Paralympian Joel Dembe named Tennis Canada Ambassador
Posted on January 28, 2016 by Maccabi Canada
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
Posted on January 21, 2016 by Maccabi 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
Posted on January 20, 2016 by Maccabi Canada
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
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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...
Last-Minute Comeback Over U.S. Gives Maccabi Canada Hoops Gold
Posted on January 4, 2016 by Maccabi Canada
By Sheri Shefa, CJN Staff Reporter
Just days after making history as the first Maccabi Canada open men’s basketball team to beat the Americans, Canada beat them a second time to win the gold medal in a game Canada’s head coach called “the craziest thing ever.” Read more......
Canadian Basketball Team Goes for Gold…
Posted on January 1, 2016 by Maccabi Canada
CANADIAN BASKETBALL TEAM GOES FOR GOLD AT MACCABI GAMES IN CHILE
By: Sheri Shefa, CJN Staff Reporter
Although the Maccabi Canada delegation at this year’s Pan American Maccabi Games is just a fraction of the size of the 2011 contingent, it made history last week.
For the first time in Maccabi Canada’s history, the open men’s basketball team beat the American team in its second game of the tournament in Santiago, Chile, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5. Read more......
Friends on, and off the Court…
Posted on December 23, 2015 by Maccabi Canada
Friends on, and off the Court: Anton Rabie and Lauren Liverman headline Masters Tennis Players for Canada
By Jesse Pollock ; Photo courtesy of Necker Cup
A pair of Masters tennis players will represent Canada at the upcoming Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile.
Anton Rabie and Lauren Liverman will form a mixed doubles team, and each will compete in their respective singles competitions.
Rabie, 44, co-owner of Spin Master Toys, is representing Canada for the second time at...
Usher will represent Canada again at Pan Am Maccabi Games
Posted on December 22, 2015 by Maccabi Canada
By Jack Borenstein, Shalom Toronto ; Photo courtesy of Martin Bazyl
Sage Usher's upcoming participation at the Pan American Maccabi Games at the end of this month in Santiago, Chile will certainly enhance his current skills set, as starting point guard for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues basketball team...read more
Community Sports – Maccabi’s developmental programs
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By Alan Hudes ; Photography Michele Bass
Maccabi Canada has launched its community sports programming.
Coached by former varsity athletes Josh Shermer and Nicole Currie, the first developmental volleyball program was introduced this past fall, with a focus on introducing the basic skills of the game to our youth.
“We’re trying to go out and do some grassroots development,” said Tommy Bacher, president of Maccabi Canada. “We believe that’s an important thing because there are...
Maccabi games athletes shine at the Film Festival
Posted on December 9, 2015 by Maccabi Canada
By Richard Bronstein, Jewish Free Press Men and women, young adults and seniors all earned the podium as the Jewish Film Festival finale on Sunday, November 22 paid tribute to all the athletes in Calgary who have participated in the Maccabiah Games.
Joining them on stage at the Beth Tzedec congregation was the legendary Tal Brody, Read more......