Mission & Objectives


Sport has enriched the life of the Australian Jewish Community for more than one hundred years, culminating in the establishment of Maccabi Australia in 1957.

Over the years many events have been associated with Maccabi Australia, including Carnivals, both Senior and Junior, Maccabi Australia International Games (MAIGS), Jewish Community Centre (JCC) Games, Pan American Games, European Games, and the focal point - the Maccabiah Games. Whatever the nature of the event, a common thread runs through the history of Maccabi Australia – the thread of connecting the community - through friendship, sporting trends, training in leadership and responsibility, even through responses to tragedy.

Maccabi Australia symbolises community, friendship and the competitive spirit. Just as sport maintains an important role in society, Maccabi Australia enriches the Jewish Community, confirming its place in the history of our people.

MAI Mission

Develop and strengthen the Australian Jewish community through sporting, cultural and social activities.

MAI Objectives

  • To perpetuate and preserve the Australian Jewish community by developing and promoting the opportunity for Jewish athletes to share their identity through sport
  • To promote participation in sport by providing the opportunity for Jewish athletes to compete in a range of carnivals and sporting events at the state, national and international level.
  • To work actively to support programs that embodies the Maccabi ideals of Jewish continuity, support for the state of Israel and excellence in sport.
  • To engender community support and trust through a framework of open, transparent and accountable management practices whilst maintaining a “not for profit” objective.
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