Israeli-born tennis star wears a cross, but his mother considers him ‘Jewish’
Posted on August 31, 2017 Author: Marvin Glassman, Writer, The Times of Israel. Photography: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP
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
Posted on August 30, 2017 Author: Martin Cleary, National Post. Photography: Courtesy of Dr. Harry Prizant
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
Posted on August 25, 2017 Author: Maccabi Canada. Photography: Courtesy of Mike Baumann
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
Posted on August 17, 2017 Author: Tennis BC.
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....
Silverman captures first career victory
Posted on August 14, 2017 Author: Royce Thompson, PGATOUR.COM. Photography: Courtesy of Kevin Prise/PGA TOUR
Ben Silverman set a goal to become a member of the PGA TOUR before he turned 30. The 29-year-old Silverman birdied the par-5 18th hole, carded a final-round, 4-under 67 and finished at 25-under-par 263, one ahead of Talor Gooch....
Montreal’s Maccabiah proud Games participation
Posted on August 11, 2017 Author: Mark Lidbetter, The Suburban .
When Team Canada marched into the opening ceremonies of the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium Montreal was in the house as 125 athletes, coaches and support staff from the greater Montreal area were part of the squad.
Softball gold at Maccabiah an emotional moment for Osterer clan
Posted on August 10, 2017 Author: Paul Lungen, CJN Staff Reporter. Photography: Maccabi Canada
Kibbutz Gezer has a special place in the hearts of the extended Osterer family, for both good and bad reasons.
A few weeks ago, four members of the family, brothers Stephen and Jacob, and their cousins, Robbie and Daniel, played pivotal roles in Team Canada’s gold medal win over Team U.S.A. in the Maccabiah Games softball tournament.
From House League to Maccabiah Games: A goalie’s journey on Team Canada
Posted on August 8, 2017 Author: Launy Schwartz courtesty of Edmonton Jewish News.
So how does a kid who plateaued at AA manage to wear the Maple Leaf on his chest at the Maccabiah Games? Cue the cliché – perseverance and dedication.
Maccabiah Games – Experience of a Lifetime
Posted on August 3, 2017 Author: David Ratner, Junior Boys Basketball. Photography: Ofir Levy
Growing up as a boy who had a passion for basketball, never did my spiritual Jewish connection spark a change in the way I viewed life and people. I always honored my Jewish heritage and respected my religion's homeland. Yet, never did I really tie the true connection to Israel. Participation in the 20th Maccabiah Games became the moment when the countless unseen hours of hard work and passionate dedication for my basketball dream eventually paid off. Prior to the Games was one long year filled...
Canada wraps up Maccabiah games with 50 medals
Posted on July 23, 2017 Author: Paul Lungen, Staff Reporter CJN. Photography: Courtesy of Anthony Housefather
Who says the only ice Israelis are familiar with is the kind that comes in a glass?
An estimated 9,000 fans, including more than 6,000 Israelis, crowded into the Pais Arena in Jerusalem to watch the gold medal ice hockey game between Team Canada and Team U.S.A., making it the biggest audience for any single Maccabiah event.
** Medal count at time of posting. Final count to be verified.