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Support The Israel Ride!

Join us for the 2022 Israel Ride: November 1-8, 2022!
The Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel benefiting two innovative organizations – The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon.

 

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Riders

Click on a person's name to go to their homepage and make a donation
First NameLast NameCityStateCountryTargetRaisedTeam Name
Ira Wise $4,200 $0
Eric Whitten Wynnewood PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Susan Westmoreland Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Elliott Weinstein York PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Russell Wasserman Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Howard Treatman Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Team Treatman Ride Alum
david Touger Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Bruce Stanger West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Steven Spitz Cambridge MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Linda Sotnick Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
David Sotnick Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Barry Slosberg newton MA US $4,200 $0
Mark Sindler Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $100
Ken Simon West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Marcus Shaftel Austin TX US $4,200 $0 Austin Achim Ride Alum
Mark Segal McKinney TX US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Jeffrey Schindler brooklyn NY US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Andy Schiller Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Steve Schermerhorn Stockton CA US $4,200 $19 Ride Alum
Bruce Saran Chadds Ford PA US $4,200 $185 Ride Alum
Steven Sanderson Plymouth MN US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Edward Russakoff Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $0
Robert Rosenbaum Marietta GA US $4,200 $0 Team Atlanta Ride Alum
Howie Rodenstein Needham MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Daniel Richter Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs
Simon Richter Short Hills NJ US $18,000 $1,566 Desert Dawgs
David Rendsburg New York NY US $4,200 $37 Ride Alum
Miriam Raviv Austin TX US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Michael Pinnolis Newton Center MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Sheri Olstein Auburn ME US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Miriam Newman Newton Center MA US $3,700 $0 Ride Alum
Joan Netsky Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
steven moss Holbook NY US $4,200 $0
George Morton Acton MA US $4,200 $0 CBE Acton Ride Alum
Randall Miller Ashland OR US $4,200 $18 Dare to Dream Team 2022 Ride Alum
Rachel Miller Ashland OR US $3,100 $0 Dare to Dream Team 2022
Miranda Miller Longmont CO US $4,200 $0 Dare to Dream Team 2022 Ride Alum
Daniel Miller Tacoma WA US $4,200 $0 Dare to Dream Team 2022 Ride Alum
Roger Machlis Westport CT US $4,200 $0
Deborah Liner Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Neil Leifer Brookline MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Bradley Lambert Austin TX US $4,200 $0 Austin Achim
alan kimmel Fox Point WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Betsy Kimmel Fox Point WI US $3,700 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Eric Kanter Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Michael Kanef Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs
Sheldon Kahn Orinda CA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ruti Kadish Silver Spring MD US $4,200 $0
Lev Herrnson East Rockaway NY US $10,000 $515 Ride Alum
Jon Harris-Shapiro Elkins Park PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Wayne Greene $4,200 $0
Jeffrey Gorelick Glendale WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Neal Gordon Brookline MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Mark Goldstein Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Amy Goldman Larchmont NY US $4,200 $103 Ride Alum
Jason Glasgow Newton Center MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Mark Gendal Coral Springs FL US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Andrea Fribush Lexington MA US $3,700 $0
Fern Flomenhaft NY NY US $4,200 $0
Mitchell Feldman Lexington MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Neal Epstein New York NY US $4,200 $125 Ride Alum
Stanley Ellenberg phila PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
David Eisenberg Needham MA US $10,000 $180 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
David Ehrlich Springfield NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Paul Eberhardy Cudahy WI US $3,700 $50 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Keith Dunoff $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Gary Dubin Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $0
Steven Drysdale Hillsborough NC US $4,200 $26 The Tarheels Ride Alum
Mark Druy Arlington MA US $4,200 $0 Minutemenchen Ride Alum
Asher David Denver CO US $4,200 $0
Brett Cohen Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Sharon Cohen East Longmeadow MA US $4,200 $0 Pedaling for Peace Ride Alum
DeWitt Clinton Shorewood WI US $4,200 $361 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
PAUL CHELMINSKI Carrboro NC US $3,700 $0 The Tarheels
Elyse & Marty Buchman Stony Brook NY US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Martin Buchman Stony Brook NY US $3,700 $0 Ride Alum
Ken Brownstein Wynnewood PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Stuart Bogom Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Lester Blumberg Lexington MA US $4,200 $0 Minutemenchen Ride Alum
Gerard Blanton Chicago IL US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Jonathan Biatch Madison WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Dave Berson Elkins Park PA US $4,200 $0
Julie Benioff Ashland OR US $3,700 $0 Dare to Dream Team 2022
Cantor David Barash Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $180 Team JNF Wisconsin Ride AlumJNF Rider
David Baker Westport CT US $4,200 $0 Team Westport
Jonathan Arogeti Atlanta GA US $3,100 $0 Team JNF JNF Rider
Laurence Abrams $4,200 $515 Ride Alum
Totals$385,100$3,979 

 

The 2021 Israel Ride was cancelled due to Covid related travel restrictions, but our beneficiaries still need our support.
Thank you to our 2021 riders who graciously donated their fees / fundraising to the 2021 Israel Ride campaign!

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 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.

 

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.

Join us for the 2022 Israel Ride: November 1-8, 2022!
The Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel benefiting two innovative organizations – The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon.