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Josh Binstock: A Passion for Maccabi
If Maccabi Canada had a Hall of Fame, Josh Binstock would be one of its founding members. The Maccabiah Games résume for the Richmond Hill, Ontario, native is long, decorated and most of all, very impressive. Binstock is a three-time member of Canada’s Men’s Open Volleyball team, which includes a historic silver medal in 2013. Those very same games, he was chosen as Canada’s flag bearer and heading into his fourth Maccabiah in a few weeks, he will compete in the Maccabiah Games’ in...
A Maccabiah First: Putting the Yeshiva community on the map and mat
Moshe Klyman’s road to the 20th Maccabiah Games has spanned 18 years, two countries and one major obstacle after another. Since learning about the Jewish Olympic Games in high school, Moshe has longed for the chance to wrestle for his country and take home a gold medal in Israel. Yet, while Moshe is about to realize his athletic dream, he knows that his presence at the Games holds an even stronger significance than a legitimate medal hope for Canada. Once he steps on the mat in Be’er Shev...
Thirteen-Years-Old and Eighty-Five Years Young
There are over seven decades between Team Canada’s youngest and oldest athletes, but as 13-year-old Galia Oliel-Sabbag and 85-year-old Brahm Faber prepare for the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, they share the same enthusiasm. Born and raised in Montreal, each of them have been practicing and competing in their sports for over half of their lives. They are familiar with goal setting, discipline and making winning a priority. But this summer, their focus is also on cultural pride as they loo...
Maccabiah Games 2017
With the Opening Ceremonies of the 20th Maccabiah Games only a few weeks away, more than 600 Canadians are ready to embark on an experience of a lifetime in Israel. Proudly sporting the maple leaf, on July 6, Canada will be one of the largest delegations marching into Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem for the Opening Ceremonies. Led by flag bearer, soon to be announced, and Alex Brainis, the head of the delegation, Team Canada will be represented by athletes from seven provinces, and compete in th...
Hard Work Pays off…Maccabiah Games here we come
As Jews we have been passing the torch from generation to generation for thousands of years. The Maccabiah games are no different. The exhilaration of walking into opening ceremonies with 10,000 plus Jewish athletes from over 80 countries in front of 40,000 spectators is so special and spiritually moving  that more often than not when players stop competing they feel the desire and obligation to pass on that experience as coaches and volunteers to the next generation of athletes. The Maccabi...
Oshawa softballer off to Israel for Macabiah Games
It’s a dream come true for Paul Foucault Jr, who in just over one month’s time will be travelling to Israel to compete in a sport that is in his blood. In early July, Foucault, an Oshawa native will be heading to the other side of the world to compete in the Macabiah Games as part of Canadian team in fast-pitch softball. Read more......
Maccabi Canada Presents Open and Masters Mens Hockey Teams 2017
TORONTO, MAY 30, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Open and Masters Mens Hockey teams set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabi Canada Presents Junior Boys Hockey Team 2017
TORONTO, MAY 29, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Men’s Junior Hockey team set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabi Canada Presents Golf Team 2017
TORONTO, MAY 28, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Golf team set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....
Maccabi Canada Presents Masters Mens Basketball Team 2017
TORONTO, May 25, 2017 – Maccabi Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the Masters Basketball team set to compete in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 4-18. These athletes are part of a more than 600-member delegation from Canada, who will join a total of 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries in the third largest sporting event in the world....