Posted on July 14, 2014 by Maccabi Canada
Are You Ready to Face The Challenge?
We are looking for team captains!
On Sunday September 14, teams of 10 athletes each will face each other in Maccabi Canada’s third annual Sport Challenge, where each team will consecutively play five sports: basketball, soccer, baseball, football and volleyball. Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 for a loss. The top two teams will then face each other in a wild obstacle course to determine the overall challenge winner....
The latest News from Maccabi World Union
Posted on June 30, 2014 by Maccabi Canada
A new quadrennial and new beginnings were the underlying theme of the 2014 Maccabi World Union congress and annual plenum meetings at Kfar haMaccabiah in Ramat Gan last month.
Leo-Dan Bensky from Finland, who was announced by constitutional succession in Dec 2013 as President of Maccabi World Union to complete the late Guiora Esrubilsky's term in office, was elected as the President of MWU for the next quadrennial. We wish Leo much success in leading our great movement.
Returning in their ...
Maccabi Riders for Zareinu Moveathon
Posted on by Maccabi Canada
Creating strong partnerships in the local community with other leading organizations has been on Maccabi Canada’s agenda for the past few years, as can be seen in the successful Maccabi Canada Sports Day program where Maccabi has partnered with the Jewish Day Schools, touching kids across Canada.
Another meaningful relationship we formed is Maccabi’s participation in the Zareinu moveathon. Last Sunday, for the second year, the Maccabi riders joined the Zareinu ride and participated in the...
Sports Day in the Jewish Day Schools, a Huge Success
Posted on by Maccabi Canada
As part of Maccabi Canada’s Community Outreach program and goal to engage our youth in leading a healthier lifestyle by being more active, Maccabi Athletes and Coaches did just that by leading this year’s Sports Day program in the Jewish Day Schools.
Through an interactive presentation, the Athletes and Coaches encouraged the students to participate in sports. The exciting day continues with Maccabi Alumni running sports clinics, demonstrating skills and sharing their athletic journey to...
A Jewish Pride moment for the Canadian Hockey Team
Posted on May 20, 2014 by Richard Schenker
While sport is the main focus, I know that Maccabi Canada feels very strongly about promoting the connection between Canadian Jews and the State of Israel. I worked with Farrel Miller to do just this in the spirt of what the games are all about. A few months prior to the Games TSN aired a documentary about Hockey in Metula and how hockey is bringing some Jews and Arabs together to better understand each other.
During this segment the documentary spoke about a father (He...
Jewish Sports Connects Israeli and Diaspora Jewry
Posted on by Mark S. Anshan
July 18, 2013 will be recorded as an historic day for Israel and the Jewish community.We (my wife, Brenda and our son, Micah) arrived at Teddy Kolek stadium in Jerusalem with thousands of visitors, friends and relatives waiting in anticipation of the start of the Opening Ceremonies of the 19th Maccabiah Games.Our younger son, Adam (member of the Canadian rugby team) would soon be marching in with the Canadian delegation along with a record forty-one other countries that sent teams. We were part ...
Planning An Israel Experience of A Lifetime!
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Tali Dubrovsky
We have recently returned from the Maccabi World Union Plenary meetings, at Kfar Hamaccabiah in Ramat Gan.This year’s annual meeting was extremely significant with representatives from over 30 delegations.The meetings took on a “down to business” yet exhilarating approach to the planning for the upcoming Games.We got an in-depth glimpse at what the 19th Maccabiah is going to look like.
Last year’s plenum’s celebrated 80 years of Maccabiahs, and was attended by guest speakers such as...
From Generation to Generation
Posted on by Jason Mausberg
This past decade has seen an unprecedented interest in soccer in North America, starting with David Beckham’s American debut in the MLS, and more recently with the success of the Canadian National Women’s soccer team. Toronto, however, has already seen a long and strong foothold of interest in the game, in large part due to diverse immigrant populations and the resulting cultural enclaves that fervently follow, support, and play the game.
Think no further than Little Italy during the Euro...
Team Maccabi achieving soccer success at all levels
Posted on January 22, 2013 by Jack Borenstein Correspondent, Jewish Tribune
A new wave of soccer participation in the Toronto Jewish community involves Team Maccabi – an organization supported by parents, coaches and players at different age and range levels. Read more......
Dreams Do Come True
Posted on January 21, 2013 by Lester Glantz
With the highs and lows of the London Olympics behind him, one Canadian athlete now has his sights set on his next quadrennial games, the 19th Maccabiah in Israel.
Josh Binstock, part of Canada’s two-manteam which hit the beach court in the shadow of Buckingham Palace a few short months ago, will trade bare feet for rubber soles as he helps lead the Maccabi Canada Men’s Open Team in their quest for a second indoor volleyball medal.
While a medal wasn’t in the cards for 2012 at the Ho...