Topic: Israel Ride

cycle Fest

JCC of Northern Virginia 4th Annual Cycle Fest

May 19, 2013, 8 AM – 12 PM Fairfax Corner 8900 Little Rive Tpke Fairfax, VA 22031 Map Benefitting Wounded Warriors Project and Hazon Riders should be experienced; suggested minimum age is 12. In case of inclement weather (wet roads), rides will be cancelled. For safety, all riders must wear biking helmets. Beginner/Intermediate – 30 miles Intermediate/Advanced – 50 miles Advanced – 65 miles Registration fee includes: Cycle Fest t-shirt Rest stop with tasty treats SAG vehicle support Mechanical support Light food at the end of the ride Free giveaways Fee: $50/ $45 JCCNV member Before May 5: $45/ $40 JCCNV member With special thanks to The Bike Lane, Earl and Jeff Klioze DDS, and Grant Thornton. Contact: Paula Cole  |   703-537-3049  |  PaulaC@jccnv.org

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Power of Bro: Second Screening

Power of Bro Encore Screening March 14th, 7:00 PM Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY If you weren’t able to attend the first sold-out screening, come see the second showing of this incredibly moving and inspirational film about how the Israel Ride changed two brothers’ lives.  The stars, Eyal and Ronen, and the director, Ofer, will be there to share their personal experiences. 

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An Exception to the Rule

by Shae Selix This piece originally appeared on the Arava Institue website.  Through my Masa scholarship, I have had the privilege to work for the past three and a half months at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Kibbutz Ketura. Like many Masa students, I have been able to see the beauty of Israel, from the acacia trees in the Negev, to the mystical waters in the Dead Sea, to the Jerusalem stone in the capital. I feel that my experience may be particularly unique because at the Arava Institute I have had the opportunity to experience how Jews and Arabs have the potential to not only live peacefully together in Israel, but also become great friends. Of course, due to the timing of my stay, I have also seen that this is not always the case. Only weeks ago, the State of Israel was in armed conflict with Gaza. At the Institute, we all had to watch together as Israel was again in the spotlight of the world stage, and hopes of peace in the Middle East seemed even further set back. For many new residents of Israel, this surely represented a first opportunity to witness the tragedy of […]

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Bike Ride around the Jersey Shore with Friends of the Arava Institute

Sunday, July 8th, 8:30 AM Ventnor, NJ  Join The Friends of the Arava Institute for a Bike Ride starting in Ventnor, NJ. You are invited to join us for the ride. David Lehrer, Executive Director of the Arava Institute, the premier environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, will join us for the ride and will provide an update on the activities and accomplishments at the Institute. (more…)

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Sustainability in the Land of Israel

Jewcology is a diverse platform for Jewish environmental activists to learn from each other in order to educate Jewish communities about our responsibility to protect the environment. Hazon is excited to share these resources with you! We work to create a healthier and more sustainable Israel through our Israel Ride, our Sustainable Food Tour, and Siach (conversation). Learn more about sustainability in the land of Israel using this resource from Jewcology: By Rabbi Yonatan Neril Abraham and Sarah came to Israel over 3700 years ago.  Since then, significant populations of Jews have spent over 1600 years living in the Land of Israel.  For much of this time, Jews have been involved in growing crops, tending fruit trees, and shepherding animals, activities critical to providing food to sustain those living in Israel. Yet they also presented challenges to environmental sustainability in the Land. How did Jews manage to live in the Land for so long? While the Torah teaches that Divine Providence (in response to the people following the commandments) played the fundamental role, the Oral Tradition as redacted in the Mishna also provides insights. (more…)

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israel in the gardens

Photos from Israel in the Gardens

Hazon was honored to be a part of this year’s Israel in the Gardens this past Sunday, June 10th at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. We were so happy to be joined by so many Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride alumni sporting their jerseys! Israel in the Gardens is the largest celebration of Israel in Northern California. Learn more about Hazon’s connection to the land of Israel

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