From July 28-August 2, 2019, the Atlanta community will welcome more than 1,600 visiting teens and their families from across the nation. They will join more than 400 local teens, 600 host families, 500 volunteers and thousands of spectators.
Over the course of the week, teens from around North America will compete in a variety of sports. Along the way, they’ll experience Rachmanus (compassion) during the competition and Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) while participating in community service.
The volunteer that has the largest need on Sunday, July 28, 2019 is during the Opening Ceremony providing crowd control, greeters, athlete supervision, line direction, general help. This shift is from 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM at Ameris Bank Amphitheater (formerly Verizon Amphitheater). They need 75 people. If you all sign up now for this shift, we will make an impact as HOD helping out as a group. Unfortunately, you need to sign up individually. To sign up do the following:
- Go to https://atlmaccabi2019.org/
- Select the "Get Involved" tab and then the "Volunteer" button
- Select "Sign Up Today"
- In the Volunteer Paragraph, select "Please sign up here to volunteer".
- Select "Add Registration" and fill out all the requested details.
When you get to the part where you can select you volunteer position, look for "Evening Events: Opening Ceremony" on 7/28 from 4:30-8:30pm.
- This will have a green bar to the left.
- Press the "Select" button.
- Pick other events if you are interested in volunteering on other days/times.
It took me a while to figure out the above steps. You might find an easier way to sign up, but this is what I found. Good luck. I hope to see you there.
For more information about the Maccabi Games, check out their web site at:
Since 1982 the JCC Maccabi Games® have offered more than 140,000 Jewish teens a unique social, cultural, and life-shaping experience. The Games serve a larger purpose than athletic competition, promoting community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The energy and excitement make the Games® an unforgettable experience for every participant, from athlete to volunteer, from coaches to host families.
Atlanta has proudly hosted the JCC Maccabi Games® once before, in 2001. Those Games showed that hosting the JCC Maccabi Games® brings the Metro Atlanta community together in an experience that transcends the week-long itinerary. Together, the Games will strengthen the entire community, empower the next generation of leaders and celebrate our values and traditions.