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Melbourne Junior Carnival - Best Ever!

Posted: 02-Feb-2015 by Maccabi VIC


The 33rd instalment of Maccabi Junior Carnival has come to an end  for 2015. The event was described as the “best ever” by Carnival manager Justin Lipson.

The week-long Carnival brought Jewish youth from all over the nation together to Melbourne’s Albert Park precinct and featured numerous sports participated in by over 450 kids.

“I think we can safely say the event was successful even beyond the expectations of the organising committee,” Lipson said.

“The countless hours spent planning the event were all made worthwhile by hearing the constant daily chatter about how much participants were enjoying the experience.” 

A huge thank you to the tireless efforts and unconditional willingness of the amazing Junior Carnval ManagerJustin Lipson and his awesome Committee. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers, including Victorian and State Team Managers, youth leaders  and for the first time ever, the All Abilities group, for giving of their time to make this event happen and contributing to it's success. We also thank our wonderful community for opening up their homes to our interstate vistors. We thank our Victorian Team participants for the fantastastic way in which they represented Victoria. 

An event like this could not happen without the most generous support of our Maccabi Victoria and Junior Carnival Sponsors and Supporters. 

In the spirit of helping each other, please support our Sponsors, Event Supporters and Handbook Advertisers who have generously contributed to the success of our 33rd Maccabi Junior Carnival event.

In addition to the sport, Junior Carnival provides its’ participants with a slew of social opportunities, including, but not limited to, a foam party, club night, a moonlight cinema and undoubtedly this year’s biggest individual success, the Neon Run.

Staged at Sandown Racecourse, participants donned neon colours and made their way around a 3.1km track to various stations at each of which a grand party would await them.

Whilst Carnival gives a lot to participants and leaders alike, it also attempts to give back to the community; perhaps the most clear-cut example of this is Community Day, which features on the Carnival calendar annually.


This year participants volunteered their time at a number of different communal causes including Jewish Care, C-Care, Citywide Black Rock, Coast Care at Altona, Challah for Hunger and Emmy Monash.

“I like volunteering, it makes me feel good about myself to help others,” said participant Zahra from Western Australia.

Overall the event was an unmitigated success and all involved are looking forward to replicating its success at 2016’s edition in Sydney!

Carnival Photo Gallery

Click here to see a Carnival Photo Gallery thanks to photographer Paul Topol.

To purchase photos contact Paul via email

Relive Melbourne Junior Carnival 2015 

For all your news from Maccabi Junior Carnival 2015. From each day's best sporting success, to the stories and pics of the people behind the grand event. 

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