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Support The Israel Ride!

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Make a general gift to the 2021 Israel Ride.

 

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There are 125 registered participants as of September 16, 2021.

Riders

Click on a person's name to go to their homepage and make a donation
First NameLast NameCityStateCountryTargetRaisedTeam Name
Susan Westmoreland wellesley MA US $4,100 $40 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Stuart Wallock AUSTIN TX US $4,200 $1,119 Team Austin Achim
Howard Treatman Philadelphia PA US $4,100 $0 Team Treatman Ride Alum
Avrum Tilman New York NY US $4,100 $386
Lynne Tapper West Hartford CT US $4,200 $5,603 Mandell Jcc-JNF JNF Rider
Bruce Stanger West hartford CT US $4,100 $0 Mandell Jcc-JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Tom Stanford Westport CT US $4,200 $0 WestportRides
Stuart Stakoff Westport CT US $5,500 $7,658 WestportRides
Steven Spitz Cambridge MA US $4,100 $4,356 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Julie Somers Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0
Michael Sobel Feasterville Trevose PA US $4,200 $3,136
Ben Snyder תל אביב Tel Aviv IL $3,500 $201
Barry Slosberg newton MA US $4,100 $2,026 Team JNF JNF Rider
Mark Sindler Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $647
Ken Simon West Hartford CT US $4,100 $0 Mandell Jcc-JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Laurie Silverman West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Mandell Jcc-JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Adam Shyevitch West Newton MA US $4,200 $67 Ofanei Newton
Tanya Shipkowitz Saint Papul MN US $4,100 $714 Beth Jacob Frozen Chosen
Marcus Shaftel Austin TX US $7,500 $3,318 Team Austin Achim Ride Alum
Leo Shaftel Austin TX US $4,100 $1,310 Team Austin Achim
Terry Sexton Fallston MD US $3,600 $0
Mark Segal McKinney TX US $5,781 $0 Ride Alum
Peter Seckel Yardley PA US $15,000 $10,104
Andy Schiller Wellesley MA US $4,100 $0 Ride Alum
Steve Schermerhorn Stockton CA US $4,100 $3,986 Ride Alum
Karen Schapiro Fox Point WI US $4,200 $17 Team JNF Wisconsin Ride AlumJNF Rider
Bruce Saran Chadds Ford PA US $4,100 $5,313 The Lost Tribe Ride Alum
Steven Sanderson Plymouth MN US $10,000 $10,100 Ride Alum
Edward Russakoff Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $0
Howie Rodenstein Needham MA US $4,100 $2,000 Ride Alum
Gregory Rapp Chapel Hill NC US $4,100 $103 Team Tarheels Ride Alum
mason rapaport Longmeadow MA US $4,200 $4,213 Pedaling for peace- JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Kevin Rakin Westport CT US $4,200 $103 WestportRides
adam peck Longmeadow MA US $4,200 $40 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Eric Pasternack Mendota Heights MN US $4,100 $306 Beth Jacob Frozen Chosen
Sheri Olstein AUBURN ME US $4,100 $0 Ride Alum
Charles O'Bryan Milford NY US $4,100 $4,593 The Lost Tribe Ride Alum
Miriam Newman Newton Center MA US $7,700 $5,913 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Jennifer Naylor Fallston MD US $3,600 $0
steven moss Holbook NY US $4,100 $6,742
George Morton Acton MA US $4,100 $5,140 Ride Alum
Julia Morcos San Mateo CA US $4,200 $0
Ari Morcos San Mateo CA US $4,200 $0
Richard Mintz Chevy Chase MD US $4,200 $56
Daniel Miller Tacoma WA US $4,100 $1,063 Dare to Dream Ride Alum
Jeffrey Miller Needham MA US $4,100 $4,223
Miranda Miller Boulder CO US $4,100 $1,195 Dare to Dream Ride Alum
Randall Miller Ashland OR US $4,100 $849 Dare to Dream Ride Alum
I Hafri Milbert Jenkintown PA US $4,200 $1,783
Jennifer Markowitz MANHATTAN NY US $4,200 $6,272
Alon Markowitz MANHATTAN NY US $4,200 $0
Craig Margolis Bethesda MD US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Roger Machlis Westport CT US $4,200 $3,397 WestportRides
Stephen Luteman Durham NC US $4,200 $0 Team Tarheels
Matthew Liebman Acton MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Neil Leifer Brookline MA US $4,100 $0 Ride Alum
Bradley Lambert Austin TX US $4,200 $1,101 Team Austin Achim
