2007 New York Ride Grantees

The 2007 New York Ride raised nearly $350,000, which was disbursed to nearly 30 different organizations in the United States and in Israel.

Total Money Raised by 2007 New York Ride $349,150
20% allocated to Ride Costs $69,830
Total proceeds for Ride beneficiaries $279,320
~70% of proceeds to Hazon’s projects $195,524
~30% of proceeds to external Ride beneficiaries $83,796

Hazon Projects
Tuv Ha’Aretz
To fund the expansion of the Community Supported Agriculture program to 18 sites across the country
Hazon Food Conference $36,000
Research and Development for new projects $18,000
Education and Outreach $15,000
Min Ha’Aretz
Hazon’s Family Education Program
The Jew & The Carrot
Hazon’s award-winning blog on Jews, Food, and Contemporary Life
Leadership Development $8,500
Food for Thought
For publishing Hazon’s food curriculum
New York Ride Leadership Retreat $3,000
Bike to the Beach $1,800
General Hazon Support $34,224

Major Partners
Isabella Freedman / Adamah Fellowship
The mission of Isabella Freedman is to cultivate spiritually vibrant, socially progressive and environmentally conscious Jewish community. ADAMAH, a 3 or 6 month farming and Jewish learning fellowship program for 20somethings, is the spark that makes this happens.
Arava Institute
The Arava Institute is the premier environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges and to create a sustainable future for the region’s human and natural resources.

Tuv Ha’Aretz Grants
to fund community programming in the CSA sites across the country
B’nai Tzedek awards $3,613
Teva Learning Center $5,000

Mini Grants Awarded
Adventure Rabbi New York
To Launch Adventure Rabbi New York and provide monthly outdoor Jewish experiences in New York City
American Jewish World Service
To provide sustainable agriculture in Africa as part of the AJWS missions.
Am Kolel
To expand the Gene Lipman Acre Plus garden, allowing for more CSA subscribers, and increased youth education
Bnai Jeshurun
To install a solar-powered Ner Tamid in the synagogue sanctuary, as a symbol of the synagogue’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Camp Naaleh
To initiate an organic vegetable garden at the new Camp Naaleh facility.
Canfei Nesharim
To organize a Shabbaton and in the Jewish community in Englewood, NJ focusing on the connection between Torah and the environment.
To support a student film competition that will encourage young Israeli filmmakers to address environmental issues.
Ginat Amalia
To add landscape features which will increase the educational impact of Ginat Amalia and increase the months of activity at the community garden.
Green Zionist Alliance
To develop education materials on Israel’s environment for distribution to communities nation-wide.
Jewish Farm School
To develop a core-curriculum and to fund a leadership training retreat aimed to increasing the number of educators available for farm-based programming.
Kibbutz Lotan
To enable Israeli participation in The Center for Creative Ecology’s Green Apprenticeship program, a training program for environmental activists.
Mei Yisrael Mikveh
To initiate a design phase with a green architecture firm to create an eco-friendly community Mikveh.
Pearlstone / Kayam Farm
To further establish the Kayam Summer Fellowship for farmer-educators who work the farm while teaching at nearby camps and Jewish institutions.
Shalom Center
To fund “Elijah’s Covenant between the Generations,” aimed at reaching families with bnai mitzvah events.
To upgrade the living quarters of the farm apprentices to ensure a healthy community-building environment and increased education potential.
To fund The Hansen Hospital Garden, working to conserve a historical site through organic gardens.
Table to Table
To expand Project Leket to establish a gleaning unit in northern Israel.  The program hopes to involve 55,000 volunteers to glean 1,900 tons of produce.
Temple Emanu El
To purchase and install a bike rack at the synagogue in order to encourage biking to Temple.
Ya’aleh v’Yavo
To fund a series of work / study and fun days during the month before Passover during the maple sugar harvest.
Yedidei HaSviva – Sviva Israel
To fund the Adopt a Neighborhood project in which Jerusalem’s families take responsibility for the cleanliness of their streets and public spaces.

Other Grants
Jewish Farm School $1,000
Tiferet Israel (DC) to help sell pasture raised kosher meat by the CSA $2,000
Making the Ride Carbon Neutral $565