023
Sign up for Fort Lauderdale by March 15, 2023

Join Team Oregon July 5-25 in Israel (with scholarships available) or in Ft. Lauderdale August 6-11. Questions? Call Saul at 503.452.3427 or email

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Sponsorships are available!
Details here.

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.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our delegation please contact Saul Korin at

Thank you all those that help make the JCC Maccabi experience a reality for our area youth.
“During Opening Ceremonies, when I saw how many Jewish people came out to be a part of JCC Maccabi®, I felt extremely proud of my Jewish heritage.”
- Evan Horwitz, 14u Boys Basketball