|First Name||Last Name||City||State||Country||Target||Raised||Team Name|
|Russell||Wasserman||Milwaukee||WI||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Bruce||Stanger||West Hartford||CT||US||$4,200||$0||Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF|
|Ken||Simon||West Hartford||CT||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF|
|Daniel||Richter||Short Hills||NJ||US||$4,200||$0||Desert Dawgs|
|Simon||Richter||Short Hills||NJ||US||$18,000||$1,566||Desert Dawgs|
|Randall||Miller||Ashland||OR||US||$4,200||$18||Dare to Dream Team 2022|
|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|
|Daniel||Miller||Tacoma||WA||US||$4,200||$0||Dare to Dream Team 2022|
|alan||kimmel||Fox Point||WI||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Betsy||Kimmel||Fox Point||WI||US||$3,700||$0||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Eric||Kanter||Short Hills||NJ||US||$4,200||$0||Desert Dawgs|
|Michael||Kanef||Short Hills||NJ||US||$4,200||$0||Desert Dawgs|
|Jeffrey||Gorelick||Glendale||WI||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Mark||Goldstein||Milwaukee||WI||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Mark||Gendal||Coral Springs||FL||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF|
|Paul||Eberhardy||Cudahy||WI||US||$3,700||$50||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Brett||Cohen||Short Hills||NJ||US||$4,200||$0||Desert Dawgs|
|Sharon||Cohen||East Longmeadow||MA||US||$4,200||$0||Pedaling for Peace|
|DeWitt||Clinton||Shorewood||WI||US||$4,200||$361||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|Elyse & Marty||Buchman||Stony Brook||NY||US||$4,200||$0|
|Jonathan||Biatch||Madison||WI||US||$4,200||$0||Team JNF Wisconsin|
|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|
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!
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.
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.
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:
To make a donation by check:
- Make your check out to “JNF Environment Gift Fund”
- Put “Arava Institute Ride” and the name of the rider you are donating to in the memo line
- 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.
- Fill out the information on the Israel Ride Offline Donation Tracking Form – Australia
- After gathering cheques, mail them to: David Freeman Level 2, 533 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Vic 3000 Tel: +613 9614 8448 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.