On Friday, some 17,000 runners are expected to dash through Jerusalem in the city’s third international marathon. Among them will be members of Hachshara, who are raising money for some incredible charities, while running (or walking) various lengths of the track.
The marathon's course connects the different layers of Jerusalem's historical time line and gives participants the opportunity to explore the city that the eyes of the world are drawn to, with their own two feet. They'll go past key sites such as the Old City, the President’s residence and the King David Hotel.
I look forward to cheering them through the finish line, and I already feel a sense of pride in our group - not only for the efforts they are putting into the race, but knowing it is all to benefit those in need. Details of how to sponsor them are below.
Kadimah Bnei Akiva!
Click here to sponsor Talya L, raising money to send kids to camp with the Koby Mandell Foundation
Click here to sponsor Moishi, raising money for a children's theatre with the Gilat Foundation
Click here to sponsor Hannah, raising money for cancer research at University College London Hospitals
Click here to sponsor Daniella, raising money for Israel's disabled with Aleh
Click here to sponsor Ariel, raising money for services for those with special needs with Shalva
Click here to sponsor Avi, raising money for people with disabilities with Yachad
Click here to sponsor Jodie and Deborah, raising money to make lives better for children in Israel with Emunah
Click here to sponsor Talya M, also raising money for Emunah to make lives better for children in Israel
Click here to sponsor Ollie, raising money for services for those with special needs with Shalva
Ezra is raising money for Aleh and Sderot Relief - contact me for sponsorship details
... and click here to sponsor Raoul and Sarah, the co-ordinators of our Degel Leadership Course,
who are running for Team Lifeline, which sends Israeli children with cancer to Camp Simcha