JCC Maccabi Games®: Day Two


Team Palo Alto kept its momentum going on day two of the JCC Maccabi Games® in spite of the Dallas heat (oy!).

Chad scores! (Goalllll!)

Chad scores! (Goalllll!)

Carly and her teammate from the Bay Area girls' basketball squad.

Carly and her teammate from the Bay Area girls’ basketball squad.

Daniela subbing in.

Daniela subbing in.

Seth putting on the green. He finished the day 20 strokes ahead of the field. (Crazy!)

Seth putting on the green. He finished the day twenty strokes ahead of the field. (Epic performance!)

Alli getting her silver medal in swimming!

Alli getting her silver medal in swimming!

Tradition of the Day:  In addition to winning medals in competition, JCC Maccabi Games® athletes can win the Midot Medal for living the Jewish values cherished at the Games:

  • Repairing the world/Tikkun Olam
  • Respect/Kavod
  • Joy/Rina
  • Pride/Ge’avah
  • Open Hearted/Lev Tov
  • Jewish Peoplehood/Amiut Yehudit

Delegation Head’s Moment of the Day:  I am really enjoying watching our 14U boys’ soccer team, a mixed team with Mexico. The head coach, part of the Mexico delegation, shouts passionately in Spanish while our Palo Alto soccer coach, Shaun, directs the boys in his British accent. The JCC Maccabi Games® is an international movement and it truly feels like an international event at these games. It seems almost like being at the World Cup and I know the three players from our Palo Alto delegation love it.

Scores from all the Dallas JCC Maccabi Games® events can be found on the Games’ official website. Remember to follow along on the OFJCC Teens Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for pictures and videos of our delegation’s experience throughout the competition.

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Rebecca Katz

Written by Rebecca Katz

Rebecca Katz was formerly the OFJCC’s Teen Program Manager, connecting teens with events and programs happening on the OFJCC campus and beyond. She also served as Associate Regional Director of Central Regional West BBYO and the Delegation Head for OFJCC athletes traveling to the JCC Maccabi Games. In her free time, Rebecca is usually found singing somewhere, training in martial arts, or eating ice cream, in that order.

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