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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

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First NameLast NameCityStateCountryTargetRaisedTeam Name
Yona Zucker Rehoboth Beach DE US $4,200 $0
Eric Zall Mequon WI US $3,700 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Diane Zall Mequon WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Sara Wolfson Omaha NE US $4,200 $103
Ira Wise Fairfield CT US $4,200 $523
Marcy Winkler New York NY US $3,700 $0 Team Dave
Eric Whitten Wynnewood PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Andy White Watertown MA US $4,200 $103
Peter Wexler Palo Alto CA US $4,200 $1,854 Ride Alum
Susan Westmoreland Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Michael Weissmann Newton Center MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Elliott Weinstein York PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Russell Wasserman Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $50 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Howard Treatman Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Team Treatman Ride Alum
David Treatman Philadelphia PA US $3,100 $0
David Touger Millburn NJ US $4,200 $972 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Avrum Tilman New York NY US $4,200 $566
Carole Swaney Rehoboth Beach DE US $4,200 $0
Audrey Strout San Carlos CA US $5,000 $309
Pamela Strauss Oak Park IL US $4,200 $0 Chicago seven
Mark Stone Oakton VA US $4,200 $0
Carol Stone Oakton VA US $3,700 $0
Noah Stoffman Bloomington IN US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Bruce Stanger West Hartford CT US $4,200 $103 Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Steven Spitz Cambridge MA US $4,200 $4,200 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
Julie Somers Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0
Michael Sobel Feasterville Trevose PA US $4,200 $3,212
Barry Slosberg Newton MA US $4,200 $1,985
Mark Sindler Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $1,186
Ken Simon West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Melvin Simon West Hartford CT US $4,200 $52 Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Laurie Silverman West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Adam Shyevitch West Newton MA US $4,200 $0
Mindy Shapiro Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Mitchell Shack La Jolla CA US $4,200 $0 Team TVT
Mark Segal Lexington KY US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Peter Seckel Yardley PA US $25,000 $13,201
Mindy Seckel Yardley PA US $3,700 $0
Jeffrey Schindler Brooklyn NY US $4,200 $555 Ride Alum
Andy Schiller Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Steve Schermerhorn Stockton CA US $4,200 $1,399 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Craig Scheff Orangeburg NY US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs
Karen Schapiro Fox Point WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin Ride AlumJNF Rider
Bruce Saran Chadds Ford PA US $4,200 $6,116 Ride Alum
Steven Sanderson Plymouth MN US $7,200 $5,103 Ride Alum
Alan Salzberg Brooklyn NY US $4,200 $1,250 Ride Alum
Edward Russakoff Pittsburgh PA US $4,200 $0
Kenneth Rowe Darnestown MD US $5,000 $944
James Rosenbloom Kansas City MO US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ralph Rosenberg Avon CT US $4,200 $0 Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Robert Rosenbaum Marietta GA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Atlanta Ride AlumJNF Rider
William Rosenbaum Del Mar CA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Howie Rodenstein Needham MA US $4,200 $2,000 Ride Alum
Daniel Richter Short Hills NJ US $5,000 $185 Desert Dawgs
Ethan Richter Short Hills NJ US $3,100 $0 Desert Dawgs
Jesse Richter Short Hills NJ US $3,100 $0 Desert Dawgs
Simon Richter Short Hills NJ US $3,100 $1,566 Desert Dawgs
Gary Rendsburg Highland Park NJ US $4,200 $2,104 Ride Alum
Melissa Rendsburg Highland Park NJ US $3,700 $513
Paula Reckess Poughkeepsie NY US $4,200 $185 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Miriam Raviv Austin TX US $4,200 $6,603 Ride Alum
Eyal Raviv Tel Aviv Israel IL $3,100 $4,000 Austin Achim Ride Alum
Gregory Rapp Chapel Hill NC US $4,200 $0 The Tarheels Ride Alum
Mason Rapaport Longmeadow MA US $4,200 $4,200 Ride Alum
Daniel Ramer West Orange NJ US $4,200 $2,192 Desert Dawgs
Kevin Rakin Westport CT US $4,200 $0 Team Westport
Renata Price Rehoboth Beach DE US $7,500 $500 Rehoboth Beach Team
Mark Press Henrico VA US $4,200 $4,200 Ride Alum
James Potechin Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs
Robert Port Dunwoody GA US $4,200 $3,201 Team JNF Atlanta Ride AlumJNF Rider
Miriam Newman & Michael Pinnolis Newton Center MA US $10,000 $4,000 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Adam Peck longmeadow MA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Eric Pasternack Mendota Heights MN US $4,200 $0
Dee Pack Prairie Village KS US $4,200 $0
Joyce Pack Prairie Village KS US $3,700 $0
