Maccabi Greetings!
Maccabi News
Maccabi Victoria wishes you a Shana Tova & a healthy 5780
Please note the office will be closed for the upcoming public and Jewish holidays on the following dates:
Friday September 27 |  Grand Final Public Holiday
Monday September 30 |  Rosh Hashana
Tuesday October 1 | Rosh Hashana
Tuesday October 8 Half Day | Erev Yom Kippur
Wednesday October 9 | Yom Kippur
Monday October 14 | Sukkot
Tuesday October 15 | Sukkot
Monday October 21 | Shmini Atzeret
Tuesday October 22 | Simchat Torah

We appreciate your understanding that it may take us a little longer to get back to you at this time.
2019 Junior Carnival Update
Uniform Try-Ons and Early Bird Registration Closing 20 September

Uniform Try-Ons during school holidays
Sample uniforms will be available to try on for correct sizing and order during the school holidays. If you have already registered or plan to register for Carnival, and you have not yet ordered your uniform, the Maccabi office (1/115 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North) have set up two sessions to try on uniforms and place orders:
Tuesday 24 September 11am - 1pm
Wednesday 25 September 3pm - 4.30pm

Early Bird Registration: Closing 20 September
The Carnival Managers have extended the Early Bird Registration price to 20 September! So if you missed the 1 September deadline or know anyone else who did, click here now to register on-line, save yourselves $100 and have the best time at Junior Carnival!
Maccabiah 2021
Nominations for Team Positions have opened
Australia’s proud history of participation at Maccabiah is set to continue at the 21 st Maccabiah Games in 2021.
Nominations are now open for various volunteer roles in the Senior Leadership Team and for Team Managers and Coaches.
Please see the Press Release and for more information, click here , about roles available for nominations.
Melbourne Swimming Information Day: 22 September
Maccabi National Swimming Council invites all potential swimmers to the Maccabiah 2021 Swimming Information Day.

Click here to see more details.
Maccabi farewells our Life Member, Hall of Fame Member and Friend, Ben Sternfeld OAM
The Presidents and Boards of Maccabi Australia, Maccabi Victoria and the Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation, the Chairman and Members of the Maccabi Victoria Hall of Fame, and all of the Maccabi Community extend their heartfelt sympathy to Ann, Harold, Lea and their families on the sad passing of

Ben Sternfeld OAM

Ben’s contribution to Maccabi as an athlete and administrator for over 30 years has been invaluable and deservedly rewarded with Life Memberships of Maccabi Victoria, AJAX Cricket and Football clubs and the Medal of the Order of Australia OAM for services to the Jewish community and to sport.

Ben was inducted into the Maccabi Victoria Hall of Fame in 2000.

Ben 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

Consecration: Sylvia Gelman AM MBE

The consecration of the late Sylvia Gelman AM MBE will take place at 12.15pm on Sunday 22nd September @ Springvale Botanical Cemetery. For more information, please contact Bet Olam for additional information .
Support the AJAX Football Club this Saturday as they compete in their first Grand Final since 2011.

AJAX battle Williamstown in the VAFA Premier C Grand Final which will begin at 2:30pm, Saturday 21st September @ Trevor Barker Beach Oval.

Click here to read more from the AJN.
Henry Jolson Pathways Program
Maccabi Holiday Sport Camps - Registration closing Monday 23 September

Maccabi Victoria is running 3 vs 3 Basketball and Futsal Sport Camps in the September-October school holidays! 

Please click here for more details. For enquiries please contact Martin Jona:  or 0433 990 912.
Book your tickets now for Friends of Maccabi Luncheon : 12 - 2pm Monday 28 October 2019

Blake Street Hebrew Congregation
868 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South (Enter via Roselea St)
We are delighted to announce the Special Guest Speaker
 Madeleine Buchner OAM
Madeleine grew up as a Young Carer for her brother and mother with a myriad of health conditions. Now she’s proving to herself and to the world that a little girl, whose family sometimes struggled to put dinner on the table, can in fact make a huge difference. From supporting one child to thousands across Australia as Founder and CEO of Little Dreamers, to singing karaoke with Hanson in Philadelphia, and dining with royalty, Maddie is the youngest recipient of an Order of Australia Medal for 2019.

Come and hear Madeleine’s inspirational story about breaking down barriers and dedicating her life to at-risk young people
Bookings are available through the office until Wednesday 16 October
$45 per head or $50 at the door
Corporate tables available for $550 + GST with Company name displayed
(Credit card or cheque made out to 'Maccabi Victoria')
Tel: 9563 5885 or  

Thank you to our Event Sponsor
Thank you to our Maccabi Victoria Supporters
Ruth Parasol to speak on her experience in Mexico's Jewish community @ Caulfield Shule: Saturday 28 September
Come and listen to Ruth Parasol who will speak on Mexico City & their Jewish Community which recently hosted the Pan American Games.

