Connecting our Jewish community through sport and wellbeing
2023 MACCABI NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS
Maccabi Australia are accepting nominations for the National Maccabi Outstanding Sports Awards for achievements in the 2023 Calendar year as well as the 2024 Rudi Roth Scholarship.
- Nominations for the Awards close on COB Monday 4th December 2023
**Any achievements after this date to be added to a submitted nomination can be emailed to [email protected]
2024 RUDI ROTH SCHOLARSHIP
The Rudi Roth Maccabi Australia Scholarship Fund was established by the late Rudi Roth to provide opportunities and support for Australian Jewish athletes seeking to achieve at an elite level in their chosen sport. As a youngster who overcame rickets to become a top class squash player, Rudi has established this fund together with Maccabi Australia in order to promote Jewish sportsmen and women and help them achieve their sporting dreams and goals.
Maccabi Outstanding Sportspersons Awards – These awards are open to all Eligible Persons as per the Maccabi Australia constitution
Junior Awards – to be eligible for a Junior award, the individual must be competing as a junior as defined by the sporting body/event and/or be 18 and under at the time of the achievement.
Masters Awards– to be eligible for a Masters award, the individual must be competing as a master as defined by that sporting body/event or be 50 or over at the time of achievement.
All Abilities Award – the All Abilities award is open to individuals of any age and disability.
Rudi Roth Scholarship – an athlete striving to achieve elite status as an Australian. This athlete must embrace and embody the Maccabi values.
National/State Volunteer of the Year – to be eligible for a volunteer award, the nominee must embrace and embody the Maccabi values and have had a worthwhile impact through volunteering at National, State or Club level
MENTAL WELLNESS TOOLKIT FOR YOUR FAMILY
Maccabi and Maccabi LIFE share with you all an informative and useful Mental Wellness Toolkit to assist you and your family through this devastating and difficult time faced by our community.
The family toolkit includes articles on Grief, Understanding the stress effects on major events, understanding common reactions to a major event, Supporting someone through grief and loss, helping yourself, others and children after a major event, dealing with overwhelm about world events and helping children to deal with grief.
TIME TO BE AWESOME TOGETHER!
WHERE — SYDNEY
DATES — 16 – 23 January 2024
Be a part of something special this year!
Maccabi Junior Carnival is a week of incredible experiences ranging from multi level competitive sport to incredible social activities that no one will want to miss!
A wide variety of sports are on offer including basketball, soccer, tennis, netball, ultimate frisbee and many more.
While enjoying the spirited competition, participants will be experiencing some of the best activities Australia has to offer. This year’s carnival will feature incredible social events. Other activities include Discos, barbecues and more!
For over 40 years the Junior Carnival has been connecting Jewish youth from all over Australia and is responsible for an immeasurable number of lifelong friendships.
Junior Carnival is for all Jewish kids from across Australia & New Zealand aged between 12 and up to 16 years of age (from 11.5 years for the home state) at the time of the event.
If you are commencing Year 7,8,9 or 10 next year, in 2024 – then don’t miss out!
We are part of a Global Movement
Maccabi Australia is a Zionist sports organisation with a strong focus on strengthening its links with Israel and the global Jewish community through our affiliation with Maccabi World Union( MWU).
MWU is a worldwide organisation that represents Jewish sportsmen and women around the world. Globally MWU represents some 450,000 members in over 80 countries participating in just about all sporting codes and has established a phenomenal track record of using organised sports as a passport to lifelong Jewish involvement.
Maccabi Australia symbolises community, friendship, connection and competitive spirit. Just as sport maintains an important role in society, Maccabi has and will continue to play an intrinsic part of the fabric of the Australian Jewish community. Maccabi prides itself on providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to not only get active, but also form lifelong friendships.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of Country on which we meet, connect and play sport, and which we call home.
Maccabi respects the diverse protocols, heritages and cultures of all First Nations peoples. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and peoples both past and present, and we acknowledge and are inspired by the significant contribution that they have made to sport in the Australian community.
With a presence in 4 states across the country, there is a Maccabi club or a wellbeing activity near you. To obtain further information about what is available in each state, select the relevant state from the map.
In late 2018, Maccabi Australia shifted the strategic scope of the organisation to include a focus on health and wellbeing and launched the Maccabi Life initiative.
The organisation recognised that there had been a greater shift to unstructured physical activity, resulting in lower participation in club activities. The association between sport and health and wellbeing is a natural one, so it seemed fitting for Maccabi to take a leading position in this space.
The aim of Maccabi Life is to create sustainable health change in our Australian Jewish community by promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, body and mind, the perfect add on to our National Sports Program. Maccabi Life focuses on reaching people who are involved in – or seek to become involved in – unstructured activities. The initiatives are designed to engage not only Maccabi club members, but also the wider Jewish community.