This coming Labor Day weekend I’m planning to ride in Hazon’s New York Ride – as I have for sixteen of the last seventeen years—and I need your help.
Ah, yes, you say—I’ve heard that before.
But this year is different.
This year Hazon is honoring me at the Ride, and together we’re trying to raise a record amount for the critical work of the organization. I am committed to raising more than $50,000 and targeting it to scholarships for young people to participate in Hazon’s environmental and farming programs and to helping organizations earn a Seal of Sustainability for taking their environmental responsibilities seriously. I really need your help.
As you know, the challenges of limiting climate change and of building just and sustainable food systems are enormous. But Hazon, from its earliest days, has not been deterred. Its staff and volunteers and participants have plugged away, day after day, year after year, to touch people’s lives individually, to support institutional change and, ultimately, to shift the axis of what it means to be Jewish, so that to be Jewish one must work at creating a more sustainable world for all.
You’ve probably heard me share the line from Rabbi Heschel that I believe should challenge us all – in a free society, some are guilty but all are responsible. If you share with me this sense that we really are all responsible, then I hope that you will consider making a one-off special gift to Hazon to sponsor me in this year’s Ride.
Thank you for your support...it means the world planet to me,