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July JCC Maccabi Games Update

Hello JCC Maccabi Games Community,


The spirit of the Games is in the air and all around us, as we are 11 days away from Opening Ceremonies at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on August 2nd, 2015.


Our team has been working diligently around the clock to prepare for the next 11 days. We have put together some great Host Family Night options (which can be reviewed in the Host Section of this Newsletter), finalized our plans for evening events, hosted five host family/volunteer orientations and are printing credentials.


Many of you have already attended a host family/volunteer orientation here at the JCC to learn about the week of the Games and our communication plans. If you have not yet attended an orientation there are still two left. Please keep in mind that this is required for all host families and volunteers.

The remaining orientations dates will be held in the Daniel M Soref Community Hall here at the JCC.

  • Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00pm

Please click here to RSVP! If you have any questions, please call 414-967-8181 or email


The Games Office would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of those who are volunteering their time and opening their homes for the Games. The strength of our community shows with 800 volunteers and 245 host families. Thanks to you, we will host the best JCC Maccabi Games ever!


In order to stay informed with the most up to date information during the week of The Games, please subscribe to our group texting service.
  • Text HOSTFAMILY to 41411 for host family alerts
  • Text VOLUNTEERS to 41411 for volunteer alerts

We look forward to seeing each of you on August 2nd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the Opening Ceremonies. It is free and open to the public, so bring your friends as it will be a great night! Everyone who has a credential will be given access to the Opening Ceremonies and athletic events during the week. If you know people who would like to attend only the Opening Ceremonies, tickets are available online here and at the desks of the JCC. If you have a credential of any type, you do NOT also need a ticket.


Speaking of credentials – credentials and t-shirts are now available for pick up at the JCC. Stop by Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm or Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to pick yours up. Please remember to bring a driver license or state ID as it will be needed at pickup.


To keep up on the latest information on the Games be sure to download the Guidebook app. View our instructions on how to download the app below. (Click image to enlarge)


How to Download the App


Also, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please share our posts and newsletter with your friends as we continue to spread the word about The Games.


Again, thank you for all that you do and for making our Games great! See you all on August 2nd!


Thanks and as always, #GetInTheGames

Click here to view the whole newsletter.


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