Mitzvos @ Jewish Teen Olympics


Last Friday was the finale of the JCC Maccabi Games in Memphis, Tennessee. The games lasted five days with over 1,250 young Jewish athletes and several thousand guests who came from across the United States, Canada, Mexico & Israel.

A special area of the JCC’s main lobby was designated for the Chabad “I did a Mitzvah” stand which became an integral part of the Maccabi games. The stand was all thanks to the close relationship the Shliach to Tennessee, Rabbi Levi Klein, shares with the Memphis JCC.

The prominent location of the stand attracted over 1,000 teens, parents and coaches. 850 put on tefillin, many of them for the very first time. 250 teens took part in a mezuzah project, hundreds of others received certificates with their Hebrew birthday and many shabbos candle kits were distributed to the female girls.

The highlight was the special “I did a Mitzvah” pin, created by CTeen who also took part in operating the stand. Close to 1,000 pins were proudly worn by the teens and guests who “Did a Mitzvah”

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