Maccabi Victoria's Newsletter
In this Edition
Netball Finals Fever, Junior Athlete to represent Victoria, VIC Jewish Pool Champion 2017, Change of time for Maccabi Movie Fundraiser, Junior Carnival Team VIC Final Info night, Exciting Leadership Opportunities at MacVic, Friends Of Maccabi 2018 Events, Upcoming Victorian Jewish Open Cycling Champs, Cricket and Tennis action, Preseason kicks off for AJAX, Registrations open for North Caulfield Junior FC, Players wanted for Hockey, Women's Soccer and Girl's Footy
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Change of start time for Maccabi Movie Fundraiser Night THIS Sunday 3 December 6.45pm
Don't miss out - Book Now!
Everyone is talking about the new upcoming movie ‘Wonder’.
Please join us on  Sunday 3 December at 6:45pm  at the Classic Cinemas Elsternwick for a Maccabi screening of the movie to support the  36th Junior Carnival Team VIC  and the  Maccabi Senior Women’s Basketball Program. 

Team VIC Final Team Information Night
Thursday 7 December @ 7pm
Caulfield Shule Hall,
Inkerman Road, Caulfield.
Attendance is compulsory for all the participants attending Junior Carnival and at least one parent/guardian.
It is an opportunity to pick up team uniforms, go through the daily schedules and see an overview of the whole event.
It is also an opportunity to meet the Youth Leaders, Team Management, Members of the Organising Committee and have any of your questions or concerns answered.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Kind Regards
Team VIC Managers - Danny Klinger and John Deane
Maccabi Victoria joined leading Jewish Organisations to say 'No' to Family Violence
On Friday 24 November, Maccabi Victoria joined nine leading Jewish organisations; Jewish Care, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Tzedek, National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Unchain My Heart , Progressive Judaism Victoria, Impact and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, at the Annual Walk Against Family Violence to send a clear message that the Victorian Jewish community stands united in saying ‘No’ to family violence.
Friends of Maccabi Luncheons 2018 - Hold the Date!
What a year it has been for the Friends of Maccabi
The 10 th Anniversary was celebrated with two exciting events - the May Luncheon with the wonderful Susan Alberti AC as our Special Guest Speaker and the Trivia Night in November which was a fun night filled with much laughter, friendly competition and loads of prizes.
Thank you to all the Friends of Maccabi who have attended these events and to our very generous event sponsors, raffle prize donors and of course Maccabi Victoria Sponsors for their ongoing support of Maccabi Victoria.

With the 10 th Anniversary celebrations done and dusted, the Friends of Maccabi Committee of Sylvia Gelman AM MBE, Howard Kiel, Jill Diamond and Mark Klapish look forward to bringing you two more memorable Luncheons in 2018.
Please diarise 12-2pm on Monday 14 May and Monday 29 October 2018 and ‘watch this space’ for more details on other Friends of Maccabi news.

If you have friends who would like to be added to the Friends of Maccabi database for all updates on Events, please ask them to send their name and e-mail address to or call Jacquie on 9563 5885.
We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Coaches Corner
Mark Williams, Maccabi Victoria Director Of Coaching, reviews what has been going on in November including the Maccabi MS Swimathon, Jackas preseason, Junior Cricket, Jewish Day school Sports coaching inservice and Junior Carnival leadership seminar
Is there a Leader amongst us? We want You!
Every now and then, we come across a young person that stops us in our tracks; they’re motivated, positive, mature and sociable. In fact, we get a sense that they will go on to achieve greatness…
We are on a talent search for great Team Leaders in Maccabi both on and beyond the field . Help us to uncover who these young men and women are.

Develop their Leading Edge:
It’s time to awaken and nurture our young members’ leadership potential toward high-performance and self-actualisation leadership within themselves, with their teams and within our organisation. 

Selected Team Leaders will learn the tools, skills and communication to unleash their scope for influence and leadership transformation within our clubs and inevitably achieve significantly different performance and results.

We are excited to announce the following two new and innovative Leadership programs:
Player Leadership Program – Leadership on the Field
Future Leadership Program – Leadership beyond the Field

Watch this space as these programs unfold in 2018!
Thank you
Thank you to all the Maccabi community who generously dropped off preloved sporting clothes and equipment to the Maccabi Office as part of 2017 Mitzvah Day, it is always appreciated.

We will be sending these to communities in need both within and outside of Australia including Cambodia , Tonga and the Cook Islands, South Africa etc with the generous assistance of the  Reagan Milstein Foundation  and  NCMJFC
Community History award for Maccabi Victoria
Hall of Fame member Eva De Jong-Duldig
Upcoming Events at a Glance
Kirzner & Silbersher Shields
Golf Club 3 Day Event
1-3 December 2017

Maccabi Movie Night Fundraiser
Sunday 3 December at 6:45pm 
Please note change in time 

2017 Maccabi Tennis Club Junior Championships
& Victorian Jewish Tennis Junior Championships
2-3 & 9-10 December 2017
Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club Golf Day
Sunday 8 December

