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BINSTOCK AND SCHACHTER ARE READY FOR RIO
The clock had not yet struck midnight before Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter finally – barely – secured Canada’s last entry in the Olympic beach volleyball competition....
Dog walk in support Maccabi Canada
The first annual Dog Walk in support of Maccabi Canada’s athletes, was held on June 5th. The Bowser 5k Dog Walk, at the Kay Gardner BeltLine Park, aimed to support Maccabi Canada’s Adopt an Athlete program, which financially supports qualified athletes to compete in the Maccabiah Games held every 4 years in Israel. Former Maccabiah 2013 athlete, Sender Herschorn, came up with the idea of having the dog walk, and helped organize the event with the assistance of Shelley Austin, Donna...
Binstock and Schachter heading to RIO
The downtown beach volleyball venue in North Bay, Ont., was packed to watch a showdown with an Olympic prize awaiting the victors. Josh Binstock, 35, and his 26-year-old teammate Sam Schachter, both from Richmond Hill, Ont., are the final two volleyball athletes to win an Olympic berth for Canada....
Coach looks for heart and talent to build team for 2017
Softball coach Rosemary Theriault has simple advice for anyone who hasn’t been to Israel: “Get on a plane and go.” The 40-year coaching veteran had such a good time co-coaching Maccabi Canada’s open women’s softball team to a silver medal at the 2013 Maccabiah Games that she’s convinced anyone who has the opportunity to visit Israel should do so immediately. Lucky for her, next summer Theruiault will have the opportunity to return, as she was named head coach of the women’s s...
Kevin Pillar talks Baseball at Maccabi Fundraiser
Pillar, who is Jewish, anchored an all-star lineup at Maccabi Canada’s Sports Unplugged – Talkin’ Baseball. The event drew about 500 people to the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Toronto-born broadcaster Dan Shulman, a Maccabi alum, interviewed Pillar and helped secure the other media figures interviewed: Mike Wilner, Shi Davidi, Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro.  Read more... To see photos from the evening, click here. To watch the video click here....
Former Montrealer is making Tel Aviv a cyclists’ haven
By: Janice Arnold, CJN Staff Reporter  Photo: Maccabi Canada Sylvan Adams’ goal is to turn Tel Aviv into “the Amsterdam of the Middle East.” He’s not dreaming about tulips or windmills, but bicycles. Adams, one of the top masters road and track cyclists in the world, envisions a Tel Aviv that is as bike-friendly as the Dutch capital. Read more......
Tal Brody greets Quebec
With the ink still fresh on his passport, basketball legend and Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Israel Tal Brody found himself amongst longtime and cherished friends at the home of Leon Elfassy, as he began a whirlwind tour of Montreal last week. Brody and his wife Tirtza were in Montreal as the guests of honor for Kollel Torah MiTzion’s (KTM) annual gala. The gala featured the premiere of the documentary On the Map, a film that chronicles the story of the 1976-1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv ...
Perri to coach Team Canada at 2017 Maccabiah Games
By Steven Sandor Dino Perri is the coach of McMaster University’s men’s soccer program. But he’s taken on a very different kind of job...Read more...
Montreal hosts first Maccabi Sports Days 
Maccabi Canada offered a new initiative this spring for Jewish schools in Montreal to increase student participation in physical activity. The Maccabi Canada Sports Days provided students attending United Talmud Torah/Herzliah High School, Hebrew Academy and JPPS-Bialik the opportunity for the first time to participate in sports clinics to improve their skills, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, and hear from former Maccabi athletes about their athletic journey. Mark Singer, one o...
Grand Slam Pro Am benefits Maccabi Canada
Maccabi Canada is grateful to be one of three fortunate charities chosen to be supported at the 2016 Grand Slam Pro Am Tennis Tournament. The Grand Slam Pro Am Charity Tennis Tournament, held at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, is unique among charitable events. Since 2008, the Grand Slam Pro Am charity tennis tournament has worked and supported a variety of organizations on local, national and international stages. The nature of the event pairs up pro tennis players with amateur players,...