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MACCABI JUNIOR CARNIVAL

Let the fun and games begin

“We are thrilled to have every one of you here, as we embark on a week filled with laughter, camaraderie and the boundless energy of young sports enthusiasts," says Amanda Penkin.

NSW team members (front) and Victorian kids (back) get into the Maccabi Junior Carnival spirit at the opening ceremony. Photos: Shane Desiatnik
NSW team members (front) and Victorian kids (back) get into the Maccabi Junior Carnival spirit at the opening ceremony. Photos: Shane Desiatnik

The 2024 Maccabi Junior Carnival kicked off in Sydney with an uplifting opening ceremony at Moriah College on January 16, where 411 Jewish children from NSW/ACT, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and New Zealand were warmly welcomed.

Maccabi NSW president Amanda Penkin said, “We are thrilled to have every one of you here, as we embark on a week filled with laughter, camaraderie and the boundless energy of young sports enthusiasts.

“To the parents, thank you for your child’s participation – your encouragement plays a crucial role in nurturing a love of sport, and the forming of community bonds that, now more than ever, are so vital.”

Maccabi Junior Carnival participants at the opening ceremony on January 16 at Sydney’s Moriah College.

Maccabi Australia president Rod Rosmarin said, “I know that all of you are going to have the most amazing week. You will be able to meet Jewish people from across the country, and New Zealand, play sport and build lifelong friendships”.

Maccabi Australia president
Rod Rosmarin officially opens ‘Carni’ in Sydney.

Maccabi NSW general manager Ori Danieli and carnival co-manager Taryn Levin reserved special mention to the dedicated volunteers who make the carnival possible.

A combination of competitive and social sport, social activities, and fun excursions fill the program until January 23.

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