Athletes gear up for 2009 Maccabi Games
Athletes from all over the globe are converging in Westchester for the 2009 JCC Maccabi Games.
At least 8,000 Jewish teens will be competing in the Olympic-style event, which is hailed as the biggest Jewish teen event across the globe. On Sunday, they arrived at the JCC of Mid-Westchester for check-in for more than a dozen sports including basketball, swimming and soccer.
Organizers say the games are more than just athletics; they also promote community involvement, teamwork and pride. The games run until Aug. 21.