Barbara Klestzick Arlington VA US $4,200 $40 Team JNF JNF Rider
Max Klein Lincoln MA US $4,100 $10 Ride Alum
Jeanne Kidd Knoxville TN US $4,100 $1,624
Naomi Kayne Columbus OH US $4,200 $0
Daniel Kayne Columbus OH US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Lou Kaletsky Swanzey NH US $3,600 $3,604 Team Granite State
Tracy Kaletsky Swanzey NH US $3,600 $3,604 Team Granite State
Ruti Kadish Silver Spring MD US $4,500 $4,402
David & Brenda Jaffe havre de grace MD US $10,000 $2,923 Shnayim on Bikes Ride Alum
Nina Israel lafayette Hill PA US $4,100 $1,300
Bonnie Houghton JB Andrews MD US $4,500 $324 Team JNF JNF Rider
Talya Herring Tel Aviv Tel Aviv IL $4,200 $0
Maria Hernandez Durham NC US $4,200 $0 Team Tarheels
Jon Harris-Shapiro Elkins Park PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Jacalyn Guon Deerfield IL US $18,000 $6,564
Daniel Gross westport CT US $4,200 $0 WestportRides
Jeffrey Greenberg Denver CO US $4,100 $1,076 Ride Alum
David Green New York City NY US $4,100 $889
Jeffrey Gorelick Glendale WI US $4,100 $67 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Daniel Goodman New Hartford NY US $4,200 $765
Adam Goldstein Chapel Hill NC US $4,200 $0 Team Tarheels Ride Alum
Mark Goldstein Milwaukee WI US $4,100 $1,914 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Steve & Shira Golden Cedarhurst NY US $15,000 $11,693 Shnayim on Bikes Ride Alum
Michele Glicken San Francisco CA US $4,200 $0 G2
Jason Glasgow Newton Center MA US $4,100 $7,857 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Mark Gendal Coral Springs FL US $4,100 $873 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Allan Friedman New Rochelle NY US $4,100 $0 NYC Tristate Area Ride Alum
Fern Flomenhaft NY NY US $4,200 $3,910
Andrew Fischer Brookline MA US $7,200 $3,873 Ride Alum
Donald Feldman Lancaster PA US $4,200 $1,695
Neal Epstein New York NY US $4,200 $5,408 Ride Alum
Joe Eppstein Evanston IL US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Joe Eppstein Evanston IL US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Stanley Ellenberg Philadelphia PA US $4,100 $4,200 Ride Alum
David Eisenberg Needham MA US $9,000 $1,815 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Robert Efron West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Mandell Jcc-JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Gary Dubin Pittsburgh PA US $10,000 $9,347
Steven Drysdale Hillsborough NC US $7,200 $5,103 Team Tarheels Ride Alum
Mark Druy Arlington MA US $6,000 $7,010 Minutemenschen Ride Alum
David de Graaf Auburndale MA US $4,200 $401 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Sharon Cohen East Longmeadow MA US $10,000 $5,146 Pedaling for peace- JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Daniel Cohen Bexley OH US $4,200 $0
Natalie Cohen Bexley OH US $4,200 $0
Shelly Chigier Manchester MA US $3,600 $551 Ride Alum
Shelly Chigier Manchester MA US $4,100 $36 Ride Alum
Paul Chelminski Carrboro NC US $4,100 $3,219 Team Tarheels
Daniel Caine Newton Center MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Claire Caine Newton MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ben Caine Cambridge MA US $4,200 $0
Rebecca CAine Brooklyn NY US $4,200 $0
Elyse & Marty Buchman Stony Brook NY US $9,000 $583 Ride Alum
David Brenner Austin TX US $4,100 $5,324 Team Austin Achim Ride Alum
Karen Brenner Austin TX US $3,600 $4,701 Team Austin Achim Ride Alum
Jeffrey Brener Sudbury MA US $3,600 $3,600
Stuart Bogom Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Maurice Blaustein Wellesley Hills MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Gerard Blanton Chicago IL US $4,200 $571 Ride Alum
Michael Bianco MONTVILLE NJ US $3,600 $5 Shnayim on Bikes
Caren Bianco Montville NJ US $8,000 $2,525 Shnayim on Bikes Ride Alum
Dave Berson Elkins Park PA US $4,200 $4,560
Joel Baker Worcester MA US $4,200 $0 WestportRides
David Baker Westport CT US $4,200 $500 WestportRides
David Arfin Palo Alto CA US $4,100 $0 Ride Alum
Elvira Anzueto Ramirez St. Paul MN US $4,100 $41 Beth Jacob Frozen Chosen
Edward Adler Watchung NJ US $4,100 $0
Totals$592,881$232,839 

