Sammi to Skate in Sweden

NSW 2010 Mick Brandon Sportswoman of the Year Award, Samantha Kadar has headed overseas to compete in the Junior World Synchronized Skating competition. Read more

Maccabi NSW secures new sports location

After years of having to cram our footballers onto any vacant inch of grass around Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Maccabi NSW is thrilled to announce it has secured the use of part of the brand new Waverley Oval for our football and rugby clubs this winter. Read more

Record numbers for annual swimming championships

February 22, 2012 by  

A record 166 entrants competed at the 62nd NSW Jewish Swimming Championships last Sunday. Read more

Former Wallaby to coach Maccabi NSW Rugby

February 22, 2012 by  

The Maccabi rugby club has pulled off one of Maccabi sport’s great coaching coups with the appointment of former Wallabies fullback and Australian rugby legend Glen Ella as coach for 2012. Read more

Maccabi makes a difference

February 10, 2012 by  

Before leaving Brazil at the end of the Pan America Games, the Maccabi Australia team donated its strips and medical supplies to underprivileged children. Read more

Maccabi Pan America Games – Final Wrap

January 4, 2012 by  

The Maccabi Australian team is on its way home from Brazil after competing in the Pan America Games in Sao Paolo…David Weiner has sent his final report.
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Medals for Sam…and maybe for the Matildas

December 30, 2011 by  

Veteran table tennis player Sam Parasol will bring two bronze medals home from the Maccabi Pan America Games in Sao Paolo…and the women’s football team is still in with medal hopes. Read more

Australian Tennis Team Courting Medals

December 29, 2011 by  

What a day for Team Australia’s tennis team!
The smile was not leaving Noah Ehrlich’s face after he got the day off to a great start. 
12-year-old Noah beat his 16-year-old opponent 6-4 6-1 to earn himself a spot in tomorrow’s quarter-finals. Read more

First Medals in Brazil

December 28, 2011 by  

Masters swimmer Trevor Wainstein has opened up Australia’s medal account at the Pan America Games, picking up three silvers on the opening day of the swimming meet at the Hebraica club. Read more

Maccabi Pan American Games Opening Ceremony

December 28, 2011 by  

The Pan America Games were officially launched on Monday night when 2,000 athletes from 16 countries marched into the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo. Read more

Pan-Am Games: Aussies girls give Brazil a fright

December 27, 2011 by  

Two late goals helped Brazil prevail 3-1 in Monday morning’s match against Australia, but our girls gave them an almight fright – and have put the rest of the competition on notice that they are a team to be reckoned with as they vie for a spot in the medal rounds. Read more

Brazil – Here we come

December 13, 2011 by  

The countdown is over for Maccabi Australia’s team heading to the Pan America Games in Sao Paolo. They depart for Brazil on Wednesday ready to do Australia’s Jewish community proud wearing the green and gold. Read more

New Roles for the Maccabiah – and the Future

November 16, 2011 by  

Maccabi Australia’s eye to the future has extended to its management team for the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel via the creation of a “deputy assistant team managers – junior team” role .  Read more

NSW Maccabi Spawns Futsal Internationals

October 12, 2011 by  

Three NSW Maccabi Futsal players have been selected to represent Australia. Read more

Israel – Here We Come

September 27, 2011 by  

Maccabi Australia has appointed the upper management team that will lead Australia to the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2013.

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Introducing Maccabi NSW’s new Mega Camp

September 9, 2011 by  

Mega Camp is a new concept from Maccabi aiming to bring together all it’s sports under one roof while keeping kids entertained during their school holidays. Read more

‘Bennys Ball’ does it for their mate

September 1, 2011 by  

Winning grand finals are always great news stories, but this one is particularly nice, as a group of friends reformed an old Maccabi team from when they were younger as a way to continue to commemorate their great mate, Benny Glattstein, who passed away earlier this year. Read more

Kogus Wins Masters Tennis

Maccabi tennis stalwart Ilan Kogus won the Masters over-65 tennis tournament at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna last week. Read more

Maccabi welcomes back triathlon club

An advertisement placed in the Jewish News in early 1990 by Steve Denenberg was the catalyst for the formation of the Maccabi Triathlon Club, which held its first race – a duathlon – in Centennial Park in May of that year. Read more

