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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 ...
Friedmann has career highs on and off the ice
David Friedmann is as well-rounded as they come. A gold medalist with Canada’s open men’s hockey team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, Friedmann became the eighth player in Robert Morris University (RMU) hockey history to record 100 career points on Mar. 18, in the team’s Atlantic Hockey (AHC) semifinal victory. His senior year, featuring a career-high 42 points in 39 games was good for third in team scoring and a pro contract with the Fort Wayne Komets – the ECHL affiliate of the Colo...
Maccabi leaders hope to generate interest in 2017 Games
By: Janice Arnold, CJN Staff Reporter MONTREAL – The Maccabi movement’s presence in Quebec is being revitalized with the naming of two young regional co-chairs who hope to interest Jews of their generation and the next in this international Jewish sports organization. Mark Singer and Daniel Smajovits...read more...
First National Jewish Hockey Tournament
Maccabi Canada is set to host its inaugural community event involving Canada’s national sport this spring. From May 13-15, teams from across the country will descend on Calgary for the first annual national Jewish hockey tournament. Up to 8 teams of players will compete in the weekend event, representing Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver and host Calgary, with some cities potentially sending two teams. “(Hockey’s) so entrenched in our community,” s...
Maccabi Young Leadership Global Seminar
Maccabi Young Leadership Global Seminar  will take place Thursday, May 19 - Tuesday, May 25, 2016 in Israel. Network with young leaders from around the world, addresses from leaders in the Israeli business world, and outstanding workshops. Conference rate is USD$250 (includes seminar, food and) accommodations. Airfare not included. To register click HERE. MYL promotes Zionism,  Jewish values, and sports through social, educational, and philanthropic programming. MYL's goal is to conn...