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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."