JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest


UPDATE: JCC Maccabi 2018 Games will happen in Orange County, CA, August 5-10

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 13-16) and practice & performance (ArtsFest, ages 12-18), 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 thirteen (13) 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

In 2018, we will be traveling to Orange County , CA

2018 Registration

Registration deadline March 10th!  Register with no late fee!

Before you register, you will first need to create an account.  If you are having trouble, click here.

You will also need to complete all of the additional documents listed.

  • JCC of Greater Ann Arbor Delegation Registration: $1,550 (Please note that the cost reflects the entire price to attend the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest, and does not need to be paid in full at the time of registration.  A $500 non-refundable registration fee will need to be paid at the time of registration to reserve your spot.  Remaining balances must be paid in full by June 1st).  Fees include plane ticket, uniform, food, warm-ups, trading pinsAthletes & Artists will stay with “Host Families” the week of JCC Maccabi.
  • JCC Membership: $125 ‘Single Adult Membership’Valid for one year from date of purchase.
  • Confirmation Kit (along with copy of birth certificate or social security card AND copy of front and back of insurance card) – due TO THE JCC BY April 1 ($150 late fee).
    *The Medical form which is required for both artists & athletes on Page 7 is due TO THE JCC BY May 1 ($150 late fee)*
  • Online National Registration (Past participants will need to fill out, but will not need to create a new username or password)
  • ARTISTS ONLY: How to apply for ArtsFest


Team Sports Orange County, CA

Baseball- 14U & 16U Boys
Basketball- 14U & 16U Boys / 16U Girls

Soccer-14U & 16U Boys /16U Girls

LaCrosse- 16U Boys

Ice Hockey- 16U Boys & Girls

Volleyeball- 16U Girls

Flag Football- 16U Boys & Girls

Softball – 16U Girls

Individual Sports- Boys and Girls

Track and Field-14U & 16U
Dance-14U & 16U
Swimming-14U & 16U
Tennis-14U & 16U

Table Tennis-14U & 16U

Star Reporter – 14U & 16U

Arts Fest Specialties (Ages 12-18)


We know Maccabi can be expensive!  That’s why, once the team is assembled in March, we will give all athletes & artists opportunities to raise money which will go right back to them to pay for their trip! Additionally, we have scholarships available, so please do not hesitate to inquire about this. You can find out more by emailing [email protected]

Check out all of last year’s fun JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest!

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.