2020 Host Committee

The Israel Ride team is excited to announce that we are forming a Host Committee for the 2020 Israel Ride.

As a select member of the 2020 Host Committee, you will provide vital support to the professional staff of the Israel Ride, support the environmental leadership and peacebuilding work of the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies and Hazon, and (we hope!) have some fun along the way. Your participation in the Host Committee helps assure that the 2020 Israel Ride is another great event.

Learn more about the committee and how to participate by joining our first Host Committee meeting to meet other prospective members, hear from Chair/Vice-Chair of the Israel Ride, and begin to lay out plans that will make the 2020 Israel Ride an incredible success!

First, we ask that members of the committee commit to and permit the following:

  • Participation in the 2020 Israel Ride (October 27 – November 3, 2020, from Jerusalem to Eilat);
  • Being listed as a member of the 2020 Israel Ride Host Committee in print and digital 2020 IR material;
  • Register early for the 2020 Israel Ride (early registration is 11/5/19, at a discounted price of $500)

In addition, members are encouraged to do the following:

  • Assist in organizing or leading at least one Israel Ride event in your community;
  • Participate in one or more Israel Ride ambassador video conferences, providing an opportunity for you to learn more details about the Israel Ride and the work that it supports.

Benefits of being on the Host Committee

  • Early registration incentive Israel Ride item, customized for the Host Committee (the early registration incentive Israel Ride item is for 2020 Israel Ride participants who register before December 31, 2019);
  • Recognition on the Israel Ride website and selected promotional materials;
  • Recognition as an Israel Ride community leader and Host Committee member during the 2020 Israel Ride; and,
  • Exclusive pre-ride briefings from the leadership of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon


  • Members of the Israel Ride Community who are unable to join us in 2020 but are still interested and committed to helping with ongoing Israel Ride recruitment and engagement are able to serve as Israel Ride ambassadors.

Interested in joining or learning more? Please contact us at info@israelride.org.


2020 Host Committee (in formation):

David Arfin, CA
David Barash and Debra Gorra Barash, WI
Moe Blaustein, MA
Sharon Cohen, MA
Mark Druy, MA
Sharon Eckstein, PA
David Eisenberg, MA
Neal Epstein,  NY
Joe and Deborah Eppstein, IL
Allan Friedman, NY
Mark Gendal, FL
Steve and Shira Golden, NY
Amy Goldman, NY
Robin Goldstein, NY
David Jaffe and Brenda Gordon Jaffe, MD
Lou and Tracy Kaletsky, NH
Rachel Kalikow, MA
Morris Maslia, GA
Randall Miller, OR
Jennifer Naylor and Terry Sexton, MD
Miriam Newman and Michael Pinnolis, MA
Jack Platt, PA
Greg Rapp, NC
Howie Rodenstein, MA
Steve Sanderson, MN
Andy Schiller, MA
Bruce Stanger, CT


Israel Ride Ambassadors

Debbie and Howard Callif, WI
Lev Hernson, NY
Mel Simon, CT