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Posts Tagged ‘JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest’

Coach Karen Gordon huddles with her U.S. 16U girls basketball team after losing the gold medal game at the International Maccabi Youth Games in Israel

Dream Comes True…With One Difference

Karen Gordon’s dream was to play basketball representing the United States in Israel. That wish didn’t come true, so she did the next best thing this summer. She coached a U.S. basketball team in Israel. Gordon, who has been involved with the Detroit Maccabi program for 32 years, coached the U.S. 16U girls basketball team…

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From left, Coach Jeremy Fishman and players Noah Kam, Alex Mayoras and Carson Brodsky on the gold medal-winning 14U boys basketball team.

Maccabi Games Gold For Basketball Players, Dancers

Let’s continue our JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest coverage with these reports from the games earlier this month in Orange County, Calif. Blue Gold Detroit 14U boys basketball players Noah Kam, Carson Brodsky and Alex Mayoras brought home a gold medal playing in the Blue bracket. They were on a mixed delegation team with players…

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Morgan Leib had to watch the game from the penalty box while her Detroit teammates killed off a hooking call against her.

No Hockey Medal For Detroit, But Many Good Memories

Depending upon who is asked, Morgan Leib is either the second or third girl to play hockey in the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. She’s definitely the first girl to play for Detroit in the three years hockey has been part of the Maccabi Games. And there’s no doubt Leib and her Detroit teammates split…

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The Detroit hockey team that competed at the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in California

Perseverance Pays Off For Female Hockey Player

The first results from Detroit are in from the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., and they’re as cold as ice. The Detroit hockey team reached the quarterfinals of the 11-team competition last week but didn’t advance any further and fell one victory short of making it to the medal round. Mark…

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sports balls for Maccabi Games and ArtsFest

Maccabi Athletes, Artists Excited About Trip to California

The JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest is just around the corner. The annual extravaganza will be held Aug. 5-10 in Orange County, Calif. As the event draws closer, several Detroit athletes and artists will reveal in the Jewish News what they’re looking forward to the most in California and if they’ve been to the Maccabi…

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Karen Gordon

Going To California

California, here they come. The 65 Detroit competitors, coaches and delegation heads who will be going to the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest in Orange County, Calif., in August have been announced. With only one Maccabi Games site this year, participation is limited. “When you have multiple sites, there are 3,000 to 4,000 participants,” said…

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