2008 New York Ride Grantees

The 2008 New York Ride raised nearly $300,000, which was disbursed to 10 different organizations in the United States and in Israel.

Total Money Raised by 2008 New York Ride $298,072
20% allocated to Ride Costs $59,614
Total proceeds for Ride beneficiaries $238,458
73% of proceeds to Hazon’s projects $175,473
27% of proceeds to external Ride beneficiaries $62,985

Hazon Projects
Food Conference
to move the 2008 Food Conference to California, with over 500 participants
Tuv Ha’Aretz Community-Supported Agriculture Projectto fund the expansion of Tuv Ha’Aretz to 19 sites in 2008 $50,000
Min Ha’Aretz
to fund the expansion of our Day School curriculum
Food Curriculum
to create and print a multi-topic source book on Jews, Food, and Contemporary Life
to create Hazon’s blog on Jews, Food and Contemporary Life
Tu biShvat $5,000
Educational Materials $5,000
Leadership Development $5,000
Bike to the Beach $2,500
General Hazon Support $42,973

Major Partners
Isabella Freedman / Adamah FellowshipThe mission of Isabella Freedman is to cultivate spirsitually 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.
Teva Learning Center
The Teva Learning Center is the foremost Jewish environmental education institute. Teva educators work with Jewish Day Schools, Congregational Schools, synagogues, camps, and youth groups, touching the lives of 3,000 participants annually.
Jewish Farm School
The Jewish Farm School strives to practice and promote sustainable agriculture and to support food systems rooted in justice and Jewish traditions. Among their programs, JFS send educators to synagogues and other institutions, and runs Alternative Spring Break missions in partnership with Hillel.
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.

Smaller Grants
Kayam Farm at Pearlstone $2000
Camp Na’aleh to expand its organic vegetable and herb garden with a linked curriculum addressing environmental and food issues through progressive Jewish values $1250
Green Zionist Alliance to grow the influence of GZA in the US with a particular view towards the World Zionist Congress, 1 year away. $1250
Table to Table for Project Leket, an education program about Jewish attitudes towards charity, volunteerism and agricultural norms in Israel, culminating with hands-on rescue of agricultural produce for the benefit of needy Israelis. $1250
Uri l’Tzedek to launch Tav HaYosher, the Ethical Seal, at New York City restaurants – a free service issued to restaurants that commit to worker’s rights, Federal, State, and local laws, and Jewish law and values. $1250
Shalom Center $1000

Other Grants
Tuv Ha’Aretz Grants to fund community programming in new Tuv Ha’Aretz sites across the country $900
Making the Ride Carbon Neutral $565