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

In this edition we introduce another regular items: Coach's Corner by Mark Williams - Maccabi Victoria Director of Coaching and Player Development/Senior Coach of the AJAX Football Club,

Scroll down so you don't miss this and more great articles and pics.

Friends Of Maccabi Lunch Returns, Perth Junior Carnival Information nights, Cycling Club Championship Winners, Thrilling Golf Finish, Maccabi National Swimathon Raises $70,000,  Maccabi Netball Holiday program, Congratulations to young athlete Ori, Amazing All Abilities Tournament and more action from our clubs.


From the President

A monthly report from Maccabi Victoria President, Brian Swersky.

'"any people may not know the structure of our organisation so I thought a simple outline would be of value"


Coach's Corner

"It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to work at Maccabi Victoria and receive such a warm welcome into the Jewish community." 

Click the arrow for more from Mark Williams


A Full and Happy House as Friends of Maccabi Luncheon Returns after a Two Year Break

Our Friends of Maccabi returned in full force to their much loved bi-annual Luncheons and this event as always was a wonderful event, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Click the arrow for photos and more


Maccabi 'Family' Profile


Jonathan Mond

Maccabi Australia Financial Controller, Maccabiah Cricketer and Maccabi Junior Cricket Club Coach

Describe yourself in 5 words: fun, sporty, mathematical, committed, passionate

Favourite movie: Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Favourite TV show: Big Bang Theory

Favourite band/singer: U2

Favourite food: Pizza

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?: 

One of my kids!!! What a life they live

Sporting idol: Dennis Lillee 

Favourite sporting team/s: Collingwood and the Cleveland Cavs

Maccabi most memorable moment: beating South Africa in the 1993 Maccabiah cricket final

Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life?: Sasha Baron Cohen

In future editions we will continue to profile more of our players, coaches,committee members and volunteers who are all part of our Maccabi Family.  To nominate yourself, some one for "Maccabi Family Profile" please contact Macc-chat



Click here for this week's article  'Images of children'

Most people taking photos of children at sporting events are doing so for acceptable reasons and are using appropriate methods, for example, a parent videoing their child at a sports presentation or photographing their child on the field during play 

Article posted with permission of 'Play By The Rules'


Click here for the Maccabi Member Protection Policy


Perth Junior Carnival Final Information Nights

Final Information Evenings and Ordered Uniform Collection

As we appreciate this is a busy time of the year for everyone,

we will be holding 2 Final Information nights to accommodate everyone.

These will be held at the Maccabi Victoria office

level1 / 176 Bambra Road, Caulfield South on:

Sunday 11 December at 5 pm  
Mon 12 December at 7.30pm 

It is very important that every Junior Carnival participant together with a parent/guardian attend one of these Info nights so that you hear first hand important information regarding Junior Carnival from the Management team. 

If you are not able to attend, you must e-mail teamvic@macvic.com.au to let us know.


Be a Buddy at Perth Junior Carnival!

Maccabi All Abilities is looking for a buddy to accompany a participant to Junior Carnival in Perth in January 2017.

Click here for more information.


Thank you

Thank you to all the Maccabi community who generously dropped off preloved sporting clothes and equipment to the Maccabi Office as part of 2016 Mitzvah Day, it is always appreciated.

We will be sending these to communities in need both within and outside of Australia including Cambodia , Tonga and the Cook Islands, South Africa etc with the assistance of the Reagan Milstein Foundation and NCMJFC. 


Maccabi Awards Nominations


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise

The 16th MAI Lawn Bowls Carnival 

26th December 2016 to 30th Dec 2016

Will be held at the Armadale @ South Caulfield greens - Click here for more details

Perth Junior Carnival

January 15-22   2017   





This weekend's results are an important reminder of how important it is to play as a team and support each other.  Many results were desperately close - our women's team won by a solitary game, whereas Section 7 lost by the same margin, for the third time this season!  Playing for Maccabi is all about teamwork and encouraging each other - which can make the difference when a match is finely balanced. 

Click the arrow for all the results


MS Maccabi National Swimathon raises $70,000

The MS Maccabi National Swimathon, held in Melbourne at Bialik College last weekend, was terrifically supported by around 100 participants.

Click the arrow for pics and more


Snooker Club News

Presentation Night Tonight!

Congratulations to our 2016 8ball finals series Winners and Runners-up.

Click the arrow for all the Snooker Club news


Well Done to Our Melbourne Open Netballers

Well done to all our Melbourne Open Netballers who participated in the MS Swimathon and swam a whopping 12 hours in the MS Maccabi National Swimathon.

Click the arrow for pics and fundraising results


Maccabi Junior Netball Holiday Clinic

Click here to register 


Maccabi Australia Lawn Bowls Carnival - 26th to 30th December 2016

The 16th MAI Lawn Bowls Carnival

To be held at the Armadale @ South Caulfield greens from 26th to 30th December, 2016.

Click here for the latest UPDATE

All Abilities Day

4th December at the Armadale Bowls Club and we are hoping for volunteers to assist on the day.

If you can help, please contact  Marilyn on 0410 590 687 


Thrilling Golf Finish

Drama filled finish as both men’s and women’s event go to a play-off in the Silbersher/ Kirzner shield.

Click the arrow for the results & AJN article by Daniel Shandler


Maccabi Cycling Club Championships 2016

Congratulations to all riders and especially our winners!

Please click the arrow for the results (overall & by age) and photos


Stoic Skipper Leads the Way

The 1st XI fought back v Burnley courtesy of a brave knock from skipper Benji Jones. The club's 3 other teams suffered losses.

Click the arrow to catch up on all the action in the Weekend Wrap!


Congratulations Ori!

Great news and congratulations to 11 year old club athlete Ori Drabkin who competed last weekend in the National School Sport Australia track and field championships in Sydney.

Click the arrow to see his great results and for all the latest Athletics Club action


An Amazing All Abilities Tournament

Maccabi All Abilities recently hosted a great basketball tournament at Bialik.

Click the arrow to read more.




Maccabi Australia AGM and new Board Members

Maccabi Australia held its Annual General Meeting on 27 November 2016 in Melbourne. The meeting marked several changes to the Maccabi Australia board, the most significant of which was the addition of three new board members.

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Around the Community


The Jewish Museum of Australia is proud to present its next major temporary exhibition. The exhibition, which is aptly titled One man in his time – a reference to Shakespeare’s famous ‘ all the world’s a stage’ monologue, is a celebration of finite life and a contemplation of infinite loss. 

Hedy Ritterman has ‘unpacked’ her late husband Henry’s life through the display of these everyday things – some might call them ‘ready-mades’ or items that represent key life cycle stages, from childhood through to adulthood.

HENRY RITTERMAN was a longstanding member of the AJAX Football Club, attended senior carnivals and Maccabiah, and the exhibition includes quite a bit of his Maccabi memorabilia. 

Click here for more information



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