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Maccabi SA Golf hosts 55th National Championship

The Pro Shop Maccabi SA Golf National Championship took place from 26-28 April at Houghton Golf Course in Johannesburg. Over 75 players competed in the 55th edition of this three day event.
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Maccabi SA Tennis keeps on innovating

The last six months have seen many new developments in our Junior Tennis programme as junior players are becoming more involved in Maccabi SA through activities and events being run by our Junior Tennis Convenor, Byron Werbeloff.
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Maccabi SA Launches MTB Social Rides

On 10 May 2015 Maccabi SA launched the first event of its social Mountain Biking group. The ride took place along the Braamfontein Spruit in the Victory Park area. A great turnout of 20 riders, including seven juniors, were divided into groups according to riding ability.
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Maccabi SA Cricket Unites Junior Players

On 27 April 2015 Maccabi SA Junior Cricket hosted a 50 overs format tournament at King David Victory Park. Over 40 junior cricketers from different schools entered the tournament to compete under the banner of Maccabi SA.
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Maccabi SA Honours Isaac Joffe at 90

On 17th December 2014, Maccabi SA Vice-Chairman Desmond Hyman and Sports Director Alain Nathan presented veteran tennis player Mr Isaac Joffe with a special award on the occasion of his 90th birthday, at his home in Victory Park, Johannesburg.
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Maccabi SA Junior 20/20 Cricket A Great Success

Maccabi SA Junior cricketers took part in their first local 20/20 tournament and learned a lot from the experience.
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Maccabi SA Bowls Makes a Comeback

Maccabi SA has set out to reignite interest and enthusiasm for Maccabi bowls in South Africa.
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We have created this section of the website specifically for the Jewish community to share your sporting news and achievements. There are so many talented persons of all ages accomplishing significant feats on the sports field, including competitive, traditional/extreme sports and recreational activities, and we would love to hear about it!

If you would like to share any sporting related results and success stories (including photographs), for example from any school, university, club, community, corporate, federation or social sports events, please email us on and we will share the nachas with the community.


Maccabi SA Needs You!

A unique opportunity within the Jewish Community - Exciting volunteer position at Maccabi SA available. We're looking for an ideal pair of Junior Managers to supervise our junior delegation at 20th Maccabiah 2017 in Israel.Details below - send CV to or call 011 694 5081
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While in the water

By Shireen Sapiro,, 10 November 2016

Ever since I can remember, being in the water has been my safe haven. It is a place I have always felt free, a place where my limitations feel limitless. Never did I imagine that water would play such an import role in me becoming who I am today.
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The Jewish Sportsmans Dilemma – To Pray or Play

By Mandy Yachad, Maccabi SA Ambassador, July 2016

I would like to share with you some of my experiences during my time, many years ago, as a sportsman and more particularly how I managed - or at least tried to manage - to combine a sporting and professional career whilst at the same time attempting to uphold my faith and beliefs and the conflict which it created. Before I do so though, I must sketch some background.
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SA’s ‘Little Rafa’ looks very much like a future ‘Big Rafa’

By Ilan Hermann, Jewish Report 22 - 27 May 2016.
He hits a forehand with the ferocity of a senior player. At 13, Dylan Salton is a rising star and has now moved up the rankings to becoming second in South Africa for his age category in tennis.
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“Israel” Wins Epic Battle vs The Italians

On Wednesday 4 May 2016, a confident ‘’Israeli’’ team took on the mighty ‘’Azzurri’’ in a friendly soccer match at the Italian Sports Club in Milnerton, Cape Town. The match was played under floodlights and was well supported by friends & family. Both teams were represented by members of their respective communities who play soccer socially and/or at club level.
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Theodore Yach conquers his 100th Robben Island Crossing

Theodore Yach who competed at the 2005 Maccabiah in the SA Water Polo Team and as a masters swimmer at the 2007 Pan-American Maccabi Games in Argentina (winning two silver medals and a bronze) reached another major milestone in his swimming career.
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Kaplan To Be Inducted Into Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame

By Jack Milner, SA Jewish Report 4-11 Dec 2015.
South African rugby referee icon, Jonathan Kaplan, has been elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for 2016.
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Jerusalem Jet wins 947 Tandem Elite Title

Maccabi SA Cycling Convenor and Maccabiah gold medallist Issy Zimmerman lived up to his social media name ‘’Jerusalem Jet” when, together with cycling partner Andrew McLean, they defended their Tandem Elite Mens title at the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge on Sunday 15 November 2015.
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Nadel and Ingel Take Gold in Powerlifting

By ILAN HERRMANN for SA Jewish Report | 12 November 2015 - The first question Johannesburg’s Carmit Nadel had put to her as she arrived in Meknes, Morocco with her husband and fellow powerlifter, Nic Ingel, for the African Powerlifting Championship was accusatory and aggressive: “Are you from Israel?”
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Danica Schlome gets call-up to National training camp

Maccabian Danica Schlome (16) has made a breakthrough in her promising table tennis career by receiving a call-up from the South African Table Tennis Board to attend training with the National Junior Squad.
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Maccabi SA Supports Ride4AfricaIsrael for Second Year

The 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg on 15 November 2015 saw the Ride4AfricaIsrael Team take part as a registered charity for the second year in a row. Over 40 riders from all walks of life who support Israel and want to help underprivileged South Africans participated in the race.
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King David cricketers dominate Old Eds Awards

King David Linksfield cricketers won nine out of 15 Junior awards at the annual Gunn & Moore Old Edwardian Cricket Awards held on 15 October 2015 in Houghton, Johannesburg.
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Maccabi SA Sponsors KDL Sports Trophies

King David High School Linksfield held their annual Sports Awards dinner on Sunday 11 October 2015. The event honours outstanding sports performances by male and female athletes through the course of the year.
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Jewish Achievements at the Olympic Games

When I mentioned to Jonathan Birin that I would be speaking at Limmud on Jewish achievement at the Olympic Games he laughed at me. Then added sarcastically “Are you intending to speak for three minutes or do you think you can you draw it out to five?”
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