Category: Events

JCC Maccabi Games Info Sessions

Posted by December 11, 2015 • Share:
Bay Area U14 girls basketball team.

Bay Area U14 girls basketball team.

Calling all Jewish athletes between the ages of 13 and 16! Have you ever thought about participating in the JCC Maccabi Games?

Each August, delegations of athletes and coaches travel to host cities across the country to represent their local Jewish Community Center in baseball, basketball, flag football, in-line hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball, dance, golf, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and track & field.

If you are interested in bringing your skills to the competition, contact the Delegation Head at your local JCC to find out if they are taking a delegation to the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games.

Click here to view contact information for JCC delegation heads.   

The next step to learn more about the Games and your local delegation is to attend a JCC Maccabi Games info session.  Ask your delegation head about info sessions in your area.

Below are some upcoming info sessions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.


San Francisco Bay Area

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Tuesday, January 26th

6:00 pm at the JCCSF

Email Abby Cutler for more information,


Wednesday, February 3rd

6:00 pm at the JCCSF

Email Abby Cutler for more information,


Los Angeles Area

Westside JCC

(City Based Info Session)

Tuesday, December 22nd

7:00 pm at the Westside JCC

Email Rebecca Sachs and Ari Cohen for more information,


(Valley Based Info Session)

Sunday, January 10th

Time and Location TBA

Email Rebecca Sachs and Ari Cohen for more information,



Event: Screening of Havana Curveball

Posted by April 29, 2015 • Share:

Baseball! Hot dogs! Treats! Door Prizes!

Join us for a screening of the acclaimed film, Havana Curveball, and a Q&A with the filmmaker!

Location: Congregation Etz Chayim / 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto
Date/Time: Sunday, May 17 at 4:00 pm
Cost: Free with advanced RSVP or $5.00 at the door (Click here to RSVP by midnight, Wednesday, May 13)
Who: Ideal for grades 5 and up, but all are welcome!

About the Film: 

An ordinary American teenager encounters extra-ordinary challenges when he sets his heart on donating equipment to young Cuban baseball players — an act of thanks to the country that sheltered his grandfather during the Holocaust.  Havana Curveball takes viewers on a deeply felt journey that shows just how complicated it is to “do good” in the world.

Additional Event Info:

We encourage you to bring new or gently used baseball equipment that will then be donated to a local under-served team.

This event is co-sponsored by Congregation Etz Chayim, Jewish LearningWorks, JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, and the Oshman Family JCC.

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Join us for the Super Run

Posted by February 3, 2015 • Share:

Join us for the Super Run on March 28!

On Saturday, March 28, 2015 we’ll be participating in the Super Run, a family fun run (or walk!) through Crissy Field. The Super Run is not just a regular run/walk, but will enable us all to:







All participants will receive a cape, t-shirt, and a post-run brunch.

If you’re interested in running, walking, fundraising, and/or volunteering, click here to register and select “JCC Maccabi Sports Camp” as your team.  If you don’t want to run but want to support our camp scholarship fund, click here to donate.

We hope you’ll join us for this day of family, fun, and camp community!

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 Email with any questions.

Upcoming Programs – December Edition

Posted by November 24, 2014 • Share:

Winter may be considered the “off-season” for summer camps but it’s busy for us! In addition to visiting synagogues, schools, and other Jewish organizations to tell people about camp, we’re also collaborating with other organizations to sponsor awesome events for sports-loving kids!

And, as an affiliate of the JCC Maccabi Games we’re happy to promote the Games and help young Jewish athletes ages 13-16 compete in this national Jewish sports program.  See below for more information about all of our upcoming events as well as Info Nights hosted by JCCs about the JCC Maccabi Games.

Here are upcoming programs at partner organizations:

Limos and Latkes, sponsored by the JCCSF & BBYO Connect
Saturday, December 20th / Register here

Friday Night Fly, a program of the JCCSF
Friday, December 12th & Friday, January 23rd / Click here for more info & registration dates

Soccer Clinic with Players from the US Women’s National Team, organized by Bay Area Girls Unite
Friday, December 19th / This event is already full with nearly 300 female soccer players!

Here are camp-specific events at synagogues, family homes, and JCCs:

Congregation Beth Jacob / Redwood City, CA
Monday, December 1

Peninsula Sinai Congregation / Foster City, CA
Wednesday, December 3

Temple Emanu-El / San Diego, CA
Friday, December 5

Las Vegas Jewish Camp Fair / Las Vegas, NV (multiple events and locations)
Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Congregation Sherith Israel / San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 7

Teen Summer Programs Fair, Congregation Beth El / Berkeley, CA
Sunday, December 7

Peninsula Temple Sholom / Burlingame, CA
Monday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 10

Peninsula Temple Beth El / San Mateo, CA
Wednesday, December 10

Temple Sinai  / Oakland, CA
Sunday, December 14

Temple Isaiah / Lafayette, CA
Sunday, December 14

Wise Temple / Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, December 14

Here is a list of Info Nights about the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games. Find out where your delegation is headed and which sports are available!

JCC of the East Bay / Click here for more information
December 4 (Oakland)

JCC San Francisco 
January 27 & February 5

Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto) / Click here for more information
December 9, January 7, February 2, March 11

Check back soon for more information about upcoming events. If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to email us at or call 415-997-8844.

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Fall Outreach & Events

Posted by September 2, 2014 • Share:

Ever wonder how we spend the “off-season”?  Great question!  We spend a lot of time traveling, organizing, and hosting events all around California and North America. We LOVE meeting families and getting people excited about camp!

This fall and winter we’ll be running parlor meetings at individual family homes; camp fairs at synagogues, JCCs, and Federations; visiting and running programs at Jewish Day Schools and synagogues; sponsoring events like Junior Maccabi; collaborating with BBYO Connect; and much more!

Already on the schedule is a middle school dance at the JCC of Greater Baltimore (Sept 13), a camp fair hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (Sept 21), a basketball skills clinic with the Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club at the JCCSF (Oct 19), and the annual Kosher BBQ Cook-off at the JCC of Southern Nevada (Oct 19).

If you have an idea for an event or are interested in helping us organize an event, please email Josh Steinharter at


Shawn Green, former MLB All-Star, with our Session 3 campers

Shawn Green, former MLB All-Star, with our Session 3 campers

Shawn Green, former MLB All-Star, leading a hitting clinic for our campers