SCARSDALE, N.Y.-- The Mid-Westchester JCC sent 58 participants, including 56 athletes who competed in 11 sports,to the Maccabi Games in California's Orange County.
The annual games for Jewish teens, ages 13 to 16, are like a mini-Olympics, but with the emphasis on camaraderie and enhancing Jewish identity more than on competition.
Local athletes took home medals in tennis and track: Gold for boys 4 x 400m relay and silver for doubles tennis.
More than 2,500 teen athletes and artists from more than 65 delegations hailing from all over the U.S., Canada, Israel, Mexico and Great Britain competed in the games.
“It was fabulous; the kids had just an amazing time,” Steven Weisbrot, head of the Mid-Westchester delegation, said.
For more information about the JCC of Mid-Westchester, class schedules, and more, visit http://www.jccmw.org .
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