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Maccabi News
Thank you, Good bye and Good luck Jacquie!
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 Jacquie Lerner.
Jacquie has served as Executive Officer to 5 Presidents being Philip Sheezel, Russell Jaffe, Miles Clemans, Joe Dorfman and Brian Swersky.
Jacquie has, for over 16 years, been the heart and soul of Maccabi. We will never replace the insights she brings to our projects and programs. We will never replace her smile and warm welcome and her genuine passion for Maccabi, sport and her Jewish identity.
Jacquie leaves us with a solid foundation in place. A strong base from which we can develop and evolve further. Most of the programs and events we hold were either conceived by or executed by Jacquie.
Jacquie leaves a proud Maccabi legacy and to hono u r that legacy we wanted to do something special, something meaningful.
We are proud to announce the annual Jacquie Lerner Volunteer of the Year award. This will be a perpetual award and we hope Jacquie will help in developing the criteria and the selection of the winner.
Jacquie, more than anyone, understands that volunteers are the lifeblood of Maccabi and so we believe this is a fitting acknowledgment of your contribution.

Michael Klinger

Friends Of Maccabi Luncheon

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be MICHAEL KLINGER  CRICKETING ICON

Blake Street Synagogue.
Monday May 4 th 2020.

Commencing at 2 noon sharp.

Tickets booked and paid in advance $50.
Maccabi Annual Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Event
Watch this space for more details coming soon.
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
Over 35 Futsal Team For Maccabiah 2021

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!!.
New School Sports Program Through Pathways

More sport programs kicked-off: Cricket for year 5-6 King David students, Golf for Bialik year 8-9 students, Golf for King David year 8-12 students, Basketball for year 6 Yavneh students and Futsal for Yeshivah year 4-5 students. The sport sessions are proudly supported by the Maccabi Henry Jolson Pathways Program. Additional sport programs will commence soon, more details in the next Macc-Chat J.
Upcoming Events at a Glance
Victoria Maccabi Snooker Club Registration Night - See flyer below.
7.30 to 9 PM on Thursday 27th February
Maccabi Golf Club 2020 Membership Renewal Now Due
28th February

Mitzvah Day
1st March

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

In One Voice
15th March

2020 Ajax/ Jackettes Season Commences
4th April

Volunteer Recognition Event
19th April

Friends of Maccabi Luncheon
4th May
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:

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.
Around the Clubs
Football Club News
Come Play for the Jackas and the Jackettes in Season 2020
AJAX Junior Football Club Record Girls' Registrations. Something to celebrate!!!
The third season of junior girls footy is underway and it has proven to be another exciting start to the season.
With an overwhelming response of over 50 girls of all ages attending the open training session, season 3.0 is set to be another fantastic year!
The courage and determination shown by these young women is nothing short of astounding.
The increase in skill and ability of young girls in this sport demonstrates the hard work and resilience of our Junior Jackettes.
AJAX unites girls from all different backgrounds, schools and ages to join together to learn and develop as individuals and a team.
AJAX junior girls continues to provide a platform where young women can feel empowered and motivated to be apart of something bigger.
With record registrations of over 80 girls AJAX Footy is is growing to be one of the biggest clubs in the SMJFL.
Look out here come the Jackers!!! 
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

Senior Training Starts this Sunday 10 am @ Hawthorn ...
we will be bigger and better this season ..
time to get fit and skilled up .... get there on time ... U16 welcome ...
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
Football PreSeason 2020

If you have a child or are a player at Maccabi FC Caulfield then details of your trials/training are outlined in a section below that is most relevant to you. Please read it carefully and take note of the dates, times and venues.
Please note that we are in pre-season mode therefore we do not have full access to Caulfield Park that is why we are using several venues at this stage.

Maccabi Little Strikers U5/U6/U7 – You start on Sunday 9 Feb at Moorleigh Reserve, Bentleigh East at 9am. Coach Michael will keep you updated.
Mini Roos Boys U8 – U9 - You start on Sunday 9 Feb at Moorleigh Reserve, Bentleigh East. For kick off times please refer to the table below.
Mini Roos Boys U10 – U11 – You start on Tuesday 11 Feb at Caulfield Park. For kick off times please refer to the table below.
Junior Boys U12 – U18 – You start on Monday 10 Feb at Caulfield Park. For kick off times please refer to the table below.
All girls’ teams – You start on Wednesday 12 Feb at East Caulfield. For kick off times please refer to the table below.
All Colts teams – You start training on Tuesday 4 Feb. TM Paul will keep you updated.
Womens team – You have already begun training. Team management will keep you updated.
Snooker Club News
Table Tennis

The 2020 Pennant season has begun at MSAC with Maccabi fielding seven teams ranging from Division 3 to Division 7. Three of the teams had a win in round 1. The Division 4 team of Marc Listmangof, Darren Breitenfeld and Mark Levin came from 4 matches to 2 down, to win the final 3 matches and claim victory on the night 5-4. We continue to offer social and competition on Monday & Thursday nights at Phoenix Park in Malvern East. These nights have proven very popular with plenty of players of all ages and skill levels in attendance. Please come and have a complimentary hit on either night to see if you are interested.

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
Community Events
In One Voice

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

Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us!

Clean up Australia Day - Sunday 1st March 2020
Caulfield Park at 10am.

Environmental Seminar - Sunday 1st March 2020
Caulfield Pavilion at 2pm

Please click here for more information