HALL of FAME & LIFE MEMBERS
Maccabi National together with Maccabi States works to connect our Australian Jewish community through sport and wellbeing. Through the National and State Awards, Maccabi seeks to recognise and award exceptional sporting and leadership achievements by Jewish individuals both within Maccabi clubs and in the wider community.
Through the annual Maccabi Australia Awards, we seek to recognise and award exceptional sporting and leadership achievements by Jewish individuals both within Maccabi clubs and in the wider community.
Simultaneously Maccabi Australia invites nominations for the RUDI ROTH SCHOLARSHIP and the NACHUM BUCH SCHOLARSHIP which recognise exceptional emerging young athletes.
Click the below links to view past winners in the following categories:
The Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame was 1st held in 1999 with guest Kieren Perkins.
The Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame occurs every 5 years, to induct sports people & sports administrators from the Jewish community for their outstanding contribution to sport.
Since the inaugural event in 1999, the Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame has inducted 21 people, each having contributed to Australian and/or Jewish sport as an athlete or administrator.
The Maccabi Victoria Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to honour Jewish athletes, coaches and administrators, male and female, who have made a significant contribution to sport in Victoria.
75 Maccabi sportsmen and women were inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame.
A further 17 outstanding sportspersons were inducted in March 2006.
Members are nominated for outstanding service, individual record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character & number of years of service.
A special category, Legends of Jewish Sport, honours those who have had the most significant impact on Jewish sport.
The honour of being admitted to the Maccabi Western Australia Hall of Fame is restricted to those people who were eligible to be members of Maccabi Western Australia at the time of their activity recognizing that elite athletes may relocate, temporarily for the purposes of improving coaching or competition. It is also for sportspeople who have completed their sporting careers or are no longer competing at the highest level.
The inaugural Maccabi WA Hall of Fame in 2009 was a milestone to recognise the contribution to the organisation of its best sportspeople and administrators. The committee comprising Maccabi stalwarts headed by Dr Marc Adonis organised a very successful celebration function on 8 March 2009 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia at which the successful nominees for the Hall of Fame were announced.