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Teen Programs at the J

The Kaiserman JCC is the perfect place for teens. We offer exciting programs where teen can have fun, learn, grow, and build friendships to last a lifetime. The JCC Maccabi Games, and our Teen-led Basketball Leagues, encourage teens till grow as athletes and as mentors. We are now host to the Diller Teen Fellows Program, where teens learn about being great leaders in their communities. Explore all of our teen programs online!

JGBall is a Jewish girls recreational basketball league for grades 8-12. This is a non competitive, social basketball league that plays only on Sundays with no practices. All are welcome!

Thank you for a great season!
Check back for more information about next season dates!

Follow JGBALL on Instagram:

Contact: Matt Martin
(610) 896-7770 x123 or mmartin@phillyjcc.com

JBall – Highschool Boys Basketball League 

Stay tuned for information about JBall Season 7 (2023-2024)

J-Ball is, it is a Jewish recreational basketball league for high schoolers. Founded in 2017 by the three Schulman brothers, J-Ball is a non-profit basketball organization dedicated to providing a social, athletic, and religious outlet for Jewish teens. The league and its employees are composed completely of students. J-Ball has live broadcasting, student photographers and videographers, 90+ players, customized jerseys and shorts, and so much more!

A lengthy regular season, playoff campaign, all-star game, three point contest, and player awards are up for grabs with every sign-up.

J-Ball is held at the Kaiserman JCC on Sunday afternoons in the Fall and Winter. Although there are no practices, each team forms a bond during the season. J-Ball teams are individually headed by their respective captains, with the oversight of the commissioner. Players with all different skill levels are welcome to join in on the fun. Registration fills quickly every year, so make sure to follow @jballbasketball on instagram for updates, important information, sign-up details, and daily posts about the league’s activities and achievements!


Contact us for more information!

Matt Martin

Youth and Family Program Manager

(610) 896-7770 x123

Matt Martin Youth and Family Program Manager Hometown: New City, NY Favorite Jewish Holiday: Hannukah Favorite Philly Food: Cheesesteak When I am not hard at work at the J, I…

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Diller Teen Fellows at the J

The application is now OPEN for Diller Teen Fellows ’23-’24
Please contact Darren if you would like to learn more about the Diller program!

2023-2024 Application


If you would like to nominate an amazing teen for the Diller Teen Fellows, fill out the nomination form below!

Nomination Form


Please contact Darren Rabinowitz, Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Program Coordinator, drabinowitz@phillyjcc.com with any questions.

Darren Rabinowitz

Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Program Coordinator

(610) 896-7770 x106

Darren Rabinowitz Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Program Coordinator Hometown: Morristown, NJ Favorite Jewish Holiday: Yom Kippur Favorite Philly Food: Dim Sum Garden – Vegetable Steamed Buns Darren is a doctoral…

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Diller App

*Diller is generously supported by the Helen Diller Foundation. If your family is in need of financial assistance, please do not hesitate in reaching out to Darren.

The Kaiserman JCC is honored to partner with the Diller Teen Fellows program, an incredible experiential learning, traveling and growth experience for 10th and 11th graders.

The program aims to build the next generation of committed Jewish leaders: to inspire and empower a global network of teens and equip them with the skills, confidence, knowledge and Jewish values they need to help create a better world. Each year, hundreds of young people take part in the Diller training program from 32 communities across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe and Israel.

The JCC will serve as the new home for this popular teen leadership development program, which the Jewish Federation has stewarded for several years. We are grateful to the Jewish Federation for their efforts to bring the program to this juncture, and excited about the future possibility in its new context here at the JCC.

Follow our journey on our Diller Philly Instagram

Check out the Diller Blog to stay up to date on the Diller Teen Fellow’s travels through Israel this summer!

JCC Maccabi Games®

Check out our Facebook page to look back on our experience and stay up to date with Team Philadelphia!

Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Games® Hall of Fame
Stay tuned for a new Hall of Fame webpage!


