Brahm Faber, Honoured at the Mike Yuval Maccabi Canada Tennis Classic
With two-time Maccabiah Games gold medalist Brahm Faber as the guest of honour, Maccabi Canada’s Quebec Region continued an annual tradition recently with the 15th edition of the Mike Yuval Maccabi Canada Tennis Classic.
More than 100 participants, volunteers and supporters came together at the Nuns’ Island Tennis Club to honour Faber while raising $47,000 for Maccabi Canada’s Adopt an Athlete program. This year’s event was co-chaired by Jeff Friedman, Francine Brock and Sandor Steinberg.
“There are few people who exemplify the Maccabi spirit more than Brahm Faber. We are proud that in 2013, at the age of 81, Brahm chose the Maccabiah Games as the vehicle that would bring him to Israel for the first time,” said Tommy Bacher, President of Maccabi Canada. “Since then, Brahm has become a dedicated volunteer and supporter of Maccabi Canada; the success of this year’s event is a testament to how beloved he is to our organization and to the Montreal tennis community.”
In addition to Faber, several Maccabiah Games alumni were present, including: Sandor Steinberg, Chuck Spector, Roger Antebi, Gerald Fried, Robert Bohbot, Chris Emergui, David Whiteman and Dr. Bill Novick.
Through the generosity of Mike Yuval, the Tennis Classic has called the Nuns’ Island Tennis Club it’s home for the past 15 years. Over the course of the afternoon, participants played doubles tennis coordinated by David Ohayon.
Ensuring such a successful event was due in large part to the tireless efforts of its chairs and their organizing committee: Brahm Faber, Nancy Krychman, Chuck Spector, Tina Baldin, Leon Elfassy, Jeremy Serfaty, David Ohayon Mark Singer, Daniel Smajovits and Teddy Miller.
In addition to an exciting afternoon of tennis, participants were treated to a wonderful array of food and drink as well as had the opportunity to participate in a raffle and a silent auction, featuring amazing items such as a number of Montreal Canadiens prize packs, various designer clothes and Rogers Cup tennis experiences.
“The Tennis Classic has become the Quebec Region’s marquee event,” said Daniel Smajovits, Co-Chair of Maccabi Canada’s Quebec Region. “We are so grateful to all the players, sponsors and volunteers who support this initiative year after year, helping make the Maccabiah Games dream of so many athletes come true.”