Capital Region 2017 JCC Maccabi Games

Capital Region 2017 JCC Maccabi Games


Please support our 2018 JCC Maccabi Delegation this Sunday!
Dear Families and Friends of the 2017 Capital Region Games! We are holding a JCC Maccabi Games Reunion for the teens this month on December 23rd. This event is open to new Jewish teens interested in 2018 JCC Maccabi Games/Arts Fest. Please help us spread the word. To register: Thank you!!
JCC Cares Rosh Hashanah gift bags for Daughters of Sarah Senior Community
JCC Cares Literacy Bags for 300 kids who don't have books at home.
Thank you to Brian and the entire Capital City Region staff, host families, and volunteers for all your dedication and hard work for this amazing week. Team Ohio had a wonderful time and truly appreciate everything you put into the games. Congratulations!!!!
Congratulations and a big Thank You to Brian and the entire Capital City Region staff, host families and volunteers for a wonderful and memorable week. Team Ohio had a great time and appreciate all of your dedication and hard work.
Finally I'm a soccer mom! Congratulations on the silver medal #Boston.
We hosted 2 hockey players on the winning Fort Lauderdale team. Great job, boys!
2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games results are 40 Gold, 31 Silver, and 16 Bronze medals this week. 87 total medals! Record for our Delegation! Thank you teens, coaches, parents, staff, host families and volunteers for making this possible!!!
Semi-finals basketball game: Kings Bay vs JCC Hudson
Dylan's (Boston delegation) silver medal for 4 x 50 free relay
4 x 50 relay bronze medal at Maccabi games

The 2017 JCC Maccabi Games are coming to the Capital Region! Join us in helping prepare for this exciting event!

The JCC Maccabi Games® is the largest Jewish youth event in the world. From August 6 – August 11, 2017, the Capital Region will welcome more than 700 visiting teens from across the globe that will compete in Olympic style competition. The games will also include 300 host families, 800 volunteers and 75 local teen athletes competing. The JCC Maccabi Games began in 1982 with a big mission – to provide Jewish youth with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship, where they can interact in an atmosphere of fun, cultivate a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity, and be instilled with an appreciation of Jewish values. This five-day athletic competition and community event will begin at the Times Union Center with Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, August 6. Over the course of the week, athletes from around the world will compete in sports. Each athlete will learn about Rachmanus (compassion) during the competition, Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) during the community action projects known as “JCC Cares”, and Amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood) during unique experiences that strengthen their connection to each other, their communities, and Israel. The Capital Region is proud to host the games for the first time! Our goal in hosting the JCC Maccabi Games is to bring our community together in an experience that transcends the Games. Together, we’ll strengthen our entire Jewish community, empower our next generation of leaders and celebrate our values and traditions. Whether as athlete, a host, a volunteer, or a donor – we need you to GET IN THE GAMES!

[02/11/20]   Shalom Y'All! This Friday, Feb 14th is our deadline to join 2020 JCC Maccabi Games at Pace! We have a few spots still open! Contact Drew Katz for any questions - [email protected]

Albany-Schenectady JCC Maccabi Games/Artsfest Delegation

For any Jewish teens ages 13-16, hope to see you at our Maccabi Open House on Sunday, Jan 26th at 1pm at the Sch JCC or 4pm at Albany JCC!

Albany JCC

All application materials must be received by Friday, December 20, 2019 for consideration. Please contact Andrew Katz at 518-438-6651 ext. 113 or [email protected] for an application.

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The Jewish World | 14 local teens to participate in August in Detroit Maccabi

In the Jewish World Newspaper today!

[01/25/19]   Dear JCC Maccabi Families,
Hope your January is going well! This Sunday at 4:15pm at the Albany JCC is our first 2019 Maccabi Open House to start our journey to Detroit this August 4th to 9th. The Schenectady JCC Maccabi Open House has moved to Sunday, February 3rd at 1:15pm due to snow last weekend. We hope you can attend one of these meetings to learn more about Detroit Maccabi and the Junior/Mini Maccabi Program (May 5th in Philadelphia) for your younger siblings, relatives, or friends. If your teen has aged out, please help us spread the word about Maccabi! There is always ArtsFest which goes up to age 17! Hope to see you soon friends. Thank you!

We are going to Detroit!!!

Join us at Blaze this Sunday afternoon! To support our JCC Maccabi Team!

[09/05/18]   Dear JCC Maccabi Volunteers, Teens and Parents! We are looking for volunteers for the JCC Dunkin Run on morning of Sunday, September 16th. If able to help, please email Amy Zick at [email protected] ASAP! Thanks!

Another great event!

Come out to support our next fundraiser please!

Albany JCC

Discover Albany was fantastic to work with as we planned the Capital Region 2017 JCC Maccabi Games and this past Thursday they honored us by naming us an Albany Ambassador. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that made this event so impactful.

Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Closing Video

Enjoy the closing party week wrap up video.

Wrap up video highlighting the entire week of activities.

The Midot – Jewish values – of JCC Maccabi are the guiding principles of participation in the Games. Jewish peoplehood. Joy. Pride. Big hearted. Respect. Tikkun olam. Midot medals were handed out during the week by coaches and delegation heads. Here are a few of those Midot moments to celebrate!

Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Intro Video

Here is the Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Intro Video. A great tour of our area and some nice shout outs!

Get a tour of the Capital Region, learn about our community and see shout outs from some well known supporters.

Capital Region JCC Maccabi Opening Ceremonies In House Camera

Here is the video from our in house cameras of the Opening Ceremonies. More videos will follow soon. Thank you very much.

See the complete footage from our in house cameras of the Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Opening Ceremonies

JCC Cares!

#CAPMAC #Maccabi #JCC #MaccabiGames

We would like to thank the Maccabi teen athletes of the Jewish Community Center for their very generous donation.The Albany Summer Fun girls were super excited to get their bags!

Photos: Guilderland Welcomes the World to the Maccabi Games | The Altamont Enterprise

There's been quite a bit of local coverage of our Capital Region 2017 Maccabi Games. Here's a great article and lots of pictures from the Altamont Enterprise, a publication covering Guilderland.

#CAPMAC #Maccabi #JCC #MaccabiGames Athletes from three countries and many states converged on the Capital Region this week to compete in the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style competition for Jewish teenagers ages 13 to 16.


Enjoy watching the Closing Video from the 2017 Capital Region 2017 JCC Maccabi Games again and again. Whether you catch a glimpse of yourself, your kids (the ones you are actually raising) or your "kids" (the ones you cared for during the week of the games), this snapshot of the week will warm your heart.

Thank you to Joe Calderone for creating this testament for our community.

#CAPMAC #Maccabi #JCC #MaccabiGames

This is "CLOSING MACCABI VIDEO 2.00.14 PM" by Joe Calderone on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


We don't have the full video from Opening Ceremony to share just yet, but here is the video presentation about the Capital Region that was part of the Ceremony on Sunday. If you live here in the Capital Region, I hope you will enjoy seeing some of your favorite places. If you were visiting the Capital Region just for the Capital Region 2017 JCC Maccabi Games, we hope you will come back and visit! Even better, move here - we have the beauty and the brains and the weather is always just as fabulous as it was during the week of the Games.

Thank you to Joe Calderone for creating this beautiful tribute.

#CAPMAC #Maccabi #JCC #MaccabiGames

This is "NEW MACCABI TOUR" by Joe Calderone on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Hard to believe it's almost over! A few reminders about tonight's Closing Party...While this party is not open to the broader community (as the Opening Ceremonies were), we do invite our host families to join us at 8:15pm, for the ceremonial closing video presentation. Parking is in the front parking lots at Guilderland High School only.

Nikalya Salem from the Albany - Schenectady delegation receives a Midot Medal for dedication to her team. She was injured early on in the Maccabi week and kept cheering her teammates! Mazel tov!!

Maccabi moment! Albany JCC Camp Olam cheering on the Albany-Schenectady girls basketball team and Coach Mark!!

The Jewish World | The Jewish voice of the Capital Region

The Daily Torch (the daily publication by Maccabi Star Reporters) is available each day on the Jewish World's website! Share the news with loved ones at home!!

#CAPMAC #Maccabi #JCC #MaccabiGames

Monday evening event, has begun!!! Making new friends and memories after day one of competitions! #wearejccmaccabi #CAPMAC

As if Hang Time wasn't awesome enough...puppies are coming!

Hang time fun!! #wearejccmaccabi #CAPMAC

A few pics from morning basketball games! #CAPMAC #wearejccmaccabi

The Games are on! Kids are on the fields and courts. And the Star Reporters are getting ready to hit the field!

Let the Games begin! #CAPMAC #maccabigames

Maccabi athletes love the Maccabeats! #CAPMAC #maccabiahgames2017

This is what happens when the MACCABEATS play and Israelis start to dance...everyone joins in


Beautiful warm welcome from Games Honorary chair Congressman Paul Tonko


It's the parade of athletes!

TU center is full of love!

We love our volunteers! Swagbag pick up✔️#capmac #wearejccmaccabi

Welcome JCC on the Hudson!! #CAPMAC #wearejccmaccabi

Our athletes are off to have a sPUCKtaculatar time with their host families before opening ceremonies tonight!!! #hockey🏒 #wearejccmaccabi #CAPMAC

WELCOME to the HUB, how can we help you? #capmac loves their volunteers!! #wearejccmaccabi

South Jersey'a here!!!!

Boston's here and looking wicked ahhhwsome!

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