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Special Maccabees
Special Maccabees

Special Maccabees is a fun and inclusive basketball initiative created specifically for neurodivergent Jewish athletes.

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Special Maccabees

Special Maccabees is an inclusive basketball program designed for neurodivergent Jewish athletes. JLA embraces athletes of all skill levels, creating a safe, friendly, and inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the sport of basketball. Coaches focus on skill enhancement, teamwork, and fitness, helping athletes reach their full potential. Special Maccabees encourages fostering connections among athletes, coaches, and volunteers, providing support from the community and JLA partners.


November 5, 2023 - February 25, 2024. 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Contact Ryan Bell at (323) 556-5203 or for information about the winter 2024 season.

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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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