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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.

Junior Swimmers Shine on National Stage, Dr Susan Alberti AC to speak at 10th Anniversary Friends of Maccabi Luncheon- tickets selling fast, Maccabi Victoria Fundraising Campaign - It's How we Connect, Happy 95th birthday Mark Nowak, Historic Weekend for Maccabi Senior Women's Soccer teams, Netballers Runners Up in District Competition, Maccabi Victoria Joins Yom Haazmaut Celebrations, New Senior Cycling Club Training Program, Action from Athletics, Basketball, Footy, Tennis and Hockey, Coaches Corner and more


Maccabi 'Family' Profile

Welcome to Sheryl Furman who has joined the team at Maccabi and is working on a number of projects.

She is coordinating the Maccabi Vic fundraising campaign in partnership with Charidy. This is a 24 hour ‘all or nothing’ event starting at midday on 23 May this year.

She is working with the Maccabi MPP team, to facilitate the rollout of the Member Protection e-learning program, which focuses on the importance of embedding child safety and member protection into Maccabi’s leadership, culture and governance.

Sheryl Furman

Maccabi Strategy & Communications

Describe yourself in 5 words:  

Kind, Generous, Fun loving, Loyal, Community-minded

Favourite movie: 

Reach for the Sky (Story of Sir Douglas Bader)

Favourite TV show: 

Who do you think you are? and Undercover Boss

Favourite band/singer: 

Bob Marley

Favourite food: 

BBQ Steak and chocolate cake

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

The Fairy Godmother

Sporting Idol: 

Oh Dear these 2 are a bit tricky – Hansie Cronje, Lance Armstrong, so I think today its Serena Williams

Favourite sporting team/s: 

Springbok Rugby (Still)

Maccabi most memorable moment: 

Moran Samuel (Israeli Paralympian)

Samuel made headlines in May when she won gold at the World Cup rowing competition in Italy. For whatever reason, the organizers did not have Israel’s national anthem on hand and thus couldn’t play it when the blue-and-white flag was lifted over the podium. Others might have been discouraged or annoyed. Samuel decided to act. She asked for the microphone, and, up on the podium, sang the Israeli anthem from start to finish. Click the link for the video https://youtu.be/_r58mMI_jGI

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

Bette Midler

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

Book Now for the 10th Anniversary Friends of Maccabi Luncheon - Monday 29 May

We are delighted to announce the Special Guest Speaker for the 10th Anniversary May Luncheon is Dr. Susan Alberti AC.

Don't miss this opportunity - Book now

Click the link for more details


Maccabi Victoria Fundraising Campaign 23 May 2017

Not many couples meet at a long jump pit – but we did at the athletics 1960/61 Perth carnival. After 52 years of marriage, 5 great ,sporting kids and 11 ‘sports mad’ grandchildren, we are still totally connected to Maccabi”.

Click the arrow for Freda and Harry Cashmore's story of 'It's How We Connect"


Maccabi Victoria Fundraising Campaign 23 May 2017


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.

Following this event, please stay and join us in farewelling the 2017 Australian Maccabiah team. The Maccabiah Games are the pinnacle event in Jewish sports.

Click the arrow for more details


Save the Date for Junior Carnival


Maccabi Event Dates to Diarise

Maccabi Victoria Fundraising Campaign

23 May 2017

We are looking for volunteers to help us phone and reach our goal. If you have some time, even an hour to help us, please call us on 9563 5885 to register. 

10th Anniversary Friends Of Maccabi Lunch

Wed 29 May 2017   12pm - 2pm

Click here for more information and to book

20th Anniversary Maccabiah Bridge Commemoration and Maccabiah Team Farewell

Sunday 4 June 2017  

Click here for the invitation and details

Victorian Jewish Open - Snooker

Saturday 26th August & Sunday 27th August

Victorian Jewish Open - Eightball

Saturday 4th November & Sunday 5th November

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival

14-21 January 2018

HOLD THE DATE - Click here to join the mailing list   


Maccabi joins in Israel's 69th Birthday Celebrations at the Community Yom Ha'Atzmaut Family Festival

The bursts of rain throughout last Tuesday afternoon did not stop hundreds of families attending the annual Yom Ha’atzmaut family festival at the at Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre, and right up there were the Maccabi Victoria Sports Circuits

Click the arrow for pics and more


Happy 95th Birthday Mark

Happy 95th Birthday to Mark Nowak who is pictured here at his recent milestone birthday celebrated with his family and close friends including his beautiful granddaughters Georgia, Gaby and Elise. 

