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Our Campers at the JCC Maccabi Games

Posted by August 18, 2015 • Share:

We would like to extend a hearty Yasher Koach to our campers who competed at the JCC Maccabi Games this summer.

  • Jesse Lieberman & Sean Koffman with Team San Francisco
  • Charlie Rosen, Noah Rosen and Abe Barnes with Team East Bay
  • Carly Hurvitz with Team Palo Alto
  • Jonathan Reich with Team Los Angeles

The Games, an athletic competition for 13-16 year old boys and girls, are held every summer at cities around the country. Over 3,000 athletes representing more than 100 delegations traveled to Dallas, Milwaukee and Ft. Lauderdale to participate in the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games.

If your child is interested in being a part of the Games in 2016, please contact us and we can connect you to your local delegation.

Bay Area U14 girls basketball team.

Bay Area U14 Girls Basketball



Team San Francisco U14 Boys Basketball


East Bay Delegation

East Bay Delegation


Team San Francisco U16 Boys Baseball

Team San Francisco U16 Boys Baseball




Camper Spotlight: Carly

Posted by August 18, 2015 • Share:

Camper Spotlight: Carly
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Cabin: Teen Leaders (10th & 11th graders)
Core Sport: Basketball
20150802_173714Carly joined us for her second summer at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp. She felt that her basketball skills improved significantly in her time last summer, making her decision to return an easy one!


What has been your favorite part of your camp experience so far?

Being able to play sports every day. Obviously I love my core sport (basketball), but I’m glad that I’ve ben able to try new sports like cricket, tennis, and indoor soccer.


What has been the most challenging thing for you so far?

The most difficult thing for me was adjusting to playing a sport for four hours a day six days a week. It’s tough on your body, but I think I’ve done a good job of eating right, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep. My counselors have really helped me take care of myself.


What has been your favorite evening activity?

Definitely Human Mario Kart. It was really creative and I liked the variety of activities it involved. Plus the counselor acting was really funny.


What is your favorite camp meal?

The eggplant parmesan. It was super delicious.


What is your favorite part of Shabbat at camp?

I like how the whole camp spends time all together. The normal schedule is really fun, but I like how Shabbat gives us the opportunity to be together as an entire community.


What is your favorite part about an average day at camp?

I love core sport because of the coaches. They are very patient and really want to see you improve. I also really enjoy evening program, it’s always very creative and fun.


Do you have any advice for campers coming to camp?

I would tell them to come with an open mind. There’s so much more to this camp than sports and Judaism. If you come with an open mind you will make so many friends and learn a lot about yourself.