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09.17.20

Why I Ride: Marcus Shaftel

Marcus Shaftel: WATCH NOW!

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09.15.20

Why I Ride: Andrew Fischer

Andrew Fischer Every time I participate in the Israel Ride and I see the Arava students, Israeli and Arab, working together and learning to treat…

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09.11.20

Why I Ride: Lester Blumberg

Lester Blumberg: WATCH NOW!

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08.24.20

Why I Ride: Robert Rosenbaum

Robert Rosenbaum I have been a supporter and participant of the Israel Ride since 2009. That was the year of my first of 6 rides…

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08.11.20

Why I Ride: Cantor David and Debra Gorra Barash

Cantor David and Debra Gorra Barash David learned about the Israel Ride through Jimmy Rosenbloom, a former congregant and Israel Ride alum, and Debra drove…

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10.30.18

2018 Israel Ride: Day 5

On Day 5 we headed out from the Arava Valley and made our way to the finish line in Eilat! Chaverim spent the morning with…

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10.29.18

2018 Israel Ride: Day 4

Before we headed out this morning, we took some moments to reflect on the tragic shooting that took place yesterday at Tree of Life Synagogue…

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10.28.18

2018 Israel Ride: Shabbat

Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, begins Fridays at sundown. Whether participants typically celebrate Shabbat or not, we aim to make this a particularly restful day on…

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10.26.18

2018 Israel Ride: Day 3

From the Northern Negev, we made our way to Mitzpe Ramon, a town in the heart of the Negev perched atop Makhtesh Ramon, a giant…

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2018 Israel Ride: Day 2

On the second day of riding we traveled from Ashkelon to the Northern Negev. Each group stayed overnight in a different location. Chaverim started with…

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10.25.18

2018 Israel Ride: Day 1

Our first day of riding started with launch ceremonies at the outskirts of Jerusalem before riders headed out on their way to Ashkelon! Chaverim started…

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10.24.18

2018 Israel Ride: Orientation

Bruchim HaBa’im! Welcome to the 2018 Israel Ride! Yesterday all participants met their fellow riders, learned more about the Arava Institute and Hazon, and prepared…

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