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“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”
Mark Spitz

Charley's Story - An Inspiring Story of True Integration


A key initiative of the recent Maccabi Junior Carnival, held in Melbourne, was the inclusion and integration of Jewish people with disabilities.

Click the arrow for Charley's Story


Volunteer Phone Callers Needed for the 2015 Maccabi Victoria Annual 'Links For Life' Community Appeal - We Need Your Help!


It is that time of the year again where we call upon our members, family and friends to assist us as Volunteer Phone Callers for our important Annual Appeal.

Click the arrow for more information and to volunteer


Open Invitation to all Maccabi Victoria and Club Volunteers

Our Volunteer Thank You Cocktail Reception on Sunday 17 May,held during National Volunteer Week, is an opportunity for Maccabi Victoria to thank each and every one of our valuable volunteers.

We invite ALL Maccabi Victoria Volunteers and affiliated Club Commitee members, Team managers and other hardworking club members/ parents who give their time to make our organisation function successfully. 

Please click the arrow for more information


Maccabi Sports Fun at Yom Ha'azmaut Family Day

Last week as part of the Celebration of Israel’s 67th birthday Maccabi Victoria organised a very successful active sport stall at the ZCV Yom Ha’atzmaut Family Festival.

Click the arrow for the action pics and more


Friends of Maccabi Luncheon


The Luncheon which was to be held on Monday 11 May has been cancelled.

We are now working on a huge Maccabi 90th Anniversary Reunion later this year.

Details to follow.


The Search Is On! Help Us Reconnect Maccabi Friends Past and Present

Your help is needed in finding friends and family who have had a connection to any Maccabi club or event over the past 90 years; Senior carnivals , JCC Games, Junior Carnivals, Maccabiahs and Pan-Am Games.

Please let us know if you can assist in collecting names and email contacts for a huge Maccabi Reunion late 2015.

Stay tuned for more details.

For further information and any offer of assistance contact Yvette Shaw

 yvetteshaw12@gmail.com   0421 998 543




SydneyJunior Carnival 2016. Are you ready?

With an incredible, jam packed week in the planning we wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect at Sydney Carnival 2016. Are You Ready #CARNI2016

Click the arrow for the latest promo video 




Swimmer Michael Carp Medals at Masters

VETERAN superfish Michael Carp has taken home a swag of medals, including two gold, from the 40th Masters Swimming Australia National Championships held in Tasmania last week.

Click the arrow for the full Australian Jewish News article by Adam Blau


Negri Brothers Outstanding at National Swimming Champs

TTEENAGE brothers Dante and Benno Negri were standout performers among a group of Jewish participants at the recent Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships, which serve to distinguish this country’s elite swimmers for each respective age.

Click the arrow for the full Australian Jewish News article by Adam Blau



Maccabi Victoria Volunteer Thank You/Recognition Awards Cocktail Reception - 17 May

5:30pm – 7:30pm on Sunday 17 May 2015
Blake Street Hebrew Congregation

As part of National Volunteer Week Maccabi Victoria will be taking this opportunity to recognise and thank  our 600+ valuable volunteers as well as celebrating our Sporting Stars of 2014.

Maccabi Cycling Club Championships -  Rescheduled to Sunday 24th or 31st May. To be Confirmed!

Like previous years, we'll be running an ITT on Kew Blvd, and awarding trophies for fastest man, fastest women, fastest junior, and an assortment of age grouping as well. Full details to follow in the next couple of weeks.

Maccabi Golf Club One Day Event   - Tuesday 26th May

Men, ladies and juniors all welcome.
Competition, Individual Stableford in all grades
Click here for details of the Event

2015 Victorian Jewish Open for Snooker and Eightball - July

Qualifying & Round One - Thursday 9th July 2015 - 7:45pm 

Round Two & Q/Finals - Thursday 16th July 2015 - 7:45pm 
Semi Finals – Thursday 23rd July 2015 - 7:45pm 
Grand Finals – Thursday 30th July 2015 – 7:45pm 

Welcome to the 25th Annual Victorian Jewish Open Championships for Snooker & Eightball. The championships will be a knock-out format, with all top players seeded for both Snooker & Eightball. T

Click here for Vic Open 2015 Information and Entry Form 

AJAX Football Club Gala Ball - 1 August

Gala Celebration Dinner Ball and Hall of Fame Launch

Click here for more information 

Snooker Club 25th Anniversary Function -  9 August

Details coming soon 




Alasdair the Hockey All-Star!

Congratulations to Alasdair Clark, for recently joining the Maccabi Hockey Club. We're thrilled we could help you reach your goals and play again! Click the arrow for more info.


Maccabi Victoria All Abilities is delighted to announce that Shari Cohen has been appointed the new All Abilities Inclusion Coordinator, to commence her handover on 11th May. email: shari.anne.cohen@gmail.com

We also wish Lauren Mandel the best of luck in her future endeavours.

Stay tuned for a detailed introduction of Shari Cohen and an interview with Lauren  Mandel in the next Mac-Chat edition! 


Athletics Action - Rain Hail or Shine


The rain shall not deter them

Click the arrow for the latest Athletics Club News


Join the Protest to Help Reclaim Our Roads For Cyclists

For those that aren't aware, someone - who seems to have a major problem with cyclists has been scattering carpet tacks on the Kew Boulevard. 

Click the arrow for information about the petition and protest ride this Sunday as well as the latest Cycling Club Rides and News.


Jackettes Debut Win and Interview With Their Captain Chelsea Fisher

It was a landmark weekend for AJAX football, as the club’s first ever women’s side, the Jackettes, triumphed on debut playing away to Montemorency, while men’s senior coach Marty Pask picked up his inaugural win.

Click the arrow for interview with Jackettes captain Chelsea Fisher and the full Australian Jewish News article by Adam Blau 


Jackas Win in a Thriller

Ajax were able to grind out their second win of the season with a gritty victory over Fitzroy. In a nail-biting finish, the Jackas held out a late charge from Fitzroy to win by 3 points.

Click the arrow for the full match report 


Junior Jackas Weekly Wrap


The Round 2 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available  Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. 

Pictured is Jake Pudel who played his 50th match for the U14 Jets in Round 2 - Congratulations Jake.


Only 3 weeks Until the Next One Day Golf Event - Tuesday 26 May.

Men, ladies and juniors all welcome. Competition, Individual Stableford in all grades

Click the arrow for details of the Event


Winestone/Borden Snooker and Eight ball Mini Champs

Check out the draw for season 2015 Winestone/Borden Mini Champs - 30th April 2015

Click the arrow for more upcoming events and Snooker Club News


Victory for Victoria in Interstate Tennis Challenge

It was a matter of state pride at the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre over the weekend, with 12 member of the Maccabi Sydney Tennis Club travelling across the border to take on their Victorian counterparts.

Click the arrow for the pics and more




Yom Yerushalayim Trivia Night 16 May


17 May Book Launch : Let My People Go by Sam Lipski & Suzanne D. Rutland

 Let My People Go: The Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89

Click here for more information about the book



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