Introducing Team NOLA 2019

Local Jewish Teens Travel from the Big Easy to Detroit for the 2019 Maccabi Games & ArtsFest

Published Monday, August 5, 2019

Local Jewish teens traveled from the Big Easy to Detroit for the 2019 Maccabi Games & ArtsFest, which will take place August 4-9. Uptown Sports Director Neal Alsop, Metairie Sports Director PJ Jones, and JCC personal trainer Josh Murray will travel with the team as coaches. 

The Maccabi Movement began in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was formed in Constantinople. The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second-largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. 

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a weeklong summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 12-17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporating community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel.

The JCC Maccabi ArtsFest combined with the JCC Maccabi Games creates one joint JCC Maccabi Experience, which gives our participants the opportunity to be a part of a larger Jewish teen community.

In 2013, the Maccabi Games & ArtsFest introduced the Midot Values to help participants remember the greater mission of the games and the Jewish community. Visit our Midot Values webpage to learn more about these values. 

The New Orleans JCC is proud to introduce our 2019 athletes:


Benjamin Kornman

Luc Bauduc

Donovan Ligier

Zach Laviage



Nico Lupin



Alex Lupin

Hudson Glassberg

Charlie Adler

Svetlana Feilkow



Riley Ruth


Table Tennis

JK Bain



Zachary Breaux

Byron Perkins

Ethan Dulitz 


Visual Arts

Lily Shapiro

Lauren Soll

Reyna Soll



Maya Soll

Stay tuned for a travel log from Coaches Neal and PJ from the road.


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