JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is a weeklong summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporating community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel. The JCC Maccabi ArtsFest combined with the JCC Maccabi Games create one joint JCC Maccabi Experience, which gives our participants the opportunity to be a part of a larger Jewish teen community and allows us to offer them so much more.
This combined model offers our artists the opportunity to partake in intimate master classes during the day and party at the largest Jewish teen block party at night. All of the essential components of the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest are still included—master classes, final showcase, evening social programs, Jewish enrichment, and social components—but now our artists and athletes have the opportunity to socialize with thousands of other Jewish teens each summer, making the JCC Maccabi Experience one that will last a lifetime.
This year’s combined JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest will be held in Detroit, Michigan in August 17-22, 2014. The 2015 combined JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest will take place in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.