10th Annual Hazon NY Bike Ride

It's that time of year when I set off on the annual Hazon NY Jewish Environmental Bike Ride, and if you have not already considered making a donation to me or any other rider, please consider doing so now. This will be my fifth year participating (and the 10th such ride), and I continue to be proud to be associated with Hazon’s work.

Hazon is the leading environmental group in the US Jewish community, working in areas of education, action and advocacy to make environmental concerns important in our community, and to make the Jewish voice important to the environmental movement. Hazon’s programming is multi-generational, and open to people of all faiths and every stream of Judaism.

To give you some examples of Hazon’s work, we sponsor the leading conferences for the new Jewish Food movement and we have developed educational tools around the intersection of modern food issues and Jewish tradition. A portion of the money raised will help small-scale environmental projects in the Jewish communities, such as green roofs at synagogues, gardens at day schools, and other local initiatives. A key part of Hazon’s mission is to support the growing environmental movement in Israel. Money raised from the New York Ride will also help support Hazon's partners in Israel including the premier environmental leadership program, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Since its inception the Hazon NY Ride has supported a wide range of other environmental projects in Israel including Table to Table for Project Leket, Kibbutz Lotan for the Green Apprentice program in practical ecology, Society for the Protection of Nature for a community garden in Jerusalem, the Israel Bike Association to promote safe cycling in Israel and many others. Read about all this and more on the Hazon website www.hazon.org.

Like many other small non-profits, Hazon continues to face fundraising challenges this year, and I am hoping to meet or beat my own fundraising from last year. In previous years I have ridden with my daughter Hannah who has also raised money. This year she is joining as a non-fundraising crew member, and so I am hoping to make up for her fundraising as well!
Please click here to make a donation. http://hazon.kintera.org/2010nyride/rdale
Many, many thanks in advance.