In honor of my father's 70th birthday, my brother, father and I will be undertaking a 250 mile charity bike ride in Israel this coming May.
The sponsor for the ride is Camp Ramah. Camp Ramah is a nationwide organization that runs summer camps for Jewish youth throughout the United States.
My family has had a close relation with Camp Ramah for over 40 years. My father was originally a camp director for the summer program run by United Synagogue Youth and later in life, after retiring from being a NYC teacher, took on the role of camp director for the full-time summer program in the Berkshires. I personally spent many summers at the camp as a youth and teenager growing my Jewish roots and making lifelong friends.
The proceeds from this event will be used to support programs at Ramah camps throughout the United States. The majority of funds will be used to provide scholarship support for families with special needs who need financial assistance for their children to attend and experience a nurturing and stimulating Jewish camp experience. Additional funds will be disbursed to develop a training program for staff working with these special children.
If you feel as I do that giving children life-shaping experiences is a valuable and meaningful activity, please donate to the Camp Ramah movement.
Thank you for your time, interest, and consideration.
All the best,
PS - details and additional information can be found on the ride website at ramahbikeride.org
PPS - Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!