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Posted: 21-Jul-2014 by Maccabi National

At the recent 27th Maccabi World Union Congress in Israel, Tom Goldman OAM was elected to be one of the three Vice Presidents of MWU along with Toni Wortman from the USA and Daniel Belinky from Argentina. This is a great honour for Tom, a Maccabi Australia Life Member and Chair of the Board of Governors. Tom’s appointment recognizes the high esteem that Maccabi Australia officials have on the global stage. Not since David Grace QC in 1998 has there been an Australian elected as a Vice President.

Harry Procel OAM has been appointed as Chair of the International Sports Committee. This committee guides the rules, principles and implementation of the sports conducted at the Maccabiah.  Harry has been a committee member of the ISC since its inception in 1998

President of Maccabi Australia, Lisa Borowick has been appointed the Chair of the International Finance Committee. Lisa has been acting in this role for the past two MWU Plenums, but has now been appointed officially for the next 4 years.  Lisa has also been appointed to the general committee of the International Sports Committee (ISC)

Tom Danos has been appointed to the Maccabi World Union Court of Honor.  Tom will also continue with his roles on the Maccabi World Union Board of Trustees.
Leo Dan Bensky from Finland was formally elected to the position of President, having been the Acting President since the untimely passing of Guiora Esrubilsky late last year. Yair Hamburger remains the Chairman of Maccabi World Union, looking to fulfill his vision into his second term. Leo’s term will be marked by his willingness to collaborate and maintain mutual dialogue in the running and shaping of Maccabi World Union (MWU).

Maccabi Australia congratulates its hard working volunteers who have now been appointed to these key positions within Maccabi World Union.

Questions regarding this statement can be directed to Lisa Borowick, President, via the Maccabi Australia Office( 03) 9563 5865 or

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