JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest


Tryouts sign-ups for the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games are now open! Please reach out to jgoldstein@jccdallas.org or rwagner@jccdallas.org for questions about joining Team Dallas this summer.
Limited spots available.

The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America. More than 6,000 teens, ranging from 13 to 16 years of age, participate in the JCC Maccabi Games® each summer. Beyond the athletic competition, The Games promote community-involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. From the connections made via home hospitality to the energy and excitement that comes from competing to the socializing at evening events, the JCC Maccabi Games® offer a unique and unforgettable experience.

In addition to the athletic events, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a week-long summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13 – 17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field. Teens will also participate in a community service project and social activities.

Team Dallas regularly sends one of the largest delegations to the JCC Maccabi Games®. Follow our Facebook page and Instagram for updates and highlights throughout the year.

July 28 – Aug. 2, 2019

  • 14U Boys Baseball
  • 16U Boys Baseball
  • 14U Boys Basketball
  • 16U Boys Basketball
  • 16U Girls Basketball
  • 16U Flag Football
  • E-Sports (13 – 16)
  • 16U Ice Hockey
  • 16U Volleyball
  • 14U Boys Soccer
  • 16U Boys Soccer
  • 16U Girls Soccer
  • Track & Field (13 – 14)
  • Track & Field (15 – 16)
  • Tennis (13 – 14)
  • Tennis (15 – 16)
  • Swimming (13 – 14)
  • Swimming (15 – 16)
  • Golf (13 – 14)
  • Golf (15 – 16)
  • Dance (13 – 14)
  • Dance (15 – 16)
  • Table Tennis (13 – 14)
  • Table Tennis (15 – 16)

August 4 – 9, 2019

About ArtsFest

The 2019 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a week-long summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 12-17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field. Teens will also participate in a community service project and social activities.

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What are the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest?

JCC Maccabi Games® started 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.

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a week-long arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13 – 17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporating community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel. ArtsFest offers artists the opportunity to partake in intimate master classes during the day and party at the largest Jewish teen block party at night. The program culminates in an exciting final showcase, where each specialty will have the opportunity to share their creations with fellow ArtsFest and Games participants and invited guests.

Team Dallas regularly brings one of the largest delegations to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArstFest.

When and where are the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest?

The 2020 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest are in San Diego CA starting August 2 and running through August 7.

How do I sign up my teen to tryout?

You can sign your teen up for tryouts using the following link:

SIGN UP NOW!

When and where are tryouts?

Tryouts will take place in January and February of 2020. There will be specific emails and social media posts with details of each week’s tryouts sent out in December. There will also be reminders sent out about upcoming tryouts the week before the tryouts. The tryout schedule will also be posted here on the Team Dallas web page.

How many sports should my teen tryout for?

We recommend that each teen tryout for at least two sports. There are limited spots for Team Dallas athletes this year.

Who are the Team Dallas coaches?

Team Dallas has a history of great JCC Maccabi coaches. These coaches are volunteers from our community who have been a part of the JCC Maccabi Games and local youth sports programs for many years. Our coaches are dedicated members of the community who volunteer their time to help give our local teens an amazing Jewish summer experience.

What if I am not a JCC member?

If you are not a JCC member and your child makes Team Dallas for the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games your teen will need to join the JCC as a ZTX Member. ZTX members are teen members of the JCC from the moment they pay their membership fee through August 31, 2020.

How and when will I know if my teen made Team Dallas?

In early to mid-March the Delegation Heads will call parents with information about which team their child made and will send a follow-up email. Parents and teens will have 48 hours to make their deposit to secure their spot on Team Dallas. If you do not immediately hear from the Delegation Head that does not mean your teen was cut from Team Dallas; there will be over 100 phone calls made to those who tried out. You will receive a phone call informing you if your teen did not make Team Dallas for the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games as well.

What do I need to do to confirm my teen’s spot on Team Dallas?

After receiving a phone call and email informing you and your teen of the sport they made for the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games you and your teen will have 48 hours to log-in to your JCC account to put down the deposit or pay the entire fee in full to confirm the spot. Without the deposit your teen’s spot is not confirmed and we will move on to our next athlete on our list for Team Dallas.

How do I register my teen for the JCC Maccabi Games?

