High security as Israeli side Maccabi arrive in Turkey

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

Players for Israeli football club Maccabi Tel Aviv have arrived in Istanbul for a Europa League match.

The team was greeted by more than 2,500 policemen, and throughout their stay in Turkey players will be under police protection.


Maccabi: back in the day

September 12, 2011

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Israel-Turkey tension hurts Maccabi Europa chances

By Jennifer Lipman, September 9, 2011

Israeli soldiers who play for the Maccabi Tel Aviv team will not be able to play in Turkey next week, following the breakdown in diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Despite the political dispute, the match against the Bestikas team for the Europa League is set to proceed.


Nominate your Jewish sporting stars

By James Masters, August 24, 2011

Maccabi GB have teamed up with UJIA to give you the opportunity to nominate a sportsperson who has had a major achievement or advancement within their chosen sport in the past year, and is worthy of receiving the most prestigious Sports Award within our community.


Vienna will be like no other European Games, says Kyte

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

Next month's European Maccabi Games in Vienna will be more than just about sport, according to David Kyte.

As head of the Organising Committee for Team GB, Kyte outlined the historical importance of an event where he is committed to providing the best possible Maccabi experience to the British squad.

GB will send its largest-ever delegation to a Euro Games, the biggest event on the Jewish sp


Sportsmen in muscle tissue trial

By Robyn Rosen, June 16, 2011

Two Jewish doctors are running a medical trial to help Jewish athletes.

Dr Robert Fern, a gastroenterologist at Barnet General Hospital and Dr Marc Wittenberg, an anaesthetist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, are conducting the experiment on members of the football and futsal (indoor five-aside football) teams, from this year's Maccabi Great Britain squad.


Shock tactics in youth facilities drive

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 3, 2011

A drunk girl lying unconscious on a toilet floor is the image promoting a hard-hitting Manchester Maccabi campaign for better youth facilities to combat drinking and drug-taking among teenagers as young 14.


Great Scots: We are up for a party

By Stephanie Brickman, May 12, 2011

Glasgow's celebration was kicked off by a blast from the shofar from Rabbi Danny Bergson, whose musical skills saved the day last year when the volcanic ash cloud prevented the scheduled Israeli performers from travelling.


Scottish youth unite

By Stephanie Brickman, February 11, 2011

Glasgow youth groups have pledged to work together in a bid to encourage greater involvement.

A Giffnock meeting -"Our children, our future"- attracted 30 people for a discussion on how to engage youth and hopefully slow the rate of decline in the community.

Held under the aegis of Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, it was organised by GJRC youth representative Sue Faber.

Ms Faber was delighted with the turnout and the positive atmosphere.


Abigail bags lolly for club

November 4, 2010

A Prestwich girl has won a national ice-lolly competition to build a £15,000 dream youth den at Manchester Maccabi after receiving hundreds of thousands of online votes.

Abigail Stephens, 12, entered the Design a Fab Den competition by Fab ice lollies and was announced as the overall winner from 4,000 entries. The competition asked youngsters to submit their designs to transform a local community centre.

The King David High School pupil won the most online votes for her multimedia, ice-lolly-themed den which includes a sofa in the Fab colours.