Martin Oppenheimer Newton MA US $4,200 $0 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Sheri Olstein Auburn ME US $4,200 $4,326 Ride Alum
Charles O'Bryan Milford NY US $4,200 $4,696 Ride Alum
Bruce Novick Millburn NJ US $4,200 $2,350 Desert Dawgs
Joan Netsky Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Marcy Needle Morristown NJ US $4,200 $1,895 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Steven Moss Holbook NY US $4,200 $6,366
George Morton Acton MA US $4,200 $0 CBE Acton Ride Alum
Maxine Mirowitz Saint Louis MO US $4,200 $670 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Jacob Mirowitz Clayton MO US $3,100 $185 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Randall Miller Ashland OR US $4,200 $180 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 $480 Dare to Dream Team 2022 Ride Alum
Daniel Miller Tacoma WA US $4,200 $3,204 Dare to Dream Team 2022 Ride Alum
Danni Michaeli New York NY US $4,200 $0 Team Dave Ride Alum
Todd Mezrah Tampa FL US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ronald Meyers Mequon WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Deborah McGregor Bayside WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Morris Maslia Peachtree Corners GA US $4,200 $4,386 Team JNF Atlanta Ride AlumJNF Rider
Steven Marx Havertown PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Jennifer Markowitz Manhattan NY US $4,200 $4,315
Alon Markowitz Manhattan NY US $3,700 $0
Craig Margolis Bethesda MD US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Roger Machlis Westport CT US $4,200 $3,397
David Litvack New York NY US $3,700 $0 Team Dave
Deborah Liner Millburn NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Cyril Light Encinitas CA US $4,200 $4,266
Matthew Liebman Acton MA US $4,200 $971 CBE Acton Ride Alum
David Levy Lewes DE US $4,200 $0 Rehoboth Beach Team
Neil Leifer Brookline MA US $4,200 $26 Ride Alum
Barbara Lamont Cambridge MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Bradley Lambert Austin TX US $4,200 $0 Austin Achim
Michael Krigel Palo Alto CA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Amy Krauss Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0
Roger Krakoff Boston MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Julie Kozhukhin Acton MA US $4,200 $0 CBE Acton Ride Alum
Suzan Konell Redondo Beach CA US $4,200 $2,060
Max Klein Lincoln MA US $4,200 $10 Minutemenchen Ride Alum
Besty & Alan Kimmel Fox Point WI US $7,900 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Jeanne Kidd Knoxville TN US $4,200 $1,624
Daniel Kayne Columbus OH US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Mark Katz Brooklyn NY US $4,200 $808 Desert Dawgs
Eric Kanter Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $6,705 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Melissa Kanter Short Hills NJ US $1 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Daniel Kanner New York NY US $4,200 $557 Ride Alum
Michael Kanef Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $508 Desert Dawgs
Gail Kanef Short Hills NJ US $1 $0 Desert Dawgs
Lou Kaletsky Swanzey NH US $3,700 $353 Team Granite State
Tracy Kaletsky Swanzey NH US $3,700 $0 Team Granite State
Sheldon Kahn Orinda CA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ruti Kadish Silver Spring MD US $4,200 $4,402
Mark Joffe Wynnewood PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ruth Joffe Wynnewood PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Brenda & David Jaffe Havre de Grace MD US $4,200 $26 Sh'nayim On Bikes Ride Alum
Joseph Hughes Chapel Hill NC US $3,700 $1,872 The Tarheels
Lev Herrnson East Rockaway NY US $10,000 $8,584 Ride Alum
Talya Herring Tel Aviv Israel IL $3,100 $0
Larry Herring San Diego CA US $3,700 $0 Ride Alum
Jon Harris-Shapiro Elkins Park PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Ilan Hafri Jenkintown PA US $4,200 $1,783
Edward Gross Rehoboth Beach DE US $5,000 $0 Rehoboth Beach Team
Daniel Gross Westport CT US $4,200 $0 Team Westport
Carole Greenfield Groton MA US $4,200 $0 Team AdventuRides
Wayne Greene San Jose CA US $4,200 $4,264
David Green Monroe Township NJ US $4,200 $966
Edna Granot North Caulfield Vic AU $4,200 $288 Ride Alum
Debra Gorra Barash Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $0 Team JNF Wisconsin Ride AlumJNF Rider
Jeffrey Gorelick Glendale WI US $4,200 $50 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Neal Gordon Brookline MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Daniel Goodman New Hartford NY US $4,200 $1,280 Ride Alum
Mark Goldstein Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $2,398 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Adam Goldstein Chapel Hill NC US $4,200 $0 The Tarheels Ride Alum
Robin Goldstein NewYork NY US $4,200 $1,155
Amy Goldman Larchmont NY US $4,200 $1,009 Ride Alum
Steve & Shira Golden Cedarhurst NY US $4,200 $11,714 Sh'nayim On Bikes Ride Alum
Jason Glasgow Newton Center MA US $4,200 $3,971 Ofanei Newton Ride Alum
Judith Gertler Wellesley MA US $4,200 $0 Team JNF JNF Rider
