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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...
Victoria Wiseman returns to Israel for pro basketball career
By Tova Friedman ; Photos Courtesy of Victoria Wiseman, BlueWhite Basketball  Victoria Wiseman knew she had to come back. Three years ago, Wiseman won a bronze medal with Canada’s open women’s basketball team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. The experience was an inspiring one for the Montreal native, who recently completed her rookie campaign with Hapoel Petah Tikva in the Israeli women’s professional league. “Playing at the professional level in Israel is something that you th...
Jewish youth sharpen hoops skills
By: Aaron Greenfield Photos Maccabi Canada Maccabi Canada’s developmental basketball program capped off its winter session with an exhibition game against the Thornhill Basketball Association on March 7. For many of the participants, it was their first game experience against an unknown opponent. Team Maccabi started out slow, but as the game wore on, the skills, and more importantly, the lessons of teamwork and sportsmanship, were on full display. “Everyone played with heart and...
Leafs sensation Hyman took Berenson’s advice to heart
By Steve Simmons, Photo Courtesy of Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports I had a chance run-in with Red Berenson, the long-time Michigan Wolverines hockey coach, late in the summer of 2013 and I asked him a question that made him frown.  “How’s Zach Hyman doing?”  Read more...  ...
Kalk shooting for pro soccer career after breakout junior season
By: Alan Hudes Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Kalk Jordan Kalk surprised even himself. On a road trip through Ohio last fall, the junior forward with the Saginaw Valley State (SVSU) men’s soccer team made quick work of Walsh and Malone universities, scoring six goals in consecutive hat-tricks. The offensive outburst would ultimately set the tone for his breakthrough year. “I had 13 points on the weekend, with an assist against Malone as well,” said Kalk, whose team outscored its opp...
Marlies rookie Zach Hyman excelling in every role
By: Mark Zwolinski Sports reporter Photo: Courtesy of Richard Lautens/Toronto Star Zach Hyman has been Mr. Everything for the Toronto Marlies this season, and Mr. Under the Radar. Read More...  ...