Israeli youngsters score another first

June 15, 2018 by  

The first ever Israeli school tag rugby championship organized by the Israel Rugby Union (IRU) was recently held at the Wingate Sports Institute…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

June 13, 2018 by  

In its inaugural year, the Maccabi Australia Nachum Buch Scholarship recognises swimmers with the aim of assisting them on the path to achieving at the elite level. Read more

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

June 13, 2018 by  

Cyclist Riley Hart has been declared the winner of the 2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship. Read more

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

June 3, 2018 by  

‘People of the Boot’ is a neat pun as the title of a book about Australian Jews’ contribution to their country’s – and international – sporting life. Read more

Mini Mondial for Peace – 2018

May 14, 2018 by  

The Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation kicked off the 15th annual Mini Mondial for Peace – bringing together 800 Arab and Jewish, Israeli and Palestinian girls and boys from communities across Israel and the West Bank through soccer. This event promoted shared-living and acceptance of the “other.” Read more

Maccabi announces GM for the 2021 Maccabiah

May 14, 2018 by  

Following a recruitment process to search for a General Manager to lead the team Maccabi Australia has announced the appointment of Simone Cohen.  Read more

Israeli Olympic Swimmer visits New Zealand to swim in Cook Strait open sea event for Parkinson’s research

April 30, 2018 by  

Alon Mandel is an Israeli Olympic butterfly swimmer who represented Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is the national record holder (2014) in 50 and 100 metre butterfly. Read more

Jemima snares first Gold for Jewish athletes in track and field

April 9, 2018 by  

Jemima Montag has won the coveted Gold Medal in the 20km women’s walk at the Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Read more

Maccabi future hockey stars wanted

April 9, 2018 by  

Melbourne’s Maccabi Hockey Club is looking for U14 Kids to join one of our hockey teams for the Winter season. Read more

Fox and Horwitz take top honours

March 22, 2018 by  

Olympian kayak star Jess Fox and Waratahs fly half David Horwitz have been named as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at Maccabi’s NSW 2017 Sports Awards. Read more

Budo for Peace’s 4th international Martial Arts for Peace seminar

February 25, 2018 by  

Budo for Peace headed by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim hosted the 4th International Martial Arts Seminar for Peace in Raanana. Read more

Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

December 19, 2017 by  

Maccabi Australia has announced the establishment of the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund, established to recognise the enormous input that Nachum has had on the Jewish swimming landscape in both Australia and Israel. Read more

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

December 13, 2017 by  

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

December 11, 2017 by  

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

December 8, 2017 by  

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

Jessica Fox Athlete of the Year

November 28, 2017 by  

Two-time Olympian Jessica Fox has been named Athlete of the Year at the Inaugural NSW Champions of Sport awards ceremony.  Read more

Maccabi in Champion of Champions grand final

October 19, 2017 by  

A  Maccabi Hakoah Football Club team is looking to create local Jewish football history this weekend when it aims to capture the Football NSW’s Under 21 Champion of Champions title this Sunday at Sydney’s Valentines Park. Read more

Six inductees for Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame

September 27, 2017 by  

Maccabi NSW honour six more inductees at its Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in December. Read more

A surprise award for Matt

July 20, 2017 by  

Sydneysider Matt Levy has been named the best male athlete among the world’s Jewish athletes competing in the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

July 16, 2017 by  

Cycling captain Sean Bloch beamed that he ‘couldn’t have asked for a better result’ after his amazing team picked up four more medals at the 20th Maccabiah Friday’s road race, backing up their fine time trial results. Read more

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

July 16, 2017 by  

To Jordi Swibel, football is life. The young Sydneysider trains daily, sometimes twice, in the hope of one day making the world game his career – and thanks to the Maccabiah Games, he has a big opportunity to do so. Read more

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

July 13, 2017 by  

It has been four Maccabiah Games without medal success and four long years for table tennis star Barak Mizrachi in search of redemption from an opportunity missed last time here. Read more

International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.0rg. Read more

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

May 23, 2017 by  

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

May 4, 2017 by  

The custodian of the Maccabiah Games Torch, Alida Lipton has presented the torch to some of Melbourne’s Bialik College athletes who will be travelling to Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

April 26, 2017 by  

Fifty swimmers from around Australia came together for a long weekend of training, motivation and bonding in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Read more

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

April 21, 2017 by  

Australia’s largest ever Maccabiah delegation will get the send-off they deserve before heading to Israel, with functions planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May and June. Read more

589 heading for the Maccabiah

April 6, 2017 by  

Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games management gathered in Wollongong in New South Wales for a leadership summit headlined by a keynote address from AOC Chef De Mission to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kitty Chiller. Read more

Eighty countries – one heart

March 22, 2017 by  

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

February 28, 2017 by  

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

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