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Tu B’Shvat – Creation & Revelation
Dear friends, One of the most colorful of Tu Bishvat [1] customs, the New Year of Trees, is its "Seder Tu Bishvat" (similar to the Passover Seder), a dinner specially designed to celebrate nature in general, and the Land of Israel and its fruits in particular. White wines – representing the cold winter – and red ones – the heat of summer – adorn the tables together with fruits and grains like wheat, apples, dates, olives, figs, pomegranates, almonds, pears, walnuts and mo...
First Collegiate Career Goal!
Maccabi Canada’s Junior Hockey Player, Jake Walman, scores his first collegiate career goal and multi point game (with one goal and an assist). Jake is currently playing defence for the Providence College Friars hockey team. The Friars, No.18, swept the No. 5 UMass Lowell team last weekend. Congratulations Jake! Keep on scoring. To read more about Jake and his team’s season click here. Keep Us Informed!  If you or someone you know has an exciting story to share please forward you...
Maccabi Athlete Continues to Break Records on the Track
Maccabi Athlete, Sasha Gollish, performance at the Can-AM Classic in Windsor, Ontario this past weekend was stellar. Sasha, a member of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Track Team, auto-qualified for CI championships in 4x800, 1000m, and 1500m races. Sasha won the women's 1000m race setting a Varsity Blues and meet record.  She is now CI ranked 1st for this distance. In the women's 1500m race, Sasha and her teammate Gabriela Stafford, fought hard to the finish as both women set ne...
Tommy Bacher, our President, Welcomes 2015
Shalom Chaverim, Even though 18 months have passed since the 19th Maccabiah Games, I remember my two weeks as if it was yesterday, with so many highlights both on and off the playing fields. Now, we are in the planning stages of sending a small delegation to represent Maccabi Canada at the European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany in July, and a much larger delegation to compete in the Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile in December. I was in Santiago in 2003 when the city la...
Junior Female Soccer Athlete Recruited
Hannah Boshari’s infatuation with soccer began at the young age of 4 where she played forward and defence before establishing herself as a goalkeeper.  Hannah participated in the JCC Maccabi games for two years prior to being selected to play for Team Canada at the 19th Maccabiah in 2013. “When I first recruited Hannah to get involved in the Maccabi experience she was a 14 year old Goal Keeper with some club soccer experience. Her hard work, determination and perseverance to become ...
Table Tennis Serves into 2015
Maccabi Canada is fostering development sports programs with the goal of developing young athletes. This program will provide these athletes the opportunity to play sports in a Jewish environment under high level coaching and under the Maccabi banner.  The coaches selected to lead the programs have excelled in their sport as athletes and/or as coaches. The Maccabi Table Tennis program, launched in the fall of 2014, is one of the programs offered. Aimed at children and youth from ages 8 t...
We need athletes and volunteers for Maccabi Canada Sports Days 2015
The new dates for the Maccabi Canada Sports Days in the Toronto Jewish Day Schools are set. We invite you to help us run them! The Sports Day is for children in grades 6-8 and we are looking for athletes to speak about their athletic journey and for athletes, coaches and other volunteers to help run sports clinics and be a role model for future Maccabians.  The day is fun and the benefits for the children are rewarding. We invite you to help us run these days!  Scheduled School Sp...
Housefather wins Mount Royal Liberal nomination
Anthony Housefather, who was elected the riding’s Liberal candidate on Nov. 30 after defeating Jonathan Goldbloom, said he will not take a back seat to anyone when it comes to support for Israel. To read the full article click on Housefather...
TRIBUTE Jean Béliveau: a mensch to the end.
MONTREAL — Even though I have glanced at only the occasional pro hockey game since the first National Hockey League expansion in 1967, I would have been among the first to help lower the flag to half-staff when Jean Béliveau died Dec. 3. To read the full article click on TRIBUTE.  ...
Maccabi Canada loses a True Friend
Maccabi Canada mourns the passing of the legendary Jean Béliveau. Chef de Mission of the Canadian delegation to 2 Maccabiah Games in Israel, 1985 and 1997, Jean was a fan and a friend of Maccabi Canada and Israel throughout the years.  In his autobiography “My Life in Hockey” Jean wrote extensively about his experience with Maccabi and the opportunity to visit Israel. “But the most unforgettable moment at the Israeli trip for me had to be with the reason why we were there, the M...