Want to catch a future Michael Phelps in action? Go to the North American JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympics of sorts for Jewish teens from around the world, which this month comes to Westchester for the first time since its founding 27 years ago.
On August 16, 1,800 athletes—400 from Westchester—ranging from ages 12 to 16, will compete in 11 different sports from table tennis to basketball. “Our JCC has been going to the games for the past sixteen years,” says JCC Maccabi Games Director Steven Weisbrot of Cortlandt Manor. “It was time for us to host the party.”
Sporting events will take place at various schools, colleges, and town facilities throughout Westchester, with opening ceremonies at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for all events are free, but spectators must be pre-registered to attend; to do so, visit westchestermaccabi.org.