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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, […]

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 […]

Let the (Maccabi) Games Begin: Houston, Day 2

Let the (Maccabi) Games Begin: Houston, Day 2

While Sunday night marked the official beginning of the JCC Maccabi Experience, with a very moving Opening Ceremony, today the Games and ArtsFest really began.  Athletes started rolling out to their games at 6:30 a.m., some driven directly by the host families, some getting on a bus at the JCC and riding with the other […]

JCC Basketball Player Isaiah Wartell Keen On Winning Friends and Games in Houston

JCC Basketball Player Isaiah Wartell Keen On Winning Friends and Games in Houston

Isaiah Wartell has been playing basketball, among other sports, for some time, but will be a first-time athlete at the JCC Maccabi Games in Houston. Here are his anticipatory thoughts. Q: If you were to describe the JCC Maccabi Experience with one word, what word would it be? A: Excitement Q: What sport will you […]