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Welcome to the latest  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 Sports Awards Winners for 2016, Team VIC Reclaims Tennis Interstate Bragging Rights, Senior Soccer Team Go Down Fighting in FFA Cup, Cricketers Dominate in Grand Final, Runners Up For Women/s Tennis Team, Open Water Swimming Wrap Up and Awards, Maccabi Basketball Youth League Up for the Challenge, AJAX Auskick Bigger and Better, AJAX 'Parenting a Footballer' Workshop, Grand Prix Adventure for All Abilities and more


Mazal Tov to the 2016 Maccabi Victoria Sports Award Winners

Winners of the 2016 Maccabi Victoria Sports Awards were announced last week.

We can be very proud of all winners and nominees.

Click the arrow for all the winners


An Invitation to the 1997 Maccabiah Alumni and Community

Maccabi invites you to a 20th Anniversary Maccabiah Bridge Commemoration, where we will reflect with those affected by the tragedy and remember and honour the friends we lost.

Click the arrow for the invitation and details


AJAX Junior FC 'Parenting a Footballer' Workshop

AJAX Junior Football Club conducted a 'Parenting a Footballer' workshop last Tuesday night at The King David School, with over 100 parents in attendance.

Click the arrow for more information


Team VIC Reclaims Tennis Interstate Bragging Rights

The Victorian Tennis team defeated the visiting NSW Maccabi team 21-17 in the 2017 Maccabi Tennis Interstate Challenge.

Click the arrow for pics and more


In One Voice Festival 2017

On a very hot sunny Sunday 19 March, Maccabi Victoria was amongst the action at the  In One Voice 2017 Jewish Culture Street Festival. It was once again a great day out. We enjoyed talking to all the visitors to our Maccabi Victoria stall which provided information about all our Clubs, Upcoming Events, and Junior Carnival and especially promoting more women and girls getting involved in our clubs.

A huge thanks to the In One Voice Organisers who did an amazing job, enjoyed by our Community.


Maccabi 'Family' Profile

Natasha Mandie

AJAX Auskick Coordinator

Describe yourself in 5 words:  Fun, Family, Loyal, Determined,  slightly non-compliant - yes, more than 5 words

Favourite movie: whichever Disney masterpiece is on high rotation at our place. Otherwise, Star Wars

Favourite TV show: who has time for TV

Favourite band/singer: The Waifs, or my favourite Pandora channel

Favourite food: I don’t discriminate

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be? Erin Phillips – winning an AFL Grand Final is a dream that has finally become a reality for all those female footy players!

Sporting idol: Jimmy Stynes (if only he played for the Bombers!)

Favourite sporting team/s: The team my kids are playing with (with a preference for the Red and Blacks!)

Maccabi most memorable moment: Being chased around Princess Park by 200 auskickers during the program against Western Port in 2015! 

Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life? Not sure the world is ready for this feature

AJAX Auskick

The AUSKICK season proper kicks off on 30 April, with a Seniors (Grade 1,2 and 3), Juniors (Upper Kinder and Prep) and Girls Group returning for a bigger and better year. Don’t forget to register at www.aflauskick.com.au

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.  
You can nominate yourself or some one else for "Maccabi Family Profile" by
 emailing us at  macc-chat@macvic.com.au

Save the Date for Junior Carnival


Maccabi Victoria Office Hours for April 2017

The Maccabi Victoria Office will be closed for the Pesach (Yom Tovs only) and  the Easter Public Holidays.

Please click the arrow for specific dates


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise

20th Anniversary Maccabiah Bridge Commemoration and Maccabiah Team Farewell

Sunday 4 June 2017  

Click here for the invitation and details

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival

14-21 January 2018

HOLD THE DATE - Click here to join the mailing list 




Runners Up for Maccabi Women's Tennis Team

Maccabi's only remaining representative in the Bayside competition, were defeated by a strong Port Melbourne team, in the Grand Final.

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Open Water Swimming Wrap Up and Awards

The 2016/17 Maccabi Open Water Series has finally drawn to an close. This year we have a number of awards and a number of individuals who deserve special mention.

 Click the arrrow for more


North Caulfield Maccabi FC Go Down Fighting in FFA Cup

NCMFC Seniors bowed out in the Round 5 of this years Westfield FFA Cup to Kingston City FC last night. They lost 6-0, but put up one hell of a fight.

Click the arrow for match video and the article about their dream run


Maccabi Snooker & Eightball Club News

Click the arrow for all the Round 3 News


Important Netball Training Update


Just a reminder that due to school holidays not coinciding this term, training dates are as attached below

NOTE change of venue and time for Pups, Rookies and U11 for 4 April

Click here for 2017 training and match dates for Pups,Rookies,U11
Click here for 2017 training and match dates for U13,U15,U17,U25

Come and Play Hockey

Hockey Training is running every Wednesday and Sunday. The start of the season is not far away. 

We are looking for more under 12, under 16 players and Senior men and women.

If you played hockey at school, socially or are at another club we want you.

We only play on Sundays and can teach you to play. We have sticks and equipment for you. If you are looking to play a sport over the winter do not delay

Get in contact with the Maccabi Hockey Club and come on down for a run.

We look forward to meeting you.


AJAX Auskick Bigger and Better

Auskick had an early start to the season with a pre-season session showing all the parents just how good this new group of kids is going to be.

The season proper kicks off on 30 April, with a Seniors (Grade 1,2 and 3), Juniors (Upper Kinder and Prep) and Girls Group returning for a bigger and better year.

With over 90 kids already registered and still 4 weeks to go, looking forward to a great season in 2017!

Don’t forget to register at www.aflauskick.com.au


Jackas First Practice Games

Beach conditions were the order of the day for the first practice match of the year at Beaconsfield with the temperature reaching 34 during the afternoon.

Click the arrow for the match reports


AJAX Junior FC Intra-Club Practice Matches this Weekend

The club will be conducting a range of intra-club practice matches on Sunday, April 2nd at Mount Scopus College, 245 Burwood Highway, Burwood for the U11s to U17s.

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Maccabi Cycling Club Joins Masters Racing Circuit

HOT OFF THE PRESS! - Great news for all our members as we introduce seniors training and racing for Master's.

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Saturday XI Dominates Cricket Grand Final

Click the arrow to check out the AJN coverage from last weeks grand final. Thanks to Daniel Shandler and the AJN team for their coverage.


Maccabi Basketball Youth League Warriors Up For The Challenge

The Youth League Warriors have a HUGE week - 5 games in 7 days!

Head down to Bialik this Sunday to show your support!!!


Grand Prix Adventure

Maccabi All Abilities, Access Inc and Jewish Care recently had the opportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Grand Prix.

Click the arrow to see photos and find out more.




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


Around the Community


GEN17 - Your participation is vital

Dear Maccabi friend,

Gen17, Australia's Jewish community survey, is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help plan the future of Jewish life in Australia. 

Jewish organisations and institutions will receive invaluable in-depth data analysis to help direct resources where they are needed most. Your participation is vital to ensure the Maccabi Victoria community is represented accurately. 

If you haven't already done so, please complete the survey now.

Click here to go online and complete the survey

Click here for the Gen 17 promotional video


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