Every year since 1982, the Jewish Community Centers (JCC) of North America have hosted the JCC Maccabi Games, a gathering of more than 1,000 teenagers worldwide for a five-day athletic competition. The games provide an opportunity for Jewish youth to develop athletic talents and grow in a supportive environment. The goals of the event are to create a memorable and challenging week for participants and to instill the notions of mutual respect and sportsmanship—all while helping teens understand their Jewish identity and values. Throughout the JCC Maccabi Games, athletes compete with each other in a variety of sports while they learn empowering concepts of Jewish heritage: Rachmanus (compassion), Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World), and Amiut Yehudit (Jewish Peoplehood).
This year, the games took place in St. Louis between July 31st and August 5th. Team Houston and Team St. Louis included teens participating in basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, dance, and more. Everyone at indiGO Auto Group enjoyed cheering on both teams in the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games!