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WA celebrates 90 years in true Maccabi style

Posted: 07-Sep-2015 by Maccabi WA


At a stunning  gala dinner held at the Jewish Centre, over 180 guests helped  Maccabi WA celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the first carnival fixture. Special guests included President of Maccabi Australia Barry Smorgon OAM and Mr Harry Procel from MAI.  Some very special awards were presented by Barry  including 2 Maccabi Australia awards for  our 91 year old Masters swimming champion Eli Kitay and our George Cohen Memorial Award winner for 2014 Dan Mossenson. Maccabi also used this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of 2 of our  Maccabi Martial Arts Members, Joshua Raiter and Kayli Posner and awarded them their black belts. President of Maccabi WA Joan Hillman said that the moto of this year was ‘one team one voice and 90 years strong’ and that was reflected in the strong turnout of guests all raving about the night. Guests also enjoyed perusing through hundreds of past carnival photos of WA team members dating back to 1936 with many family members recognised. It was  also delightful to have former President Alan Shear able to come and party with us. Thanks to all the Maccabi Executive for all their work in organising the night and also to our  outstanding MC of the night Jonathan Silbert. A magnificent brochure was put together for the night by the amazing Julie Barrett and if you missed out on the night but would like to purchase one please email the Maccabi office on


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