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The JCC Maccabi Games are an international athletic competition and Jewish identity-building experience for Jewish teenagers.

Overview | Class Schedule | FAQs

J Los Angeles teens participate in a pre-Games Shabbat experience weekend followed by five days of athletic competition and social events with teens from around the world. The JCC Maccabi Games is the largest annual gathering of Jewish teens in the world and has now influenced over 130,000 Jewish youth globally with over 6,000 from Los Angeles.

The J Los Angeles delegation invites teens throughout Los Angeles to try out for summer 2024.

  • Athletes must be 12 -16 years of age on or before July 31, 2024 in order to participate.
  • All athletes must have current medical insurance and be up to date on all age-appropriate vaccines per the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Not a teen athlete? Are you a coach, community member, school athletic director, or club team looking to get involved or partner with us?

For questions or more information, contact Ari Cohen, Director of Experiential Learning and Maccabi Delegation Head, at or 323-556-5214.

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Does JLA offer lessons?

Yes! Contact Ryan Bell, Sports and Recreation Coordinator for information at or 323-556-5203.

How much does Pickleball cost?

J Los Angeles members are charged $5 each time a court is booked for pickleball. Members are welcome to bring up to three guests to play, at no additional charge.

How do I register to play Pickleball?

The first step is to become a member of J Los Angeles. Membership at the J opens an exciting variety of activities, and the opportunity to become part of this unique community. J Los Angeles members are provided access to the iClass program registration portal. Choose the time you want, and register.

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