Maccabi Victoria's fortnightly Newsletter
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Junior Carnival (Team VIC) - Register Now to Win
Registrations must be received by Monday morning 4 September To Win
It’s too easy
Just register for Junior Carnival by 9am on Monday morning 4 September to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration price AND be in the running to win one of these 4 fabulous prizes!
         $100 Rebel Voucher
        4 x Classic Cinema passes
        $50 Rebel Voucher
        $50 Rebel Voucher
Registered already? – you will be included in the draw too.
Getting To Know Our Members
Chelsea Fisher
Captain of AJAX Jackettes Football Team
Describe yourself in 5 words: Energetic, Tough, Confident, Passionate, Sporty 
Favourite movie: Bring it on  
Favourite TV show: The Voice 
Favourite band/singer:  Miley Cyrus
Favourite food: Cucumber
If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?  Daisy Pearce
Sporting idol: Serena Williams
Favourite sporting team/s: Collingwood and Jackettes
Maccabi most memorable moment: Running onto the footy field for the first time in 2015 with 25 other women making Maccabi/Ajax history. 
Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life?  Emma Stone

Chelsea recently won the VAFA Women's Development Division Three Best and Fairest award. Click here to read the Australian Jewish News article
Impressive Achievements
Brothers Compete at World Swimming Championships
It's been a couple of months to remember for brothers Barry and Michael Carp who represented Australia at the 20th Maccabiah Games and the Australia at the FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest last month
Joy for Justin at Aussie Rules Nationals
“I think my heart stopped when the final siren went”, Justin Krok said of last week’s tournament grand final in Darwin, which his Victorian representative team easily won 72-17 against South Australia.
Book your Table Now for the Friends of Maccabi 10th Anniversary Sports Trivia Night

A night of fun, laughter, trivia, entertainment and … celebrations!
Nominate to be a Table Captain today! (let us know the name for your table (Sports Team/Club theme) !
We will add your table to the list on Trybooking.

Contact us in the office with a name for your table (Sports Team/Club theme)
We will add your table to the growing list of tables on Trybooking.   
Then ask your friends to book onto your table. Tickets can be booked using the following link Friends of Maccabi 10th Anniversary Sports Trivia Night .
Each table can seat 10 people only. 
Ticket cost per head is $35.00.
Bookings for the Sports Trivia Night to be made by Wednesday 27 September 2017 .
 Please contact the Maccabi Victoria office if you have any queries or if you require assistance with the booking process. We are more than happy to assist   9563 5885
Upcoming Events at a Glance
Maccabi Tennis Club & Victorian Jewish Tennis Championships
2nd/3rd and 9th/10th September 2017

Maccabi Victoria AGM
Wednesday 6 September 2017 
7.45pm at the Vic office, Level 1, 176 Bambra Road, Caulfield South 3162.
North Caulfield Football Club AGM
Saturday 16 September
Time and venue to be confirmed

North Caulfield Maccabi
Junior Football Club AGM
Sunday 8 October 8pm
Maccabi Vic offices at 176 Bambra Road

Friends of Maccabi 10th Anniversary Sports Trivia Night
Sunday 15 October

Victorian Jewish Open - Eightball
Sat 4 November & Sun 5 November 2017

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival
14-21 January 2018
Around the Clubs
 All Abilities Coach of the Year
Alexia Keats , head swimming coach for Maccabi Swimming Club’s All Abilities program was last week named Coach of the Year at the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.
Athletics Club News

Click here for the latest Athletics Club events, results and training

  Senior Cricket Season 2017/18
Pre-season Training Schedule
All players welcome
   Maccabi AJAX Junior Cricket Club Registrations close
1 September
Dont miss out!
Click on the relevant links below for more information and to register 
Register here for Milo , T20 and
U11-17 junior cricket 
Cycling Club News

Click here for the latest Cycling Club news , rides and events
Exclusive Offer From
Cranbourne Golf Club
The offer is exclusive to Maccabi members only. 10 rounds of golf for only $360! If you are not a current Cranbourne member we strongly encourage you to review this offer and support Melbourne's only "Jewish Bricks & Mortar Golf Club".
A JAX Junior Footy Finals Week 2  
A massive mazel tov to our all conquering U11 Comets on winning the Division 1 premiership flag.
AJAX Weekend Wrap
AJAX’s hopes of breaking an almost four-decade long B-Grade finals drought took a bitter blow on Saturday, after St Bernards erased a three-goal deficit late in the last quarter to hand the Jackas a season-defining 11-point loss.

