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Liberal Nationals to ban Nazi swastika and Nazi symbols in Victoria
Maccabi urges all its members and wider community to sign the petition and say NO TO HATE!
“Every Victorian deserves to go about their daily life free from persecution and this clear ban will go a long way to keep our community free from hate.
Minister for Police, David Southwick:

“Victoria is a proudly diverse and tolerant community and Victorian Liberal Nationals will always act to protect that.
Shadow Attorney-General, Edward O’Donohue:

Jemima Secures Dream Ticket to Tokyo
PRIDE, relief and excitement were among the emotions felt by Jemima Montag when she crossed the finish line first in Adelaide last Sunday to win the 2020 Oceania and Australian women's 20km race walking title - instantly earning a place in Australian athletics team for what will be her debut Olympic Games in Tokyo in just over five months. Sporting a beaming smile in the centre of the podium, Montag described the moments "a big childhood dream come true". Click here for full story.
Vale Josh
The Presidents, Boards and Clubs of Maccabi across Australia,
and all of the Maccabi community
extend their heartfelt sympathy to
Lia, Lara, Ann, Ian, Ben, Sylvia and their families on the tragic & untimely passing of their beloved
Joshua Levi z’’l
J osh understood the importance of the role Maccabi plays within the community and his insightful journalism provided great benefit to our organisation and community.
Josh will be greatly missed by all who
had the privilege to know him
and his legacy will never be forgotten.
May his Memory be a Blessing
Thank You, Good Bye and Good Luck Viv!
On behalf of the Board, affiliated clubs and office staff of Maccabi Victoria,
the Directors of the Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation and the entire Maccabi Community,
we say a huge Thank You, Good Bye and Good Luck to Viv Bayer,
our wonderful Finance Officer, for her outstanding contribution of almost 13 years with Maccabi.  
Viv has left to pursue new ventures.
It’s been great having her as part of the Maccabi Office family!
Thank You for Sharing your Simcha Levi!

Mazal Tov and sincere thanks to Levi Smorgon who requested donations to Maccabi Victoria All Abilities Group in lieu of gifts to mark his recent Bar-Mitzvah.

“I chose to direct donations from my barmi to Maccabi’s All Abilities program because it looks after people in our community that need support, care or just a little love”.   Levi Smorgon

Levi’s thoughtful gesture will enable the All Abilities program to continue to develop inclusive opportunities for physical activities and participation in sport for all ages and abilities.

On behalf of Maccabi Victoria and all of the members of the All Abilities program who will benefit from your kind gift, our sincere thanks and hearty Mazal Tov to Levi and his family on his special Simcha.
Levi is a member of the Maccabi Victoria Basketball Club
Maccabi Victoria President, Brian Swersky, presenting Levi with a Certificate of Appreciation for his generous Simcha Support.
Do you have 2020 Vision & Beyond?
We’re Looking for Extraordinary Next Gen   LEADers   from Our Community

Maccabiah Information Night - Sunday 23rd February @ 6pm

Athlete Information Session in VIC on 23 February 2020 from 6pm – 7:30pm at Caulfield Bowls Club. Click here for more information.
Attention all Jewish Golfers

Arrangements for Maccabiah 2021 and golf in particular are now in full swing and Maccabi Golf Australia is planning to take its largest team ever with over 50 golfers to be selected. Those that have been previously can vouch that this is an unforgettable experience. You’ll meet and play with Jewish golfers from all over the world on a great Pete Dye designed golf course in Caesarea.

The process of nominating has begun and will close at end of April 2020. If you already know you want to nominate please Click Here to go straight to nominations page.

Click here for further information
Calling all over 35 males interested in playing Futsal at Maccabiah 2021 in Israel. Don’t miss this great opportunity to represent Australia in the third-largest international sporting event in the world!!. For details please contact Martin Jona ( , 0433 990 912). Dream BIG!!.
Maccabi Memorabilia

“Recently Maccabi Victoria has been undertaking an extensive cataloging of all of its archival material – uniforms, badges, pennants, Carnival and Maccabiah programs, yearbooks, historical papers and other material. We are aware that many of you in the Maccabi community also have, in your own storage, valuable archival material which might be of great value to us, especially as we have a broad agreement with the Jewish Museum for a “Jews in Sport” Exhibition in a few years.
 However, we first need information from you so we can gauge the value of what you have and whether we might be able to make use of it.
 To that end, we ask you to click here to complete an online form at your convenience. If we then are keen to acquire what you have, we will then be in touch. Please do NOT bring any items to the Maccabi Office until we have assessed the suitability of your donation.
Many thanks for your assistance.
Women’s Social Basketball – Term 1 Registrations Open
Join our weekly women’s social basketball group.

When:                Sunday nights 16 th February – 29 th March (7-week term)
Time:                   7.30pm- 8.30pm
Where:               Glen Eira College – 76 Booran Rd, Caulfield East
Term Cost:         $35 (including insurance)
Contact:              Simone

Please make sure you register your interest and make your payment before Sunday 2 nd February. Please feel free to share with your friends.