After paying your teen’s deposit, you will receive a confirmation email including a link to the RegPack registration system. You will need to go the link to register your teen for the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games. You will need the following information to complete the registration:

  • Current headshot photograph
  • Teen’s proof of age (passport, birth certificate, or driver’s license)
  • Health insurance card and information
  • Updated immunization records
  • Current physical signed by pediatrician (JCCA form must be used)

Everything except for the current physical and updated immunization record will be due by Friday, April 17. The current physical and updated immunization record will be due by Friday, June 19. Anyone who misses these deadlines will be subject to a late fee penalty.

How do I find out my teen’s sizes for Team Dallas gear?

In late March there will be one week of gear try-ons at the Dallas JCC. We will also try to spend one afternoon in Plano for try-ons for those that live north of the JCC. This will be your teen’s one opportunity to try on the gear for correct sizing. If you miss these try-ons we will use the sizes listed in the Regpack registration system when ordering your teen’s gear.

When do practices start?

In the spring we will have our delegation meeting followed by team breakout sessions to meet with coaches and learn expectations for the spring and summer as well as to go over schedules for the team. After this meeting team practices will begin. Some sports will start practice right away while others will wait until later in the summer. Each sport practices different amounts depending on the teens’ availability and the specific sport.

Scores

Click a sport below to view schedule and scores.

Medal
# of Medals
Recipients
Gold
15
David Eydelzon – Swimming (x6)
Eliana Reizer – Swimming (x4)
Jacob Rubanov – Swimming
Jaden Pollak – Golf
Sara Bassichis – Tennis
Max Bassichis – Tennis
Nolan Marcus – Track & Field
Silver
12
14U Boys Soccer
David Eydelzon – Swimming (x2)
Eliana Reizer – Swimming (x5)
Jacob Rubanov – Swimming
Jack Yurich – Tennis
Nolan Marcus – Track & Field (x2)
Bronze
15
14U Boys Basketball
Flag Football
Jaden Pollak – Golf (x2)
Girls Soccer
Jacob Rubanov – Swimming
Eliana Reizer – Swimming (x3)
David Eydelzon – Swimming (x2)
Abby Shulman – Table Tennis (x2)
Peyton Wartell – Tennis
Volleyball
Total
42
Midot
8
Logan Hamilton
Joe Friedman
Dima Chernikov
Marc Biesman
Julia Steckler
Eliana Reizer
David Eydelzon
Shay Bareni

14U Baseball

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
10:20 am
Chicago
Dallas/Houston/Memphis
Chicago wins
7 – 3
Monday, July 29 3:00 pm Dallas/Houston/Memphis Atlanta Red/Cleveland Atlanta/Cleve wins
9 – 1
Tuesday, July 30 10:20 am Dallas/Houston/Memphis St. Louis/Phoenix/Minneapolis/J Team Dallas wins
5 – 4
Tuesday, July 30 2:00 pm Atlanta Blue/J Team Dallas/Houston/Memphis Atlanta Blue/J Team wins
11 – 7
Wednesday, July 31 11:00 am Dallas/Houston/Memphis Atlanta Red/Cleveland Atlanta Red/Cleveland wins
14 – 0

16U Baseball

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
8:00 am
Dallas/Philadelphia/San Diego
LA Westside
LA Westside wins
16 – 2
Monday, July 29 12:40 pm Atlanta Blue Dallas/Philadelphia/San Diego Atlanta wins
8 – 3
Tuesday, July 30 8:00 am Baltimore Dallas/Philadelphia/San Diego Baltimore wins
13 – 8
Tuesday, July 30 11:00 am Dallas/Philadelphia/San Diego Atlanta Red Atlanta wins
7 – 0
Wednesday, July 31 8:00 am LA Westside Dallas/Philadelphia/San Diego LA Westside wins
7 – 1

14U Boys Basketball
Dallas wins white bronze

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
9:30 am
Mexico
Dallas
Dallas wins
56 – 25
Monday, July 29 2:00 pm Dallas Louisville/Central FL/Harrisburg/Baltimore Dallas wins
73 – 33
Tuesday, July 30 10:30 am Atlanta Red Dallas Dallas wins
44 – 39
Tuesday, July 30 3:30 pm Dallas Atlanta Blue TBD
Wednesday, July 31 11:00 am KB Dallas Dallas wins
67 – 52
Wednesday, July 31 3:30 pm Atlanta Red Dallas Atlanta wins
60 – 21
Thursday, August 1 8:00 am Dallas Cleveland Dallas wins
59 – 39

