Maccabi Victoria's fortnightly Newsletter
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Shana Tovah and welcome to Macc-Chat, packed with news, stories and photos from Maccabi Victoria, our Members and Clubs.  
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From the President
I have now been in the role of President for 12 months and whilst we have accomplished much we still have lots to do.
This is a link to my President’s Report which contain s details of what has been achieved.
Whilst it s great to be able to check off a list of “things” we have done I think the enduring feeling I have is the wonderful people I have been privileged to work with and get to know.
The Maccabi community is unique and the exten t of volunteer involvement is unprecedented. We now have several clubs with close to or over 500 members and the logistics involved in getting teams up is astounding. The hours of work, given by hundreds of volunteers, cannot be underestimated nor can there be adequate thanks.
I am also proud to say that the majority of our clubs are financially sound and very well managed.
The Maccabi Board is having a strategy session in mid October so we can map out or priorities and a pathway for the next 12 months. I think an exciting year is ahead.
I wish everyone a Shana T ova and well over the F ast.
Maccabi Victoria AGM
Over 60 people, including Maccabi Victoria club representatives, Hall of Fame Members, Life Members, Board and Foundation members and MAI Board Members attended the 2017 Maccabi Victoria AGM held on Wednesday 6 September at the Maccabi Victoria office.
Meet Our New Board Members
Rochelle Rothfield
R ochelle has been involved in Maccabi through her two boys who have been active participants in both Basketball and Football for over 6 years. Her husband Daniel is currently serving as Treasurer for Maccabi Basketball Victoria. 
Rochelle joined the Maccabi Board in 2017 to drive the promotion and development of Youth Leadership within the local Clubs and at State level. 
When not serving on various Boards and Committees throughout the community, Rochelle is the Director of a successful legal executive search company, Rothfield Legal Recruitment and works closely with law firms and organisations across Melbourne to appoint senior Lawyers. 
Rochelle is very excited about making a valuable contribution to connecting the Jewish community, particularly our Youth leaders, through sport. 
Anita Bartfeld
Anita Bartfeld has found herself intrinsically connected to Maccabi since the mid-1980s, having first watched her father play Squash and Volleyball from the sidelines; and in the last 10 years she has avidly supported her husband in his Hockey pursuits for both the Seniors and the Veterans.
In more recent years, Anita has cheered her oldest son, Jesse on in both his Milo Cricket and Auskick endeavours and looks forward to continuing the family tradition when her younger son, Noah joins the Maccabi fold in coming years.
In her professional life, Anita is a Barrister with a particular focus on wills and estates; and works tirelessly to promote the interests of the elderly and disabled through her appearance work in the Guardianship List at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
In joining the Maccabi Victoria Board in late 2017, Anita hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the future direction of Maccabi Victoria with a particular emphasis on the active involvement and inclusion of not only the athlete within the family, but the family as a whole; believing that the benefit derived from physical pursuit is immeasurable for the athlete, the family and the broader community.
Kate Perlstein
Kate grew up playing many different sports. She was part of the Maccabi Tennis, Netball and Basketball clubs as a junior. She continued to play basketball at the Senior level as part of the Big V competition. Kate has been to the Maccabiah Games as an athlete and captain 3 times. Since finishing up with Basketball, Kate has been heavily involved in the Women's Basketball Program, creating a pathway for talented junior basketballers to enter the senior ranks. In 2013 she started her own Orthotics business where she works closely with sports physicians, orthothopaedic surgeons and other health professionals. Kate has a passion for Maccabi and wants to ensure ongoing opportunities exist for the next generation of sports people.
Shana Tovah
MacVic office hours over the next month
Due to the upcoming Public Holiday and Chagim, the Maccabi Victoria office will be  CLOSED  on the following days in September and October

Junior Carnival
It's not too late for Early bird Registration Discount
Reminder that Early Bird Registration closes on 28 September.
Make a note so that you don’t forget with all the YomTovs
Click the button below
Congratulations to the Winners of "4 Prizes in 4 Days" Competition
Juliana Lustig - $100 Rebel Voucher
Kailey Silver - 4 Classic Cinema passes
Jack Karro - $50 Rebel Voucher
Neve Errez - $50 Rebel Voucher

Book your Table Now for the Friends of Maccabi 10th Anniversary Sports Trivia Night
Tables Still Available!

