Topic: Rides

2011 Hazon California Ride

Cross USA Ride Information Sessions

Learn more about the 2012 Hazon Cross USA Ride as the ride’s director, Wendy Levine, travels this October and November to speak to potential riders. View a list of the stops she’ll be making below. We ask that you RSVP if you’re planning on attending. Date Location Time Jan. 23, 2012 Stone Creek Bar and Lounge 140 E. 27th St. (b/w 3rd Ave and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 7:00 PM

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Milken HS Students

How 2011 California Ride Fundraising Dollars Are Working for Change

We’re excited to share with you how grant recipients from the 2011 California Ride and Retreat have been making progress towards fulfilling their proposals. Below is a brief reminder of who the organizations are and what they’ve been up to. 7SEEDS Project Berkeley, CA The goal of the 7Seeds Project is to relearn the practice of Shmita as a universal guiding principle & healing offering for all peoples. The 7Seeds Project is working to create a contemporary set of tools to celebrate and engage this timeless wisdom as we collectively cultivate an integrative design system that empowers local community, sustainable agriculture & financial equality. (more…)

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2011 Hazon California Ride

Hazon California Ride Reunion & 2012 Launch Party

Sunday, September 18th WHO: Hazon Ride Alumni, Friends & Family WHAT: An opportunity to celebrate and build the Hazon community. We will gather to reminisce, reconnect and welcome new people! Urban Adamah farm fellows will serve up some farm fresh cob-oven pizza, followed by incredible video footage from last year’s Ride & exciting details about the 2012 California Ride. WHEN: Sunday, September 18th WHERE: Urban Adamah Farm, 1050 Parker St. Berkeley, CA 94710 SCHEDULE: 2-6 pm – Work party at Urban Adamah 4-6 pm – Hazon Fun Ride – Enjoy a carefree bike ride along the Bay Trail, starting and finishing at Urban Adamah 6-8 pm – Farm Tour, Reunion and Launch of 2012 the California Ride at Urban Adamah

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2010 Hazon NY Environmental Bike Ride

Teen Outdoor Adventure Series

Announcing the Hazon Colorado Teen Biking Program Calling all High-Schoolers! Join us on one-day, 30 mile bike trips around Denver and Boulder from late August to November. Find out what Judaism has to say about the environment, enjoy a great challenge, and have fun with your friends! Our experienced cycling counselors will lead you on your journey through beautiful, sunny Colorado while pushing you both physically and mentally. Best of all… it’s FREE! Sign up for one ride, or many. Bring your friends and we’ll see you on the road! Find out more and sign up today! The Colorado Teen Bike Ride series is funded by a grant from Rose Youth Foundation, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.

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Rider Spotlight: Maddy Yasner and Yossi Hoffman

When someone comes on a Hazon ride for the first time, it usually turns out that it’s just the first of many rides they will join us for, and often returning with friends and family.  Maddy Yasner and Yossi Hoffman are a perfect example of how this happens.  Maddy’s family loves Hazon – her father, Michael Yasner, did the Hazon Arava Institute Israel Ride in 2008, and her mother, Val,  is Co-Chair of the Hazon CSA is South Jersey.  In 2010, Maddy, her sister, and both their parents decided to do the New York Ride together.  As part of their training over the summer, they rode Bike to the Beach, and convinced Yossi Hoffman, Maddy’s boyfriend, to come along.  Yossi hadn’t been on a bike in quite some time, and even though they did the shortest 15 mile route, he found it to be difficult and challenging.  After Bike to the Beach, he began to train with Maddy almost every weekend (renting a bike each time) and found that riding quickly got easier, and a lot more fun.  After Maddy experienced her first New York Ride, which she found to be very rewarding, she and Yossi were both set on training […]

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Courtesy of Naftali Ejdelman

Grantee Spotlight: Yiddish Farm

One of the grant recipients of this year’s New York Ride and Retreat is Yiddish Farm, a program started this year with the goal of creating a pluralistic Yiddish-speaking community through farm-based programs.  Yiddish Farm ran its pilot program this summer, with about 10 people who made up a Yiddish-speaking agricultural community on Kayam Farm, a sustainable farm in Maryland.  In 2012, Yiddish Farm will move to a farm they have rented in Goshen, NY, which is not far from New York City, where they hope to eventually keep their community running year-round.  Earlier this summer, The Jew and the Carrot interviewed Naftali Eidelman, who started Yiddish Farm along with Yisroel Bass.  Here are some pieces of the interview that really give a sense of what Yiddish Farm is all about: (more…)

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The Jacoby Rosenfields at the end of last year's New York Ride

Rider Spotlight: The Jacoby Rosenfield Family

The Jacoby Rosenfield family first came on the New York Ride and Retreat three years ago, when Paul was looking for a way to get more involved with exercise, and biking seemed like a good option.  Rachel is very involved in the Jewish environmental community, and works as the director of the Jewish Greening Fellowship at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.  The New York Ride seemed like the perfect way to bring together the family’s passion for the environment and Paul’s desire to get back into biking.  Paul rode that first ride on an old bike (that he had had since high school!) and loved every second of it.  Rachel and their kids, Maayan, 11, and Yonah, 8, attended as part of the Ruach (Spirit) Crew, and Rachel and Paul were both amazed at the community and environment the ride created (dynamic and pluralistic, in Rachel’s words), and how much their family enjoyed being a part of that community. After the family’s first ride, Paul bought a new bike, and they have attended the ride every year since.  Last year, Paul completed the century ride for the first time, a huge accomplishment!  The whole family has made friends that they […]

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