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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...  ...
Late-bloomer Levin on track to become Israel’s first NHL player
By: Sammy Hudes, Sports Writer  Photo credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images Living in Canada, Levin is following the most unlikely of dreams as he pursues a professional ice hockey career.  Read More...  ...
Paralympian Joel Dembe named Tennis Canada Ambassador
By: Tennis Canada Tennis Canada announced Thursday the appointment of former Paralympian and Parapan Am bronze medallist Joel Dembe to the role of Tennis Canada ambassador. The former wheelchair tennis star will be a public representative for the sport of tennis throughout Canada, sharing his own personal experiences and encouraging others to get involved with the growing sport. Read more......
Toronto Hockey Player Coveted By U.S. and CANADA
By: Paul Lungen, CJN Staff Reporter ; Photo - Courtesy Toronto Jr. CanadiensTwitter Photo If you check Jake Walman’s hockey profile on Elite Prospects, you’ll find his name flanked by the flags of Canada and the United States, each given equal prominence. Read More......
Canada shines at the Pan Am Maccabi Games in Chile
By: Alan Hudes Photography: Ruby Friedman Canada won four medals at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile over the winter break, seeing its entire delegation reach the podium. Read more......
Future Leaders Forum (FLF) in Amsterdam
Join Maccabi's young leaders at the FLF Flagship Business and Entrepreneur Seminar in Amsterdam, February 25 - 28, 2016. The FLF (Future Leaders Forum) is a strong active group of young leaders, ages 18-37, who want to make a difference in the Jewish community in their country, involve more young people in Maccabi, integrate Israel in its activities and meet and cooperate with other young Jewish people from all around Europe. The seminar will encourage young leaders to find their own talent a...