The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
or the MAR JCC
, or as the locals call it "the J
", is a Jewish Community Center
in the United States
. It is located in North Miami Beach, Florida
, a suburb of Miami
The JCC has tennis courts, soccer field(s), football field(s), indoor/outdoor basketball courts, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a gymnasium and a fitness center. The fitness center includes a sauna, weight room, treadmills and other machines. The JCC basketball courts are currently owned by David Cohen.
Maccabi Tzair <small>(formerly Hebraica)</small>
Maccabi Tzair is an organization based in the MAR JCC. This is a Jewish based organization based on teaching kids about Judaism in a fun way. One Major event is the Maccabi Games (see maccabi games). They also host many other activities including carnivals, and overnight trips or "Machanes" in Hebrew in order to complete their mission. They also have a program "olam hayeled" which holds activities every Saturday afternoon for kids. Madrichim (in Hebrew) are the counselors of the kids in the activity.
The Maccabi Games are a sporting event (much like the Maccabiah Games
), co-ordinated by Hebraica. All players play in different country teams (Colombia, Cuba, United States, Israel, Mexico, etc), each with a different age group. The groups start at kindergarten. The teams play each other to see who wins Gold and Silver medals. The Maccabi Games are... Read More