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First place finish at the Beit Issie Shapiro Soccerthon
As a leader in Jewish sports and the community, Maccabi Canada partnered with Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro for their 5th Annual Soccerthon on April 26.   Maccabi Canada’s Men’s Soccer players participated and help conduct soccer clinics for the attending youth.   16 teams represented countries from around the globe and set to compete in 4 hours of rapid soccer games. With great enthusiasm members of the 2013, 2009, and 2005 Maccabi Canada Men's teams joined the team in supp...
Sports Challenge 2015
On Sunday June 7, 2015 the Sports Challenge, benefiting Maccabi Canada and B'nai Brith Canada will be taking place at Camp Robin Hood and expected to be “edge of your seat” exciting. In the Challenge, teams of 10 will compete against each other, each in 5 different sports with teams being awarded 2 points for a win, 1 for a tie and 0 for a loss. At the end of an exhausting day of competing, the top two teams will face off in an obstacle course to determine the overall champion. Most pe...
University of Toronto’s Female Athlete of the Year
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Champions, Champions, Champions
The largely Maccabi 2002 team added a few select 2001 players to the fold for the Downsview Park 2001 year old spring break tournament. It was a challenging tournament day and to win we had to play six 25 minute games in six hours. In the preliminary round Maccabi did not play their best but walked away with 2 wins, 4-1 and 5-0 against Serbia White Eagles and Vaughan, respectively.  In our last two round robin games we were up against stronger 01 teams.  We were finding our form but conced...
Maccabi Canada and Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro Partner up!
As part of Maccabi Canada’s journey to become a leading organization in the Jewish community, we have been creating meaningful partnerships with other Jewish causes by annexing our brand as the leader in Jewish sports. This has led to wonderful collaborations and friendships with organizations such as Zareinu, Magen David Adom, the Jewish Day Schools, synagogues, camps and many others across the country. Our most recent engagement is with the Canadian Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro.  Beit I...
Sean’s Basketball Dream Comes True
Every child dreams of what they want to be when they grow up.  Sean Ashkenazy was no exception. Meet Sean Ashkenazy, a 24 year old Canadian basketball player, who steered his basketball career from a 5 year old player on Maccabi Tel Aviv’s youth teams to the, now, professional basketball player and starting forward with Maccabi Hadera in Israel.  Sean’s dedication, hard work and love for the game of basketball awarded him the opportunity to play professionally. “I've been visualizing...
Maccabi Canada Basketball team is off to the Berlin Games
Canadian Junior Boys Basketball Team will compete at the European Maccabi Games 2015 in Berlin! Maccabi Canada’s Junior Boys Basketball Team will compete in the 14th European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) July 27 – August 5, 2015. The EMG2015 are Europe’s biggest Jewish sporting event with more than 2000 athletes, coaches and staff from over 30 countries from around the world. Athletes will compete in over 20 sports. Our goal was to send at least one team to represent Canada at the EMG201...
It was worth the Price of Admission
With the stands filled with fans from both sides, including senior men's Maccabi players, the top two teams faced off in the final game of the regular season for bragging rights and the 2001 Downsview park league title. The Maccabi 2001 Youth Soccer team playing one year up in age, faced off against a significantly larger and older Asante team coached by former TFC player and Syracuse All American Richard Asante. It truly was a David versus Goliath match up. The team’s coaching staff, l...
David Blatt’s Maccabiah Experience Influenced His Life Decisions
David first got involved with the sport of Basketball as a small child. He watched his older sisters practice the game using the basket their dad had installed over the garage and joined in. He fell in love with the game and it’s been a lifelong affair. While playing point guard at Princeton, David was recruited by a coach from an Israeli kibbutz team, and he played in Israel that summer at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel.  The following year, a Maccabi USA volunteer approached him about trying out f...
Whitecaps FC name Alan Koch WFC2 head coach
Long-time SFU men's head coach to lead club's USL PRO side Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced the appointment of Alan Koch as Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) head coach prior to the club’s inaugural season in USL PRO. Koch has agreed to a multi-year contract that will continue to include his role as the club’s college scout. "Alan has had great success over the past seven years at SFU," said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi.  "We're looking forward to working with him in the next step of hi...