The competition-ready youth of the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (7802 Bay Parkway) want to bring home the gold in the 30th annual Maccabi Games, a major sports event held all over the United States by the JCC.
Over 6,000 teens attend the summer competition. It is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.
The two-week games often feature top ranking Jewish athletes. In the past, Mark Spitz, Mitch Gaylord, Ernie Grunfeld, Danny Schayes, Brad Gilbert and Dick Savitt have all come down to show their support and officiate ceremonies.
The event takes place in several cities simulatiously. This year the Maccabi Games that will take place in Houston, Memphis and Rockland County.
The JCHB Maccabi team is competeing in volleyball and table tennis in Rockland County.
Go JCHB, show ’em how Bensonhurst does it!