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

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

Maccabi Victoria at In One Voice Festival This Sunday, Maccabi Clubs Rise to the InterClub Bowls Challenge - Have you Registered Your Team?, A Footy Trip to the Beach – But Not as We Know it, RILEY’S Hart Of Gold, Maccabi Youth League Basketballers Win Preseason Tournament, Senior Cricket into Grand final, Finals Tennis Action, Senior Soccer Dream Run Continues in National Cup, Fabulous Ladies Golf Day and more

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Gen 17Australian Jewish Community Survey link in our Community News. They are depending on the community to particpate in this important data collection project. This is the opportunity for you to have your say!


A trip to the beach -But not as we know it

Last weekend 48 players form the AJAX Football club, plus coaching staff and committee ventured off to Torquay for a football camp. Not only was fitness high on the agenda but team bonding and developing leadership were key.

Click the arrow for all the pics and the article by Mark Williams, Maccabi Victoria Director of Coaching and Player Development and Senior Coach of the AJAX Amateur Football club


Riley’s Hart of gold

RILEY Hart and his three Victorian teammates not only won the Under-19 men’s team pursuit final at the 2017 National Track Cycling Championships last week, but broke the Australian record while doing so.

The 2016 Australian Jewish Junior Sportsman of the Year completed the 16 laps of the Anna Meares Velodrome with Godfrey Slattery, Isaac Buckell and Jensen Plowright in the sizzling time of four minutes, 5.34 seconds.

Click the arrow for the full Australian Jewish News article by Shane Desiatnik




Andrew Maver
Maccabi Victoria Hall Of Fame member, Maccabi Swimming Club Life member, Maccabiah Swimming medalist

Describe yourself in 5 words: I asked someone else. Focused. Driven. Passionate. Loyal. Innovative. Inspirational

Favourite movie: It changes from year to year and depends on what mood I’m in.  

Favourite TV show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Absolutely brilliant combination of politics, comedy and social justice. Not for children.

Favourite band/singer: U2, Bruce Springsteen, JT

Favourite food: Anything good but nothing beats a great steak.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be? ? My chocolate Labrador, Jerry. He has the best life.

Sporting idol: Michael Phelps & Usain Bolt for obvious reasons

Favourite sporting team/s: Carlton

Maccabi most memorable moment: Winning Bronze medal in 1500m Freestyle at Maccabiah 1993

Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life? Matt Damon

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 email us @ Macc-chat



If you are in Melbourne THIS SUNDAY 19 March, come and visit the Maccabi Victoria Stall at the In One Voice,  Jewish Culture Street Festival.

Click here the full flyer or visit the In One Voice web page for the full program


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Maccabi Clubs Rise to the InterClub Bowls Challenge -Limited Spaces Left - Register your team by Monday

Maccabi Victoria is hosting an inaugural inter-club lawn bowls competition on 2 April with the winner taking home the Antony 'Cooky' Klooger Perpetual Shield.

There will be teams of 4 from footy, soccer, cricket, tennis, cycling, netball and more all trying to prove their club is the best!

Whether you're naturally competitive or just want to have fun, if you're interested in representing your club click the link below and get your buddies and form your own team!
There will also be a (kosher) BBQ
Hope to see a strong representation of all our teams on the day!
Click here for the flyer details and to enter :


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise


Maccabi Victoria at 'In One Voice' Cultural Street Festival

Sunday 19 March  2017

11am - 5pm   Selwyn and Sinclair St, Elsternwick

Click here for the flyer

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival

14-21 January 2018

HOLD THE DATE - Click here to join the mailing list




What's in Store for All Abilities?

Want to know what All Abilities has in store for the coming months?

Click the arrow for more information.


Athletics Action

The second week of the Victorian Track and Field championships proved a challenge for club members.

Click the arrow for more information


Maccabi Youth League Warriors Win Preseason Grand Final

The Youth League warriors participating in only their third PS tournament are a wonderful example & testament to hard work, commitment, &  team values. 

These young men are part of an exciting generation of Warriors and exude excitement and hope for a bright future for the Big V Warriors.

