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.


World Cup success could bring windfall to Maccabi

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 28, 2010

The chief operating officer for England's 2018 World Cup bid believes Maccabi UK would be a likely beneficiary of the resulting £750 million funding pot for local football facilities.

Former FA corporate affairs director Simon Johnson made the comment on returning to his native north Manchester Jewish community to address a Maccabi business breakfast.


Maccabi gets green light for expansion

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 28, 2010

Manchester Maccabi is poised to become North Manchester's Jewish community centre after receiving planning permission to add a youth facility.

An £80,000 extension to the club's terrace will provide a large open-plan indoor space which will be a dedicated youth zone. A £30,000-a-year youth worker position will be created as part of the initiative.

Club chairman Bradley Feld said that with the closure of Mamlock House, which had hosted local Jewish charities and events, the opportunity existed "to move ourselves over the next four years towards turning into a true community centre".


South Manchester win

September 7, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi 1st got their Manchester Accountants Premier League campaign off to a flyer after thumping Vida 4-2. Goals from Mark Jaffe, David Chaytow, Harvey Kaye and Toby Levy put the icing on the cake in Darryl Lee's first competitive match as manager.

Manchester Maccabi 1st kicked off the season with a 3-2 home win over Houldsworth in the Thameside League Division One.