Maccabi Victoria's Newsletter
In this Edition
Welcome to our first edition for 2018 full of all the Summer Maccabi news and upcoming events. Don't miss the following stories:
Melbourne Junior Carnival Wrap, National Snooker Championship for Marc Fridman, Race walker Jemima Montag strives for Commonwealth Games place, Swimming Club Life membership for Clive Aaron, VIC Jewish Golf Champs results, Maccabi Sports Award Nominations Closing, Open Swimming Award for Ashley Weill, All Abilities program awarded Community Group of the Year, Maccabi Cricket Seniors have claimed top spot, North Melbourne star Ben Brown at AJAX training, Club registration and preseason updates and much more.

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Melbourne Junior Carnival - It's a Wrap 
What a week it was!
Well, after more than a year's preparation, and 7 days of fantastic sport, awesome social events and a whole bunch of new friends and memories, we farewell the 36th Maccabi Junior Carnival....
Victorian Jewish Sports Awards for 2017 
Nominations Close Sunday 4 February 5pm
Click below to enter your nominations
Friends of Maccabi Luncheons 2018
Monday 14 May and 29 October- Hold the Dates!

With the 10 th Anniversary celebrations done and dusted, the Friends of Maccabi Committee of Sylvia Gelman AM MBE, Howard Kiel, Jill Diamond and Mark Klapish look forward to bringing you two more memorable Luncheons in 2018.
Please diarise 12-2pm on Monday 14 May and Monday 29 October 2018 and ‘watch this space’ for more details on other Friends of Maccabi news.

If you have friends who would like to be added to the Friends of Maccabi database for all updates on Events, please ask them to send their name and e-mail address to i or call Jacquie on 9563 5885.
We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Maccabi Leadership Programs
Watch this space as they unfold in 2018!
Develop their Leading Edge:
It’s time to awaken and nurture our young members’ leadership potential toward high-performance and self-actualisation leadership within themselves, with their teams and within our organisation. 

Selected Team Leaders will learn the tools, skills and communication to unleash their scope for influence and leadership transformation within our clubs and inevitably achieve significantly different performance and results.

We are excited to announce the following two new and innovative Leadership programs:

Upcoming Events at a Glance
2018 Cricket Club Past Players Association Family Day
Sunday February 25 s tarting at 10am

Maccabi Hockey Club AGM
Tuesday 27th February 2018
7:30pm @ the MacVic Office

Thursday 8 March 7.30pm

2018 Friends Of Maccabi Events
Monday 14 May and Monday 29 Oct 2018
Hold the Dates - details soon

National Championship for Maccabi Snooker Junior Marc Fridman
Marc Fridman wins 2018 Australian u18 snooker title earning a spot at the world titles
After a full week of matches in Adelaide against Australia's best
He managed his way thru the round robin, quarter,semi and grand finals without losing a match. 
Now ranked no.1 for snooker u18 in Australia.
He represents Maccabi in weekly pennant and hopes to bring the Maccabi name to the world stage
GO MARC!!!!!!!!
Around the Clubs
Maccabi Open Water Swimming Results and award for Ashley Weill
Ashley was the first Victorian swimmer 5km event at the Victorian Open Water Championships in the event, and her achievement was recognised recently at the opening of the VIC Open Championships where she was awarded the Gold Medal for the event. 
Clive Aaron awarded life membership of the Maccabi AJAX Swimming Club

Thu, 8 Mar from 7:45pm to 9:00pm Membership: Pool $80 Snooker $90
Playing Fees: Year Fees: $305
Term Fees: $80
Location: The Bentleigh Club
North Caulfield Maccabi FC Preseason training has commenced for 2018

6pm Caulfield Park
Corner Bambra and Balaclava Roads

New Players Wanted for NCMJFC Senior Womens Team
The Womens Soccer team is looking towards an exciting season 2018 ahead and they want you to be a part of it too. Click here  or for further details email the team manager Jessica on
North Caulfield Maccabi Junior FC Season 2018 Registrations close 9 February
Don't miss out!
For more details and to register please click here

Maccabi Hockey Club are Recruiting for 2018
We are looking for 12 – 16 years old’s and seniors for the 2018 Season

Notice of AGM for Maccabi Hockey Club
Tuesday 27th February 2018
7:30pm @ the MacVic Office
All the winners from the
2018 Victorian Jewish Golf Championships
The Victorian Jewish Championships were completed on Sunday 21st January at Cranbourne Golf Club.
A large field competed in a range of events including a 2 round stroke event for A Grade players and Stableford events for A, B and C Grade men
and a Ladies Stableford

North Melbourne star Ben Brown at AJAX training
Last Tuesday night the Ajax Footy Club hosted North Melbourne Star forward  Ben Brown .
Bright Cycling Weekend
The Victorian Maccabi Cycling Club  together with  NSW Maccabi Cycling Club & Tri Club are holding a Bright weekend, Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th Feb 2018.
2018 Cricket Past Players Association Family Day
Our marquee event is on  Sunday, February 25 s tarting at 10am, we hope to have an past players game followed by a luncheon commemorating the 1997/98 and 2007/08
premiership teams.
Maccabi move into first
with clutch win
Maccabi Ajax have claimed top spot on the ladder following a thrilling last over victory on Sunday.
Click here for the for the full match report
Exciting few weeks for Track and Field athletics in Australia
The selection trials/Australian Championships will be held from the 15th February in the Gold Coast.
The 20K race walking trails will be held on Sunday 11th February in Adelaide where  Jemima Montag will be striving for a great result.
Maccabi All Abilities awarded
Community Group of the Year!
On Friday January 19, Maccabi Victoria All Abilities were very proud to be named joint winners for
Glen Eira’s Community
Group of the Year Award.
Maccabi Australia Management Opportunity
CSG Training Program - Please get involved
Many of you would have seen the CSG protectors working throughout the carnival to protect the participants and agree that they do an amazing job ensuring the community is kept safe.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the CSG Magen training program which will be run from April this year. 
The CSG is taking a proactive approach in assisting all Jewish sporting teams to train their parents so they can add to the security presence at Jewish sporting events around Melbourne on a weekly basis. 
For those of you that are not aware the Magen program is a 5 month course that is run for adults to equip you with the skills to protect all venues and functions in the community. The CSG would like to train as many parents in the community as possible so they can assist with security for all sporting teams. Sessions are held once a week in the evenings and breaks are taken over school holidays.  
The CSG has shifted their focus with the Magen program from protecting shuls on a regular basis to encouraging parents to provide security at Jewish sporting events and their children’s schools, as well as creating a general security awareness and capability amongst the Jewish community. 
We would like to encourage all parents to take the opportunity to undertake this training.
The CSG is hosting two information evenings on the 15 th and 22 nd of March . Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the course is welcome to attend. Please click on the link below to register your interest. If you have any questions about the course please use the link to send your details to the CSG and someone on their recruitment team will be in touch with you.