Marvin Gersho Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Leslie Gersho Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs
Mark Gendal Coral Springs FL US $4,200 $1,832 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Allan Friedman New Rochelle NY US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Andrea Fribush Lexington MA US $3,700 $3,780
Jan Fratto Peachtree City GA US $3,700 $0
Linda Forst Chicago IL US $4,200 $0 Chicago seven
Fern Flomenhaft New York NY US $4,200 $4,219
Andrew Fischer Brookline MA US $4,200 $670 Ride Alum
Mitchell Feldman Lexington MA US $4,200 $4,130 Ride Alum
Elyse Feldman Stony Brook NY US $8,000 $0 Ride Alum
Donald Feldman Lancaster PA US $4,200 $1,695
Warren Farb Bethesda MD US $10,000 $8,658 Ride Alum
Neal Epstein New York NY US $4,200 $2,258 Ride Alum
Joe Eppstein Evanston IL US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Deborah Eppstein Evanston IL US $3,700 $0 Ride Alum
Stanley Ellenberg Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $4,200 Ride Alum
Edward Elkin Toronto ON CA $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
David Eisenberg Needham MA US $12,000 $866 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
David Ehrlich Springfield NJ US $4,200 $443 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Lisa Ehrlich Springfield NJ US $1 $0 Desert Dawgs
Robert Efron West Hartford CT US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Sharon Eckstein Ardmore PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Paul Eberhardy Cudahy WI US $3,700 $1,594 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Ariel Dybner Maplewood NJ US $5,000 $541 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Keith Dunoff Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Gary Dubin Pittsburgh PA US $10,000 $9,450
Steven Drysdale Hillsborough NC US $7,200 $5,258 The Tarheels Ride Alum
Mark Druy Arlington MA US $4,200 $0 Minutemenchen Ride Alum
Peter Dratch Fort Collins CO US $5,400 $714 Yachmor Ride Alum
Robert Deutsch Asheville NC US $4,200 $26 Ride Alum
Andy Deutsch Atlanta GA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
David de Graaf Auburndale MA US $4,200 $1,226 Ofanei Newton
Mardelle Davis Newport Beach CA US $3,700 $0 Team TVT
Jeffrey Davis Newport Beach CA US $4,200 $0 Team TVT
Asher David Denver CO US $4,200 $366
Jay Cramer Benbrook TX US $4,200 $1,291
Micole Cohen Richter Short Hills NJ US $3,700 $185 Desert Dawgs
Brett Cohen New York NY US $4,200 $118 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
Sharon Cohen East Longmeadow MA US $4,200 $258 JNF Pedaling for Peace Ride AlumJNF Rider
Ellen Cohen Palo Alto CA US $4,200 $990
Heidi Cohen New York NY US $1 $0 Desert Dawgs
Elizabeth Cohen Short Hills NJ US $4,200 $500 Desert Dawgs
Gerald Cohen Short Hills NJ US $3,700 $0 Desert Dawgs
DeWitt Clinton Shorewood WI US $4,200 $4,357 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Ben Chigier Manchester MA US $4,200 $515
Shelly Chigier Manchester MA US $3,700 $0
Paul Chelminski Carrboro NC US $3,700 $3,219 The Tarheels
Judi Burten Waban MA US $4,200 $180 Team JNF Ride AlumJNF Rider
Martin Buchman Stony Brook NY US $3,700 $768 Ride Alum
Ken Brownstein Wynnewood PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Hillel Bromberg Newton MA US $4,200 $180 Ofanei Newton
Chaya Bromberg Newton MA US $4,200 $0 Ofanei Newton
Karen Brenner Austin TX US $4,200 $3,600 Austin Achim
David Brenner Austin TX US $4,200 $4,223 Austin Achim Ride Alum
Jeffrey Brener Sudbury MA US $4,200 $3,600
Susan Boyce Surfside Beach SC US $4,200 $0
Stuart Bogom Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Lester Blumberg Lexington MA US $4,200 $7,488 Minutemenchen Ride Alum
Maurice Blaustein Wellesley Hills MA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Sophia Blachman-Biatch Berkeley CA US $3,100 $2,844 Forces of Nature
Isadora Blachman-Biatch Berkeley CA US $3,100 $2,826 Forces of Nature Ride Alum
Shosh Blachman Berkeley CA US $4,200 $5,442 Forces of Nature Ride Alum
Jonathan Biatch Madison WI US $4,200 $2,959 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Joel Biatch Berkeley CA US $4,700 $3,925 Forces of Nature Ride Alum
Dave Berson Elkins Park PA US $4,200 $4,200
Julie Benioff Ashland OR US $3,700 $0 Dare to Dream Team 2022
Robert Baum Fort Collins CO US $4,200 $37 Yachmor Ride Alum
Jonathan Barash San Francisco CA US $4,200 $1,000 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Josh Barash Philadelphia PA US $4,200 $1,000 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Daniel Barash Berkeley CA US $4,200 $1,000 Team JNF Wisconsin JNF Rider
Cantor David Barash Milwaukee WI US $4,200 $2,480 Team JNF Wisconsin Ride AlumJNF Rider
Joel Baker Worcester MA US $4,200 $0 Desert Dawgs Ride Alum
David Baker Westport CT US $4,200 $0 Team Westport
Alan Bacharach Portland OR US $4,200 $37 Yachmor Ride Alum
Jonathan Arogeti Atlanta GA US $3,100 $2,470 Team JNF Atlanta JNF Rider
David Arfin Palo Alto CA US $4,200 $0 Ride Alum
Laurence Abrams Valley Stream NY US $4,200 $3,190 Ride Alum
Totals$1,008,304$294,139 