A night of fun, laughter, trivia, entertainment and … celebrations!
We will add your table to the list 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
Swim for Fitness and Raise Valuable Funds
The MS Maccabi National Swimathon , now in its 7th year is an event of fitness and fun that contributes valuable fundraising for both Maccabi Australia and Australians living with multiple sclerosis.
No matter what level of swimmer you are, your participation can be for as little as 30 minutes (which you can share as a relay with others) or more, if you feel fit!
Upcoming Events at a Glance
North Caulfield Football Club AGM
Saturday 16 September
Time and venue to be confirmed

AJAX FC Best and Fairest 2017
Tuesday 3 October 7pm
Bentleigh Club

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

Maccabi Hockey Club
End of Season Dinner
Sunday 29 October 6pm
Caulfield Bowls Club

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

MS Maccabi National Swimathon Melbourne Event
Sunday 26 November

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival
14-21 January 2018
Maccabi 'Family' Profile
Bella Oldham
All abilities/student placement
Describe yourself in 5 words: fun, honest, passionate, empathetic, (always) hungry
Favourite movie: has to be either Dirty Dancing or The Parent Trap!
Favourite TV show: The Walking Dead! or Friends.
Favourite band/singer:   Bon Iver or Fat Freddy’s drop!
Favourite food: probably the hardest question on here! I adore my dads pepper steak with potato mash and creamy pepper sauce, but will never ever say no to chocolate. Ever
If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?  I don’t want to be anyone specific, but I would love to be someone foreign, maybe a successful French chef on holiday in her summer house or something equally as exotic, so I could live a day in another country PLUS get to make and eat all the beautiful cuisine.
Sporting idol: Roger Federer
Favourite sporting team/s: Bombers!
Maccabi most memorable moment: Final lunch in the office with the whole team! Such a lovely way to finish off the 3 months. But I will also never forget having the opportunity to take the fitness session with the All Abilities members. We all had such a great time.
Which celebrity should play you in a movie about your life?   I’d like to think Amanda Seyfried or a blonde Emma Stone.

Our time at Maccabi has been eye-opening and so so valuable. I don’t think we’ll ever have the pleasure of experiencing such an open, welcoming and fun working environment. Thank you to everyone we had the pleasure of meeting, as well as those we worked closely with, particularly Shari Cohen. We are so grateful for the opportunities, and will always remember our time at Maccabi.
Around the Clubs
 Both Water Polo Teams On Top
We had two big wins this week, well done everybody. SL3 beat the Richmond Tigers 15-3 & SL7 beat Surge Silver 13-2. That puts both teams on top of the ladder. 
Maccabi Tennis Club Champs
Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP , playing in the Maccabi Tennis Club Champs. For the record, 6x former Club Champ Frydenberg won his first match but his tournament was cruelled by a hamstring strain on match point against Joel Fredman .
The Championships continue this weekend. Results coming soon
North Caulfield Maccabi Junior Football Club Season 2017
Registration for the 2018 soccer season will open in Oct/Nov 2017.
Please check website and book early.  
Lawn Bowls Carnival 2017
MORE than 75 Jewish lawn bowlers from five states competed at the 2017 Maccabi Carnival on the Gold Coast from August 20-25.
The NSW team dominated, winning gold in all six categories plus one silver, while Victoria and Western Australia won two silvers each, and South Australia one silver.
   Maccabi U16 Hockey Team Win 2017 Premiership!
After an unbeaten run through the season and semi final, the Maccabi U16 Hockey team took on KBH Brumbies in the Grand Final on Sunday morning hoping to keep that record intact.

2017 curtain closes:
Jackas bow out with a win
AJAX’s inaugural season under Mark Williams came to an end on a winning note on Saturday, but other variables went against the Jackas, which ultimately denied them a droughtbreaking
B-grade finals berth.
AJAX Junior Football Club Presentation Night
In front of a packed audience at the National Theatre, the Ajax Junior Football Club celebrated another fantastic season.   Highlights of the 2017 season included a record number of player registrations, our U11 Comets winning the Division 1 premiership flag and four U17 players selected to play at representative league level.  
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".
MACC Preseason Update
For information about preseason training, Registration and Captain nominations
Cycling Club Events and Rides
Join the cycling club for weekly rides and special events including Amy's Gran Fondo , The Giro Della Donna and recent opportunity to hear Israeli Professional Mountain Biker Dror Pekatch speak in Melbourne.
Maccabi Youth League Warriors
2017 MVPs
Congratulations to Cory Verstandig & Idan Shamis tied for votes and BOQ Toorak 2017 MVPs.

PB for Zac Ashkanasy in Victorian Half Marathon
Zac Ashkanasy  did it! He broke the magic 72 minute barrier for the AV half marathon championship of Victoria recording a PB.
All Abilities - The Year That Was
The All Abilities program has had a big year, with over 130 activities including both usual sport training and special events. Some highlights from the program calendar have included AFL visits , horse riding , getting to go behind the scenes at the Grand Prix and participating in the annual Maccabi/MS Swimathon , as well as regular programs such as basketball, swimming and fitness.

Melbourne Junior Carnival 2018
Click here to register
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.