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Chag Sameach and welcome to the Chanukah and final edition of Macc-Chat for 2016, packed with news and photos from Maccabi Victoria, our Members and Clubs. 

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

Riley Hart Wins Cycling Double Gold, PB's broken at State Swim Champs, Waterpolo premiership, Important Perth Junior Carnival Info and Dates for Melbourne Carni 2018, Upcoming events for Lawnbowls and Golf, Netball Holiday Clinic, Cricket, Athletics and Tennis Action, Register for Snooker season 2017 plus From the president, Coaches Corner and more


From the President

"I thought it may be interesting for you to know the 6 biggest issues highlighted by “Play by the Rules” in 2016. Most of these we also have to deal; with from time to time!"

Click the arrow for the report from Maccabi Victoria President, Brian Swersky


Coaches Corner

We have introduced some fun, alternate training sessions for for the AJAX Football Club seniors.

Click the arrow for pics and more


Chag Chanukah Sameach

The President, together with the Board and Office Staff of Maccabi Victoria

would like to wish you all a Chag Chanukah Sameach.


Mazeltov to the Class of 2016


Mazeltov from Maccabi Victoria to all the VCE students and all the best for the future


Maccabi Victoria Offce Hours Over Summer


The Maccabi Victoria Office will be closed from 1 pm Friday 23 December 2016 until 9am Tuesday 3 January 2017

For Junior Carnival queries please contact teamvic@macvic.com.au


Maccabi 'Family' Profile


 Russell Jaffe

President, Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation

Describe yourself in 5 words: Smiling Jewish sporty ex-Kiwi Saba.

Favourite movie: Argo and Ghandi.

Favourite TV show: Hill St Blues-awesome! And ‘The Prisoner’ – “I am not a number, I am a free man”!

Favourite band/singer: Can’t beat Billy Joel. Beatles have to be close 2nd.

Favourite food: Chicken focaccia with a good coffee and a monster crossword.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be? Victor Borge;great comedian.

Sporting idol: Lance Armstrong. Only kidding,make that Louise Savage, true champion.

Favourite sporting team/s: Has to be the All Blacks, Carlton hanging in there!

Maccabi most memorable moment: Walking into Ramat Gan Stadium representing NZ at cricket for the Maccabiah Games.

Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life? Dustin Hoffman. Otherwise Bob Murphy of the Bulldogs-what a scallywag!

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 or some one for "Maccabi Family Profile"  please contact Macc-chat

Riley Hart Wins Cycling Double Gold

Current Australian Jewish Junior Sportsman of the Year Riley Hart has capped off 2016 in style after winning 2 gold medals at the Oceania Cycling Championships this week.

Click on the arrow for the AJN article by Daniel Shandler.


PB's broken at State Swimming Championships

Several Jewish swimmers were in action at the Victorian Age Championships recently.

Click the arrow for the AJN article by Daniel Shandler


Junior Carnival News


Junior Carnival 2017 - Final TEAM VIC Information

It was great to see our Junior Carnival team and their parents attending one of 2 Final Information nights recently to collect uniforms and to hear important information in preparation for the Carnival in Perth in January. Any further information will be via email.

If you missed the information night please click here for the Information Night powerpointPlease read through all the information.

If you have still not collected uniform or have any queries please contact the Maccabi Victoria Office on 9563 5885 or email teamvic@macvic.com.au

Please note the office will be closed from 1pm Friday 23 December 2016 until Tuesday 3 January 2017. For Junior Carnival queries during this time please contact teamvic@macvic.com.au


Melbourne Junior Carnival 2018 - Hold the Dates!


You've got to be in Melbourne for Summer 2018 Junior Carnival

Sunday 14 January - Sunday 21 January

Put the dates in your diary  


Maccabi Award Nominations close 31 January. Please Submit Now!


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise

The 16th MAI Lawn Bowls Carnival 

26-30 December 2016

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

Perth Junior Carnival

 15-22 January  2017   

2017 Victorian Jewish Golf Championships

24-26 February 2017

The premier event on the Maccabi Victoria Golf calendar is now open for bookingsto all Jewish golfers with official GA handicap.

Please note that you do not have to be a member of the Maccabi Golf Club 

Click here for more information and to book

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival

14-21 January 2018





Lawn Bowls and Live Music for Disability Day

Maccabi All Abilities recently joined with several other organisations to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability.

Click here to read more.


Athletics Action

Some terrific results for club members on the weekend.

Click the arrow for more Athletics Club News




Click on the arrow to catch up on all the round's Cricket action in the Weekend Wrap


2017 Victorian Jewish Golf Championships - 21-22 January 2017

The premier event on the Maccabi Victoria Golf calendar is now open for bookings. The event is co-hosted  by Cranbourne Golf Club and Maccabi Victoria Golf Club and  is open to all Jewish golfers with official GA handicap.

Please note that you do not have to be a member of the Maccabi Golf Club to enter 

Click the arrow for more information and to book


Lawn Bowls Upcoming Events

The Lawn Bowls Carnival

The Lawn Bowls Carnival is on again, starting Dec 26th,at Armadale Bowls Club.

Registration is at 9am on the 26th, the opening lunch is at 12 midday

Closing lunch and presentation is on 30th Dec. Click here for more information 

Please come along and cheer on the Victorian team.


 Shule Day is now on February the 19th at Caulfield Park Sports Club 9-30 am for a 10am start.

 Please call Helen 9505 3015 if you need any info on this day.




Registration Information for Snooker Club 2017 Season

2017 Season Registrations will be on 2 and 8 March 2017. The season begins on Thursday 16th March at our new venue - Eddies Pool Room 168 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin

Click the arrow for more information


Tennis Club Summer Pennant Round 9

Round 9 was a tough day at the office for Maccabi's senior teams, with just one win and five losses. Our Section 7 team had the bye.

Click the arrow for the Captain's match summary


Maccabi Water Polo Premiership

Ajax Maccabi Water Polo celebrated a crushing win over Melbourne Surge 6-1 to take out the State league 7 State championship last week.

Click the arrow for pics and more



Maccabiah Supporters - Share the Experience

Maccabiah is an experience to be shared, so we encourage the family members of those who have been selected in the 2017 Australian Maccabiah Team to consider being in Israel during the Games.

Click here to find out more about travel information, accomodation options and tickets to the Opening and Closing ceremonies



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