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Jewish woman athlete shortlisted for new Canadian currency
For the first time a campaign to put a woman that is not the Queen on Canadian currency has announced its shortlist. The Bank of Canada announced recently that one of five women, chosen from over 26,000 nominations, will be on new Canadian banknotes....
Ace performance at the Mike Yuval Tennis Classic
With the 20th Maccabiah Games around the corner, Montrealers came together to participate in the 13th annual Mike Yuval Tennis Classic co -chaired by Chuck Spector and Jeff Friedman. With 64 players and the support of generous sponsors, this year’s edition raised nearly $33,000 for Maccabi Canada’s Adopt an Athlete program. This brings the total for the three years under Chuck Spector’s chairmanship, since participating in the 19th Maccabiah Games in 2013, to over $111,000. The Mik...
Sasha Gollish wins the women’s 10K at Canadian Nationals
Sasha Gollish, fresh off a 1:11 half-marathon in Indianapolis, won the senior women’s 10K defeating Rachel Cliff and Claire Sumner....
Concordia Names Basketball Court for Legendary Coach
In a fitting tribute to the university’s most successful basketball coach, Concordia University officially named its basketball court, the John Dore Court....
Top Finishes for Maccabi at the Scotibank Charity Challenge
On any given Sunday morning at 7am, one would normally find the streets of Toronto quiet and peaceful.  But on October 16 the sounds of feet tapping and the hum of voices adorned the downtown corridor as 10,000 people began their 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon races. Twenty six runners, who form Team Maccabi, ran in one of the 3 events -Full Marathon, Half Marathon and the 5K - all seeking to post their personal bests (or just crossing the finish line).  The weather created...
Maccabi men’s team captures 64 team TSSL CUP
Maccabi won its second straight TSSL Cup with a 2-0 win on a cold November night. Winning a 64 team tournament like the TSSL Cup requires a tremendous amount of consistency. With 9 former Maccabi Canada players in the line up (including Erik Waisman, Gil Vainshtein, Cuneyt Gulerce, Jason Mausberg, Dan Frankel, Yair Rabinovitch, Ilan Friedman, Zach Stemmer) the team played a solid defensive game with Zach Stemmer and Alex Razimor scoring the goals. It was a very hard fought game for the agi...
Jewish Athlete makes history at Davis Cup
Shapovalov becomes youngest Canadian to win Halifax Davis Cup....
Victory in dramatic style at the Maccabi Bowl IV
Maccabi Bowl history was made again as Team Jonahs took home their first championship in dramatic style, closing out a come-from-behind victory on the last play of the game. Having lost in the finals at Maccabi Bowl III, Team Jonahs trailed for the majority of the game, but the brothers Jonah and Max Eisenberg connected twice on the final drive, including for the game-winning score to guarantee the win. Watch the winning Touchdown pass The annual tournament, hosted at Hampstead Park, bring...
Maccabi Golf Challenge on track for the Games
For every Maccabi athlete, the goal is to win gold at next summer’s 20th Maccabiah.  But the road to gold may be paved with … golf! The Maccabi Canada Softball and Hockey teams are already in full swing when it comes to fundraising for next year’s Games.  Last week, the two programs hosted the Maccabi Golf Challenge at the sparkling new Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., to help players participating in Israel reduce their bottom line. “The costs are extremely high [for athletes...
The Maccabiah helped me prepare for the Olympic Games
Josh Binstock, a Canadian beach volleyball player for 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, talks with CIJnews about being a Jewish athlete, the positive effect the 2013 Maccabiah Games has had on his career and the friendship with his teammate Sam Schachter, both from Richmond Hill, Ontario....