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Governor General honours a Maccabi Athlete
Sasha Gollish has another award to add to her resume. The Pan American Games bronze medalist and Maccabi Games champion was honoured in Ottawa Nov. 16, alongside seven other student-athletes as one of the top eight Academic All-Canadians. The award recognizes Gollish for her strong year, both in the classroom and on the track. Out of over 3,100 students honoured by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) for an academic average over 80 per cent, the Toronto native was chosen as the lone fe...
Israeli tennis coach and Jewish player lead Canada
By Marvin Glassman, Special to the CJN       There was definitely an Israeli touch to Canada winning the historic first Junior Davis Cup in tennis for boys 16 and under in Spain.  Read more......
Maccabi Young Leadership Conference – Atlantic City
Join Maccabi Young Leadership (MYL) for our first North American Seminar. Friday, November 13 - Sunday, November 15, 2015 Atlantic City Maccabi Young Leadership (MYL) members from across the United States and Canada are gathering in Atlantic City for an incredible weekend full of amazing people, inspiring speakers (including Consul General of Israel in NY Ido Aharoni), events & outings, and so much more. MYL promotes Zionism,  Jewish values, and sports through social, educational...
First-ever Israeli MLB draft pick proud to represent his country
By Daniel Koren, CJN online Editor In June, 19-year-old Dean Kremer made history when he became the first Israeli to ever be selected in the Major League Baseball draft, chosen by the San Diego Padres as the 1,137th pick in the 38th round.  Read more......
Jewish athletes represent Canada around the world
By Holly Ginsler, CJN, Freelance Writer      Two Canadian athletes achieved their dreams in August winning medals in the Parapan Am Games in Toronto.  Alison Levine won a silver medal in mixed pairs in boccia, a precision ball sport related to lawn bowling.  And Joel Dembe won a bronze medal in men’s doubles wheelchair tennis.  Read more......
Tel Aviv Marathon February 2016
What a great way to experience Israel!  Join Maccabi Canada and Maccabi USA in Israel for the Tel Aviv Marathon, February 24 - March 1, 2016. Connect with fellow runners from Canada, North America and around the world in one of the most impressive Mediterranean cities. Celebrate the culmination of your training on a beautiful, flat course in ideal running weather. Run past miles of seashore, epicenters of night life, an official UNESCO World Heritage site, all connected on the cosmopolitan s...
Men’s Open Basketball team seeks Pan Am Redemption
By Alan Hudes, Freelance Writer.    Ave Bross knew Canada’s Jewish basketball team had to get younger. Two years after a disappointing seventh-place finish at the 19th Maccabi Games in Israel, the former McGill point guard and Maccabi veteran finds himself at the centre of the team’s budding core. One of three returnees from the 2013 squad, Bross highlights a handful of players with Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) experience that will compete at the Pan American Maccabi Gam...
Jewish players and sportspeople looking to dominate the 2015 MLB playoffs
The 2015 Major League Baseball playoffs are officially underway, with Toronto setting the stage for the first game of the playoff season as the Blue Jays, playing their first post-season game since they won the World Series 22 years ago, take on the Texas Rangers.  Read more......
Maccabi Canada invites children to a community Volleyball program
“Being part of a sports team can make it easier to work together with others, and solve issues, whether these scenarios take place on the gym court or in the classroom.” Says Canadian Volleyball champion Josh Binstock. Read more......
Mike Yuval Maccabi Tennis Classic
Mike Yuval Maccabi Canada Tennis Classic 2015 edition, Quebec Region On Sunday, November 1st, Nun’s Island Tennis Club will host the 2015 edition of the Mike Yuval Maccabi Canada Tennis Classic in Montreal It will be a day to have fun, play tennis, socialize, eat and win prizes.  With your help all funds raised will go to our "Adopt An Athlete" campaign which provides financial assistance to qualified athletes to participate and compete at the 20th Maccabiah in Israel July 2017,...