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39TH ANNUAL MACCABI GAMES

  Saturday, November 21 – Sunday, November 29

39th Annual maccabi games reimagined

We are very excited to continue the tradition of our Games. While the 39th Maccabi Games will be vastly different this year, the magical and exciting experience the Games have come to represent remains the same.

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Sponsorship opportunities

Since its inception in 1982, MARJCC has had the opportunity of bringing our community together to share in an intergenerational experience–the Hebraica Maccabi Games. A week-long Olympic-style sporting competition, the Maccabi Games historically features over 700 competitive games in 13 different sports. Presenting the second-largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world is a substantial and inspiring mission; however, registration fees do not begin to cover the full costs associated with producing an event of this magnitude. To achieve our mission, the Hebraica Maccabi Games must generate revenue through sponsorships that can be customized to meet all needs and budgets.

Monday, November 23–Sunday, November 29

Participants: Grade 3 to Veteran

Location: Soffer Family Tennis Center at MARJCC

Wednesday, November 25

Participants: Grade 9 to Veteran with a Handicap

Location: The Club at Emerald Hills

Sunday, November 22

Participants: Grade 2 to Veteran

Location: Edith and Saul Schmidt Aquatics Complex at MARJCC

Dance Competition Theme: Hope

Participants: Grade 3 to Veteran

Location: Virtual

Sunday, November 29

Participants: Grade 3 to Adult

Location: Virtual | You must have your own console and game

Thursday, November 26

Participants: Grade 6-8

Location: Oleta River State Park

Friday, November 27

Participants: Grade 3-12

Location: Amelia Earhart Park 

Thursday, November 19Sunday, November 29

Participants: Grade 9 to Veteran

Location: Virtual | Cycling (Indoor/Outdoor), Running, and Swimming

Tuesday, November 24

Participants: Kindergarten to Veteran

Location: Virtual | Zoom link and instructions will be sent closer to the date.

Monday, November 23

Participants: Adult and Veteran

Location: Virtual

Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27

Participants: Grade 3 to Veteran

Location: MARJCC

Monday, November 23Sunday, November 29

Participants: Adult and Veteran

Location: Soffer Family Tennis Center at MARJCC

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 24

Participants: Kindergarten to Veteran

Location: Virtual

Thursday, November 26Friday, November 27

Participants: Kindergarten to Veteran

Location: MARJCC Parking Lot

Saturday, November 21

Participants: Kindergarten to Veteran

Location: Virtual

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Tennis Tournament

  • USTA rules govern the tennis tournament.

  • All tournaments are round-robin format based on the number of players that enter each category.

  • Adult males and females play in a team format. Each country will form a minimum of one team (one male + one female) and compete in one singles match and one mixed doubles match—round-robin format. Winners advance based on wins and losses. If a tiebreaker is necessary, it is based on the total number of games won in all matches.

Swimming

    • Competition includes all swimming styles.
    • MARJCC Outdoor Pool
    • Grades 2-4: 25-yards
    • Grades 5th and Up: 50-yards

*Subject to change

Rocket League is for participants in Grade 3 to adult. The game is available on all gaming platforms and only played on Sunday, November 29, at 4  p.m. A vehicular soccer video game, Rocket League is described as “soccer, but with rocket-powered cars.” Rocket League involves two teams that use rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal and score points throughout a match. For the official tournament, the game will be played 1v1. Consolation matches may be offered at the end of the tournament in a 2v2 or 3v3 format.

Kayak Race

  • The race takes place at Oleta River State Park.

  • Participants follow and complete a course.

  • Each country forms a minimum of one team—two participants per kayak.

  • Each team’s time will be calculated separately per kayak.

  • Medals awarded to 1st and 2nd place kayaks with the fastest time.

Wakeboarding Competition

Safety and behavior:

  • All participants must wear a life jacket and helmet.
  • All contestants should sign a waiver provided by the Sports Complex.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and is defined as:
    • Any conduct that can cause danger to anyone on the tournament site
    • Any conduct causing damage to the site
    • Any profanity used by a wakeboarder
    • Any infractions by a participant can be punishable by disqualification
  • ONLY participants and judges will be allowed on the dock.
  • COVID-19 rules and regulations to be identified at the time of the event.

Competition and Format:

The first round is pre-qualification and consists of two laps of combinations, and then participants assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Beginner – those participants competing on the easiest course
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

*Participants can pre-register in any category prior to completing the pre-qualifying round. The pre-qualifying round must be completed two weeks before the competition.

Virtual Race

Participants will race (walk/run, bike/cycle/spin, swim) “around Israel” along a predetermined route (the course) for a total distance of 731.0 miles (the goal that can be exceeded).
 
Participants must join our Maccabi Games Group Mission by clicking the JOIN button on:
 
Participants will select a team—the country they would like to represent–to be approved by tournament staff within 1-3 business days of account creation.
 
Each participant is responsible for logging their distance in MyVirtualMission and connecting the platform with technology that will record your information, including Strava, Map My Ride, Apple Health, Fitbit, Runkeeper, and  Underarmour Connected
 
This 11-day race will be LIVE from Thursday, November 19, at 1:00 a.m. toSunday, November 29, at noon. Athletes are encouraged to accumulate as much distance as possible within that period.
 
There is NO MINIMUM per sport per person.
 
Each team can have a maximum of 20 participants. Once a team has more than 20 participants, the team shall be divided into two.
 
The race will be measured in biking distances. As such, multipliers will be applied so that the different forms of exercise are weighted equivalently:
 
  • Biking/Cycling: 1 mile = 1 biking mile
  • Walking/Running: 1 mile = 4 biking miles
  • Swimming: 1 mile = 20 biking miles

Poker Tournament

  • Play poker from the comfort of your home on the ‘Pokerrr2’ app
  • Multi-Table Tournament (MTT) style play
  • College, adult, and veteran participants age 18 and older can play in the poker tournament
  • $36 entry fee plus unlimited rebuys for the first 60 minutes
  • Gift card prizes: $500 first place, $250 second place, and $125 third place. Monetary values subject to increase or decrease based on the number of participants.
  • Minimum of 25 players for the tournament
  • More details and app explanation shared prior to the tournament
Table Tennis Rules

  • Table tennis played by division—children, adults, and veterans.

  • Only singles matches played.

  • Sets will be played to 11 points, win by two points, or first to reach 15 points.

  • Matches played best of three sets.

  • Finals played until 21 points, win by two points, or first to reach 25 points.

  • Finals are based on two out of three sets.
Pickleball 

  • Pickleball played in the adult and veteran divisions.

  • Singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles matches played.

  • Matches will be one set until 15 points, win by two points.

  • Finals matches will be 2-out-of-3 sets up to 11, win by two points.

  • Match play and scoring rules will be the standard USA Pickleball rules

Art Competition

  • The theme for the creative art competition is “Staying Together During Challenging Times.
  • Participation is open to children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
  • Each participant must complete an entry form.
  • Competition submissions may include visual arts drawing, painting, collage, digital artwork, photography and videos. Entries must be original and not copyrighted by anyone other than the participant. 
  • Entry files must be sent in jpeg format, and images should be sized 600 pixels high.
  • Entries must be emailed to diania@marjcc.org
  • The art competition deadline is midnight on Saturday, November 21, and the winners will be announced on Sunday, November 29.
  • The participant agrees to allow the MARJCC to share images of submission on MARJCC’s website and social media channels.
  • Judging based upon creativity, originality, interpretation of the theme, and emotion—as in, “does this artwork make viewers laugh, smile, ponder, or shed a tear?”

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.