Mark got involved in Maccabi Soccer back in September 1951 when the Maccabi Clubrooms were on the corner of Neal and Rathdowne Street Carlton and key money and rent were 200 pounds!

Mazal Tov Mark – Till 120!




Coaches Corner

This week Mark Williams talks about another successful coaching training session and his time with the AJAX Auskickers.

Click the arrow for more including pics and video


Help Your Kids - Capture Magic Moments


Tennis Club Pennant Results - Round 2 Winter Season

Maccabi had three wins out of five in Round 2 doubles action.

Click the arrow for the match reports


Junior swimmers shine on national stage

JEWISH swimmers from Victoria and New South Wales performed strongly at the National Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane last week. The standout performance was by 17-year-old Jordan Hazan, and his three Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club teammates, who won gold in the Boys’ 18 and Under 4 x 100m medley relay on April 21.

Click the arrow for more impressive results from our swimmers in the Australian Jewish News article by Shane Desiatnik.


Historic Weekend for North Caulfield Maccabi Women's teams

For the first time in history two winning teams took to the field for the club.

Click the arrow for the team photo and Australian Jewish News article


North Caulfield Maccabi Junior FC Offers Skills Development Program

Your club is proud to announce that we have joined the growing list of Victorian clubs providing the Football Federation Victoria Skills Aquisition Phase Program. 

Click the arrow for more


Snooker Club News

Click the arrow for the latest Snooker Club competition fixtures,results, news and events


Runners Up For Netball Club Teams in District Tournament

Maccabi Netball Club under 13s and under 15s played the Caulfield and District club tournament on April 30.

Click the arrow for pics and more


Hockey Hits Off for 2017

Welcome back for Season 2017! Again we bring you results and match reports, along with other goings on around the club each week.

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Metropolitan Golf Club 1 Day Event - 22 May 2017

One day event at Metropolitan Golf Club.

Book quickly this is sure to be a sell out like last year.


Jackas prevail over Parkdale in another final-quarter classic

An inaccurate AJAX side has moved into fourth spot on the Premier B ladder, after overcoming a three-quarter time deficit against rivals Parkdale.

Click the arrow for the AJAX Round 3 Weekend Wrap


Junior Footy Season Kicks Off

The wait was over for over 450 AJAX junior footballers as Round 1 kicked off in bright sunny conditions. For many young players, this was their first match of competitive football.

Click the arrow for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap


A win and a loss for Maccabi Basketball Youth League Warriors

The Warriors recently faced Keysborough and  Packenham and were keen to continue their winning streak. 

Click the arrow for the match reports and video highlights


Athletics Action

Maccabi Athletic Club started the x country season on a high last weekend at the Jells Park relays with our Open men’s division 4 team finishing a strong 3rd.

Click the arrow for the Athletics Club news


Tourists in our own City

Maccabi All Abilities, Jewish Care and Access recently treated our members to an exclusive city tour with Melbourne Tours 101.

Click the arrow to find out more and see pictures.


Around the Community


The Jenny Goldberg Community Service Grant

B’NAI B’RITH VICTORIA  (Melbourne Mitzvah Lodge)      


The Annual Grant is to honour the memory of the late Jenny Goldberg and to acknowledge her commitment, work, support and friendship she gave to Melbourne Mitzvah Lodge, B’nai B’rith and the Jewish Community.

Candidates may be nominated by individuals, or communal, educational, youth or sports organisations and/or other related community groups/activities.

A grant up to the value of $2,500 is offered, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • resident in Victoria;
  • be Jewish up to 35 years of age;
  • demonstrate a commitment to community service and or volunteer involvement in areas such as: community organisations, youth groups, sports clubs, schools, universities, etc.;
  • describe how the grant will assist in furthering the candidate’s personal/professional development and interest in the area of community service and/or volunteer involvement via skill development, training and education programs of such that will enhance the candidate’s contribution to the community          or         for other appropriate purposes.
  • provide the names of two referees to support the application.

CLOSING DATE:  Friday, 14th July 2017

Application should be sent to:

Jenny Goldberg Community Services Grant

B’nai B’rith Victoria, 71 Kooyong Road, Caulfield North 3161

Phone: 9576 1116  Email: council@bbvic.org


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