16U Boys Basketball

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
8:00 am
Israel
Dallas
Dallas wins
43 – 32
Monday, July 29 2:00 pm Dallas Birmingham/Central Florida Dallas wins
44 – 12
Tuesday, July 30 8:00 am St. Louis Dallas Dallas wins
60 – 45
Tuesday, July 30 10:30 am Dallas LA Valley Dallas wins
59 – 43
Wednesday, July 31 12:30 pm Atlanta Red Dallas Atlanta wins
60 – 21

16U Girls Basketball

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
11:00 am
J Team
Dallas
Dallas wins
34 – 29
Monday, July 29 3:30 pm Dallas LA Westside LA Westside wins
59 – 22
Tuesday, July 30 9:15 am Atlanta Red Dallas Atlanta wins
53 – 16
Tuesday, July 30 11:45 am Dallas Denver Denver wins
48 – 27
Wednesday, July 31 11:00 am Houston/Memphis Dallas Dallas wins
44 – 12
Wednesday, July 31 2:00 pm Dallas Phoenix/Harrisburg/Baltimore/Louisville Dallas wins
41 – 38
Thursday, August 1 9:30 am Dallas Denver Denver wins
52 – 39
Thursday, August 1 12:30 pm Atlanta Red Dallas Atlanta wins
61 – 24

Girls Basketball – Mixed

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
9:30 am
Atlanta Red
Dallas/LA Valley
Atlanta wins
69 – 12
Monday, July 29 12:30 pm Dallas/LA Valley Phoenix/Harrisburg/Baltimore/Louisville P/H/B/L wins
52-23
Tuesday, July 30 9:15 am Philadelphia Dallas/LA Valley Philadelphia wins
66 – 15
Tuesday, July 30 1:00 pm Dallas/LA Valley St. Louis St. Louis wins
29 – 25
Wednesday, July 31 12:30 pm Dallas/LA Valley Atlanta Blue Atlanta wins
38 – 34

Dallas wins bronze

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
9:30 am
Dallas
LA Westside/Denver/San Diego/Phoenix
Dallas wins
42 – 0
Monday, July 29 12:30 pm San Jose Dallas Dallas wins
49 – 13
Tuesday, July 30 9:30 am Cleveland Dallas Dallas wins
28 – 22
Tuesday, July 30 12:30 pm Dallas Atlanta Red Atlanta wins
24 – 18
Wednesday, July 31 2:00 pm Cleveland Dallas Dallas wins
38 – 26
Thursday, August 1 8:00 am Dallas Nashville Nashville wins
21 – 15
Thursday, August 1 11:00 am Atlanta Red Dallas Tie
20 – 20

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

14U Boys Soccer
Dallas wins silver

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
8:00 am
Dallas
LA Westside
Dallas wins
7 – 3
Monday, July 29 11:00 am Cleveland/St. Louis/San Diego Dallas Dallas wins
12 – 4
Tuesday, July 30 8:00 am LA Valley/Birmingham Dallas Dallas wins
6 – 4
Tuesday, July 30 1:20 pm Dallas Chicago/J Team/Greater Washington/Baltimore Dallas wins
9 – 6
Wednesday, July 31 12:20 pm Mexico White Dallas Dallas wins
9 – 2
Thursday, August 1 8:00 am Chicago/J Team/Greater Washington/Baltimore Dallas Dallas wins
4 – 2
Thursday, August 1 1:00 pm Dallas South Jersey South Jersey wins
4 – 1

16U Boys Soccer

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
8:00 am
Dallas
Atlanta Blue
Dallas wins
4 – 0
Monday, July 29 1:00 pm Panama Dallas Panama wins
4 – 3
Tuesday, July 30 8:00 am LA Westside Dallas LA Westside wins
3 – 1
Tuesday, July 30 12:00 pm Dallas LA Valley Dallas wins
3 – 2
Wednesday, July 31 8:00 am Dallas Mixed Mixed wins
5 – 3