Karp to lead Australia to Brazil

Maccabi Australia’s preparations for the Pan America Games in Sao Paolo in December have begun in earnest, with the announcement that former Australia and Melbourne Victory player Tal Karp will be the open women’s football side’s player-coach. Read more


Steve Solomon might be Maccabi NSW’s incumbent Junior Sportsman of the Year, but this is a young guy who now has mainstream Australian sport talking. Read more


Harry Stein has been awarded life membership of the lawn bowls club as recognition of 21 years of service. Read more

MOSS v MIRON – 2 Jews battling it out in the A-League

For any followers of Australian football among our readers, there’s a fantastic sub-plot to the A-League preliminary final between Central Coast Mariners and Gold Coast United on the weekend. Read more


Maccabi Hakoah’s mens futsal side suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Breakers FC on Saturday night in the NSW Super League grand final. Read more


The Maccabi Kings have enjoyed a remarkable season in the top men’s division of Eastern Suburbs touch football.

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New generation shine at Jewish Swimming Champs

There was a changing of the guard at the 61st annual NSW Jewish Swimming Championships on Sunday, with 15-year-old Josh Blumberg taking out the 100 metre blue-ribbon freestyle event for the first time. Mikaela Rifkin won the women’s title. Read more


February 24, 2011 by  

Another popular member of Maccabi and Australia’s futsal community has enjoyed a stellar season too. Read more

‘Nothing less than the premiership will do’

February 18, 2011 by  

After years of empty rhetoric, Hakoah-Maccabi FC is making some serious strides forward in 2011. As the club’s players returned to Centennial Park for pre-season training last week, they were greeted by former Olyroo Mark Robertson, and all 7 Federation teams have already begun playing pre-season trials. The club means business this season and Maccabi News caught up with Robertson to get the first glimpse of what to expect in 2011. Read more

Maccabi running away with NZ futsal league

February 18, 2011 by  

Maccabi Hakoah’s trip to Dunedin produced another stunning weekend of results, with the club claiming another five wins in round 2 of the New Zealand Futsal Championship.

golden boot_page001.jpgHere’s how NZ Futsal glowingly reported about Maccabi across the Tasman:

“Nineteen year old Jarrod Basger (see golden boot chart, right) once again starred for the Sydney-based side, scoring seven of his side’s seventeen goals. East City and Red Sox meanwhile, were the top performing New Zealand sides, while Capital City Futsal also did enough to stay in the hunt for a spot in the play offs in Auckland in March.

“Only Auckland’s East City were able to provide a true test for the unstoppable Maccabi in Dunedin.  Daniel Fulton, Denny Dutra and skipper Doron Pozniak all continued their red hot form from Series One, while the addition of Futsalroo veteran Simon Keith further strengthened the Australians as they marched to a virtually unassailable lead (10 points clear) in the minor premiership.”

John Myers singled the leadership of Pozniak and the first-team debut of 16-year-old Dylan Basger as highlights, while club president Gareth Naar praised the team’s rise in status.

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“All the boys enjoyed it, it’s always great touring as a squad.

“I think its great exposure for Maccabi, and a great testament to our futsal club not only for competing, but for succeeding.

“The New Zealanders no doubt look at Maccabi as the benchmark – they love having us there. New Zealand futsal is developing at great pace through the support of the New Zealand Football Association – which is something we lack here in Australia.”

With the side now turning their attention to their NSW Super League premiership defence this weekend, the club’s first team is on the cusp of a dreamy double. They take on Northern Breakers in the grand final, coach Steve Knight’s former side.

“Look it just shows the quality of our men’s side and the quality we’ve got there,” Naar added. “Now we’ve got to try to bring that performance to the juniors, and we’re already looking towards next season and we’re going to implement changes so the longevity is there at the club beyond this team.”

A Maccabi legend calls it a day

February 18, 2011 by  

This article was meant to come a few weeks earlier, when Beverley Bos OAM (pictured with Maccabi NSW Swimming President Anthony Goodridge) thought the Maigs swim meet would be her final involvement in Jewish swimming. Read more

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