Archive for Category: "JCC Maccabi Experience"

Shalom to Texas: Artsfest 2012 Completes JCC Maccabi Games

Shalom to Texas:  Artsfest 2012 Completes JCC Maccabi Games

It’s hard to believe that after a year of planning, tryouts, auditions and practices, this year’s JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest is over and it’s time to start thinking about next year. Our final day in Houston was pretty exciting.  The boys’ baseball team played two games in what the weathermen described first as balmy, […]

San Francisco Teams Win Some, Lose Some in Last Days of Maccabi Games

San Francisco Teams Win Some, Lose Some in Last Days of Maccabi Games

Yesterday dawned, hot and sunny, with teams participating in the preliminary parts of the medal rounds.  Unfortunately, the volleyball team lost their early game and were out of competition at that point.  However, they have been having a blast since then, swimming in the JCC’s beautiful outdoor pool, going to hang time and cheering on their […]

Maccabi Athletes Give Back to Houston Children

Maccabi Athletes Give Back to Houston Children

Tuesday  was all about Tikkun Olam, as each athlete, artist, coach and chaperone took a day away from their competition and learning, and gave back to the community. This year’s project was called Sharing Hearts, and share we did as the athletes met, played and learned with children from various camps across the City.  The teens and their campers were […]

Lou Seal Learns to Dance the Hora

Lou Seal Learns to Dance the Hora

I walked into the JCCSF Atrium on Friday, August 5, not quite sure what to expect. I had been told that the San Francisco Giants’ very own mascot, the infamous Lou Seal, would be there learning how to dance the traditional Jewish dance, known as the Hora, from the members of the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest […]