Tucson J seeks teen athletes for 2017 Maccabi Games

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is currently recruiting Jewish teenage athletes between ages 13 and 16 to attend the JCC Maccabi Games next summer.

The annual tournament runs from July 30 to Aug. 4 in Birmingham, Ala., and offers students competitive sporting events, social activities, social action projects and a chance to connect with local host families.

Oren Riback, assistant director of children, youth and camping services and BBYO city director at the Tucson J, says he’s excited to see new sports like dance and lacrosse on this year’s roster. As a teenager, Riback attended three Maccabi Games including the first annual event held at the Tucson J in 2000.

“It’s a life changing summer experience,” says Riback.

An informational parlor meeting will be held at a private residence on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m., with light refreshments provided. For more information, contact Oren Riback at oriback@tucsonjcc.org or 299-3000, ext. 175.