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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....
RIO Pays Tribute to 11 Israeli Victims of Olympic Massacre
Under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, Brazilian senior officials joined sports activists from Israel and elsewhere at a commemoration of the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre.  Read more......
Canadian beach volleyball duo gives world’s best a scare
Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter push Brazilians to the limit in Rio opener ...
BINSTOCK AND SCHACHTER ARE READY FOR RIO
The clock had not yet struck midnight before Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter finally – barely – secured Canada’s last entry in the Olympic beach volleyball competition....
Dog walk in support Maccabi Canada
The first annual Dog Walk in support of Maccabi Canada’s athletes, was held on June 5th. The Bowser 5k Dog Walk, at the Kay Gardner BeltLine Park, aimed to support Maccabi Canada’s Adopt an Athlete program, which financially supports qualified athletes to compete in the Maccabiah Games held every 4 years in Israel. Former Maccabiah 2013 athlete, Sender Herschorn, came up with the idea of having the dog walk, and helped organize the event with the assistance of Shelley Austin, Donna...
Binstock and Schachter heading to RIO
The downtown beach volleyball venue in North Bay, Ont., was packed to watch a showdown with an Olympic prize awaiting the victors. Josh Binstock, 35, and his 26-year-old teammate Sam Schachter, both from Richmond Hill, Ont., are the final two volleyball athletes to win an Olympic berth for Canada....
Coach looks for heart and talent to build team for 2017
Softball coach Rosemary Theriault has simple advice for anyone who hasn’t been to Israel: “Get on a plane and go.” The 40-year coaching veteran had such a good time co-coaching Maccabi Canada’s open women’s softball team to a silver medal at the 2013 Maccabiah Games that she’s convinced anyone who has the opportunity to visit Israel should do so immediately. Lucky for her, next summer Theruiault will have the opportunity to return, as she was named head coach of the women’s s...