2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games

August 6-11, 2017
Hosted by the Albany and Schenectady JCCs
Albany, NY

Welcome to Albany!  

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Albany, New York's 400-year-old capital city, welcomes the athletes, families, friends, and fans of the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games to enjoy an unforgettable week of friendly competition!

If there is anything we can do prior to your Albany visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

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Say Hello to Our NY

Say Hello to Our NY

Hotel Accommodations and Sports Venue Map

Please click here to view hotel grid with reservation information including rates.

Included on this map are: Guilderland High School (hub), the Times Union Center (opening ceremonies), 8 hotels, and all sporting venues for your reference.  Please click the box in the top right corner to view larger map.  

Hotels by Area

Western Ave/University Area

Best Western Sovereign Hotel
1228 Western Ave, Albany

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Albany University
1383 Washington Ave, Albany

Hampton Inn Albany, Western Ave University
1442 Western Ave, Albany

Residence Inn by Marriott, Washington Ave Extension
124 Washington Ave Ext, Albany

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Albany University
1379 Washington Ave, Albany

Wolf Road/Albany Airport

Best Western Albany Airport Inn
200 Wolf Rd, Albany

Radisson Albany Hotel
205 Wolf Rd, Albany

West of Albany

Courtyard Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor
240 Harborside Drive, Schenectady


Important Venues 

Bethlehem YMCA
900 Delaware Ave, Delmar

Guilderland High School
(The Hub)
8 School Rd, Guilderland Center

Times Union Center
(Opening Ceremonies)
51 South Pearl St, Albany

Voorheesville High School
432 New Salem Rd, Voorheesville

Please click here for driving directions.


Need A Rental Car?

While you are in the capital region, the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered with Enterprise and National Car Rentals to assist you with all of your rental car needs. From the economical vehicle to the luxury sedan they will have a stocked inventory for you to choose from. All of this combined with their great customer service and can-do attitude you will feel right at home.  Click here for Enterprise Rentals and click here for National Car Rental reservations.

What's Nearby?

Downtown Albany

Welcome to Albany, the Capital City of New York State!  We hope you will have time to explore our beautiful 400-year-old city.  Albany's history combined with our rich Dutch architecture tell an important American story.  

Downtown Albany is home to the New York State Museum, one of the country's largest with a September 11 exhibit and a working carousel on the 4th floor.  The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to "Albany's Mummies" and was founded in 1791.  The Corning Tower Observation Deck at the Empire State Plaza is where you not only get a bird's eye view of Albany but also three mountain ranges - the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills.   

Please be sure to visit the many restaurants and breweries in downtown Albany open and ready to serve you.  From the Speakeasy at the City Beer Hall to the award-winning Angelo's 677 Prime Steakhouse, there will be menus and offerings to suit everyone's taste.

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

Albany Dining

Click here for Albany's dining options while you are in town!...

Wolf Road

Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Albany is the Wolf Road area. You will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora, Regal Cinemas Stadium 13 and more.

Discounts at Crossgates Mall

Crossgates Mall is the Capital Region's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands and the newest retail concepts. Additional information can be found at www.shopcrossgates.com.  A big thank you to Crossgates Mall and all the participating restaurants and stores for providing these great discounts.

Simply show your JCC Maccabi credentials at point-of-sale during the games to receive these special benefits.


Click here to view the list of participating shops and restaurants at Crossgates mall...

Crossings of Colonie

Beautiful park to hike, bike, or walk and enjoy its peacefulness and diversity....

Saratoga Springs, NY

A short drive north from Albany will take you to Saratoga Springs.  Discover the Saratoga RacetrackNational Museum of DanceNational Museum of RacingNYS Military MuseumSaratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.  

Schenectady, NY

About 30 minutes west of Albany, you will find Schenectady, home to the Robert & Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady JCC, Golub Family Campus.  Whether it's touring Broadway performances at Proctors Theatre, or a day at the Stockade Historic District, Schenectady has something to offer everyone! Bring the whole family along for a day at Schenectady's educational museums, or take in all the sights on the beautiful Mohawk River.  Schenectady is also home to an Amtrak train station.  

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

What is there to do in our 400-year old city? 
You can find out right here!

Great Fun in Albany!

Great Fun in Albany!

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional tournament information as well as information regarding services, shopping, and dining in the Capital Region. 

Useful Links

Sidney Albert JCC logo

The Sidney Albert Albany JCC is located at 340 Whitehall Rd in Albany, NY... More

Schenectady JCC

The Schenectady JCC is located at 2565 Balltown Rd in Schenectady, NY.... More

Downtown Albany Area Information




Bank of America ATM

 69 State Street



 120 State Street



 110 State Street





CVS Pharmacy

 613 New Scotland Ave


Rite Aid

 17 North Pearl St



Western Ave/University Area Information




Bank of America


1450 Western Ave


Trustco Bank

1475 Western Ave



1196 Western Ave


Medical Care Facilities



Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Ave


Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Blvd


St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Blvd





CVS Pharmacy

1170 Western Ave


Rite Aid

1225 Western Ave


Wolf Road Area Information




Bank of America                              

133 Wolf Rd                                    



155 Wolf Rd                              


Trustco Bank

34 Wolf Rd






465 Sand Creek Rd


Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Rd


Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Rd



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