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Catchball comes to Toronto
Three teams, three passes, 3 seconds, and over was the foot print for Maccabi Canada’s first inter-league Catchball tournament this week.  And what a tournament! Team Maple and Team Thornhill took to the court first, both ready and nervous for the competition.  The game was close with the lead shifting back and forth.  Final score 19:17 Maple. This game set the tone for the balance of tournament and the women were ready to play and have fun. In the fall of 2017 Maccabi Canada held...
Maccabi men’s soccer team wins more than a game
The Maccabi Toronto men's team captured the TSSL premier league title for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. The season was toped off with winning the Divisional cup and finalist in the TSSL Cup.  The team was narrowly defeated on penalties in the TSSL Cup to end their stellar season of 19 wins; 3 ties ; 4 losses. Maccabi men's team has always been a home for many of Toronto's top Jewish players as well as provide an opportunity for many of the players to play together in advance of the Macca...
From day school to the NHL
When Zach Hyman was a Grade 12 student at the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, he had a pretty busy schedule. In the winter of 2010, when he was already a standout forward with the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), his skills got him noticed by the people putting together the Canada East Under-19 team that was going to Penticton, B.C., to compete in the World Junior A Challenge. Trouble was, Hyman had a big assignment due ...
A Maccabiah Like No Other
Two months ago today, the Canadian delegation arrived back in Toronto after the incredible 20th Maccabiah Games. Having time to reflect back on the honour and privilege it was to lead a delegation of 600 people on this exceptional journey, I can certainly say that although we went to Israel to watch Canadian athletes make history by achieving sports excellence, at the same time, many of us experienced more of a spiritual, life changing event, rather than an athletic competition. During the...
A father and son’s Maccabiah Games Glory
After spending two and a half weeks in Israel, my forends and family asked me how my Maccabiah Games experience was.  I've looked into their eyes and tried to find the words to describe this life-changing event....
Jewish athletes win gold at Canada Summer Games
Winning gold at the Canada Summer games in Winnipeg last month, Zane Grossinger (#6) from Richmond Hill and Ethan Kalef (#2) from Ottawa, are not just members of the 18U Team Ontario Men’s Volleyball team but 2 accomplished young Jewish athletes making their mark in Canadian sports. Zane (#6) just completed high school at TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Campus in Vaughan, Ontario and will be attending and playing volleyball at Queen’s University in the fall. Ethan (#2) is going into grade 12 at Long...
Israeli-born tennis star wears a cross, but his mother considers him ‘Jewish’
MONTREAL — Eighteen-year-old Israeli-Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov made history at last week’s Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal as the youngest player ever to make the semi-final round, and made headlines for beating superstar Rafael Nadal en route. ...
Osterer family shares golden moment, reflects on Israeli softball diamond
For many of the spectators, seeing a cat run onto the diamond as Canada tried to rally from a two-run deficit in extra innings was funny. For four members of the Osterer family on the Canadian team, though, it also carried a significantly different meaning that was heartwarming, motivating and puzzling at the same time....
From Rep to the Maccabiah
Maccabi Canada's Jason Mausberg and left fullback Josh Baumann chat about the Maccabiah Games and the local rep soccer program on Canadian Academy of Futbol TV. ...
BC’s Gabuzyan at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
Israel – BC’s 16-year-old Renata Gabuzyan was selected to compete for Team Canada earlier this month at the 20th Maccabiah Games. With 10,000 athletes across many sports, the Games are the third largest sporting event in the world....