Support The Israel Ride!

Join us for the 2023 Israel Ride: October 24-30, 2023!
The Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel benefiting The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.


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Click on a person's name to go to their homepage and make a donation
First NameLast NameCityStateCountryTargetRaisedTeam Name
SusanZinderNew YorkNYUS$4,800$103
SusanWestmorelandWellesleyMAUS$4,800$0Team JNFRide AlumJNF Rider
Lisa & MichaelWeissDenverCOUS$4,800$0
RussellWassermanMilwaukeeWIUS$4,800$0Team JNF WisconsinRide AlumJNF Rider
VladUmanChicagoILUS$4,800$100Ride Alum
NoahStoffmanBloomingtonINUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
BruceStangerRoslindaleMAUS$4,800$26Mandell JCCRide Alum
CharlesSnyderNeville IslandPAUS$4,800$0
barrySlosbergnewtonMAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
MelvinSimonWest HartfordCTUS$4,800$77Mandell JCCRide Alum
DavidSchreiberArlingtonMAUS$4,800$103Ride Alum
BenjaminSchreiberKirklandWAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
AndySchillerWellesleyMAUS$4,800$847Team JNFRide AlumJNF Rider
StevenSandersonPlymouthMNUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
HowieRodensteinNeedhamMAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
DavidRendsburgNew YorkNYUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
GregoryRappChapel HillNCUS$4,800$0Team JNF Mid-AtlanticRide AlumJNF Rider
SaulPilchenArlingtonVAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
SheriOlsteinAUBURNMEUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
GeorgeMortonActonMAUS$4,800$0CBE ActonRide Alum
RandallMillerAshlandORUS$4,800$93Ride Alum
DavidMichaelStroudGlosGB$4,800$0Ride Alum
ToddMezrahTampaFLUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
CraigMargolisBethesdaMDUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
NeilLeiferBrooklineMAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
SheldonKahnOrindaCAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
Brenda & DavidJaffehavre de graceMDUS$10,000$4,155Team JNF Mid-AtlanticRide AlumJNF Rider
DavidJaffehavre de graceMDUS$10,000$0Team JNF Mid-AtlanticRide AlumJNF Rider
WILLIAMHURONIdaho SpringsCOUS$4,800$0
LarryHerringSan DiegoCAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
DavidHaasPhiladelphiaPAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
DavidGreenMonroe TownshipNJUS$4,800$0
arthurgouldalamedaCAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
NathanielGertzmanSan FranciscoCAUS$4,800$0
stevenfuchsNew YorkNYUS$4,800$0
JonFrankelBrightonMAUS$4,800$3,212Team JCDS Boston
FernFlomenhaftNew YorkNYUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
RachelFishWalthamMAUS$4,800$69Team JCDS Boston
AndrewFischerBrooklineMAUS$4,800$1,980Ride Alum
DavidEisenbergNeedhamMAUS$10,000$360Team JNFRide AlumJNF Rider
StuartDiamant-CohenBaltimoreMDUS$4,800$0Team JNF Mid-AtlanticRide AlumJNF Rider
BetsyDiamant-CohenBaltimoreMDUS$4,800$0Team JNF Mid-AtlanticRide AlumJNF Rider
ShiraDeenerNEWTON CENTREMAUS$4,800$69Team JCDS Boston
Davidde GraafAuburndaleMAUS$4,800$531Ride Alum
EllenCohenPALO ALTOCAUS$4,800$1,749Ride Alum
ElliotCohenBoca RatonFLUS$4,800$0
SharonCohenEast LongmeadowMAUS$4,800$0Team JNFRide AlumJNF Rider
DavidChodirkerNEWTON CENTREMAUS$4,800$69Team JCDS BostonRide Alum
WilliamBurnsMequonWIUS$4,800$0Team JNF WisconsinJNF Rider
StephenBrownLincolnMAUS$4,800$69Team JCDS Boston
SaraBrownLincolnMAUS$4,800$69Team JCDS Boston
StuartBogomPhiladelphiaPAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
MichaelBergerCabin JohnMDUS$4,800$0
mikebaumBryn MawrPAUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
Cantor DavidBarashMilwaukeeWIUS$4,800$153Team JNF WisconsinRide AlumJNF Rider
CaroleBalinNew York CityNYUS$4,800$0
JamieArnoldEVERGREENCOUS$4,800$0Ride Alum
DavidArfinPalo AltoCAUS$4,800$0Ride 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

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

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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 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 2023 Israel Ride: October 24-30, 2023!
The Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel benefiting The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.