16U Girls Soccer
Dallas wins bronze

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
9:20 am
Dallas
LA Valley
Dallas wins
7 – 1
Monday, July 29 1:00 pm Cleveland/San Jose/Long Beach Dallas Dallas wins
7 – 0
Tuesday, July 30 9:20 am Atlanta Blue Dallas Tie
5 – 5
Tuesday, July 30 2:40 pm Dallas LA Westside LA Westside wins
6 – 1
Wednesday, July 31 11:00 am GW Dallas Dallas wins
4 – 3
Thursday, August 1 8:00 am Dallas LA Westside LA Westside wins
9 – 2
Thursday, August 1 1:00 pm Philadelphia Dallas Dallas wins
4 – 3
Day
Event
Result
Monday, July 29
50-yard Freestyle
Eliana Reizer – Silver
Monday, July 29 200-yard Breaststroke Jacob Rubanov – Bronze
Monday, July 29 100-yard Butterfly David Eydelzon – Silver
Monday, July 29 500-yard Freestyle David Eydelzon – Gold; Eliana Reizer – Gold
Monday, July 29 200-yard Medley Relay Jacob Rubanov – Gold; Eliana Reizer – Bronze
Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Event
Score
Monday, July 29
Girls’ Singles Open
Abby Schulman – Bronze
Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Player 1
Player 2
Score
Monday, July 29
8:30 am
Peyton Wartell
R. Ulbrach
Peyton wins
8 – 1
Monday, July 29 8:30 am Jack Entes E. Elster E. Elster wins
8 – 0
Monday, July 29 8:30 am Meg Steinhart L. Sobernheim L. Sobernheim wins
8 – 2
Monday, July 29 9:30 am Cade Roseman M. Goldberg M. Goldberg wins
8 – 2
Monday, July 29 9:30 am Jack Yurich J. Eikelberner Jack wins
8 – 3
Monday, July 29 9:30 am Sara Bassichis A. Solomiany Sara wins
8 – 0
Monday, July 29 10:30 am Max Bassichis A. Jacobs Max wins
8 – 5
Monday, July 29 11:30 am Cade Roseman J. Eikelberner J. Eikelberner wins
8 – 0
Monday, July 29 1:00 pm Jack Yurich C. Protass Jack wins
8 – 1
Monday, July 29 1:00 pm Peyton Wartell A. Halpert Peyton wins
8 – 3
Monday, July 29 1:00 pm Jack Entes J. Abrams Jack wins
8 – 5
Monday, July 29 2:00 pm Max Bassichis A. Silberman TBD
Monday, July 29 2:00 pm Meg Steinhart J. Cohen J. Cohen wins
8 – 2
Monday, July 29 2:00 pm Sara Bassichis E. Baker Sara wins
8 – 0
Day
Event
Result
Monday, July 29
Long Jump
TBD
Monday, July 29 Shot Put TBD
Monday, July 29 100h/110h TBD
Monday, July 29 800m TBD
Monday, July 29 100m TBD

Volleyball
Dallas wins blue bronze

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
8:00 am
Dallas
Bensonhurst Blue
Bensonhurst wins
25 – 23; 25 – 18
Monday, July 29 11:00 am Bensonhurst White Dallas Bensonhurst wins
25 – 12; 25 – 16
Tuesday, July 30 11:00 am Israel White Dallas Israel wins
25 – 5; 25 – 6
Tuesday, July 30 3:30 pm Dallas Atlanta White Dallas wins
25 – 18; 25 – 13
Wednesday, July 31 11:00 am Dallas Atlanta White Dallas wins
25 – 19; 25 – 13
Wednesday, July 31 2:15 pm Bensonhurst Blue Dallas Bensonhurst wins
25 – 13; 25 – 23
Thursday, August 1 8:00 am Houston White Dallas Dallas wins
25 – 18; 25 – 13; 25 – 22

Volleyball – Mixed

Day
Game Time
(all times EST)
Home
Away
Score
Monday, July 29
9:30 am
Dallas/Memphis/Denver
Atlanta Blue
Atlanta wins
25 – 4; 26 – 24
Monday, July 29 1:30 pm Israel White Dallas/Memphis/Denver Israel wins
25 – 5; 25 – 10
Tuesday, July 30 8:00 am Dallas/Memphis/Denver St. Louis/Birmingham/Cleveland/Nashville St. Louis/Birm/Cleve/Nash wins
26 – 24; 25 – 12
Tuesday, July 30 11:00 am Houston White Dallas/Memphis/Denver Houston wins
25 – 7; 25 – 14
Wednesday, July 31 12:15 pm Dallas/Memphis/Denver Baltimore Baltimore wins
25 – 23; 25 – 16

For more information, please contact Josh Goldstein at jgoldstein@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7145 or Rachel Wagner at rwagner@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7189.

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