JCC Seeks Athletes And Artists For Maccabi Games

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: JCC) –Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (Levis JCC) is seeking athletes and artists for the JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® 2017. More than 3,000 Jewish teens from around the world are expected to participate.

  • Jewish athletes (ages 13-16 as of July 31, 2017) are invited to try out for the Mitchell Dobbin Maccabi Team BOCA RATON in the following sports: Boys Baseball, Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Lacrosse and Boys Flag Football; Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball; Boys & Girls Swimming, Boys & Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Golf and Boy & Girls Dance.
  • Jewish artists (ages 13-17 as of July 31, 2017) are invited to audition for Boys & Girls Acting/Improv, Culinary, Musical Theater, Rock Band, Star Reporter, Visual Arts and Vocal Music.

The JCC Maccabi Games® 2017 will be taking place in Birmingham, AL and Miami, FL; the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® 2017 will be taking place in Miami, FL. JCC Maccabi Games® in Birmingham, AL will take place July 30 – August 4, 2017; the JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest® in Miami, FL will be taking place August 6-11, 2017.

Participants must complete an athlete or artist interest form prior to tryouts or auditions. Interest forms and try out schedules are both available at www.LevisJCC.org/maccabi. For more information, contact Lesley Surfer at 561-852-3212 or lesleys@levisjcc.org (Athletes); or Lauren Koblick at 561-852-3267 or laurenk@levisjcc.org (Artists).

The JCC Maccabi Games® kicked off 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.