 

icon-alumni Denotes a returning alumni rider

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Support The Israel Ride

Donations flow through Friends of the Arava Institute:

Tax ID/EIN#:11-3485736
Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Please note that donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Checks should be mailed to:

Friends of the Arava Institute
1320 Centre Street, Suite 206
Newton Centre, MA  02459

ALL DONATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED IN USD.

Donors giving $180 or more will also receive an acknowledgment in the mail from the Friends of the Arava Institute.

Contact Rachel Durning with any questions regarding donations.

To donate online by credit card
Search our participant list and click on the person you would like to support. This will take you to their personal secure donation page where you can donate using a credit card. You will receive an email receipt of your donation. You can also support the general Israel Ride campaign here.

To donate by check
Checks should be made out to Friends of the Arava Institute and mailed to the address at the top of the page. Be sure to designate it to “[Rider’s Name] Israel Ride.”

To donate by donor-advised fund / charitable fund
Please speak with your donor-advised fund about directing a gift to a donor’s ride. Direct the gift to the Friends of the Arava Institute (see details at the top of the page), and be sure to designate it to “[Rider’s Name] Israel Ride.”

To make a matching gift
Maximize your Israel Ride contribution by doubling your gift through your employer’s matching program. Consult your company for details on matching program availability.

To donate stock
Donate stock to the Israel Ride! If you are interested in a direct stock transfer, please contact us.

To donate from outside the US
View instructions here.

To donate to Team JNF
View JNF donation FAQs.

Support The Israel Ride

While our offices for the Israel Ride are in the US, we welcome participants from around the world and have established partnerships in select countries for charitable gift receipts.

In the United States, the Friends of the Arava Institute is the charity of record for the Israel Ride and provides all donors with charitable gift receipts. Presently, we do not have offices in other countries; however we have developed partnerships with charitable organizations in Australia, Canada, and Israel. If you are a rider or a donor please follow the directions below for the processing of your international donation.

Australia

The Arava Institute is a recognized project of JNF Australia and donations are therefore paid to JNF Environment Gift Fund and earmarked for The Arava Project Israel Ride. Australian riders commit to raising the same rates as our US riders. At an exchange rate of 1.47, that equals:

  • $6027 AUD for general riders
  • $5292 AUD for spouse or significant other / First timer to Israel
  • $4410 AUD for those under age 35 or are Israeli citizens living in Israel

For Australian donors who wish to donate to the Israel Ride and would like a charitable gift receipt, please follow these steps:

Checks:
To make a donation by check:

  1. Make your check out to “JNF Environment Gift Fund”
  2. Put “Arava Institute Ride” and the name of the rider you are donating to in the memo line
  3. Mail the check to the rider you are donating to

On receiving the check, it is vital that the rider completes the following steps. This ensures that the rider is credited for the donation.

  1. Fill out the information on the Israel Ride Offline Donation Tracking Form – Australia
  2. After gathering cheques, mail them to: David Freeman Level 2, 533 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Vic 3000 Tel: +613 9614 8448 Email: freemanlawyer@bigpond.com

David processes the forms and then they are sent to JNF’s office in Melbourne for receipt issuing. David can also help all Aussie Riders with their reporting. Once we receive confirmation from JNF Australia, we will add the USD equivalent to your account as a confirmed donation.

Canada

The Israel Ride has partnered with JFC-UIA to facilitate tax-deductible donations.

Canadian riders commit to raising the same rates as our US riders. At an exchange rate of 1.33, that equals:

  • $5454 CAD for general riders
  • $4789 CAD for spouse or significant other / First timer to Israel
  • $3990 CAD for those under age 35 or are Israeli citizens living in Israel

For Canadian donors who wish to donate to the Israel Ride and would like a charitable gift receipt, please follow these steps:

  1. Make your check out to “JFC-UIA”
  2. Put “Arava Institute Ride” and the name of the rider you are donating to in the memo line
  3. Mail the check to the rider you are donating to

On receiving the check, it is vital that the rider completes the following steps. This ensures that the rider is credited for the donation.

