2024 Israel Riders

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Click on a person's name to go to their homepage and make a donation
First NameLast NameCityStateCountryTargetRaisedTeam Name
Susan Westmoreland Wellesley MA US $5,000 $3,953 Ride Alum
Lisa Weiss Denver CO US $5,000 $0
Michael Weiss Denver CO US $5,000 $0
Jason Steele Denver CO US $5,000 $0 Team Colorado
Bruce Stanger Roslindale MA US $5,000 $0 Mandell JCC West Hartford
Barry Slosberg Newton Centre MA US $5,000 $1,325 Ride Alum
Melvin Simon West Hartford CT US $5,000 $105 Mandell JCC West Hartford Ride Alum
Laurie Silverman West Hartford CT US $5,000 $0 Mandell JCC West Hartford
Adam Shyevitch West Newton MA US $5,000 $0
Andy Schiller Wellesley MA US $5,000 $3,727 Ride Alum
Steven Sanderson Plymouth MN US $5,000 $0 Ride Alum
Edward Russakoff Pittsburgh PA US $5,000 $0
Howie Rodenstein Miami FL US $5,000 $0 Ride Alum
Sheri Olstein Portland ME US $5,000 $0 Ride Alum
Mindell Nitkin Evergreen CO US $5,000 $1,713
Richard Mintz Chevy Chase MD US $5,000 $0
Jeffrey Miller Framingham MA US $5,000 $4,603
Randall Miller Ashland OR US $5,000 $43 Dare to Dream Ride Alum
David Michael Stroud Glos GB $5,000 $4,444 Ride Alum
Lindsay McAlpine $5,000 $4,800
Lindsay McAlpine $5,000 $0
Morris Maslia Peachtree Corners GA US $5,000 $105 JNF-Atlanta JNF Rider
Meredith Levy Denver CO US $5,000 $0 Team Colorado
Neil Leifer Brookline MA US $5,000 $1,974 Ride Alum
Sheldon Kahn Orinda CA US $5,000 $0 Ride Alum
Brenda & David Jaffe Havre de Grace MD US $9,200 $0 Ride Alum
Lev Herrnson East Roackaway NY US $5,000 $1,055
Jon Harris-Shapiro Elkins Park PA US $5,000 $0
Jacalyn Guon Deerfield IL US $5,000 $500
David Green Monroe Township NJ US $5,000 $5,025
Steve and Shira Golden Cedarhurst NY US $20,000 $2,300 Ride Alum
Jason Glasgow Newton Centre MA US $5,000 $0
David Ginley Evergreen CO US $5,000 $8
Stacey Gendal Coral Springs FL US $5,000 $0 Mandell JCC West Hartford
Mark Gendal Coral Springs FL US $5,000 $0 Mandell JCC West Hartford
Jon Frankel Brighton MA US $5,000 $1,621 Team JCDS-Boston
Rachel Fish Waltham MA US $5,000 $0 Team JCDS-Boston
Hanoch Fields Philadelphia PA US $5,000 $2,403
Neal Epstein New York NY US $5,000 $4,848 Ride Alum
David Eisenberg Needham MA US $5,000 $0 Ride Alum
Mark Druy Arlington MA US $5,000 $0
Shira Deener Newton Centre MA US $5,000 $0 Team JCDS-Boston
Asher David Denver CO US $5,000 $0 Team Colorado
Brett Cohen New York NY US $5,000 $0 Desert Dawgs
Sharon Cohen East Longmeadow MA US $5,000 $0 Peddling for Peace Ride Alum
David Chodirker Newton Centre MA US $5,000 $1,185 Team JCDS-Boston Ride Alum
Dina Chaitowitz Windham NH US $5,000 $4,620
Elyse Buchman Port Jefferson NY US $5,000 $0
Martin Buchman Stony Brook NY US $5,000 $0
Stephen Brown Lincoln MA US $5,000 $0 Team JCDS-Boston
Sara Brown Lincoln MA US $5,000 $0
Jeremy Brochin Philadelphia PA US $5,000 $2,700 Ride Alum
Stuart Bogom Philadelphia PA US $5,000 $0 Ride Alum
Craig Berkson Framingham MA US $5,000 $4,800
Cantor David Barash Milwaukee WI US $5,000 $95 Team Wisconsin Ride Alum

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


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 $2500. Please contact info@friendsofarava.org for more information.

We strive for 50% of our fundraising to go to our beneficiary 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.

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
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation from outside the United States, please contact us at israelride@friendsofarava.org

Next Israel Ride: October 29 – November 4, 2024
The Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel, benefiting The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.