Venue : Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, 572 Inkerman Rd, Caulfield North, 3161
Date : Saturday 28 September
Time : 6.00pm
Jessica Fox is at it again defending her World Series Crown!

Click here to read the AJN story by Shane Desiatnik.
Michael Klinger's last tournament

Runs have consistently flowed off Michael Klinger ’s bat throughout his 21-year career, and at 39 – in his last tournament before retirement – he is scoring a ton more.

Click here to read Shane Desiatnik's article in the AJN.
Upcoming events at a glance

Maccabiah Swimming Info Session
22 September 4pm

Junior Carnival Uniform Try-Ons
24 September 11am - 1pm &
25 September 3pm - 4.30pm
Friends of Maccabi Luncheon
Special guest speaker:
Madeleine Buchner OAM
28 October

Maccabi Life Expo 2019
17 November

Maccabi MS National Swimathon
24 November

Victoria Maccabi Snooker & Eightball Club 29th Annual Presentation Night 2019
5 December 2019 

2020 Perth Junior Carnival
21 - 27 January
Maccabi LIFE Health & Wellness Expo: Sunday 17 November

Seeking Volunteers!
The Maccabi LIFE Health and Wellness Expo is the first major exhibition of its kind designed specifically for the Australian Jewish Community. 

The Expo will bring together leading health and wellness exhibitors, popular guest speakers, nutritionists, interactive products and activities and more. The Expo will provide you and your family with all the knowledge and tools required to be proactive and align yourself on your own path to well-being.

We are seeking volunteers to assist in the planning and co-ordination of the event up to and on the day of the event. Please contact  Giselle  to advise your interest.
Around the Clubs
Maccabi Swimming Club

Maccabi MS National Swimathon

The 2019 Maccabi MS National Swimathon has been launched by MS.

Click here to see more details.
Maccabi Hockey Club

Daniel Grunfeld has written a (hilarious) review of the Hockey Grand Finals for the Vets and U16s...

Click here to read.
AJAX Maccabi Junior Footy Club

Click here to read the Junior Footy Wrap
Maccabi Athletic Update

Find out what's happening in the Athletic Club with their weekly newsletters:
Maccabi Football Club Caulfield

Girls only training, AGM, Gala Day wrap up and more! Click here to read more

MFCC achieve 5 stars - read here...
Table Tennis Club

Season 3 pennant has begun and plans are underway for Junior programs.

Click here to

2019/20 Cricket Season launch (Maccabi Ajax Junior Cricket Club) at the Caulfield Park Pavillion 8.30-9.30 am on Sunday 6 October

- Junior Blaster for Boys and Girls
- Master Blaster for Boys and Girls
Registrations will close at 5pm on 30 September 2019 (for Junior and Master Blaster).
Tennis Holiday Program

Click here for the Trademark Tennis @ Maccabi Tennis Club September Holiday Program...
Maccabi Golf: Hold the date!

The Maccabi Golf inaugural 2 day event will be held in Bendigo on December7/8. Please save the date as entries open soon.

The matchplay competition is now down to the quarter finals. Good luck to the last 8!
MFCC Club News

Caulfield Colts Trials Season 2020

Registration for event closes at Mon 21 Oct 2019 00:00.
Sun 27 Oct 2019 00:00 - Mon 11 Nov 2019 00:00 at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex
U12 Development Squad – Born 2008
U13 – Born in 2007 or later
U14 – Born in 2006 or later
U16 – Born in 2004 or later
Trials for boys in the above ages for Season 2020 will be held on 27th October 2019 and 10th November 2019
Venue: Kingston Heath Soccer Complex
289 Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham
There is a $75 non-refundable trial fee on registration. Payment of trial fees does not guarantee acceptance to any of the teams for Season 2020.
Upon acceptance of your registration, you will be contacted with a scheduled trial time between 9.00am – 12.00pm on the above dates.

MFCC Girls Only summer training sessions
Just letting you know that girls only training sessions in the off season. All details can be found here .

We look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks.

Walking Football

Walking Football, our Thursday sessions are now overbooked. We are sorry to say that we cannot take any new members on Thursdays due to the lack of available playing grounds.
However we are thrilled to announce that WF will now be taking place on Tuesdays at 9.30 am in the same location. For full details see the details on this link .
Thank you to the Orah Fund
Maccabi LIFE would like to thank the ORAH FUND for their generous gift and the amazing support they provide to Jewish Organisations around the world. We LOOK FORWARD to "doing good" together and connecting our Australian Jewish community through Sport and LIFE.
"The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation."
-Mary Ritter Beard