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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,...
Parapan Am Athletes, Dembe and Levine, Medal winners
By: Alan Hudes, Freelance Writer.            Joel Dembe and Alison Levine are at opposite ends of their athletics careers. Dembe, the 31-year-old wheelchair tennis veteran; Levine, a rising contender on the boccia international scene, who at 25 has been playing the ball-tossing sport for just two years. The duo added to the Canadian Jewish medal haul this summer on home soil, both reaching the podium at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. “It was absolutely incredible,” said Le...
Joel Dembe wins Bronze at Parapan Am Games
Philippe Bedard and Joel Dembe have captured Canada’s first-ever wheelchair tennis medal at either a Parapan Am or Paralympic Games after clinching the bronze medal at TO2015 on Thursday....
10 Memorable Days in Berlin
After having had a few days to rest and reflect on Team Canada’s experience at the European Maccabi Games, outstanding is the word that comes to mind.  Read more...
Berlin Maccabi Games called a triumph of good over evil
By: Paul Lungen and Alex Davis, CJN. When 2,300 Jewish athletes, coaches and officials marched into Waldbuhne Stadium in Berlin, it marked not only the first time the European Maccabi Games were held in Germany, it also signaled a triumph over the genocidal policies of Adolf Hitler. That message was clear to the 20-strong Canadian delegation that marched into the stadium and past the viewing stands where Hitler greeted athletes at the 1936 Olympic Games. To read the complete CJN Article.....