- '22 Delegation
- Access Games
- Host Families
JCC Maccabi Games® & Access is not only about being a part of the Jewish people; it comes with a mission: to make the world a better place and to make ourselves better people. We express these values to help us remember the greater mission of the Games and Judaism.
Lev Tov - Big Hearted
"The desire to be good to all...this is the internal core of the essence of the Jewish soul."
- Rabbi Kook
Welcoming others is an essential component of what it means to be Jewish. With open hearts, we invite friends and family to our homes on Shabbat, holidays or a regular weekday evening to share a meal, stories and traditions. Kindness is at the core of being a mensch - a true human being.
Ga'ava - Pride
"One must show the way by experience"
- David Ben Gurion
Pride is the feeling of being confident in the world. It is reaching your full potential and claiming your space: I exist. I have worth. I give back. Taking pride and honoring our bodies is a way of honoring God.
Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World
"Shimon (the son or Rabban Gamliel) says: 'It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world.'"
- Pirkei Avot 1:17
The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam means "repairing the world." In modern Jewish circles, tikkun olam has become synonymous with the notion of social action and the pursuit of social justice.