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Things to Know About the Games

Dear Maccabi Games Participant:

Welcome to the 40th Annual Hebraica Maccabi Games at the Michael Ann Russell JCC on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus located at 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach, Florida.

Event Dates: November 18–28, 2021

Maccabi Games Schedule: Download the MARJCC Maccabi Games App on your Smartphone. The schedule will be on the App before November 18.

T-Shirt and ID Distribution if Registered After November 1, 2021:

When: Thursday, November 18, from 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Where: Maccabi Games office Program Building

T-shirt sizes are based on availability. 

40th Annual Maccabi Games Opening Ceremony:

When: Thursday, November 18, at 6:50 p.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Open to participants and the community.

GMJF Toy Drive:

When: Sunday, November 21–28

Where: Scheck Family Plaza • Lipton Building

Virtual Cycling:

When: Begins Saturday, November 13

Participation Fee: $72

Must be registered to participate.

Dance Competition:

When: Saturday, November 20, at 6:50 p.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Who: Children C, D, E

Must be registered to participate.

Tennis Tournament:

When: Sunday, November 21–28

Where: The Soffer Family Tennis Center

Who: All categories

Must be registered to participate. Schedules TBA.

Chess Tournament:

When: Sunday, November 21, 25, and 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Senior Lounge I Second Floor of Main Building

Who: All categories

Table Tennis Tournament I:

When: Sunday, November 21, at 11:20 a.m.

Where: Katz Auditorium I Second Floor of Main Building

Who: Ad Female

Table Tennis Tournament II:

When: Sunday, November 21, at 12:10 p.m.

Where: Katz Auditorium I Second Floor of Main Building

Who: Vet Male

Table Tennis Tournament III:

When: Sunday, November 21, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Katz Auditorium I Second Floor of Main Building

Who: Ad Male

Young Maccabim Petting Zoo and Obstacle Course:

When: Sunday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Who: Young Maccabim Ages 2–4

Rikudim Harkada:

When: Sunday, November 21, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Open to all participants and the community.

Late Night Pizza and Movie:

When: Monday, November 22, at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Who: Child C, Grades 3–4

Must be registered to participate.

Virtual Poker Tournament:

When: Monday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Who: Adult and Veteran Categories

Participant Fee: $72

Link to be provided.

Must be registered to participate.

Domino Tournament:

When: Tuesday, November 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Katz Auditorium

Who: Adult and Veteran

Participant Fee: $45

Must be registered to participate.

Burako/Truco/Backgammon:

When: Tuesday, November 23, 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Alan & Diane Lieberman Theater

Who: Adult and Veteran

Participant Fee: $45

Bring your own set.

Must be registered to participate; please visit https://marjcc.org/mg.

Golf Tournament:

When: Wednesday, November 24; Start Time TBA

Where: The Club at Emerald Hills

Who: Adult/Veteran

Participant Fee: $100 Maccabi Games Registrants • $125 Non-Registrants

Must be registered to participate.

Off the Wall Field Trip:

When: Wednesday, November 24

 7:40 p.m.   Meet in the Scheck Family Plaza

11:00 p.m.  Pick-up in the Scheck Family Plaza

Where: Coconut Creek Location • 4939 Coconut Creek Pkwy, Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Who: Child D & E Grades 5–8

Participant Fee: $35

Must be registered to participate.

Canaston:

When: Wednesday, November 24

Where: The Alan &Diane Lieberman Theater

Who/When:  Bobes Noon. • Adults 5:30 p.m.

Participant Fee: $45

Must be registered to participate; please visit https://marjcc.org/mg.

Young Maccabim Sports and Gymnastics:

When: Thursday, Sunday, November 25, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Who: Young Maccabim Ages 2–4

Rikudim Harkada:

When: Thursday, November 25, at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Open to all participants and the community

Swim Competition:

When: Friday, November 26, at 8:00 a.m.

Where: MARJCC Indoor Swimming Pool

Who: All categories

Must be registered to participate.

Young Maccabim Arts and Crafts:

When: Friday, November 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Who: Young Maccabim Ages 2–4

Young Maccabim Magic and Balloons:

When: Sunday, November 28, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Who: Young Maccabim Ages 2–4

Child A Medal Ceremony:

When: Sunday, November 28, at 11:20 a.m.

Where: Temple Sinai

Who: Child A Participants and Their Families

Closing Ceremony:

When: Sunday, November 28, at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Scheck Family Plaza

Open to all participants and the community.

Contact Information for Individual Sports and Events

Chess Tournament | corkidi@comcast.net

Virtual Race | Igetzel@gmail.com

Tennis Tournament | Emiliano.abramzon@gmail.com

Dance Competition | Estherf@marjcc.org

Young Maccabim | Michelleklahr@yahoo.com

Maccabi Tzair Movie Night | Moisesb@marjcc.org

Virtual Poker| Joshloberfeld@gmail.com

Domino Tournament | joelbary@gmail.com

Burako/truco | Lorefeldman05@gmail.com

Golf Tournament|  Salolevy4@gmail.com

Off the Wall Field Trip | Tomasg@marjcc.org

Backgammon | Lorefeldman05@gmail.com

Canaston | Monicasichel1974@gmail.com

Swim Competition |  Afischer36@gmail.com

Maccabi Games Contact | Diania@marjcc.org

Parking:

Overflow parking with security is at Temple Sinai and or Scheck Hillel Community School. If you park on the street, please be aware of street signs; no parking is permitted on NE 181st Street, and kindly do not block driveways. The MARJCC is not responsible for valuables left in any vehicles at any parking location.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR THE 40th  ANNUAL MACCABI GAMES:

All participants and spectators are required to satisfy one of the following conditions before attending the Maccabi Games, from November 18–28, 2021:

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Received a “NEGATIVE” result on a PCR test for COVID-19 within the last 72 hours
  • Received a “NEGATIVE” result on a Rapid Antigen test for COVID-19 within the last 24 hours

Please note that the Michael-Ann Russell JCC will have options for onsite testing before and during the games. More information to follow.

The MARJCC reserves the right to request confirmation of a negative PCR or Antigen test. As an alternative, participants may voluntarily provide proof of full-vaccination status.

Even if fully vaccinated, face masks are mandatory for all members, guests, employees, volunteers, and visitors while inside the MARJCC facilities.

Children under the age of two are not required to wear a mask indoors. While the MARJCC does not require face masks for outdoor activities, all members and participants must maintain a safe physical distance when possible. Face masks are not required outdoors.

Please note that only those athletes engaged in active play are not required to wear a mask indoors.

If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please notify your team captain immediately. Please do not attend any MARJCC activities or visit the campus until you have been provided with further instructions.

If you have traveled outside of the United States, you may not return to the MARJCC until you have met the following guidelines:

  • Undergo PCR testing 3-5 days upon returning to the U.S.
  • After receiving a negative result, you may return to the JCC.

The MARJCC remains committed to the health and safety of all our participants, guests, and staff.  To ensure an enjoyable and worry-free environment, the JCC asks that, as in Judaism and sports, we all commit to a code of honor and truly adhere to the above guidelines.

We would want to remind everyone that each of us must adhere to the established protocols to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.  We love seeing you at the J, but please stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days:

  • if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, or
  • if you have come into direct contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or
  • if anyone in your household has come into direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Thank you in advance for your support.