To Register click here.
Women’s Social Catchball – Term 1 Registrations Open

Join our weekly women’s social Catchball group.

When:                Monday nights 24 th February – 30 th March (6-week term)
Time:                   7.30pm- 9pm
Where:               The King David School Sports Hall – 520 Orrong Rd, Armadale.
Term Cost:         $75 (including insurance)
Contact:              Simone

Please make sure you register your interest and make your payment before Sunday 23 rd February. Please feel free to share with your friends.

To Register click here.   

A fantastic first Netball session conducted by Maccabi coach Ella Sandler, was held for Year 10 Beth Rivkah College students last Wednesday. The program will continue throughout Term 1, together with a "Netball Lunch Club" for year 7-9 students. The activities are supported by the Maccabi Henry Jolson Pathways Program.
Upcoming Events at a Glance
Maccabiah 2021 Athletes Information Session
Sunday 23 February
6 to 7.30 PM

Victoria Maccabi Snooker Club Registration Night - See flyer below.
7.30 to 9 PM on Thursday 27th February
2020 Membership Renewal Now Due
28th February

Try-Out Days & Recruitment Drive
Sun 8th and Sun 15th March

2020 Ajax/ Jackettes Season Commences
4th April

Friends of Maccabi Luncheon
4th May
Community Events

ZDVO Beit Halochem
16th February

In One Voice
15th March
Around the Clubs
Football Club News
Come Play for the Jackas and the Jackettes in Season 2020
Golf Club News
2020 Membership Renewal Now Due

Many exciting events held through the year for individual, pairs and a new exciting team event. This can be done via the Team App .
Our National 3 day Event will be held at Mornington Peninsula starting 28 February with 3 great courses and the ability to meet/play with interstate golfers.  Click here for flyer.
Annual Kleid Gordon Event

The annual Kleid Gordon event was held on 19 January.
The event was well attended with some good scoring but Melbourne's fickle weather intervened with the threat of thunderstorms. The event unfortunately had to be stopped with no result.
Presentations were made for the Maccabi Golfer of the Year 2019.
Richard Margolis topped the Order of Merit just beating out Peter Janovic and a fast finishing Alan Goldstone .
Richard also received an award for the Maccabi Cup National B Grade champion.
Myra Goldman was noted to have won the Women’s C Grade Maccabi Cup .
The national event is upcoming on the Mornington Peninsula starting Friday 28 February to Sunday 1 March.
We encourage people to come along to not only a great golf event but also a great social outing.
Maccabi Golf have numerous events and we invite people to enroll for 2020.
This can be done via the Team App .
Maccabi Hockey Club News 2020

Try-Out Days & Recruitment Drive

Looking to play hockey in 2020?
If you enjoyed it at school, club hockey is a real step up - better skills, better teamwork, more fun!
2020 Recruitment Juniors & Seniors Beginner & New player days. Hawthorn Hockey Club Auburn Rd, Hawthorn Sun 8th March 10am, Sun 15th March 10am.
We only play on Sundays, train on Wednesdays and have a fantastic Club Culture.
Contact us to register your interest now or Daniel 0418 377 608.
MFCC Club News

Sportsmart are no longer supporting the old uniform design that we had therefore we have designed a new shirt to go with the regular black shorts, black socks and black jackets.
Sportsmart will be offering them at a heavily discounted price to members. A preview on the new home and away shirts are below. We will advise you when they are ready for purchase.
A reminder that blue is for home and orange for away, but the orange can be used on training nights too. When going to away games you must take both shirts to avoid any potential clashes with opposition teams.
*Please note that this does not apply to Maccabi Little Strikers, Colts or Womens team. 
Snooker Club News
Tennis Club News
Adult Social Tennis Competition - Wednesdays 7.30pm
Tennis is a great way to stay fit, meet new people or have fun with family and friends. It's easy to pick up a racquet and play tennis regardless of your age. Click here for flyer and more information.

Booking and enquiries: Asaf Nagar 0417 301 357
Maccabi Table Tennis

The Premier League Pennant season begins on 19 February with Maccabi entering 6 teams ranging from Division 3 to Division 7. The Pennant season is every Wednesday evening from 7pm-10pm at MSAC.

Maccabi Table Tennis is now also setup at Phoenix Park Table Tennis in East Malvern every Monday & Thursday evening. Coaching is from 5:30pm to 7pm and competition is from 7:30pm to 9pm.

We cater for all age & skill levels and can provide any equipment requirements.

Please click here for further information or email

Membership for 2020 now includes our new Maccabi Table Tennis uniform.

Please follow our Instagram page: @macvictabletennis for updated details.
Community Events
ZDVO Beit Halochem

Don’t Miss Reuven’s inspirational personal story at the ZDVO Beit Halochem event this Sunday 16 Feb. Book today!  
In One Voice

Hold the Date! 2020 In One Voice Community Festival
Maccabi will have a stall at this event.