Click the arrow for the exciting match reports and action pics



The Annual General Meeting of the Maccabi Victoria Basketball Club will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday 30 March 2017 at the Maccabi Victoria Office , Level 1, 176 Bambra Rd

Click the arrow for more information


Cricket Club Saturday XI through to Grand Final

The Saturday team is one win away from securing the Club's third flag in two seasons. All their semi final action recapped in the Weekend Wrap!

Click the arrow for more


Cycling Club AGM and Charity Ride

Cycle for Humanity Charity Ride - this weekend

Club AGM Wednesday March 29th 2017

New seniors training program and more

Click the arrow for the Cycling Club news


Jacka's Preseason Update and Movie Night fundraiser

The AJAX Football club has nearly completed an arduous pre-season campaign and a very successful training camp and now prepare for the practice matches.

Click the arrow for more information


Fabulous Ladies Golf Day

Ladies Golf Day held at Waterford Valley Golf Course. Fabulous Day had by all in fabulous weather on a challenging course in great condition followed by a delicious lunch.

Click the arrow for the pics and results


Hockey is Back and the season is starting soon

Hockey Training starts Wednesday 15th March @ Hawthorn Ground 2. - 6 pm - 7 pm.  Please come 10 minutes early. Sunday 10 am - 11.30 am Hawthorn Ground 2. Bring your friends 

Its time to start getting fit and get into training, get out in the sun for a run.

Junior and Senior Training - every Wednesday Night 6pm – 7pm Hawthorn Ground 2 and every Sunday 10 am – 11.30 am Hawthorn Ground 2.

Juniors games Start 30th April
Seniors games Start 23rd April
Vets Start games 10th April


Snooker and Eight ball 2017 Season Is Here

Hi guys & girls welcome to Season 2017. Well, the wait is finally over and after a 15 week break we are back for our 27th Season.

Click arrow for more Snooker Club News


North Caulfield Maccabi FC Dream Run Continues in FFA Cup

North Caulfield Maccabi continue their dream run in the FFA Cup and have drawn NPL2 side Goulburn Valley Suns in Shepparton.

Click the arrow for highlight videos, interviews and more


North Caulfield Maccabi Junior FC Season 2017 is here

Click the arrow for the latest season update with important training dates, uniform orders, call for Team managers and more


Tennis Club Summer Finals

Our two men's teams competing in finals had narrow losses yesterday, which was a cruel end to otherwise fantastic seasons. However, there is still hope for our Section 9 team

Click the arrow for the match reports





17th Annual Maccabi World Union Passover Campaign

Maccabi World Union decided to dedicate the Pessach Food Parcel campaign for families in need in memory of Rivka Rabinowitz z"l, founder of the project since its inception in 2000.

Click here for more information and how you can help





Exciting opportunity to be part of the Australian Maccabiah Team

Partially funded role

Excellent opportunity to build experience

Please visit our website for a detailed position description and information regarding the nomination process.

Applications close Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Contact Josh Kestenberg (Head Physiotherapist) josh@flexed.com.au for more information.



Maccabiah Hockey Team Fundraiser

Come and join the Maccabiah hockey team for a fun night of trivia.  Either make up a table of 10 people, or join a table. Plenty of prizes on offer and goodies to be auctioned. See you there! 

Click here to book.   For more details contact Marc Aarons at: 0402927860


Around the Community



Building on the success of the Gen08 survey conducted in 2008, the 2017 Australian National Jewish Survey has been launched.

This is a once in a decade opportunity for Jewish Australians to make known their views to fellow members of the community, to community and organisaional leaders.  Understanding current views and needs is vital for informed decision making on allocation of funds and meeting the challenges ahead.

Gen17 is the opportunity of you to have your say.

Click here to go online and complete the survey



In this second ever Jewish - Muslim Comedy Debate, our very clever and esteemed panellists will debate (with tongues firmly in cheek) that "North of the River is Better than South of the River". The very witty and often cheeky Father Bob will be moderator on the night and panellists include the very talented Mo Elleissy, Steve Bedwell, Michael Shafar, Justine Sless, Louise Baring and Rana Hussain.

The evening is hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV), and proudly supported by the State Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne.

March 20 at the Melbourne Town Hall

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Bourke Street Fund for victims of the Bourke Street tragedy.

Click here for more details and to book




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