Maccabi is cutting losses

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 30, 2013

Manchester Maccabi is reducing its losses but is still facing a £1,000-a-month shortfall.

At the height of its financial troubles two years ago, the north Manchester community and sports club was losing over £4,000 monthly and was under threat of having to sell its £2 million premises.


Crowd of 30,000 greets opening of Maccabiah Games

By Ellis Bolle, July 19, 2013

Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres addressed a crowd of over 30,000 people yesterday at the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem.

Speaking to spectators and athletes from over 70 countries, Mr Peres said: “We have come from different places, but we belong to the same family,”


Maccabi GB's pass masters

June 24, 2013

Maccabi GB’s junior rugby stars have created a Guinness world record for most passes in an hour, recording 2,336 on Sunday at Saracens’ Allianz Park, Barnet, stadium.


Fear over youth identity

By Simon Rocker, May 2, 2013

The Jewish Leadership Council has set up a commission to look at provision for young Jews — its third commission following previous inquiries into Jewish schools and women in leadership.

According to the JLC, there is “concern that many young people in the UK reach adulthood without a strong Jewish identity and without a relationship with Israel”.


One Direction to funding

April 8, 2013

Harold Dagul’s grandchildren can meet One Direction. Amy Carbonne will be a behind the scenes VIP at Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday and another VIP experience awaits Elaine Hakim at a Manchester United home game.


Charedim to get physical

March 25, 2013

A £9,000 Maccabi GB grant to the Charedi community will help more than 250 of its members participate in more physical activity.

The award, part of Maccabi’s Sport Participation Fund, has been awarded to six community projects, aimed at helping adults and children — many with a physical or learning disability — benefit from increased exercise.


Safety first for teens

March 11, 2013

The Streetwise partnership between Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust has launched a personal safety campaign for young Jews.

Featuring posters at primary and secondary schools, it offers advice on keeping valuables safe and avoiding attacks. The 2012 CST report included 55 antisemitic incidents affecting those of school age, 11 involving extreme violence, assault or theft.


Shoe designer turns his attention to Jewish athletes

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2013

A shoe designer to the stars is hoping to boost the chances of the US team at the Maccabiah Games in the summer.

Stuart Weitzman has donated £600,000 to Maccabi USA ahead of the 2103 tournament. The competition, held every four years, brings together Jewish athletes from around the world.


Getting ever more Streetwise

January 14, 2013

Graduates of the Maccabi/Jewish Community Trust Streetwise leadership course trained a new batch of leaders during a weekend in Uttoxeter.

Teenagers came from London, Leicester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow for instruction on running sport and community events. Programming was designed to explore the youngsters’ Jewish identity and relationship with Israel.


Schools are more sporting

January 4, 2013

Maccabi’s school sports programme is benefiting from the Olympic legacy with an autumn term increase of 200 pupils in its activities, taking the total up to 2,800.

The organisation hopes to further boost participation levels in 2013 by offering more school sports tournaments, weekly sports clubs and community sports days as part of its Sport For Everyone programme.