September 15, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Maccabi Social Mixed Netball was a sea of yellow on Monday night when over 150 young Jews came together to raise in excess of $400 for charity as the competition took the chance to ask all players “R U OK?”. Read more

First Australian Nippers program completed at Herzeliya

September 3, 2020 by  

120 Israeli youth and children have completed the first Australian Nippers beach program on Zvulun Beach, Herzeliya. Read more

Tackling the ‘Tour,’ Israelis cycle their way to history

September 3, 2020 by  

For the first time in its 107-year-old history, a team representing the State of Israel is dressed in blue-and-white jerseys and participating in the 21-stage Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. Read more

Dan Martin to lead Israel Start-Up Nation in historic first Tour de France appearance

August 28, 2020 by  

Dan Martin will lead team Israel Start-Up Nation in the Tour de France – the first time an Israeli team will participate in the hardest race in the world. The strong line-up supporting him also includes Guy Niv, the first Israeli rider ever to compete in the Tour. Read more

Maccabi Victoria’s Hardship Relief Fund

Maccabi VIC recognises that the cost of payment of Sport registration fees could be impacted by the financial strain that COVID-19 experienced by some families. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut virtual cycle race in Israel and you can participate

April 28, 2020 by  

Israel’s only professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), is inviting fans from across the world to join an unprecedented double event of virtual racing on Israel’s Independence Day, Wednesday 29 April. Read more

NSW Maccabi Sports Awards

April 16, 2020 by  

NSW Maccabi president Lauren Ehrlich has congratulated those honorees who gained NSW Jewish Sports Awards for 2019. Read more

Ride with the Israel national cycling team

April 5, 2020 by  

Israel’s only professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), is inviting fans from across the world to join a series of online team rides, in order to help secure protective masks for medical staff fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Maccabiah update

March 24, 2020 by  

As a community, country and global citizens, Maccabi Australia is experiencing a challenge that is resulting in many aspects of our lives to be beyond our control. Read more

From athlete to Head of Delegation: Barry Smorgon’s 50-year Maccabiah journey

March 9, 2020 by  

He was one of 23 Australians who competed at the 1969 edition, it was his first overseas trip and first journey to Israel. Over 50 years on, he still vividly remembers walking into the opening ceremony. Read more

Hungarian Holocaust survivor turned Olympic gold medalist dies at age 92

March 6, 2020 by  

Eva Szekely, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who later became an Olympics multiple award-winning swimmer, died on Feb. 29 the age of 92. Read more

Maccabiah preparations start in earnest

March 4, 2020 by  

Preparations for Maccabiah 2021 are in full swing as the entire Senior Leadership Team for Australia’s delegation came together for a weekend of team building and planning ahead of next year’s Games. Read more

Budding batsman selected for national side

March 4, 2020 by  

Jonah Trope, a Year 10 Emanuel School student, has been picked for Australia’s National Under 16s Male Cricket Team. Read more

Ex-Aussie’s daughters hit the target in Israel

February 19, 2020 by  

Shira and Alma Ifergan have taken out Gold and Silver medals in their first Israeli National Youth Archery Championships. Read more

Gold medal winner Jemima to walk for Australia in the Tokyo Olympis

February 14, 2020 by  

Jemima Montag is turning 22 this Saturday and will have a double celebration as she has a confirmed spot in the Australian Olympic Team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

January 29, 2020 by  

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth was an unbelievable week of sport, fun active social events and more sport. Read more

Maccabiah senior teams confirmed – now for the athletes

January 23, 2020 by  

The Australian Maccabi Delegation has taken an important step forward on the road to the 21st Maccabiah after having confirmed the senior leadership team, team managers and coaches for Australia’s delegation for the upcoming Games. Read more

Roy Nissany becomes Israel’s first Formula One driver

January 16, 2020 by  

Israeli professional sports car driver Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the UK-based Williams Group, making him Israel’s first Formula One driver. Read more

Israeli skier makes history by winning Israel’s first Winter Youth Olympics medals

January 15, 2020 by  

Israeli alpine skier Noa Szollos, 17, won Israel its first medals in the Winter Youth Olympic Games when she competed in the competition recently this month in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more

Greek basketball fans wave Hezbollah, Palestinian flags; burn Israeli flag during game

December 22, 2019 by  

Fans of the Greek basketball team AEK Athens waved Hezbollah and Palestinian flags and burned an Israeli flag during a game with the Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem in Athens on Wednesday. Read more

‘Hatikvah’ played at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament as Israel takes Gold

November 18, 2019 by  

Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, was played in Abu Dhabi on Saturday after Israel’s 17-year-old Alon Leviev won the gold medal in the Under-18 category at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. Read more

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

October 20, 2019 by  

Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. Read more

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

October 3, 2019 by  

Israel Cycling Academy and Katusha Management have signed an agreement that will see the Israeli team race in the World Tour starting January 2020. Read more

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

September 25, 2019 by  

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after being awarded a bronze medal in the all-around world championships on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more

International Judo Federation suspends Iran over its avoidance of competing with Israel

September 19, 2019 by  

The International Judo Federation (IJF) on Wednesday announced it had officially suspended Iran over its directive to its Judoka Saeid Mollaei to withdraw from a recent competition to avoid a contest against Israel’s Sagi Muki. Read more

It takes a team to support a team

September 10, 2019 by  

Australia’s proud history of participation at Maccabiah is set to continue at the 21stMaccabiah Games in 2021. Read more

A Hakoah hero passes away..

September 10, 2019 by  

Former Hakoah player and coach Gerry Chaldi passed away this week in the Montefiore Home in Sydney’s Hunters Hill on the day his daughter Alex was married in Israel where she lives. Read more

He survived Bergen-Belsen and the 1972 Munich Olympics and still competes

September 6, 2019 by  

Prof. Shaul Ladany is both a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in which he was an inmate for six months and of the terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in which he participated as a 50 kilometer race walker. This  week marks the 47th anniversary of the attack. Read more

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki takes Gold at World Championship

August 29, 2019 by  

Israeli judoka Sagi Muki on Wednesday won the gold medal in the under 81 kg weight category at the Judo World Championship in Tokyo, becoming the first Israeli in history to win the title. Read more

Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

August 22, 2019 by  

The Hungarian Jewish Community were ecstatic to welcome almost 3,000 athletes from 42 countries as they played host to the European Maccabi Games. Read more

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