  1. Fill out the information on the Canadian Donation Tracking Form
  2. After gathering some checks, mail them to: Attn: Larisa Roiberg, Chief Accountant JFC-UIA 315-4600 Bathurst Street, Suite 315 Toronto, ON M2R 3V3

Once we receive confirmation from JFC-UIA, we will add the USD equivalent to your account as a confirmed donation.

Israel

To donate online in shekels: donate via the Israel Toremet page. On the donation form in “Step 2: Dedication” you must enter the name of the specific rider you wish to support.

Once your donation is confirmed, you will receive a tax receipt from Israel Toremet to your email address. Please note that from our experience, depending on your email server, the receipt tends to be filtered to the Spam folder – so please check there.

To donate by check: Make the check written out to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Checks should be marked that they are for the Israel Ride, with the name of the Rider in the memo line and mailed to: Arava Institute Kibbutz Ketura Attn: Israel Ride D.N. Hevel Eilot 88840. The Arava Institute will deposit and acknowledge the donation. They will also alert the Friends of the Arava Institute (in the US) of the corresponding dollar amount based on the exchange rate of the day of deposit, who will credit the donor and update the donor’s account online.

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Jewish National Fund USA: Proud to present Team JNF

It started with a simple ask: ‘Would I like to go for a bike ride in Israel?’ Now, Jewish National Fund-USA and the The Israel Ride are both an integral part of my life.”
—David Eisenberg, Israel Ride Vice-Chair


Join Team JNF

 

Join Team JNF, and support their critical work in Israel!

JNF Teams fundraise like all riders, but their fundraising goes through JNF.
JNF then disburses the funds to the Israel Ride’s beneficiaries.

jnf-logo-mini-icon JNF riders have a JNF icon next to their name on the rider list, for easy viewing.

Anyone is welcome to join Team JNF!
Upon registering, click: Join a Team > Please select a Team > JNF

For more information on JNF & The Israel Ride or on joining Team JNF, contact David Eisenberg or Rachel Kalikow.

We welcome JNF riders from all over the country!
For registration questions, please contact info@israelride.org.

JNF Donation FAQs

 

Does money I donate to my Israel Ride count towards my personal JNF donation or pledge?

  • Money donated to your own Israel Ride (or to support any other rider) counts as a JNF donation, however, it is cannot be applied to any pledges.

Does money others donate to my Israel Ride count towards my personal JNF donation or pledge?

  • No. Riders get soft credited (credit for helping to raise those funds for Israel) for donations that others have made to their rides but this amount cannot be counted as your individual donation to JNF.

Does money I donate to other peoples Israel Ride count towards my personal JNF donation or pledge?

  • Money you donate to other people’s Israel Ride counts as your JNF donation and is included in your annual giving, but this donation cannot be applied to pledges made to JNF.

Can I donate to JNF and apply it to my or another Rider’s Israel Ride fundraising?

  • No. Please donate through the Israel Ride website, and if you donate towards a JNF-affiliated rider (for example, someone on a JNF team) we will reroute your contribution through JNF. 

About Jewish National Fund (JNF)

In over 113 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader on battling land degradation and combating desertification, sharing afforestation techniques across the world, funding research on grappling with arid land management, and leading the world in water desalination and purification techniques, helping solve Israel’s water crisis.

JNF has planted over 250 million trees, built over 240 reservoirs and water recycling centers, increasing Israel’s water supply by 10%, developed over 250,000 acres of land, created more than 1,000 parks and recreational areas, built security roads along the border of Lebanon, provided the infrastructure for 2,000 communities, and educates students around the world about Israel and the environment.

Today, JNF continues to restore northern Israel and is putting its century of experience to work with Blueprint Negev, supporting Israel’s newest generation of pioneers in developing the Negev Desert. JNF is helping Israel and other countries care for the Land and protect the earth with cutting edge environmental technologies.

A United Nations NGO, JNF sponsors international conferences on desertification, shares afforestation techniques, and funds research on arid land management. JNF is a registered 501(c) (3) organization and continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

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