Welcome to the JCC Maccabi Games
We are the sole provider for Toronto’s JCC Maccabi Games Delegation. Each summer, some of the most talented teenagers (ages 13-16) from across the USA, Canada Mexico, Israel and the UK gather in a major North American city to represent their city and compete in a weeklong Olympics style athletic event.
While competition can be fierce, it’s the off field events and comradery, that truly make this a must have experience for any elite Jewish athlete.
We took over Team Toronto in 2010, taking only 10 athletes and one coach to Baltimore, MD. Today, we are one of the largest delegations in North America, usually consisting of over 100 athletes, a dozen coaches/trainers and several hundred participants.
To preregister for this year’s tryouts click here
JCC Maccabi Games, kicked off in 1982 with a big mission. It was designed in order to: provide Jewish youth with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship, where they can interact in an atmosphere of fun, democracy, and peace; cultivate a deeper understanding and instill an appreciation of Jewish values within Jewish youth, enrich their Jewish identity in an informal setting, and encourage their identification with the state of Israel; promote and encourage the health, physical fitness and well-being of Jewish youth through participation in recreational and athletic activities; and introduce Jewish youth to the international Maccabi Movement, which presents athletic, cultural, and social opportunities with Jews from around the world.
The games take place every August in a different North American market for teenagers, ages 13-16. A player is eligible if they are no younger than 13 and no older than 16 by July 31st. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Toronto will be sending athletes to compete against teams from all over the world this summer in Israel (July 5th-25th, 2023) and Fort Lauderdale (Aug 6th-11th, 2023).
To be eligible to tryout over for Israel, players must be 14-17 years of age by July 25th, 2023. To be eligible to tryout for Fort Lauderdale players must be 12-16 years old as of July 31st, 2023. Eligible players can tryout for teams going to Israel, Fort Lauderdale or both.
Please register here to receive the most up to date announcements or check out our tryout page for the latest information.
Maccabi Coaches Contact List
- U14/16 BASEBALL: Michael Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
- U14/16 GIRLS SOCCER: Ryan Friedman email@example.com and Menashe Levi firstname.lastname@example.org
- SWIMMING: Avi Mednick email@example.com
- U16 BOYS HOCKEY: Corey Tarnow firstname.lastname@example.org
- TENNIS/DANCE/VOLLEYBALL: Deb Goldberg email@example.com
- U16 BOYS BASKETBALL: Avi Mintz firstname.lastname@example.org
- U14/16 GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kelli Freedman email@example.com
- BOYS SOCCER and U14 BOYS BASKETBALL: Mark Goldberg firstname.lastname@example.org
- FLAG FOOTBALL: Tanya email@example.com