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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 […]

Girls Volleyball Coach Amy Hoffman: ‘Mental Tenacity Will Take You A Long Way’

Girls Volleyball Coach  Amy Hoffman: ‘Mental Tenacity Will Take You A Long Way’

Q: If you were to describe the JCC Maccabi Experience with one word, what word would that be? A: Coffee, lots of coffee! Q: What sports were you passionate about growing up? A: Volleyball, obviously, but also skiing. I also grew up watching LOTS of Mariners games with my dad. Q: What do you do […]