Be a part of the Local Delegation Although the JCC Maccabi Games offer primarily a competition, the spirit of community and coming together are what make the Games so special. It’s in the months leading up to the Maccabi Games that coaches and individual athletes come together to form a team. “What I really enjoy ... More

Be a Host, Do a Mitzvah!

Athlete Housing for the Games As hundreds of athletes travel to Columbus this summer, host families will step up to make a home-away-from-home for visiting athletes. Not only is hosting a good way to help out, it will create lasting friendships and make the Maccabi experience the best it can be for everyone. Parents ... More

Welcome to Columbus! Hospitality and the First Day of the Games

On Sunday, July 24, twenty delegations from around the world will arrive in Columbus for the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games. Hospitality volunteers will play an important role as the first smiling faces they see here, welcoming them to Columbus. All week hospitality volunteers will be local ambassadors, answering questions and ... More

A Day in the Life of a Maccabi Athlete

While each day of the JCC Maccabi Games will be exciting and different, Monday through Thursday of Maccabi Week will follow a schedule for the athletes. From competitions to hang time to social events to JCC Cares, each day will be packed with things to do. The Maccabi Athlete’s day begins early. Competition times ... More