How old are the participants?
Israel: participants must be between 14 - 17 by July 31.  

FTL: participants must be between 13 - 16 by July 31.  

What is required for an athlete to participate?
~ Must be Jewish and have at least one Jewish parent
~ Must travel to the host community with the delegation and stay the entire time*
~ Must participate in all daily events*
~ Must stay with host families*
~ Can only participate in one sport
~ Must adhere to the Code of Conduct
~ Must complete required registration/payment*

*Israel slightly differs. Message me for details.

Do I need to be a member of the JCC to participate?
No. The JCC Maccabi Games is open to all Jewish athletes in Metro Detroit.

Do athletes need to be Jewish?
Yes, all JCC Maccabi participants must have at least one Jewish parent.

We have an event/my child is at camp/we will be on vacation/we need to arrive late/leave early...
All participants must travel to the host community with the delegation on Sunday and remain for the entire duration of the JCC Maccabi Games.  Participants can be released to their parents on Friday morning. Details on that will be sent out closer to the event.

What if my child has a prior commitment during the summer and can’t attend practice?
We encourage all participants to get the most of their summer vacation.  We ask that you share their availability with the coach. 

Can I change my child's ticket as we would like to extend our vacation?
Yes, details on that will be sent out closer to the event.

How do I register my athlete?
There will be a link from the home page.  In addition, registration information will be emailed to all participants. 

How are teams chosen?
Athletes will be selected on a first come first served basis.

What happens from the time an athlete makes the team until the Games?
Depending on the sport, there will be practice, community service and get togethers to meet the other Detroit participants.

Is there a rule on the amount of playing time each athlete will have?
No.  Playing time should be fair which is not necessarily equal.  

How much is it this year?
The cost of the JCC Maccabi Games in Israel is $3500 for the entire event.  For Ft. Lauderdale, price is $1800.

Will scholarships be available?
Yes.  Please click on the scholarship tab.

​What other delegations, besides US and Israel, will be attending?
We will not know until we hear from the host community.

Will there be enough adult chaperons?
JCC Association requires at least an 8:1 participant to adult ratio.  

Will there be accommodations for allergies?
We will get further information from the host communities regarding their allergy policy/menu and share that as soon as we have it.  Please be thorough and clear on allergies on the registration site AND on the JCC Maccabi physical form.

What will be the COVID-19 safety protocols?
Please click here for the most up to date Covid-19 Policy.  Athletes will need to sign off on this in the online registration process.

Can families attend the Games?
Yes – they will need to register for Spectator Credentials.  There is a fee.  Spectator registration can be done on the same link as athlete registration.  CLICK HERE FOR VISITOR INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOTELS IN FTL.

If I have further questions, who can I contact?
If you have ANY questions at all about any aspect of the Games, please contact Karen Gordon: click here.