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  • L.A. return is true Blu

    August 14, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In the 65 years since Israel’s independence, no sports team there has been more successful than Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club. Along with 50 Israeli championships and 40 national cups, Maccabi first made international history upon winning its inaugural European Championship back...

  • Ex-Australian Maccabi team coach jailed for child sex abuse

    August 14, 2013 | 9:44 am

    A former coach of a Maccabi basketball team in Australia was sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually abusing four girls more than a decade ago.

    Shannon Francis, who is not Jewish, was sentenced Wednesday by County Court of Victoria Judge Meryl Sexton. Francis must serve...

  • Australian Jews protest rehiring of men responsible for Maccabiah tragedy

    July 19, 2013 | 9:17 am

    Australian Jews criticized the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.

    As this year’s games launched in Israel this week, Peter Wertheim, of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said:...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 1, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    Turkey tourism is back!

    Last week, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, apologized to Turkey over the death of nine of its citizens during the IDF raid on the Gaza- bound ship, Marmara, in May 2010. The Marmara incident brought the Israeli-Turkish relationship down to a...

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  • Mar. 2-8

    By Ryan Torok

    February 27, 2013 | 6:55 am

    SUN MARCH 3

    PETER YARROW

    One-third of the legendary Peter, Paul & Mary, the folk icon and political activist has reinvented himself by authoring children’s books that draw on egalitarian themes. His latest book, “I’m in Love With a Big Blue Frog,” celebrates diversity,...

  • Maccabiah tryouts coming to L.A.

    July 18, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    While hundreds of American athletes are eagerly anticipating the beginning of the Olympics in London this month, another Team USA is preparing for a different international competition.

    Tryouts for the 19th Maccabiah Games, which will be held in Israel in July 2013, are already...

  • Brad Greenberg to coach Israel’s Maccabi Haifa

    June 4, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Brad Greenberg, the former general manager of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, has signed on to coach the Maccabi Haifa basketball team.

    Greenberg, who is Jewish, will coach the team for the next two seasons, the team announced Monday on its official website.

    Greenberg, 58, becomes...

  • Jewish Winter Olympics in Slovakia-

    Ian Shulman

    February 23, 2012 | 9:22 am

    “So you are going to Slovakia to make a report about Jewish Winter Olympics in the mountains? Well, a kind of strange excuse for a winter vacation, Ian.”

    Indeed, why did I go at all? I never liked sports, I’m not any kind of sport reporter at all, I don’t really get...

  • Faltering Maccabi Tel Aviv sack coach Iwanir

    December 5, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Maccabi Tel Aviv sacked coach Motti Iwanir on Monday after he failed to improve the fortunes of Israel’s biggest club having been in the job for almost a year.

    “In view of the run of recent bad results (owner) Mitch Goldhar has informed coach Iwanir that his contract with the club...

  • Israel soccer team playing in Turkey, despite tensions

    September 15, 2011 | 11:25 am

    An Israeli soccer team arrived in Istanbul to play a Turkish team, despite tensions between the two countries.

    The Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team landed Wednesday night amid heavy security. Turkish protesters waved Palestinian flags and chanted anti-Israel slogans outside the hotel in...

  • Nets’ Jordan Farmar to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    August 4, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets has signed to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Farmar, a 6-foot-2 guard who is Jewish, will play for the Israeli champions as long as the NBA lockout continues, according to reports. He will be eligible to play as an Israeli, not counting against the limit of four foreign players per team in the Israeli league.

    The Los Angeles native averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 assists last season, mostly coming off the bench for the Nets. Farmar had played four seasons for the L.A. Lakers before coming to New Jersey.

  • L.A. teen athletes going for Maccabi gold three-peat

    July 19, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Winning a second consecutive gold medal at the JCC Maccabi Games in Omaha, Neb., last year brought with it both excitement and disappointment for Michael Totten and his teammates on Westside JCC’s 16U boys’ soccer team.

    “We had two gold medals already, and we were pretty sure...

  • For native Austrians, a symbolic swim ‘to show the Nazis’

    July 11, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    When he come to the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna, John Benfield didn’t return to his native Austria for any medals.

    “I’m not a competitive swimmer,” said Benfield, 80, of Los Angeles. “But when I heard that the European Maccabi Games were being held in Vienna, I knew it was...

  • Thoughts on basketball and Israel

    May 27, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Early Sunday morning on Mothers Day, as my brother and I prepared breakfast for our mom, I also prepared myself for the special day ahead. In addition to celebrating my mom, my family would also gather in our den to watch Maccabi Tel Aviv play Greece’s Panathinaikos for the...

  • Omri Casspi could rejoin Maccabi Tel Aviv

    March 17, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi said he might rejoin his former Israeli pro basketball team if the NBA imposes a player lockout next season.

    Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, told Israel’s Army Radio Thursday that that he would consider...

  • L.A. Clippers to play Tel Aviv’s Maccabi Electra

    By Jason Lipeles

    May 8, 2009 | 5:45 pm

    On April 29, Israel’s 61st Independence Day, the L.A. Clippers held a press conference announcing a preseason exhibition game with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Israel’s most successful basketball team.  The proceeds of the October 20 game at Staples Center will benefit the largest orphanage in the world, Migdal Ohr, located in Northern Israel.

  • Local teens to compete for gold at Maccabi Games

    August 12, 2008 | 7:34 pm

    At the same time Southland Jewish Olympians like Jason Lezak and Dara Torres medaled in Beijing, the next generation of local athletes was preparing to compete in events of their own.

    More than 200 teens with Maccabi teams from the Westside Jewish Community Center, Milken JCC in...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    August 12, 2004 | 8:01 pm

    Maccabi Madness

    The Maccabi Movement began in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was formed in Constantinople, Turkey. While the Maccabiah games take place in Israel, the Maccabi games are always in North America. This two-week Olympic-style competition for Jewish teenagers...

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