BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of nine athletes representing the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center at the 2014 Maccabi Games won 40 medals - 13 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze.

According to a release from the center, the JCC Maccabi Games feature Olympic-style competition for Jewish teenagers, ages 13 to 16. There were more than 1,200 athletes competing from around the United States, Great Britain, Mexico and Israel, and the games were hosted by the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill from Aug. 10 through Aug. 14.