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Team Birmingham is currently looking for athletes to participate in the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games! Are you Jewish and between the ages of 12-16? If so, please join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in the Maccabi Games in your hometown!

For more information on how to join us in 2017, contact Spencer Lynch at spencer@bhamjcc.org or call him directly at 205-510-9018.

Birmingham, Alabama will be the host of the 2017 Maccabi Games and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to the Magic city! Have you joined your local delegation’s team yet? If you haven’t, please click the link below to find the information of the delegation closest to you!

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5 things to do in Birmingham

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Located in the heart of Birmingham’s downtown, the McWane Science Center offers visitors the ability to touch, see and experience the wonder of science “up close and personal”.

From the Itty Bitty Magic City (for kindergarten and younger) to Birmingham’s premier IMAX theater, the McWane Center is one of the South’s premier fun/educational venues.



Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham Zoo

With over 800 animals representing nearly 300 species, the Birmingham Zoo is a perennial favorite for both children and adults. Come ride the train, see the elephants, walk the Trails of Africa and enjoy the zip line!

The Birmingham Zoo is a great place to learn more about our planet and conservation and is also adjacent to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Why not make a day of it and see both?



Birmingham Barons

Birmingham Barons

The Barons are Birmingham’s minor league baseball team, play in the Southern League and are the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Since 2013, the Barons have played in Regions Field, adjacent to Railroad Park, a 19-acre green space in the downtown area that’s been called “Birmingham’s Living Room”. Come see the Barons play and enjoy one of Birmingham’s premier parks while you’re there!



Barber Motorsports Park

Barber Motorsports Park

Located just outside of Birmingham in Leeds, Alabama, the Barber Motorsports Park is a multipurpose racing facility that includes an Indy-style track (home of the Indy Car Series Grand Prix of Alabama), the North American Porsche Driving School and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

If you feel the need for speed, there’s no better place to go than the Barber Motorsports Park.



Locked In

Locked In

In the mood for a real-life adventure? Birmingham’s Locked In puts teams of 2-8 people in a locked room, where they have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and find clues to escape. Think you have what it takes to succeed in your own personal locked room mystery? Bring your friends, and give it a try!



Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

On August 14, 1967, Legislative Act 225 created the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF). The ASHOF is a magnificent state treasure, dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Alabama’s exceptional sports heritage.

Over the last thirty-five years, the ASHOF has become the benchmark for other Sports Museums across the country, with over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN’s list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever are in the ASHOF: Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, and Carl Lewis.



Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham with an increasing emphasis on the international struggle for universal human rights.  BCRI is a “living institution” that views the lessons of the past as crucial to understanding our heritage and defining our future.  Since opening its doors in 1992, BCRI has been visited by more than 2 million people from all 50 states and around the world.  Visitors include adults, school children and students, families, researchers, and scholars.




What kind of city builds a huge statue of a burly, bearded, bare-bottomed man to tower over its entire population? One that never forgets its roots. Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge, watches over all of Birmingham as a symbol of the city’s iron origins–and the ever-present spark of its indomitable spirit.

Today this beloved symbol of Birmingham and the nation’s iron and steel industry stands preserved and proud as the centerpiece of it rehabilitated and expanded park, now referred to as Vulcan Park and Museum.



Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.



Sports at the Birmingham 2017 JCC Maccabi Games:

Soccer Volleyball Swim Tennis Flag Football
Track & Field Basketball Golf Baseball Dance

Athlete FAQ

Jewish athletes competing with the Birmingham delegation must be between the ages of 12 and 16, as of July 31, 2017, and can participate in all sports. Athlete from visiting delegations must be between the ages of 13 and 16, as of July 31, 2017.  Local athletes are required to house two or more visiting athletes.

Yes, all JCC Maccabi Games athletes must identify themselves as Jewish.

No. If you are a Jewish teen and live in an area that does not have a JCC you are welcome to join Team Bham. Fill out the form to the right and you will be contacted with more information.

Interested in joining the J? Get more information at bhamjcc.org/join


Get Involved

Ready to join Team Birmingham? Please register at the two links below.

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Not from Birmingham? Contact your local JCC to sign up for your local delegation.
Contact Spencer Lynch at spencer@bhamjcc.org for more information or to answer any questions you may have.

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Contact Spencer Lynch at spencer@bhamjcc.org for more information or to answer any questions you may have.