Maccabiah

Team GB unveils Maccabiah table tennis squad

March 4, 2013

Maccabi GB have selected the GB Table Tennis Squad for this summer’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

The squad is made up of four teams – Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Open Men and Masters – and is spearheaded by multi-medal winner and Maccabiah stalwart Dov Katz, also co-chair of the Maccabi GB international table tennis committee.

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What would you give to go to Israel?

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2013

It’s virtually impossible to put a price on what the Maccabiah Games means to most Jewish sportsmen and women, but the $1m donation from Stuart Weitzman is simply jaw-dropping.

For some, the cost of the Games has spiralled out of control and one can only salute the generosity of the man who has made his millions in the shoe industry. What a mensch.

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Team GB Maccabiah tennis squad announced

February 5, 2013

Team GB will take a 20-man tennis squad to Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Chaired by Jan Feldman, the junior squad features previous medal winners, tournament finalists and ranked players. ITF national ranked starlet Joshua Paris will captain the junior squad which also features Aegon Schools team national finalists Max Benaim and Gabriel Freedman.

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Are you up for the new Maccabiah challenge?

January 18, 2013

With most Maccabi GB athletes selected to represent the country in at the 19th Maccabiah Games this summer, one special set of events has been announced which requires men and women with the highest stamina around – The MaccabiMan/Woman Endurance Challenge.

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Weiner to captain Australian cricket team

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2013

Julien Weiner will captain Australia’s Open cricket squad at July’s Maccabiah Games.

Taking part in his fourth Games, Weiner will lead a 13-man delegation and is one of eight players selected from Maccabi AJAX CC. David Gelbart of Bentleigh CC has been named vice-captain.

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USA names Maccabiah Open Equestrian team

January 9, 2013

Maccabi USA have selected its Open Equestrian team for the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July.

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2013 is all about the Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

It's virtually impossible to follow a year like 2012 on the sporting front, but quite clearly, the main focus in Jewish terms will be the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

A number of my ones to watch in 2013 will be lining up for what is expected to be a star-studded event, kicking-off at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium in July.

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Bronze for Warner

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2012

Adam Warner claimed a medal his first short-course competition of the season.

Warner, who will represent Team GB at next summer’s Maccabiah Games, took bronze in the 1,500m race and set a new personal best at the London Region Winter Championships at Barnet Copthall in north-west London.

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Warning: Pollock’s young guns can take the world by storm

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2012

It would be foolish to label Team GB favourites to win the Open football competition at the 19th Maccabiah Games at this stage, but I’m genuinely excited by David Pollock’s squad. There’s a strong nucleus of top-level Jewish footballers, with a nice blend of youth and experience. And there is a strong emphasis on the future too.

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Australia to bring out the big guns

November 30, 2012

First-class cricketers Michael Klinger and Julian Weiner look set to line-up against Team GB at next year’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

With trials ongoing for the Australia Maccabi squad, Klinger has stated his intention to compete at the Games, as long as he is not selected to play for Australia in the Ashes series.

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