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Twin sisters in rhythm for Pan Am Games
By: Alan Hudes, Special to the CJN Anjelika and Victoria Reznik will compete together for Canada in rhythmic gymnastics at the 2015 Pan Am Games. It’s the first time the 20-year-old sisters have qualified together for multi-sport games as members of the senior national team. read more...
One Month Away to 14th European Maccabi Games
On July 28th, 2015, just a short month away, 2300 athletes from 36 countries will be marching in the Opening Ceremonies of the 14th European Maccabi Games, in Berlin, Germany. Among them will be a small delegation of Canadian athletes. The Maccabiah Games, which take place in Israel every 4 years, are a very well known event in Canada and around the world. In 2013 over 9,000 athletes from 78 countries participated in what is the third largest sporting event in the world, the largest eve...
Jeremy Freedman to be Canada’s Flag bearer at the European Games in Berlin
Maccabi Canada is proud to announce that Jeremy Freedman, a long time athlete and friend of the organization, was selected to lead the Canadian Delegation into Waldbuhne Stadium on July 28, 2015 as the Flagbearer at the traditional athlete parade at the Opening Ceremonies of the European Maccabi Games in Berlin. Jeremy Freedman is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., one of Canada’s leading wealth management firms. He received a Juris Doctorate d...
Kicking off the 20th Maccabiah
By: Tali Dubrovsky Every May, the Maccabi Canada leadership attends the ‘Plenum’, Maccabi World Union’s annual conference in Israel. This year’s plenum was the official kickoff of the 20th Maccabiah in 2017 unveiling the new logo and the Game’s promotional video. A 2017 Games logistics status report was given by the Organizing committee, which included a new accommodation concept, a new and improved Opening Ceremony plan, proposed sports, and a test run of the new registration syste...
Another Great Spring for Maccabi in the Community
As in every spring, Maccabi Canada’s involvement in the community continues to grow with athletes volunteering to run Sports Days at the Hebrew Day schools, a variety of sports clinics, and participate in community events across Canada. To kick off the spring, Maccabi Canada partnered with Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro for their 5th Annual Soccerthon. Beit Issie Shaprio is Israel’s leading institution that develops and provides innovative therapies and services for children with...
2015 Sports Challenge Winner Is…
Skills challenged, stamina tested, and the desire to win immeasurable at the 2015 Maccabi Canada Sports Challenge, an event supporting Maccabi Canada’s Adopt An Athlete program, which provides financial assistance to qualified Jewish Canadian athletes towards their participation in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Our teams returned to compete in Football, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, and Beach Volleyball and a final face off in an obstacle course.   The competition was fierce as each...
Runner counting on home field advantage at Pan Am Games
By: Paul Lungen, Staff Reporter CJN When Sasha Gollish crossed the finish line in a 1,500-metre race in Portland, Ore., last month, she knew she had a good chance of making the Canadian team at the Pan Am Games. read more....
MC’s Athlete Zach Hyman Acquired by the Leafs.
Zach Hyman, ('13 Maccabiah), recent graduate of University of Michigan ice hockey tri-captain was just named to 2015 Capital One Academic All-America and on June 19 he was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. To read more, click HERE.      ...
Medal Alert! Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter Capture Silver
Canadian Men net first “Major” FIVB World Tour medal since 1997! Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter finished second at the‪#‎PorecMajor‬.   They fell to the Dutch team 0-2 (15-21, 13-21), but pick up a well-earned silver. To read more click HERE to watch click HERE.     ...
Maccabi Canada ups the game in Calgary
Maccabi Canada held its first ever sports day in the city at the Calgary Jewish Academy on April 24 with the participation of nearly 40 young athletes.  To read more click HERE.  ...