Athletes for individual sports are still being accepted! If you would like to sign up, please call Susan Paletz at (562) 426-7601 x1012
Team sport registration has been closed. 


Team Long Beach is currently looking for athletes to participate in the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games®! Are you Jewish and between the ages of 12-16? If so, please join over 25 Jewish teens from Long Beach for this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games near you!

Athletes from around the world will come to Orange County to compete, experience Rachmanus (compassion), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood). These sentiments are shared throughout the week during unique experiences designed to strengthen the Jewish bond between people, community and Israel.

Registration fee for this national program is $1,085. Payment plans and limited amount of scholarships are available. Please contact Susan Paletz for additional information (562) 426-7601 x1012.

Refer a Friend Special!

Save $50 off your registration fee every time your teen’s friends* signs up! There's no limit to how many friends sign up! Start your recruitment now!

*Must be a new participant and age-eligible to qualify




Athletic Opportunities 

Boys Baseball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
Ice Hockey* Flag Football* Boys Lacrosse*
Boys Soccer* Girls Soccer* Girls Softball*
Girls Volleyball*    
 *12 year old participation granted on case-by-case basis by JCCA

Individual Sports
(12-16 years old)

Dance Swimming Table Tennis
Track and Field  Star Reporter (Sports Journalism)  Tennis


Don’t live in Long Beach? Contact your local JCC or click here for your JCC’s delegation and they will give you more information on how to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest 2018.



What past LB Maccabi Games Participants are saying!


“This year I was lucky enough to experience the 2017 Maccabi Games in Miami, Florida.  When I arrived at the opening ceremonies I was amazed to see kids from all around the world who where just like me.   I never could have imagined Jews coming from places such as Panama and Mexico.  Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming, exerting great energy. Kids would come up to our delegation asking us what it’s like to live in Long Beach, and what our daily lives are like. These conversations with other teens eventually spurred throughout the trip creating an everlasting friendship, all originating from the Maccabi Games."

Can’t wait for next year!

- Max Mayo - Tennis



Team Long Beach FAQs

Q: What are the requirements to participate as a JCC Maccabi athlete?

A: Jewish teens between the ages of 12-16, as of July 31, 2018, can participate. Local athletes are required to house two (2) or more visiting athletes.

Q: Do I need to be Jewish to participate in the Maccabi Games?

A: Yes, all JCC Maccabi Games athletes must have at least one Jewish parent.

Q: Do I need to be a member of the Alpert JCC to participate?

A: No, this program is offered to Jewish teens ages 12-16.

Q: Is there a cost involved in participating?

A: Yes, there are expenses such as registration fees, uniform cost, games cost, etc. for this national program. For athletes and artists the cost will be $985 (Early bird through Jan 31, 2018) and $1085 after Jan 21, 2018.

Q: Can I play in more than one sport?

A: No, athletes are only permitted to participate in one sport.



Until the 2018 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Begins!