Maccabi South Africa is managed and staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers and one full time employee, comprising skilled administrators, managers and coaches who each bring extensive knowledge and experience acquired in their professional lives to the organisation.
The team has strong bonds based on a love for Israel and a passion for sport. Some members are accomplished sportspersons who have competed at the Maccabiah, some still compete in their chosen sports, while others are ardent sports fans.
Maccabi SA, like its counterparts across the world, is driven by a powerful spirit of community service and a desire to help people of all ages get active, whether it’s in social, recreational or competitive sport.
Mervyn Tankelowitz President
Clifford Garrun Chairman
Desmond Hyman Vice-Chairman
Leslie Cohen Treasurer
Ronen Cohen Chairman, WP
Simone Cohen Golf Convenor
Ros Goldin Marketing/Communications
Ryan Kalk Football General Manager
Elan Sawitzky Rugby Convenor
Alain Nathan Sports Director
Maccabi Western Province is a sub-committee of Maccabi South Africa. Based in Cape Town, this team of volunteers, supported by dedicated and enthusiastic parents, continues to achieve excellent results through the delivery of a successful sports and recreational programme for all ages.
Chairman: Ronen Cohen
Vice-Chairman: Gina Isserow
Secretary: Vanessa Arelisky
Treasurer: David Silverman
Committee: Heidi Bieber, Franki Cohen, Kim Horwitz, Kim Katz, David King, Ian Neuberger, Tracy Salzman
Each Maccabi SA sport is headed up by a Sports Convenor. Their role is twofold: to organise and manage a local programme of events, and to select and manage team(s) and/or individuals to compete at the Maccabiah and other Regional Games. Maccabi SA’s Convenors are passionate, dedicated volunteers whose tireless efforts make a valuable contribution to our sporting community.
|1950-1958||Ian Maltz||1982-1987||George Mendelsohn|
|1958-1963||Alf Blumberg||1987-1992||Natie Liberman|
|1963-1967||Ian Maltz||1992-1993||Issy Bacher|
|1967-1972||Louis Gecelter||1993-1997||Jeanne Futeran|
|1972-1975||Arthur Goldman||1998-2002||Abe (Butch) Blacher|
|1975-1979||Wilfred Lissack||2002-2007||Raymond Hack|
|1979-1982||Monty Manoim||2007-2010||Mervyn Tankelowitz|