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WA members excited for Maccabi Life

Posted: 18-Oct-2018 by Maccabi WA

Maccabi Life is a new health and wellness portal that will address the Health and wellbeing of our whole community. Maccabi Life  has the ability to transform what Maccabi means to the Jewish Community, as we know that the health and wellbeing of our community is a cause worth championing!

Perth was very honoured to launch this exciting initiative with fellow Maccabi WA members ,guest speakers Dr Carmel Goodman, cricketer Michael Klinger and President of MAI Jeff Sher. What better experts in our community to talk about the benefits of exercise, diet and movement on our general health and wellbeing than  these two. Carmel a leading Sports Medicine Doctor who has been the Medical Director of the WA Institute of Sport, since 1990 and co-ordinates the care of State, National and Olympic athletes.  She is  also the Team Doctor/Chief Medical Doctor for the Australian National Women’s Hockey Team since 1998. Michael is our best every Jewish Cricketer who has retired recently from first-class cricket after 182 matches, 30 centuries and more than 11,000 runs and currently Captains the Perth Scorchers.  Both speakers gave personal accounts of their time as Maccabi players at club level and as participant in the Maccabiah Games as well as  in depth knowledge of the importance of exercise.  Michael spoke about the importance of his  Maccabi  generation getting behind Maccabi Life as could  see firsthand the benefits for his whole family and the difference in their  happiness and energy levels when the day is started off with a walk or run  instead of  straight to the TV and screens. Carmel spoke about her time  as team Dr with the Olympic hockey teams  and knew directly the amazing health benefits of an online portal with so all this information - as she has seen it work in South Africa. We are so lucky to have such talent in our Perth community both proudly championing  Maccabi WA.

Jeff Sher spoke about how WA is leading the Nation with Maccabi Life with the unstructured Sports and Fitness activities we already offer such as pilates, yoga, Xi Gong, archery, boxing, Israeli dance and soon to come personal fitness  training. He made mention of how Maccabi WA could be a National Maccabi Life Health and Wellness centre - which is very exciting for us all.  Very enthusiastic guests enjoyed recipes made from the portal after the presentations.

Its free to join the Maccabi Life portal and once you are logged in you can do a  Free Health Assessment, read 100s of Articles ,view and print off Healthy recipes, look up a full Medical encyclopaedia, and get many benefits and discounts  through the Loyalty Membership program. See what all the interest is about at


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