Binstock and Schachter heading to RIO
Posted on July 17, 2016 Author: Ron Snoek for CBC Sports. Photography: Courtesy of Mike Carlson/Getty Images
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
Posted on July 11, 2016 Author: Nathan Kanter. Photography: Maccabi Canada
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
Posted on June 27, 2016 Author: Shlomo Kapustin, CJN . Photography: Maccabi Canada
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...
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Former Montrealer is making Tel Aviv a cyclists’ haven
Posted on June 24, 2016 by Maccabi Canada
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
Posted on June 21, 2016 Author: Daniel Smajovits. Photography: Maccabi Canada
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
Posted on June 9, 2016 by Maccabi Canada
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
Posted on May 30, 2016 Author: Aaron Greenfield. Photography: Maccabi Canada
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
Posted on Author: Tova Friedman. Photography: 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
Posted on May 25, 2016 by
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
Posted on May 6, 2016 Author: Tova Friedman. Photography: Maccabi Canada
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...