JCC Maccabi® 2023 Is Going to Israel and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!
In summer 2023, 3,000 Jewish teen athletes, ages 12-17 and representing communities from across the globe, will come together to experience the magic of JCC Maccabi, the world’s largest Jewish youth sports event. Among the highlights of this unique, Olympic-style Jewish experience will be: sports competitions, including opening and closing ceremonies; travel; community service; social and cultural events; and opportunities to create Jewish connections, friendships, and memories to last a lifetime!



Click here to register for tryouts!


Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more, and access our informational downloads!

JCC Maccabi Games | Israel

July 5 – July 25, 2023

  • Ages: 14-17
  • Cost: $4500 (with Teen Travel Voucher)
    Inclusive of housing, flights, uniforms, swag, meals and more.
    Scholarship is available
  • Sports Offered: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, girls volleyball, boys and girls flag football, soccer, tennis, swimming, dance
  • Highlights include:
    • Week-long JCC Maccabi Games in Haifa in partnership with Maccabi World Union.
    • Olympic-style sporting events, including competitions, opening and closing ceremonies, large cultural events, and more.
    • An unforgettable 12 day tour of Israel’s most culturally, religiously, and historically significant sites.
    • Exploring Israel through a sports lens, including opportunities to meet with influential Israeli speakers, coaches, and professional athletes
    • Participating in volunteer service projects

JCC Maccabi Games & Access | Fort Lauderdale, FL

August 6 – August 11, 2023

  • Ages: 12-16
  • Cost: $2350
    Inclusive of housing, flights, uniforms, swag, meals and more.
    Scholarship is available
  • Sports Offered: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, girls volleyball, flag football, boys lacrosse, soccer, table tennis, tennis, star reporter, swimming, dance
  • Highlights include:
    • Olympic-style sport competitions, including opening and closing ceremonies, and a tribute to the Munich 11
    • Home hospitality with local Jewish families
    • JCC Cares community service projects
    • Hangtime programming with Israeli schlichim
    • Evening social events

JCC Maccabi Access is for athletes with cognitive and developmental disabilities who will be competing in their own tournament parallel to the Games athletes (Ages are 12-22)

Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior JCC Maccabi Games

For our athletes who are 9-12 years old, we have the opportunity for you.  On May 7th, 2023, the Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior JCC Maccabi Games are back in Baltimore, MD.

The Mini and Junior Games are a one-day sports tournament geared towards providing many of the same opportunities as the JCC Maccabi Games®; healthy athletic competition as well as social and cultural experiences for Jewish athletes ages 9-12 (as of May 1, 2023).

The competitions will be broken into different age / gender brackets. Athletes from JCCs across the Mid-Atlantic will be participating and you will be able to make new friends ranging as far north as Connecticut and as far south as Virginia.

Competition will be held in the following sports:

Mini Maccabi – Ages 9-10 and Junior Maccabi – Ages 11-12

  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • 7v7 Boys Soccer
  • 7v7 Girls Soccer

Individual Sports – Ages 9-12

  • Swimming (co-ed)
  • Tennis (co-ed)

I’m interested! What’s next?

If you want to learn more about the JCC Maccabi Games in Israel or Fort Lauderdale or be placed on our Maccabi-specific mailing list click here!

If you want to learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior JCC Maccabi Games or be placed on our Maccabi-specific mailing list click here!

Watch our recorded info session!
Maccabi Info Session Zoom Recording
(Passcode: 7bK!jv!D)

Download our info packet!
JCC Maccabi Games Team Philadelphia Info. Packet

Check out the sample itinerary for Israel!
JCC Maccabi Games in Israel Sample Itinerary

Register for tryouts!
Click here to register for tryouts!


Contact us to learn more!

Barrie Mittica

Director of Engagement

(610) 896-7770 x125

Barrie Mittica Director of Engagement Hometown: Born Columbia, Md, grew up Cherry Hill, NJ Favorite Jewish Holiday: Tu B’Av Favorite Philly Food: Geno’s Cheesesteak Hi, I’m Barrie Mittica and I…

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