 

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!

$4,000+

David Berson
Sharon Cohen
Neal Epstein
Andrew Fischer
Jason Glasgow
Mindy Goldenberg
Jacalyn Guon
George Morton
Miriam Newman
Steve Sanderson
Steve Schermerhorn
Steven Spitz
Stuart Stakoff
Lynne Tapper

 

$100+

David Arfin
Jeffrey Axelrod
David Baker
Cantor David Barash
Caren Bianco
Michael Bianco
Lester Blumberg
Stuart Bogom
Shelly Chigier
Ben Chigier
David de Graaf
Mark Druy
Steven Drysdale
David Eisenberg
Joe Eppstein
Michele Glicken
Jeffrey Greenberg
Bonnie Houghton
David Jaffe
Brenda Jaffe
Max Klein
Bradley Lambert
Alicia Leamy
Gail LeBow
Matthew Liebman
Jennifer Markowitz
Alon Markowitz
Randall Miller
Daniel Miller
Steven Moss
Susan Nelson
Eric Pasternack
Leslie Petersil
Michael Pinnolis
Kevin Rakin
Mason Rapaport
Gregory Rapp
Paula Reckess
Paula Reckess
Jimmy Rosenbloom
Bruce Saran
Andrew Schiller
Marcus Shaftel
Leo Shaftel
Tanya Shipkowitz
Adam Shyevitch
Laurie Silverman
Richard Slutzky
Benjamin Snyder
Donald Thomas
Stuart Wallock

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.

If your donation is less than $250, your Payment Acknowledgment is your receipt for tax purposes.
For any single donation greater than $250, Friends of the Arava Institute will issue acknowledgments after December 31.

Contact info@friendsofarava.org with questions regarding donations.

Self-Funding Riders
Self-funders will be issued a tax receipt after December 31 stating the amount personally donated and the value of goods and services that are not deductible. For the 2022 ride, the value of goods and services received by riders will be $2100. Please contact info@friendsofarava.org for more information.

We strive for 50% of our fundraising to go to our beneficiaries while the remaining 50% of our fundraising and 100% of our registration fees goes to cover our Ride costs.

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

To donate by donor-advised fund / charitable fund to someone’s ride (not to your own)
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, and be sure to designate it to “[Rider’s Name] Israel Ride.”

Riders wishing to donate to their own ride from their donor-advised fund/ charitable fund
Please contact us at info@friendsofarava.org prior to initiating a payment through your donor-advised fund.
DAF rules forbid riders from supporting events from which they gain benefit.

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 info@friendsofarava.org.

To donate from outside the US
Please view the International Donors tab above.

To donate to Team JNF
Please view the Team JNF Donations tab above.

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.

JNF USA - Logo

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.