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.
Emile Sadaka: Coming Full Cycle
Posted on July 17, 2017 Author: Daniel Birnberg. Photography: Maccabi Canada
To say that Montreal’s Emile Sadaka is grateful for the opportunity to compete in Masters Cycling at the 20th Maccabiah Games would be an understatement. Emile’s path to the international competition is one that he hopes inspires young Maccabi Canada athletes to appreciate and soak up the once in a lifetime experience.
Born in Baghdad, Emile’s family immigrated to Montreal when he was a child. While they settled down in the Great White North, the remainder of his relatives relocated to ...
Waterpolo team hopes to surprise in the pool
Posted on July 14, 2017 Author: Daniel Smajovits. Photography: Maccabi Canada
If the Canadian Olympic Team was selecting its water polo squad for the 2020 Summer Games, there’s a good chance that a few of the Open Maccabi Men would be in the mix for a trip to Tokyo.
With a number of Maccabiah Games alumni, who double as members of the Canadian national team, the team about to dive into the pool in Netanya is undoubtedly Canada’s best edition to date.
While the medal hopefuls are now ready to dawn their suits and caps, as late as last May, for Maccabiah Games alu...
Lauren Small: 21.1 KM from the finish line
Posted on July 10, 2017 Author: Daniel Smajovits.
Lauren Small-Pennefather’s road to the 20th Maccabiah Games began 25 years ago.
At the age of 21, Lauren made her first trip to Israel. Despite being in awe of the country and meeting a large part of her family for the first time, constantly on her mind was her mother in Montreal, who was slowly losing her battle with cancer.
“We went to the Kotel to pray for her. She was quite ill, but we prayed that she would get better. It was an emotional journey and it was very important for m...
Richmond athletes off to Maccabiah Games
Posted on June 28, 2017 Author: Richmond News. Photography: Courtesy of Richmond News
It most certainly will be an exciting start to the summer for a contingent from Richmond heading to Israel this week to represent Canada at the 20th Maccabiah Games....
Meet Canada’s Flag Bearer
Posted on June 26, 2017 Author: Daniel Smajovits. Photography: Courtesy of Albert Shoihet
Maccabi Canada: How does it feel to be named as Canada's flag bearer?
Albert Shoihet: I am surprised and honoured. I participated in the 2013 Maccabiah Games and I am well aware of the magnitude and pedigree of the Canadian delegation. I am excited to lead this amazing group into the spectacle that is the Opening Ceremonies.
MC: Squash is a unique sport; how did you first get involved and what drives you to compete?
AS: I got into squash at a very young age with my first experience coming ...
Canadian Squash Champion Albert Shoihet Named Flag Bearer
Posted on June 25, 2017 Author: Maccabi Canada. Photography: Courtesy of Albert Shoihet
TORONTO, JUNE 25, 2017 – Albert Shoihet, one of Canada’s brightest young squash stars, has been selected as Canada’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 20th Maccabiah Games.
Shoihet will lead a 600-person strong delegation into Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on July 6 at 8 p.m (IST). The Opening Ceremonies will be streamed live at www.maccabiah.com....