You are invited to join Congregation Beth Israel’s first Family Macabiyah!

6 challenges over 6 weeks

A new challenge will be posted on this website every Wednesday.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each challenge. 

A grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner.


Prizes are generously donated by the Feldman/Hotz Family

Challenge Schedule:

Click on the links below for each week’s challenge.  (New challenges posted every Wednesday)

Week 1 July 15 – 22 Archaeological Dig (Beach) 
Week 2 July 22 – 29 Cooking Challenge
Week 3 July 29 – Aug. 5 Photo Scavenger Hunt (items to find)
Week 4 Aug. 5 – 12 Survival Skills
Week 5 Aug. 12 – 19 Dance Party Competition
Week 6 Aug. 19 – 26 Relay Race
Social Action Project Sunday, Aug. 16 Rosh Hashanah Themed

How to Compete:

  • Have fun!!!
  • Teams: Each family unit is a team.
  • Time Commitment: Each family will determine how much time they want to spend on each challenge.  Families can choose to participate in 1 or more of the challenges.
  • Each Wednesday, beginning on July 15, at 2pm, the instructions for each challenge will be posted to this webpage, including a judging rubric.
  • Families will have 1 week to finish each challenge.
  • While completing each challenge, families will make a video recording of their family doing the activity. (Only participants and judges will be able to view the videos.)
  • Families will submit a <5min video clip to Rabbi Bluman by 11 am each Wednesday.
  • Judges: Rabbi Bluman, Vanessa Diamond and a member of the USY Board.  
  • Extras: Some families may want to compete in matching costumes, create a team name, create a team cheer, come up with a secret hand shake.