I am pleased to announce that I am riding in the 2018 Israel Ride.
In just a few short weeks Ted and I will be joining more than 220 cyclists riding from Jerusalem to Eilat on our 3rd Israel Ride. We are riding with the Pioneer Valley Pedalers: Judith Souweine, Susan Zarchin, Sallie Deans Lake and Kevin Lake and cousin Andrea Roisman. What keeps us coming back is the knowledge that we are supporting the work of two great organizations, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. Of particular appeal is the peace-making potential of bringing Israel Jews and Arabs, Jordanians and Palestinians together to study at the Arava Institute, working side-by-side to solve shared environmental challenges. We get to know many of the students and alumni as they serve as our awesome crew throughout the week. And on Shabbat we have a chance to engage in powerful, often emotional dialogue, helping us gain a better understanding of the students' complex personal experiences in the Middle East.
We are hoping to raise $5000 towards this cause, and your contribution is greatly appreciated. Please note that all donations will be shared amongst PVP's to help all teammates reach their fundraising goals. B'shalom, Robin & Ted
PS I will be celebrating my 60th Birthday during this trip!
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