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This week is a bumper issue promoting our Maccabi Victoria fundraiser. We are delighted to share some incredible stories of people who are part of our Maccabi family.

We hope you enjoy listening to our everyday heroes. You will get to hear a number of stories over the next few days.  

We can only be successful with your support. Please get behind us and register to make calls, spread the word and dig deep.

Scroll down so you don't miss all the great articles as well as news and photos from Maccabi Victoria, our Members and Clubs. .


From the President

“My daughter has been playing netball for Maccabi since she was a pup. She loves the game, the friendships, the competition and the team spirit."

These are the stories that make all that we do worthwhile.

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


A message from Ian Davis, Chairman of the Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation

Click the image for the video message


It's more than just basketball, it's family

Click the image for the video story


No regrets, be your best

Click the image to watch the video presentation


Coach's Corner

This week Mark Williams shares a remarkable Mothers Day team story from the U9 AJAX football club Under 9 Stars team.

"I encourage all Maccabi teams to capture and share photos, videos and stories to reward effort encourage teamwork, cooperation, togetherness and ultimately success. "


Volunteer Phone Callers needed - We need your help

On Tuesday 23 May, Maccabi will be aiming to raise $300,000.
For just ONE day, all donations will be quadrupled with the help of some very generous benefactors. As such, a $10 donation, which is tax deductible, becomes a $40 donation. 
But, here’s the catch, it’s all or nothing. The goal must be reached in the 24 hours or NO donations will be processed.
Maccabi needs 200 volunteers (15 years or over) to make calls on Tuesday 23 May – 2 hour sessions from Midday to 9pm.
Please click here to register for a Session/s and nominate 

A training and short script will be provided to all volunteers when they come to their session.
And remember -  #ittakesateamtobuildadream
For any queries, please contact: The Maccabi Victoria Team |t: 03 9563 5885
We are counting on your support to help reach our goal.



Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Susan Alberti AC, our Special Guest Speaker for the 10th Anniversary May Luncheon  .

Click the link for more details and to BOOK NOW - Only a few seats left


An Invitation to the 1997 Maccabiah Alumni and Community

This year marks 20 years since the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster. 

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.

Maccabi has worked hard to find current email addresses for all 1997 Alumni. We know that we have missed a few, so please inform others you know who may not have received an invitation or send their email address to ellana@maccabi.com.au

Please stay and join us in farewelling the 2017 Australian Maccabiah team. The Maccabiah Games are the pinnacle event in Jewish sports. With our largest ever delegation, this event will provide a chance for the community to wish the Australian Team all the best as they embark on their journey to represent their country at the 2017 Games.

Please RSVP to michelle@maccabi.com.au


Maccabi 'Family' Profile

Asaf Nagar

Head Coach Maccabi Tennis Club

Describe yourself in 5 words:  

Passionate, Creative, Hard working, Dedicated, Motivator

Favourite movie: 

The usual suspect

Favourite TV show: 


Favourite band/singer: 

Paul Young

Favourite food: 

Chicken Schnitzel

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

Pete Sampras

Sporting Idol: 

Pete Sampras

Favourite sporting team/s: 

Arsenal FC

Maccabi most memorable moment: 

Creating Trademark Tennis with my friend and Business partner Paul Arber (RIP).

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

Brand New Social Tennis Competition - All welcome

Maccabi Tennis Club invites you to join our Adult Social Tennis Comp Wednesdays 7.30pm

Tennis is a great way to stay fit, meet new people or have fun with family and friends.  It’s easy to pick up a racquet and play tennis regardless of your age.

And the great thing is you don’t have to be a member? to play.

Enter as an individual or get some friends together and enter your own team. 

Click the arrow for more details


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  or click here to register. 

10th Anniversary Friends Of Maccabi Lunch

Wed 29 May 2017   12pm - 2pm

Please 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   




Running away to join the circus!

Maccabi All Abilities, Jewish Care and Access Inc. recently gave members the chance to try some circus skills at our special Lag B'omer circus workshop.

Click here to see more


Athletes Excel

Had a bit of excitement this weekend – with Jewish athletes excelling!

18 year old Jemima Montag won the Open Victorian women’s 15K race walk championship.

Click the arrow for more 


Maccabi Basketball family with the Maccabiah Torch

Hudson, Mackie, Noah and Bailey De Bortoli will all represent Australia in Basketball at the upcoming Maccabiah games. They were excited to have the opportunity to hold the Maccabiah torch as it passed through Melbourne on the way to Israel. 

Click here for their story 


Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club Upcoming Annual Presentation Night and AGM

The Maccabi Ajax Cricket Club will gather  to celebrate the Saturday XI premiership and a number of individual awards including the coveted Ray Saffer Award for the fairest and best player for season 2016/17

When: 7:30pm Sunday June 18th


All members are invited to the Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday June 7 2017. 

Click the arrow for more information


Cycling Club News

MSR - Maccabi Cycling Club's New Senior Coaching Program 

How much stronger would you like to be?

The new Maccabi Senior Rocket program has launched! 
Turnout is increasing. The second session was even bigger than the first
The Total Program includes one intense session on Tuesday Nights followed by a customised training schedule for the week, monitored by our new Professional Coach Gerarad Donnelly of Trivelo.
Over an 8 week program every participant will experience a substantial lift in strength and fitness  

Click the arrow for more information


Fitzroy roar home over depleted Jackas

A final-quarter fadeout has cost AJAX for a second successive week, as rivals Fitzroy stormed to victory at Brunswick St Oval on Saturday.

Click the arrow for the match report


Junior Footy Round 4 Weekly Wrap

The Round 4 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available

Pictured is Jeremy Deane (U15 Comets) bursting through his 100 game banner in Round 4. Jeremy is also the subject of this week's wrap interview.

Click the arrow for more


Hockey Club on a winning streak

Maccabi Hockey Club has been preforming exceptionally well over the past few weeks with teams putting in great efforts and getting good results.

Sunday saw the Under 14s 1-1 draw with top of the league Camberwell in a great game to stand up to well drilled opponents.

The Maccabi Under 16s young guns beat KBH Brumbies  2 - 0 and have won all their three games this year that puts them 2nd on the ladder.

Maccabi 1sts are top of the ladder with three wins and one loss

A great 6 – 0 win on the weekend vrs Caroline Springs topped off a solid start to the season.

Maccabi 2nds had a walkover leaving them 6th on the ladder so some improvement to make but the team looks to get into

Better form over the next few games.


Tennis Club Pennant Results - ROUND 4 WINTER

Round 4 was tough for Maccabi teams - two of our seven teams had wins.

Click the arrow for the Round 4 match reports


Around the Community



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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