Teen Programs at the JCC Indianapolis
BBYO (formerly B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Inc.) is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.
For one week every summer, Jewish teens ages 13-16 participate in team and individual Olympic-style sports competitions as part of the JCC Maccabi Games®.
BBYO Teen Program
BBYO (formerly B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Inc.) is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For more than 95 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens.
Every spring, more than 100 Jewish teens join together for a day of community service. The day provides teens with the opportunity to fulfill the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim (acts of loving kindness), tzedakah (just and charitable giving) and tikkun olam (the responsibility to repair the world). Across the globe, all on one day, teens join together to make their community and the world a better place!
- Sports Competition
- Community Service
- Global Jewish Connections
- Opening Ceremonies
- Evening Events
- 6 Midot (values)
- Host Family Night
For one week every summer, Jewish teens ages 13-16 participate in team and individual Olympic-style sports competitions. More than 2,000 athletes from delegations across North America, Europe, Latin America, Israel, and beyond attend the competition.
The JCC Maccabi Games® are hosted by JCC Association of North America in partnership with Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada, and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. As managing partner for JCC Maccabi Games®, JCC Association works closely with the host communities and their local JCCs to develop this transformative Jewish-identity and community-building
Program highlights include:
In 2022, the Maccabi Games were in San Diego, California, from July 31 to August 5. The Arthur M. Glick JCC sent a boys basketball team to represent Indianapolis.
In 2023, the Maccabi Games took place in Israel July 5-25 (the Arthur M. Glick JCC sent a boys soccer player who won gold and a boys basketball player who won silver). In 2024, the Indy delegation will be heading to Detroit July 28-August 2.