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JCC Maccabi Games - Team Philly


JCC Maccabi Games® - Team Philadelphia


Philadelphia Delegation Brings Home Tons of Medals during the Two Weeks Of Maccabi

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Cherry Hill Results

Girls Basketball Team wins Gold against South Jersey

Lizzy Drebin and Chloe Master win Silver in girls 14U Doubles
Alex Shipon & Brian Kane win Silver in Boys 14u Doubles
Ben Klein wins Bronze in 14U Boys Singles
Alex Woods wins Bronze in 16u boys singles
Andrew Calem wins Silver in boys 16U singles

Track & Field: (The team members broke 9 Maccabi records!)
Colin Harker won  7 individual golds, 1 silver, 2 relay gold and 1 relay silver
Josh Geotz won 3 individual gold and 2 ind bronze plus 2 relay gold and 1 relay silver
Brendan Cantos won 2 individual silver and 3 realy gold and 1 relay silver
Ben Frisch won 2 relay gold and 1 relay silver
Samantha Barrett won 3 individual gold, 1 individual bronze and 3 relay golds
Philadelphia also had one player on South Jersey’s Girls Lacrosse team that won Silver

16u boys soccer and boys lacrosse: Did not medal

Detroit Results

16u Boys Basketball won Silver

14u Boys Basketball won Silver

16u Girls Soccer won Silver

Girls Softball won Silver

In-line Hockey won Bronze

14u Boys Soccer won Bronze

Girls Volleyball won Gold (Orange County’s team but we had one player on this team)

16u baseball team lost in bronze medal round

Swimming (3 athletes…14 medals)
Devon Polak wins 6 gold, 4 silver
Paige Silver wins 1 gold and 2 bronze
Emma Velinsky wins 1 gold

*Some relay results were unavailable*

Dance Team (8 girls and 11 medals)
Lyrical Solo 15-16 Meredith Anderer Gold
Open Solo 15-16 Meredith Anderer Gold 
Modern Solo 15-16 Rachel Librett Gold 
Jazz Solo 15-16 Melinda (Lindy) Rosen Bronze
Hip Hop Solo 15-16 Morgan Naiberg Gold 
Ballet Solo 13-14 Gracie Silverstein Gold 
Hip Hop Solo 13-14 Madeline (Maddie) Rubenstein Silver 
Israeli Large Group 15-16 Gold 
Modern Large Group 15-16 Gold 
Lyrical Large Group 15-16 Silver 
Hip Hop Small Group 15-16 Silver

Team Philly Spirit Wear

Every year, Team Philly produces some coveted gear for the games. Gear ranges from hoodies to pins to gear bags and whatever we can dream up. Check out this year's gear and order your favorite stuff for 2014.

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About the Games

The JCC Maccabi Games® are a week-long international sporting event for Jewish athletes’ held each year in North America. The experience includes opening ceremony, intense competitions, community service mitzvah projects, fun evening events, home hospitality and down time activities. Team Philadelphia, one of the largest delegations participating in the Games each year, is comprised of athletes from all over the Philadelphia area and its suburbs. Athletes must try out for a position on a team.

Tryouts are open to Jewish teens that are 13 and not yet 17 by July 31, 2014.

The sport you play determines which city you will go to. See tryouts schedule for a list of which sports travel to which cities.

What’s Included
The Games fee includes all transportation/airfare, luggage fees, opening ceremony outfit, trading pins, trading t-shirts, housing, all meals, competition, all evening events. Additional fees include: Competition uniform, souvenirs, spending money.

Fees & Travel
Tryout fee is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Games fees are: Cherry Hill, $1650 and Detroit $1950.

Scholarships are available based on financial need. It is our goal that no eligible athlete will be left behind due to financial hardship. Call Marti Berk for applications after the child has made the team; 610.896.7770 x125. Apps must be received by April 30, 2014. Athletes also have the opportunity to fundraise to help reduce costs.



Team Philadelphia Contacts

For more information contact:

Marti Berk, Delegation Head or 610-896-7770 x125

Byron Fersner, Maccabi Administrative Asst or 610-896-7770 x107