A Thrilling Weekend of Hockey
U14s get a second chance to make finals. The U16s advance to the grand final. Vets are in the finals.

Victorian Jewish Snooker Champion 2017
This past weekend Maccabi Snooker Club held the 27th Victorian Jewish Snooker Open
Maccabiah 2017
Welcome Back from Maccabiah Games 2017
1 September
Caulfield Shule

Junior Carnival 2018
Get Ready for Maccabi's
36th Junior Carnival
The 36th Maccabi Junior Carnival will be held in Melbourne, January 14-21, 2018 and excitement is building across the country. Information nights in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth have exceeded expectations with more than 200 youth aged 12-16 attending. Maccabi has launched a new format for the upcoming Junior Carnival. Running concurrently, Carnival will incorporate both Maccabi Carnival Colour Games and Carnival Competitive Sports.

Carnival Competitive Sports will see Jewish sporting youth from around Australia competing in basketball, soccer, netball and tennis. Teams will compete in a tournament style competition, striving to win the Carnival Cup in their sport.

Maccabi Colour Games takes Maccabi’s traditional sporting carnival and turns up the sport, fun and colour. The week-long program will see participants competing in activities ranging from traditional sports, to stand up paddle boarding, wacky swimming races, beach events, e-games and commando courses. The full program features 5 full days of sporting activities and night time social activities including a pool party, dress-up movie night, colour run and much more.

Carnival is the single largest gathering of Jewish youth in Australia and Maccabi is working hard to ensure kids remain engaged, are exposed to new activities and sports and given the opportunity to learn and grow, all while having the most incredible social experience. The highlight of Carnival will be the opportunity to meet and make new and lifelong friends from around the country. The organising committee is also working with community groups to create a very special Community Day .

If you are looking for a competitive sporting event or an opportunity to be active and have fun, Maccabi Carnival 2018 is for you .
Without giving too much away, the Carnival program is exciting, fun and jam-packed full of activities to ensure that Junior Carnival is the most incredible experience.

Don’t miss out! If you’ve missed your local information night, contact your state Maccabi office for more information. You can also jump online at and read more about Carnival and register.

E arly bird registration discount closes at the end of September!
Click the button below
Around the Community
Jewish International Film Festival Launch Event - the heart stopping JUNGLE
Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
4pm Sunday 24 September

Adapting the acclaimed memoir of Israeli adventurer, Yossi Ghinsberg , Australian director, Greg McLean ( Wolf Creek ) takes us into the hot, humid and unpredictable depths of the Bolivian jungle. Starring Daniel Radcliffe ( Harry Potter ) as Ghinsberg, this action-packed story of survival and self-discovery takes the audience on a tense and taut ride.
Be the first to see this edge-of-your-seat thriller at the 2017 JIFF Program Launch Event, with ticket price including first glimpse of the extensive 2017 Festival Program, and exclusive access to the coveted JIFF Program Guide .
Tikkun Olam Makers: Melbourne Makeathon for Assistive Technology
TOM is a global movement that connects designers, developers and engineers with people with disabilities to develop technological solutions to everyday challenges
For more information on TOM Melbourne visit their website.
Click here to register as a Need Knower, if you've got a challenge for the TOM 2017 team.
Click here to register as a Maker if you'd like to get involved in helping tackle challenges
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a celebration of women who are all kinds of active. Giving their all or giving it a go, but not giving a damn.
Whatever your level, shape or size, we’re looking for women who want to join a global movement that will help other women to get active too.
Simply click here to share your story with the team, and have the chance to be involved in the This Girl Can campaign early next year.