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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,...
Silver lining for Binstock and Schachter on FIVB World Tour
By: Volleyball Canada Photo Courtesy of Volleyball Canada Canada’s Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter (both of Richmond Hill, Ont.) bring home their first podium result of the year - a silver from the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Cincinnati Open. Read more......
Maccabiah Games – Life Changing
For a number of athletes, the Maccabiah Games is more than just an average trip to Israel; it’s a life-changing experience. Past members of Team Canada suggest that the Games not only transformed them into stronger athletes, but gave them a background and appreciation for their roots. The Olympic-style event allowed them to celebrate their Jewish heritage and form a stronger connection towards Israel – a feeling like no other. “Nobody could put words into everything that they felt fo...
Maccabi Sports Days come to Montreal
By Mark Lidbetter, The Suburban, Photos Maccabi Canada Students at Herzliah High School and Hebrew Academy had a special treat, last week athletes representing Maccabi Canada brought a taste of their sport and the Maccabiah Games to their schools. Read more......
Maccabi Sports Experience Camp – A first of its kind!
Maccabi Canada and Camp Northland have partnered to create a unique program for children wanting to stay involved with sports over the summer. A first of its kind, the Maccabi Sports Experience at Camp Northland offers a traditional overnight camp with outdoor activities, blended with elite multi-sports instruction over a period of three weeks. The program will debut this summer from July 27-August 16, during the camp’s second session. Simon Wolle, director of Camp Northland, felt it ...