JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

UPDATE: The JCC Maccabi Games are paused for the time being due to COVID-19. We hope to soon announce future plans for The JCC Maccabi Games, so hold tight! See below for general information on what the Maccabi Games are all about.

Each summer, the JCC of Greater Ann Arbor sends a team of Jewish teens to the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest, a week long Olympic-style sporting competition (Games, ages 12-16) and practice & performance (ArtsFest, ages 12-17), in different cities across America.

Athletes and artists from all over the world also participate in community service projects and social activities to combine for an unforgettable experience and a week to remember.

Age Guidelines: To be eligible to participate, an athlete must be at least twelve (12) years old on or before July 31 of the year of the Games and cannot be 17 on or before July 31 of the year of the Games. The same date applies to determine the appropriate age group for athletes. For example, an athlete who turns 15 on July 31 competes in the 15-16 age division. An athlete who turns 15 on August 1 competes in the 13-14 age division.
To be eligible to participate, an artist must be at least twelve (12) years old on or before July 31 of the year of ArtsFest and cannot be 18 on or before July 31

Individual Sports- Boys and Girls

  • Coming soon….

Arts Fest Specialties (Ages 12-18)


The JCC has scholarships available, so please do not hesitate to inquire about this. You can find out more by emailing [email protected]

Check out captured fun from past JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest years!

View the Parent Handbook

Want to be added to our listserve? Have questions? Contact:

Deborah Ryan, JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest Delegation Head: (734) 971-0990 or [email protected]


To donate to the Ann Arbor Maccabi Delegation, click here or ‘DONATE’ at the top right of your screen.

Thank you to those who have made Ann Arbor Maccabi possible, and thank you in advance to those who continue to show their support.