Nearly 1,000 people came to Ignite Maccabi, the torch lighting Aug. 26 at the Marcus JCC to kick off the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games® in Atlanta.
The Ignite Maccabi event officially marked the start of a year-long run to the MJCCA’s hosting of the Games for the first time in 18 years. During the 2019 Games, thousands of Jewish athletes, hundreds of coaches and several thousand spectators will visit Atlanta for the week-long competition. Ignite Maccabi raised the curtain on the event with both members and non-members of the MJCCA in attendance.
The afternoon included various interactive experiences ranging from inflatable games to food trucks and video games. The parade of Maccabi alumni was led by the Atlanta Braves drumline, the Heavy Hitters, all the way to the main stage, where MJCCA CEO Jared Powers lit the JCC Maccabi Games® torch with co-chairs Amy Rubin and Libby Hertz.
Ignite Maccabi featured activities with the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons, Button It Up photo booths, the Georgia Aquarium, inflatable attractions, Atlanta game truck, JCC Maccabi Games® sports experiences and food trucks.
For more information, visit www.ATLMaccabi2019.org.