Play soccer for Australia in Israel

With football fever bursting in Australia, Maccabi is also in the act with Maccabiah Games trials about to commence for our up and coming talent with hopes of representing their country at the Maccabiah in Israel in 2017. Read more

Five medals for Jeff – open Gold for Mikaela

When Melbourne’s Jeff Sher left Israel in 2009 with four Maccabiah gold medals around his neck, he was a pretty satisfied athlete…but this year he brings home five! Read more

Silver for Solomon

Steven Solomon and Donald Sanford have produced a level of sport tonight beyond the wildest dreams of the organisers with a thrilling 400m mens final on the first night of the track and field competition at this year’s 19th Maccabiah. Read more

Lucas Neill Salutes Maccabi Australia

Socceroo captain Lucas Neill has sent personal good luck wishes to the Australian soccer squad competing at the Maccabiah. Read more

Maccabiah remembers 1997

While members of Australia’s 19th Maccabiah contingent eagerly count down the seconds until this year’s Games Opening Ceremony, the entire Maccabi community continues to remember four members if the 1997 contingent who lost their lives when a bridge they were crossing to reach the Ramat Gan stadium collapsed. Read more

Kellerman Courting a Medal

July 10, 2013 by  

Adam Kellerman’s participation at the 2013 Maccabiah Games adds another chapter to one of Australia’s Jewish community’s most inspiring stories of resilience. Read more

10th Maccabiah for Vandersluis

Roy Vandersluis entered his first Maccabiah Games in 1977 – and has been back every four years to compete since. Read more

Maccabiah 2013: Steven Solomon

Olympian Steven Solomon will join the Australian team at the 19th Maccabiah being held in Israel later this month. He talked with Maccabi’s David Wiener. Read more


For the first time in Maccabiah history, Australia will have three athletes compete in Paralympics sports at the Games in Israel in later this month. Read more

NSW Maccabiah contingent farewelled

Team Australia’s NSW-based contingent has been given an official farewell by the State Government  at their Governor Macquarie Tower offices in Sydney. Read more

But wait, there’s more

Steven Solomon is not the only Olympian in the Australian Maccabiah team. Meet Sean Bloch, a cyclist who represented South Africa at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Read more

Match made in Maccabiah heaven

Bec and Adam Joseph, Australian football players in Australia’s Women’s and Men’s open football sides, met at the 2005 Maccabiah Games – Adam popped the question at the 2009 Games – and in 2013, the happily married couple will return to Israel with Gerry, their 18-month-old baby boy. Read more

Maccabiah: Five sets of brothers in rugby squad

Glen Ella, coach of the Australian Maccabiah rugby squad is a member of one of Australian sports’ most famous brother acts…but not even the Wallabies rugby legend, who starred for the green and gold alongside brothers Gary and Mark in the 1980s, can believe what he’s seeing in his Maccabiah rugby squad headingl to Israel to defend their gold medal…FIVE sets of brothers! Read more

Maccabiah: Five soccer teams for Israel

Australia will send five teams to compete in the highly anticipated football tournament at the 19th Maccabiah games in Israel next month. Read more

Maccabi NSW Awards

Two Olympians have received Maccabi NSW Jewish Sports Awards. Read more

Olympic chief lauds Maccabi

One of the key players in landing and organising the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games says the “whole Maccabi movement deserves recognition” for the work being done ahead of the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July. Read more

Birth of the Blues

Maccabi Rugby started in Newcastle in 1968…today it has over 400 members – all invited to a pre-Maccabiah reunion. Read more

Triathlon star on the rise

Adriel Young turned up for his first ever Maccabi triathlon about a year ago on a borrowed bike … by his third major non-Maccabi race in January, he’d qualified for the Hawaii Iron Man, which he’ll tackle in October after representing Australia at the Maccabiah Games. Read more

New Maccabi Board Member

February 8, 2013 by  

The name Justin Shelton is well known as the NSW team manager at Junior Carnivals. Justin has become the newest, and youngest, member of the Maccabi NSW executive. Read more

Six Sports Identities inducted into Hall of Fame

November 12, 2012 by  

Some of the biggest names in sport gathered at University of New South Wales on Sunday night as Maccabi NSW held its fourth Hall of Fame awards. Read more

Basger in Futsal World Cup Australian Squad

October 19, 2012 by  

Jarrod Basger has been selected in Australia’s squad to compete at the Futsal World Cup in Thailand. Read more

Wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics

Introducing Adam Kellerman, a 21-year-old wheelchair tennis player from Sydney who will represent Australia at the Paralympic Games in London. Read more

NSW Maccabi celebrates soccer career

The testimonial match for Maccabi Hakoah legend Jon Pillemer really was a spectacular event put on by our Feds Football Club to pay tribute to a player who has been part of the club’s furniture as a player and administrator for a long, long time. Read more

Maccabi NSW Awards night…

Maccabi’s David Weiner reports on a night in Sydney where the NSW Jewish sportsmen and sportswomen were honoured for their efforts…and treated to a peek into the life of rugby great Wallaby Glen Ella who now coaches the Jewish club’s union side. Read more

…and the winner is

The NSW Maccabi annual awards will be announced this week. J-Wire publishes the nominees.
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Big names to coach Australia at Maccabiah

Maccabi Australia has announced its first football coaching appointments for Team Australia at the 19th Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel next year…and the list is impressive. Read more

Futsal boys meet Internationals

Maccabi futsal club ended their first foray into the Asian club futsal scene on a high after two narrow defeats in the AFC Futsal Club Championships Qualifying stage this week. Read more

Marathon Man

Dr Terry Diamond’s initiative to run seven marathons (42 kilometres each) in seven days, will be fulfilled when he completes number seven at Bondi Beach on Sunday morning. Read more

NSW Maccabi Futsal representing Australia

The Maccabi NSW Futsal team heads to Vietnam this weekend to represent Australia in the qualifying tournament for the 2012 Asian Champions League, to be held in Abu Dhabi in May. Read more

NSW Maccabi initiates Tennis Scholarship

12-year-old tennis young gun Mitch Maloon is the inaugural recipient of a Maccabi NSW Tennis scholarship, as the tennis club opens its doors to facilitate the development of talented youngsters. Read more

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