Defeating odds, Israeli team crowned FIBA Europe Cup champion

April 27, 2021 by  

Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona has been crowned the new International Basketball Federation Europe (FIBA) Cup champions, after beating Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and earning their first title in a European club competition. Read more

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins two gold medals at world championship

March 31, 2021 by  

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals and one bronze in the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Jessica tackles the floods

March 24, 2021 by  

Olympian Jessica Fox took to the water to train during the severe flooding which has devasted wide tracts of south-eastern Australia following days of heavy rainfall.

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Maccabi and Bialik swim school

March 23, 2021 by  

Maccabi Victoria has launched Maccabi Aquatics – a full service swim school – to commence operating in Term 4, 2021. Read more

Team Australia Maccabiah 2022 information sessions attract over 300

March 1, 2021 by  

 Team Australia has continued strong preparations on the road to Maccabiah in 2022 after information sessions in Sydney and Melbourne were attended by over 300 people.

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Team Israel Start-Up Nation lines up for UAE Tour

February 21, 2021 by  

One year after its historic inaugural participation in the UAE Tour and a subsequent peace accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Team Israel Start-Up Nation will begin its second UAE Tour today.

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Aslan’s fans in Holon

February 15, 2021 by  

Russian Aslan Karatsev has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian tennis open, disposing of fellow Jewish competitor Diego Schwartzman on his way through. Read more

Australia takes big step on road to Maccabiah 21 with team managers and coaches inductions

December 15, 2020 by  

Maccabi Australia has taken a big step forward in their preparations for the 21st Maccabiah Games in 2022 with the Australian management recently conducting induction sessions for team managers and coaches in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Two Aussies and one Kiwi in Israel’s cycling 2021 team

December 1, 2020 by  

The Israel Start-Up Nation 2021 cycling team will consist of 32 riders from Israel and 16 other countries. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival heading for Melbourne

November 23, 2020 by  

Over the last thirty-five years, Maccabi Junior Carnivals have grown to become an integral part of the Jewish sporting calendar. Read more

New Maccabi club off and running

November 17, 2020 by  

Sydney weather improved from torrential rain to stunning sunshine marking the inaugural NSW Mac Running Club event on Sunday. Read more

Soccer leagues in Israel, UAE reach cooperation agreement

October 28, 2020 by  

The soccer leagues of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced that they reached an agreement on Tuesday about future play. Read more

Nomination for Geoff

October 22, 2020 by  

Melbourne Maccabi stalwart Associate Professor Geoff Sussman has been nominated for the Senior Australian of the Year. Read more

Israel Start-Up Nation cycling team wins historic first-ever Giro d’Italia stage

October 11, 2020 by  

The Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) cycling team made history today, recording its first-ever stage victory in a Grand Tour race, just five years after the team’s establishment. Read more

Fox Sports Netherlands apologizes for anti-Semitic chants at live soccer game

October 6, 2020 by  

With most professional sports matches occurring in empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic, many TV stations are using audience soundtracks while broadcasting games. Read more


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

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