JCC Maccabi Terms to Know


Artist in Residence
The professional artist hired to work with the teen throughout the ArtsFest week.

Arts Specialty
An area of the arts that a teen can choose to focus on through master classes at ArtsFest (ex. acting/improv, dance, jazz/world music ensemble, musical theater, rock band, visual arts, vocal music).

Adult Staff
Select this registrant type ONLY if you are a coach, Delegation Head, Assistant Delegation Head or a chaperone for your delegation. ALL Adult staff will also have to complete a mandatory background check on a separate website. See “Background Check” for more information.

Arrivals Volunteers
Greeting delegations at the airport and/or JCC upon their arrival and leading delegations through the process of dropping off luggage, team photos, picking up gift bags and meeting their host families.


Background Check
All adult staff that is registered for ArtsFest are required to have a background check via the national registration system. Please contact your Delegation Head if you have questions about this process.


Coca Cola
Continental Sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games & JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

Code of Conduct (JCC Maccabi ArtsFest)
Rules that teens must follow while participating in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

Confirmation Kit
A packet that teens must complete with their parents. This packet includes the Code of Conduct, a signature page and a medical form.

Continental Delegation
A JCC Maccabi ArtsFest delegation run by JCC Association for teens that do not live within one hour traveling time of a participating JCC.

Closing Party Volunteer
Assist with evening activities to ensure safe, fun and well run event. Volunteer tasks will include set-up, chaperones, and assisting with host family pick-up at the end of the night.


Delegation (JCC Maccabi ArtsFest)
The JCC that you are going with to JCC Maccabi Artsfest.

Delegation Head (JCC Maccabi ArtsFest)
The person that is in charge of the Delegation. Can be contacted at the local JCC.

DOCAS (JCC Maccabi ArtsFest)
The JCC Cares program, formally known as Days of Caring and Sharing (DOCAS) – time when the teens take a break from their sport/arts specialty and give back to the host community by participating in a social action, “mitzvah” project.

Departures Volunteers
Assisting the delegations when they leave from the JCC on Thursday night or Friday morning.


In order to participate in ArtsFest, you must be Jewish and 13-17 as of July 31 the year of the ArtsFest.


Facilities volunteers will assist with set up of tables, chairs, tents and assist the venue director in providing any needed equipment at the venues.


Host Community
The JCC that is hosting the Games and ArtsFest.

Hang Time
Hang Time is a specific location at the Games where artists can stop by to hang out with other artists and athletes, enjoy downtime from their specialties and participate in a variety of activities ranging from Dance Dance revolution, sports, board games, and educational games about Israel.

Hospitality Volunteers
Hospitality volunteers set up staff hospitality tables to create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for visitors and to ensure that individuals have information about the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, as well as information about the local area. Volunteers will also supervise the hospitality room at the JCC ensuring snacks are replenished.


JCCA or JCC Association
JCC Association of North America

JCC Cares
The JCC Cares program, formally known as Days of Caring and Sharing (DOCAS) – time when the teens take a break from their sport/arts specialty and give back to the host community by participating in a social action, “mitzvah” project.

JCC Host Staff
Select this registrant type if you WORK at the JCC and you are involved with ArtsFest. If you are planning to house any athletes/artists then you should select the registrant type JCC Host Staff/Host Family.


The level that the food is required to be in order to be served at the Games or Artsfest


Maccabi Central
Maccabi Central is the administrative office during the week of the Games and ArtsFest. Volunteers here will assist with office duties such as copies, phone calls, filing, and printing credentials.

Ensure medical attention is available to any credentialed participant and ensure proper care for injured athletes and artists in regard to participation, etc. Volunteers signing up to have a medical assignment during the week of the Games must have pre-approval from Medical Chair.


Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremonies is the event that signifies the beginning of the Games and ArtsFest and includes the parade of athletes and artists. Volunteers will assist with organizing and supervising visiting delegations, and ushering guests and VIPs to proper seating.


Also known as sister city. Athletes/artists that come from a participating JCC’s sister city in Israel and participate with that delegation in the Games and ArtsFest.


Registration Volunteers
Registration volunteers will make and distribute credentials for late arriving spectators and athletes who lose their credentials.


Sister City
Also known as P2K.

Style Guide
Specific guidelines on how to use the ArtsFest logo appropriately.

Security Volunteer
Security volunteers are responsible to ensure that only credentialed participants are permitted entry to the Games and ArtsFest or to all events or something that includes both. They will also assist uniformed officers and will check credentials and bags at the door. They will also assist uniformed officer and/or other security volunteers to ensure security at venues. All specific security volunteer tasks will be assigned by the Security Chair.


Transportation helper
Help artists get on the buses at a venue.

Transportation Volunteer
Transportation volunteers are responsible for the supervision of transportation systems and assistance of athletes and coaches as needed. Volunteers tasks may include: assisting artists to find their bus based on their delegation, specialty or destination and communicating transportation/bus needs to Transportation Chairperson.


Volunteer and/or Host Family
Select this registrant type if you reside in the Host Community and plan to either volunteer for either program and/or if you are going to be a host family. NOTE: Host Families must house at least two athletes/artists.

Venue Volunteer
Volunteers that are at the venue with both participants and spectators and will assist venue director in all aspects of the operations of the venue.

VIP Reception Volunteer
VIP Reception volunteers are responsible for the smooth execution of Reception. They will assist with set-up, greet and check-in VIPs, and ensure that the reception area is neat and clean.