Maccabi Victoria's Newsletter
Maccabi Greetings!
We missed you.... But we still need your help
We noticed we didn’t get hold of you during our #whatsyourstory? fundraising campaign and would like to ask you to consider making a donation to Maccabi Victoria today.

Click on some of our favourite stories below
Your gift will provide opportunity for more people from our Jewish community to participate in sport and active recreation through Maccabi Victoria’s innovative programs and initiatives.
Thank you for being a part of the Maccabi family and for supporting us to keep making a positive and healthy contribution to our community.
 (All donations over $2 are tax deductible, and we will send you a receipt)
Congratulations to Alexandra who has recently been selected as part of the 2018-19 Rhythmic Gymnastics Australian National Squad  
Victorian Alexandra 'Sasha' Kiroi-Bogatyreva won five out of a possible six gold medals on offer, plus one silver, as part of a 16-medal haul for Victoria by Jewish rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining athletes at the nationals recently.
Photo: by Peter Haskin
Sydney Junior Carnival 2019 - Get Excited!
Registrations are NOW OPEN for Sydney Junior Carnival
15-22 Jan 2019
Early bird price available through end July
Junior Carni ’Team VIC’
First Information Night
Monday 25 June 2018, 7.00pm
Caulfield Bowls Club 
 For all participants and their parents/guardians.
Find out everything you need to know about Junior Carnival.
Come and meet the Team VIC Management who will answer all your Junior Carnival questions.

All Queries call the MacVic office
ph:9563 5885 or
Calling Youth Leaders for Sydney Junior Carnival
Are you 19 – 24 years of age?
Are y ou intere sted in getting involved in one of the best events on the Maccabi Calendar?
We are calling for Expressions of Interest for
Youth Leaders
for the Victorian Junior Carnival Team
Junior Carnival is a week of fun filled sporting and social activities
 for 12-16 year old participants from all over Australia and New Zealand.
Youth leaders are required to have an understanding of
a number of sports and experience of youth leadership.
This is a child related position and will be subject to a Working with Children Check

Applications close Thursday 29 June 2018.
Please send application with Resume to: Jacquie Lerner

For further details and a job description, please call/e-mail
Jacquie on 9563 5885/
Player Leadership Program - What are they up to?
Click the video below
Upcoming Events at a Glance
All Abilities Games Night
June 23
Everyone welcome

Junior Carni ’Team VIC’
First Information Night
Monday 25 June 2018, 7.00pm
Caulfield Bowls Club

NCMJFC Kabbalat Shabbat
Celebrating 40 Years of uniting the Jewish Community through sport.
Friday 13 July , 6:00 pm 
AJAX Women's Breakfast
Sunday 22 July 2018, 9.30am

All Abilities Footy Visit
July 1

Victorian Jewish Double Elimination Open Snooker Championships
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Maccabi Snowsports Championships
Sunday 5 & Monday 6 August 2018

2019 Sydney Junior Carnival
15-22 Jan 2019

2019 Pan American Games - Mexico
5-15 July 2019
People of the Boot - The Triumphs and Tragedy of Australian Jews in Sport’ is now available at the
Maccabi Victoria office.
The new book tells the story of the contribution Australian Jews have made to sport on and off the field and includes interviews with  Michael Klinger, Todd Greenberg, Jessica Fox, Sir Frank Lowy, David Smorgon, Larry Kestleman  and many more. It is edited by  Ashley Browne  and  Dashiel Lawrence  and features contributions from leading writers and broadcasters.  You can purchase your copy through the Maccabi office for $30 or online through
Around the Clubs
You Could Ask Us Anything
at Limmud Oz
Representatives of the Jewish Disability Network (JDN) recently facilitated a session at Limmud Oz Melbourne. With a range of panellists, all with different lived experience of disability, they shared their personal stories around employment, volunteering and community involvement.
A thletics Club AGM & Awards
Among the highlights was the awarding of life membership to Jemima Montag as well as an award to club President Len Bogatin for his dedication and contribution to the club over many years
The Ajax Football club is proud to celebrate AJAX WOMEN.
SUNDAY JULY 22 9.30am
Please join us for our inaugural Women's Breakfast to celebrate all the women at Ajax - our female players, parents and supporters.
Please join us for a fabulous morning of food, company and a guest speaker as we celebrate all our girls and women.
AJAX goalkicking great David Fayman cruelly cut down
AJAX endured a weekend from hell, with the seniors’ 75-point drubbing compounded by what could be a career-ending knee injury to one of the Jackas’ all-time greats, David Fayman. The 29-year-old was returning from an ankle injury that he sustained in round four, and lined up in the reserves for the very first time in his storied 175-game career.  
AJAX Juniors Weekend Wrap
Horrible, icy conditions greeted us in Round 9 which made for very low scoring games…..more in line with World Cup Soccer. The U11 Stars won their match with neither team kicking a goal. The U14 Girls were successful in claiming back to back wins.
A great tournament
for Lasky at Nationals
Gary Lasky (Maccabi Victoria Lawn Bowls Club President) and his partner Ian Ossher (NSW) faced their toughest test on a bowling green recently when they played a first round knockout match in the 2018 Australian Open Men’s Pairs title on the Gold Coast
40th Anniversary Challenge Cup
The 40 th Anniversary NSW v VIC Challenge Cup was a tremendous success for Jewish Football in NSW and Victoria. In excess of 320 players came together in Sydney over the June Long Weekend under the Maccabi banner to compete for the Challenge Cup.
Tennis Club Results
Click here for all the action from Winter season Round 8
Water Polo team make finals
The regular season is over and SL3 finished 3 rd after a slow start so will not play in the final.

          SL6 has finished second on goal difference and will play Ringwood Pirates on Thursday (21 June) night @ MSAC (Outdoor Pool 2) @ 8:00pm. Go Maccabi !!
Volunteering Opportunities
Calling volunteers!
Would you like to be part of something meaningful?
Would you like to enjoy yourself and make a difference?
We would love to talk to you?
Please contact the Maccabi Victoria office  
E:   Ph:9563 5885
Around the Community
(Melbourne Mitzvah Lodge)      
The Annual Grant is to honour the memory of the late Jenny Goldberg and to acknowledge her commitment, work, support and friendship she gave to Melbourne Mitzvah Lodge, B’nai B’rith and the Jewish Community.
Candidates may be nominated by individuals, or communal, educational, youth or sports organisations and/or other related community groups/activities.
A grant up to the value of $2,500 is offered, candidates must meet the following criteria:
·          resident in Victoria;
·            be Jewish up to 35 years of age;
·          demonstrate a commitment to community service and or volunteer involvement in areas such as: community organisations, youth groups, sports clubs, schools, universities, etc.;
·            Describe specifically how the Grant will be used to enhance the candidate’s volunteering ability and service to the community within Melbourne.
for other appropriate purposes.
·          provide the names of two referees to support the application.

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 3rd August 2018
Application should be sent to:
Jenny Goldberg Community Services Grant
B’nai B’rith Victoria, 71 Kooyong Road, Caulfield North 3161
Phone: 9576 1116 Email:

For further inquiries contact:
Charles New on: 0407 889 744 Email:
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