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Friends of Maccabi 10th Anniversary Trivia Night
A night of fun competition and celebration
It was wonderful to see so many Friends at the  10th Anniversary Trivia Night  last Sunday, the final of the Friends of Maccabi 10th Anniversary Celebration events this year.
Tony and Corey from the Quizza Me Group lived up to their promise of a night of Trivia, fun and entertainment.

Junior Carnival
It's going to be a blast
We’ve extended Earlybirds till 31 October ! With over 300 participants already registered we want to see you to have an absolute blast this Summer at Junior Carnival!
Great achievements
Maccabi Basketball Club Junior Player Soaring to new heights
The club would like to recognise Guy Chalfon’s achievements recently.
Guy participated in the U14 Australian Junior Championships (A prestigious national tournament) where his team won bronze. The up and coming superstar averaged 10.88points per game, combined with some huge stats on the defensive end.
You can watch him in action with the U14 Warriors on Saturdays at Waverley.
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!
Here it is! MS Swim Challenge 
The Ajax Football Club issue a challenge to  ALL Maccabi clubs
Just Try Keeping Up - See you there Nov 26th Bialik College 
Grant Opportunity for Clubs
We are looking for Maccabi People who are also Telstra Head Office Employees
The Telstra Kids Fund Grant is Back!
Help your Maccabi club to obtain a $1,200 Telstra Kids Fund grant.
This is one of the few “First In Best Dressed” grants that exists. 
Who can nominate?
 Permanent Telstra employee, full-time or part-time but not contractors or casuals, based in Australia nominate that they would like to support your club for $1,200 (must exactly be this amount).
Up to 5 employees can nominate your club in this one round. Get 5 employees = $6,000.
What you the club apply for?
It needs to directly benefit kids 18 or under.
Sporting equipment, uniforms, some facility improvements, scoreboards, portable goals, nutrition programs, direct training /coaching to the kids, Telstra shop products like tablets, etc.

If you know somebody or require further information please contact Sheryl Furman at or 9563 5885. 
The grant opens on Monday 30 OCTOBER 17
A win-win opportunity for all – Act today!
Upcoming Events at a Glance
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
Around the Clubs
Thank you from the families of the AJAX FC All Abilities Volunteers
"The understanding of the value of their involvement for themselves and the players is very impressive.
Kol Hakavod and a huge thanks from the families of Loz, Zac and Josh to the Ajax Football Club for enabling our kids to help and be included in this great club."

Athletics Club Action
The second round of Shield competition was held on the weekend at Frankston. Junior recruit Jarrod Zuchowski competed for the first time for the club in the under 16 800m and ran well.
Others to compete included Jamie and David Blecher, Lachy Eliau and Myer Vorchheimer .
The Run Melbourne marathon, ½ marathon, 10K and 5.7K took place last Sunday.  
Junior Basketball Winter Season Grandfinal Winners
Congratulations to all of our teams who played grand final matches

Boys Teams -Premiers U10 Chargers, U12 Warriors, U14 Hawks Click for more

GirlsTeams - Premiers U12 Dream , U14 Dreams and Runners Up U12 Warriors

Summer Season Begins
Good luck to all of our teams commencing the Summer 17/18 season today! Wishing all of you a terrific season! 
M accabi Ajax Cricket Club begins the season with a bang
The future is looking bright for the Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club, following a promising first weekend of cricket for the season.
The 1st XI claimed a comprehensive 32-run victory, while there were encouraging signs in the lower grades. 

Take on the Giro della Donna with the Maccabi Cycling Club
Feel like a challenge? This looks like an amazing event. Organised by famous blog column 'Cycling Tips', this event will be even better catered than last year. Closed roads and possibly a Maccabi Cycling Tent if we get sufficient numbers. 
Please Contact Ilan at regarding details and our group discount 

Join the Cycling Club for regular club rides, training and events

AJAX FC 2018 Player & Coach Recruiting Drive
The AJAX FC have recently completed their first season under AFL Premiership Coach, Mark Williams. With Maccabiah Games participants missing many games, injuries and travel taking heavy tolls, finishing fifth in VAFA B Grade is considered relative success.
Looking ahead to 2018 recruiting is a key component to taking our next step. This is why we are calling on our entire community to join our recruiting drive for season 2018. If you know of any young Jewish footballer (not currently involved in the Ajax Football Program), then we also want to know.
Maccabi AJAX Netball Club
Summer Season News
We will have either Training, Presentation Night and/or Selections depending on age groups up until Nov 28. We may require some age groups to be at selections on Tuesday 5 Dec – this will be confirmed closer to the date.
Registrations for 2018 will open in the first 10 days of November.

The Annual Janine Kirzner & Alex Silbersher Shields will take place December 1-3 at Thirteenth Beach and Barwon Heads Golf clubs.
All three courses are fantastic with Thirteenth Beach now the home of the Vic Open. This year we have two accommodation options. We have rooms available at Barwon Heads Golf Club and additional rooms available at 13th Beach Golf Club (Barwon Heads Resort). 
Bookings are now open via the events section in Team App (preferred) or our website
Two out of two for Maccabi Juniors in finals football.
After 6 months of winter football it all came down to the finals round for all junior teams in Victoria and NCMJFC had two teams in the finals this year.
Both the U14 Blue boys teams and the U13 Colts B team dominated their leagues throughout the year but when it comes to that final game of the year nerves can sometimes get in the way of what should be an expected win.
Victoria Maccabi Snooker and Eightball Club 2017 Trophy Presentation Night
  2017 Maccabi Tennis Club Championships wrap
Maccabi Tennis Club Head Coach,  Asaf Nagar , has successfully defended his title from last year, winning the Men's Singles final at the 2017 Maccabi Tennis Club and Victorian Jewish Tennis Championships.
Click here for a wrap of the hugely successful 2017 tournament.

Summer Season Kicks Off
The opening round of the Summer competition kicked off recently. 
Maccabi Victoria Open Water Swimming Series
 The Maccabi OWS Series is for both experienced and first-time open water swimmers. All ages are welcome. Registration is free.
The Series is a fun way to participate in Open Water Swims of your choice, as part of a supportive community of swimmers.
Sign up either as a Social participant - for those who enjoy more leisurely open water swims or who want to give it a try for the first time; or as a Competition participant - for the alpha swimmers out there!

Around the Community
Jewish International Film Festival Giveaway
The first 2 people to email us will win a double general admission JIFF pass, valid at all JIFF sessions excluding special events (Opening Night, Closing Night).
All tickets are now on sale!
JIFF 2017 opens next week nationally! From Israel, France and Australia, to the Yiddish-speaking neighbourhoods of Brooklyn, to award-winners and critics favourites; JIFF presents 65 films from across the globe that celebrate the remarkable diversity of Jewish culture and storytelling.
Zionism Victoria - Upcoming Events
Israel Uncovered
Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 & 31 October 2017
7.30pm @ LJLA
$80 for all 4 sessions or $25 per session (to book: )

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Between 2 Moms
Thursday 19 th October
8.00pm @ BWJCC
$30 for 1 / $50 for 2 (to book: )

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