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Welcome to the latest edition of Macc-Chat packed with news and photos from Maccabi Victoria, our Members and Clubs . 

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From the President, Brian Swersky

At the MacVic AGM held on 23rd August 2016 Joe Dorfman stood down as President and I was nominated to take on the role.



Over 60 people, including Maccabi Victoria club representatives, Hall of Fame Members, Life Members, Board and Foundation members, attended the 2016 Maccabi Victoria AGM held on Tuesday 23 August at the Caulfield Park Lawn Bowls Club.

Retiring President, Joe Dorfman, gave his final president’s report in what was a gracious summary of his involvement and love for Maccabi Victoria. Joe sat on the MV board for 10 years, with his past four as President. Joe acknowledged some of MV’s programs including the All Abilities group, the Henry Jolson Pathways Program, the Club Development Grants Program, the smartphone app and Youth Leadership program.

Election of Officers - Brian Swersky was elected as the new President of Maccabi Victoria and Danielle Davies and Dean Mohr were elected as Board members. Tony Aarons (Vice President), Ashley Browne (Board Member) and Sam Strunin (Board Member) were each elected for a further 2 year term.

Janine Baum (Board Member), Glen Kanevsky (Treasurer), and Mark Waters (Board Member) remain on the Board for the second of their two year terms. Joe Dorfman will remain on the Board as Immediate Past President.

Michael Sharp was re-appointed as Honorary Solicitor.

Joe introduced the new President, Brian Swersky, who thanked Joe for “the ” noting “Joe has left the club in a great position. Maccabi is a far better organisation because of Joe.” Joe was awarded with a plaque and the Caulfield District Volunteer Award for his outstanding contributions to Maccabi Victoria.

Brian’s speech also outlined some of the programs and issues the Maccabi Victoria Board will undertake and develop over the next few years.

Joe and Brian both thanked outgoing Board Member, Sharon Hamilton, for her incredible service and devotion to the board for 10 years. Sharon was instrumental in developing the All Abilities program and will remain a key part of the program.

Ian Davis was awarded Life Membership in recognition of his outstanding service to MV. Ian has been instrumental in the growth and development of MV’s profile. He has a long connection with Maccabi Victoria, first as a club member, then President of the organisation and, since 2003, has been Chairman of the Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation.

Reports were given from Ian Davis (MVSF), Mark Klapish (Hall of Fame induction), Jeff Sher & Ellana Aarons (MAI), Nikki Burger (2017 Maccabiah) and a few items of General Business, and the 2016 AGM was over for another year. 

Please click here to read outgoing MacVic President, Joe Dorfman’s AGM Report.

Please click here to read new MacVic President, Brian Swersky’s speech.


Tickets selling fast - Book Now for Hall Of Fame 2016

Join us Thursday 15 September for a wonderful night of top quality entertainment and the Induction of new Members and Legends into the Maccabi Victoria Hall of Fame. 

Click here to book your tickets now on Try Booking 


2nd Junior Carnival Info Night Monday 5th Sept



It was a packed house and buzzing at our first Junior Carnival Information Night held in July. 

Did you miss out and want to find out what's in store for the amazing Perth Junior Carnival this Summer (15 - 22 January 2017)?  Don’t despair – we are doing it all again for all interested parents and kids on Monday 5 September @ 7:30pm at the Maccabi Victoria office, Level 1, 176 Bambra Road, Caulfield South. So you will have another opportunity to come and hear all you need to know about Perth Junior Carnival and ask the questions you may want to ask.

For a sneak preview on just how awesome Perth Carnival is going to be, click here for the Junior Carnival Promo Video

Registrations are NOW OPEN! -  Places are limited, register today to avoid missing out!! Click here to Register Now online 

We will be organising dates and times for uniform purchase and try on. Check your email, Macc-Chat, Maccabi Victoria facebook page and website for details.


Danny Klinger and Lisa Glikfeld

Team VIC Management  teamvic@macvic.com.au


Registrations Open for Perth Junior Carnival 2017

Find out what's in store for the amazing Perth Junior Carnival this Summer (15 - 22 January 2017)?

Click the arrow for the information night power point and to register.


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise

Maccabi Victoria Hall of Fame Induction

Thursday 15 September 2016

Click here to contact the office to organise your tables

Friends Of Maccabi Luncheon

Monday 7 November 2016

2016 Maccabi MS Swimathon- Melbourne Event

Sunday 27th November - Click here for flyer

Perth Junior Carnival

January 15-22 2017




Kleid Gordon - Just 3 weeks away BOOK NOW!

Attention golfers, entries are now open for the Kleid Gordon and spaces are filling fast. Please renew your membership (see link below) and enter.


Maccabi Junior Golf Championship 2016 - 30 September

Our junior event will once again take place on the public holiday before the AFL Grand Final, Friday September 30th.


Maccabi Hockey Club finals fever

Come down this Sunday to Albert Park for a barbecue and to watch all the teams in finals action!


Maccabi Hockey Club End of Season Dinner

Calling all new players, current players, past members, family and friends! Join us for dinner 10th October to mark the end of another great season!


See our All Abilities Swim Team in action!

Check out the video of our All Abilities swim team having a great time and showing off their swimming skills!


Junior Football Weekly Wrap - Finals Week 2 Edition 2016

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


2016 Maccabi National Swimathon

The 12 hour MS Maccabi National Swimathon is a fun team event raising money for people living with Multiple Sclerosis and for Maccabi events including the Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Take up the challenge, join in and be part of a unique event – the only Swimathon Team Relay to be run nationally!

Click the arrow for more information and to register


A sports parent learns an important lesson

Reproduced with permission from “Play By The Rules”

Just be there to cheer

by Mark Slater, freelance writer and sports nut

As a sports parent, I have to admit that there have been times in the past when I have crossed the invisible white line between enthusiastic supporter for one of my children and being an embarrassment to the family name. Read more..





The Australian Maccabiah Administration Team has outgrown its current office space. We are looking for a one-year lease (1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017) at a not-for-profit rate.

Our wish list includes:

Within the Caulfield / St Kilda environs
Space for 4 staff members
Board / meeting room access
High speed internet
Natural Lighting
Shared photocopier / scanner
Heating / Air conditioning
Off street all-day parking
Small kitchenette

If you have space and are willing to share or know of someone who does, please contact Karen Holloway on 0419 564 250 or karenh@maccabi.com.au


Maccabi Australia Lawn Bowls Carnival

The 16th MAI Lawn Bowls Carnival will be held at the Armadale @ South Caulfield greens from 25th December 2016 to 1st Jan, 2017.

Click the arrow for more information


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Camp is a highlight of the UJEB year, this year camp will be from the 9th till the 11th of September. Click here for details.



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