2017 Victorian Open Jewish
Cycling Championships
Sunday 10 December
Kew Boulevard

2018 Melbourne Junior Carnival
14-21 January 2018

2018 Victorian Jewish Golf Championships
Sunday 21 January 2018

2018 Friends Of Maccabi Events
Monday 14 May and Monday 29 Oct 2018
Hold the Date - details soon

Around the Clubs
You're Invited to a Very Special Event!
You Can Ask Me Anything!
Living with a Disability in the Jewish Communty
You Can Ask Me Anything!
Living with a Disability in the Jewish Communty
You’re invited to a unique breakfast event to mark International Day of People with a Disability. Meet members of our community who live with a permanent or temporary disability, their family members and the people who support them. Partake in an open, no-holds-barred conversation about what life is really like for someone with a disability in the Jewish community. No topic is off limits.
Sunday December 3 9.30am – 11.00am Caulfield Park Pavilion
Junior Athlete to represent Victoria
Macabi Athletics Club 12 yo para-athlete, Ori Drabkin has been selected to represent Victoria at the upcoming Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide at the beginning of December. He will compete in 100m and 200m sprints, as well as 800m and long jump. This would be Ori's 5th selection for Team Vic in 3 years.
Maccabi Basketball Club News
The Youth League Warriors pre- season is well under way with the team working on their game

The Junior Club season kicked off this week. This season our club has grown again to have over 75 teams and over 550 players across 3 competitions.
All the players look fantastic in their new uniforms, both blue and yellow and the hoodies, drink bottles and bags have been seen everywhere! 
Young Cricket star unable to lift Maccabi over the line
A remarkable innings by rising star Amir Meyerowitz wasn’t enough for Maccabi AJAX’s 3rd XI to claim victory over the weekend, as the side went down to Moonee Valley by 16 runs on Sunday.

Victorian Open Jewish
Cycling Championships
Entry open to all jewish cyclists.
Despite this not being a pre - Maccabiah Year, Maccabi Cycling Club has decided to  waive all entry fees   for the upcoming 2017 Victorian Jewish Cycling Championships.

Click here for more details as well as all the latest Cycling club race results, club rides and more
AJAX Seniors Preseason has kicked off
Tuesdays @ 6.00pm Gary Smorgon Oval, Albert Park

Ajax Junior Football Club is extremely excited with the prospect of having a Girls Team running in 2018. We are keen to hear from all interested girls.
Please register your interest by sending an email to
by Thursday, November 30
Maccabi Hockey Club are Recruiting for 2018
We are looking for 12 – 16 years old’s and seniors for the 2018 Season
Save the Date for the 2018 Victorian Jewish Golf Championships at Cranbourne Golf Club  

Wednesday 17 January
 Round 1 for Open Stroke players only. This is for single figure handicap golfers who want to play 36 holes of Stroke and compete for the Open Victorian Jewish Championship. Hit off will be after the afternoon field has turned around 2.45pm. Round two will be played the following Sunday with the full field.
Sunday 21 January
 Hit off at lunch time for all grades - A, B , C, Ladies,Senior & Open Stroke. This will be Stableford for all players other than the Open Stroke players who will play stroke and Stableford concurrently.  
Netball Finals Fever
Congratulations to our teams who play ed in G rand Finals over the past week. The U13 Thunder, U15 Cyclones and our top Senior team t he Sapphires  all played off for the premiership.
2017 Victorian Jewish Pool
Congratulations to
Adam Wisneiwski

Adam defeated Karen Winter in a hard fought battle of 6 frames.
Thank you to all that competed.
Special thanks to all that refereed on the day.
North Caulfield Maccabi Junior FC Season 2018 Registrations Now Open
For more details and to register please click here
New Players Wanted for NCMJFC Senior Womens Team
The Womens Soccer team is looking towards an exciting season 2018 ahead and they want you to be a part of it too. Click here  or for further details email the team manager Jessica on
North Caulfield Maccabi FC appoints new 2018 senior coach
NCMFC is pleased to announce that Ari Ritz has been appointed as the new Senior Coach for season 2018.
Click here for more information

Outstanding Effort at Maccabi MS National Swimathon
This year 180 swimmers took part nationally and while the fundraising will remain open for another few weeks, the event has so far raised $25,000 – an outstanding achievement!
Maccabi Tennis Club Round 6 Summer Match Reports
In Round 6, two Maccabi teams
had wins. Several teams were affected by rain.
Condolence Notice
On behalf of the Committee of the Maccabi Table Tennis Club , I would like to express our sincere condolences to Raymond Rozen and family on the recent passing of Lily Rozen, wife of Raymond Rozen, Life Member and Committee Member of the Club. Lily was very involved in the many trivia nights conducted by the Maccabi Table Tennis Club over many years, and would offer her cheery support to each of our functions. She will be sorely missed by us all.
Jack Cyngler
  Maccabi Table Tennis Club Inc,
Around the Community
CSG Recruitment 2018
If you are interested in finding out more and joining the CSG ranks in 2018
Oh, What a JIFF!
| Win a 10-Pass to the 2018 Festival 
Thank you so much - for your support and enthusiasm in making this year's JIFF our biggest and most successful yet. We've loved seeing you in the foyers between back-to-back sessions, and hearing you chat about your favourite films with friends and family.
Your support - by email, word-of-mouth and attendance, means the world to us - and we're so excited to knuckle down and begin the programming process for JIFF 2018. 

We're asking for you help in crowning the winners of the Audience Awards (Feature and Documentary) for 2017. Show some lovin' for your favourite flicks and supply us with valuable feedback, plus enter into the draw to win a 10-pass to JIFF 2018.