Team Rhode Island needs a few good teens


2014 JCC Maccabi team now forming

Greater Rhode Island 2013 JCC Maccabi team /Shannon BoucherDid you find the stirring scenes at the London summer Olympic Games in 2012 thrilling?  Have you always wanted the opportunity to represent your community at an international event?  Do you have a passion for sports or arts?  If you answered yes to these questions, then the Alliance JCC has an amazing opportunity for you! This summer, the Alliance JCC will be sending a delegation of teens to Detroit, Mich., for the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest. There, they will participate in the largest gathering of Jewish youth in the world. Our delegation has many year-long fundraising opportunities available to them, as well as meetings, sports clinics and a week of JCC Maccabi camp, before we leave for the competition.

The JCC Maccabi Experience is a weeklong, international, athletic, artistic and cultural event that has been uniting Jewish teens since 1982. Each year, more than 5,000 young people gather in up to three different communities all over the United States for a week of sports, arts, community service and fun. This will be the 15th delegation to represent Rhode Island at JCC Maccabi; past participants have brought home more than just medals. JCC Maccabi is a chance to make new friends and explore new places, challenge yourself to do things you may have never done before, learn and create a lifetime of memories.

We already have athletes interested in forming a full team for soccer, baseball and volleyball, and we are searching for more athletes to fill these teams. Other sports, available as a mixed team or individual sport, are in-line hockey, softball, bowling, golf, swimming, table tennis, tennis and competitive dance. Artsfest specialties offered this summer will include acting/improv, dance, musical theater, rock band, culinary arts, star reporter, visual arts and vocal music/glee.

Our RI delegation plans on attending JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest in Detroit, Aug. 17 - 22 and is open to Jewish teens between the ages of 13 and 17, as of July 31, 2014.

For more information: contact Shannon Boucher

( 421-4111, ext. 147.

Angela Sullivan (, Alliance fitness professional and BeWell concierge, can be reached at 421-4111, ext. 149.