Thank you!

With a little over one month left before the JCC Maccabi Games begin, Team Columbus can see the light at the end of the tunnel after a long journey of preparations. The work is far from over, but thanks to everyone who has joined the team, excitement is building and we are where we need to be: Teams are practicing, ... More

Opening Ceremonies

The Opening Ceremonies will kick-off the JCC Maccabi Games five weeks from Sunday. There’s a lot to be excited about, and the Ceremonies are no exception. Held in a huge venue, the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, on Sunday, July 24, the Opening Ceremonies will bring everyone together in a night ... More

Let’s Hang

Hang Time & Midot In between the competitions and the yummy meals, athletes can go to Hang Time at the JCC to relax, meet other athletes, play games, and learn about Israel and Judaism in a fun and meaningful way. Hang Time is an important component because it’s part of what makes the Games more than just games.... More

Join The Party!

Social Events at the JCC Maccabi Games After the competitions wrap up around 5 p.m. each day, the party begins. The week of competition is enriched by a wide array of cultural and social activities. There’s something special planned for each night of the JCC Maccabi Games that gives athletes the chance to hang out ... More

Mitzvah Projects

Athletes Help Out in the Community Community service is an essential part of the JCC Maccabi Games whether it is JCC Cares Day or projects leading up to the Games. That’s why two groups of Columbus JCC Maccabi athletes volunteered for a couple of our Mitzvah Projects earlier this month. The first group volunteered ... More

In-Kind Sponsors

A week-long event with hundreds of participants requires many different supplies and services which can add up. But thanks to our in-kind sponsors, we are able to make the JCC Maccabi Games an extraordinary experience without extraordinary costs. In-Kind Sponsors help make the JCC Maccabi Games possible in a variety of ... More

Junior Maccabi

The JCC Maccabi Games will be an incredible experience for the entire community-- including children too young to compete this year. Kids 8-11 years old (by July 31) can participate in Junior Maccabi to be part of the festivities the week of the Games. They won't want to miss out! The Junior Maccabi delegation will be ... More

Health & Safety at the Games

The Security and Medical Committees are working hard make sure the Columbus JCC Maccabi Games run smoothly and safely. Capable professionals will be at competition sites throughout the week so that athletes, volunteers, and spectators can enjoy on the Games without worry. Athletes will be in good hands with Nationwide ... More

Who Cares? JCC Cares!

TEAM COLUMBUS MACCABI BOOK DRIVE From now until May 1 bring your gently used children's, youth and tween books to the JCC to be donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. JCC Cares is part of what makes the JCC Maccabi Games more than just games. Athletes will take part in several community service projects around ... More


Volunteering at the Games The JCC Maccabi Games will require the helping hands of several hundred volunteers in order to be a success. We won't be able to do it without YOU! And now, registering to volunteer is easier than ever. “We are finalizing an electronic scheduling process [called SignUpGenius] that will ... More