Maccabi Victoria's Newsletter
In this Edition
Maccabi Victoria commemorates Yom Hashoah
Wow, what a response from our Maccabi Victoria Clubs. 
Thank you for your support and involvement this year. 

" Yep Love it !  Really well done . Maybe the best thing I have seen as it Reaches the Heart & Mind s Of us all 
and as Aussies , we also Remember ANZAC Day . Wonderful tradition in Footy & Society. I'm #Allin ….Great # - #justlikeyou2018"  

Mark Williams
Maccabi Victoria Director of Coaching & Player Development 

2017 Victorian Jewish Sport Stars Honoured
On Monday night Maccabi Victoria and Maccabi Australia honoured the best Jewish sport stars in Victoria in front of family members at the annual Maccabi Victoria Sports Awards Event. 
President of Maccabi Victoria Brian Swersky welcomed everyone and MC for the Night, Dean Mohr presented and interviewed the winners.
The successful event was the first to be held in the new Maccabi Office at 1/115 Hawthorn Road, North Caulfield. 
Full event Photo gallery coming soon
Thank you for being part of the Maccabi Story
The value of the Maccabi experience should not be underestimated in positively affecting our Jewish community. The perpetuity of this great heritage requires help and as a donor to Maccabi Victoria, you continue to play a vital role in shaping our community and the leadership of Maccabi.
Your ongoing generous support continues building powerful programs addressing the diverse needs of our growing & aging demographic, providing myriad opportunities to embrace healthy living and build Jewish connections.
We thank you for being part of Maccabi and supporting us in building a strong future.
Upcoming Events at a Glance
2018 Friends Of Maccabi Luncheon
Monday 14 May
Victorian Jewish Double Elimination Open Snooker Championships
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Maccabi Snowsports Championships
Sunday 29 & Monday 30 July

2019 Sydney Junior Carnival
15-22 Jan 2019

2019 Pan American Games - Mexico
5-15 July 2019
Friends of Maccabi Luncheon
Friends Of Maccabi Luncheon
Monday 14 May 2018 
We are delighted to announce the Special Guest Speaker for the
May Luncheon is Timmy Rubin
Don't miss this opportunity to hear her extraordinary story.
Click here for the flyer   and to book
Jnr Carni will be in Sydney 15-22 Jan 2019
Around the Clubs
New Season for Tennis
Round 1 of the Tennis Victoria Winter Pennant commenced on Saturday. Five out of seven Maccabi teams started on a winning note.
Maccabi is also fielding a women's team and a mixed doubles team in the Bayside Regional Tennis Association Winter competition.
North Caulfield Maccabi Junior season kicks off for 2018
U11 Girls Comets are pictured above
Ashley Weill wins bronze
Congratulations to Maccabi Swimmer Ashley Weil who recently won the 100m backstroke bronze medal at Nationals. 
  Pictured with her coach, Olympian Ash Delaney 
The Maccabi Victoria Lawn Bowls Inter shule day
An amazing success with over 100 bowlers and guests attending the day at Caulfield Park Alma Sports club.

Maccabi Hockey Club News
The kids are primed and ready for games. We have a really enthusiastic bunch of under 12s and they are keen to get into the competition.
Training is on Wednesday Night 6pm Hawthorn and all games are on
If you are interested to play hockey this winter please email us.
Maccabi Victoria Golf Club Special Event
You are invited to join us for our first ever event to be held at Greg Norman designed Eastern Golf Club. Ranked no. 47 in the Golf Australia rankings. Places are strictly limited so get in fast.
Maccabi Ladies Golf Day
Please join us for the
Tuesday 1 May, 2018
18 Hole Stableford event
The event is the Qualifier for the first ever QUEEN’S CUP to be hosted by the Maccabi NSW Golf Club
AJAX Seniors Weekend Wrap
The weekend proved a challenging one for AJAX fans, with all four of the Seniors, Jackettes, Reserves and Thirds suffering home defeats.
AJAX Juniors Season Kicks Off
After weeks of training and anticipation, the 2018 season kicked off in fine form. Our new coaches Ken Sheldon, Ted Richards and Stephen Zaylor all enjoyed first up club victories. It was a momentous day for many, as the U14 Girls enjoyed their first game at Ajax.
Maccabi Cycling Club Shoah Commemoration Ride
There is a tradition among cyclists - The Ride of Silence - where cyclists raise their bikes above their heads in honour of a fallen fellow cyclist.
Recently Maccabi Cycling Club did a similar thing, after a 65 km ride finishing at the Jewish World Wars and Holocaust memorial at Ripponlea, we raised our bikes above our heads to connect to our fallen ancestors. A solemn gesture from the riders to pay tribute to Holocaust victims. many of whom played sport.
Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club Presentation Night
Mazel tov to our 2017/18 Ray Saffer Medalist  Eli Barr !
In an exciting count, Eli took the lead in the last round scoring 3 votes for his four wicket haul, pipping the Michael Klinger Rising star  Aaron Ostilly and  Josh Jones .

Notice of 2018 Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club AGM
Wednesday Night 16 2018
All members are invited to the Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club Annual General Meeting on May 16, 2018.
Cricket Best Clubman Award Renamed in Incredible Gesture
Recently at the Maccabi Ajax Cricket Club, the Lustig Family showed an incredible gesture to the Club by deciding to rename the Hans Spitz Award for best clubman to become the Paul Fink award for best clubman !

There is no better person to have this award named after. Paul personifies the word clubman through his years of hardwork and dedication to our club. He has fulfilled numerous roles on the committee and is still part of our current committee. The announcement was met with a standing ovation. Maccabi Ajax Cricket Club is incredibly grateful for this decision by the Lustig family. It is also fitting that the last recipient of the Hans Spitz Award is  Steven Lustig , the great grandson of Hans Spitz.

Pictured: Paul Fink and Danny Lustig after the announcement.
Basketball Warriors Update
Both teams commemorated Yom Hashoah with a minutes silence prior
Youth League Warriors continue their best ever start to a season Seniors get their first win for 2018
Athletics Club News
Three of our club members received Maccabi Victoria/Maccabi Australia awards for their great athletic performances through 2017.  Jemima Montag, Ori Drabkin  and  Zac Ashkanasy  – congratulations again!

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
2019 Pan American Games in Mexico
Management Nominations now open
If you are interested or have any queries please contact Laurence Miller at
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