JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest
Experience the largest Jewish teen event in the world.
The JCC Maccabi Games are an “Olympic-style” event where teens can participate in sports competitions as well as a festival of arts and culture. Designed to provide Jewish youth with a life-changing experience among thousands of peers, JCC Maccabi fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship while cultivating a deeper appreciation of Jewish values and community.
I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. In light of the new and constantly changing reality COVID-19 has created for all of us, it has become clear that for JCC Maccabi, sadly, the right decision is the most difficult one. Unfortunately, JCC Maccabi has canceled the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games®, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®, and JCC Maccabi Access in both Westchester, New York, and San Diego, California.
We are so disappointed that circumstances beyond our control have made such a decision necessary. Although it may seem that August is many months away, this decision was made balancing the interests and needs of our host communities, JCCs, and delegations.
We are heartbroken for everyone involved—from the host communities, to the parents, coaches, and volunteers, but most of all for our teens who, for months, have been planning and anticipating their JCC Maccabi® experience.
JCC Chicago will be refunding your deposit in full via your payment method within 30 days.
We are already looking forward to Summer 2021 JCC Maccabi Games and can’t wait to have your athletes and artists join us in proudly representing Chicago.
Stay well, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Manager, Jewish Student Connection and Teen Engagement