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Yitzy Friedman Bike4Chai Campaign 2013

Yitzy Friedman Bike4Chai Campaign 2013      @ New York Jewish Guide.com
Steve Yitzy Friedman of Chai Lifeline’s ‘Bike4chai’ is featured in this weeks ‘New York Jewish Guide’ on newyorkjewishguide.com.
Please Click the link below:

I am currently short of my goal of collecting $5,000 to sponsor 4 children suffering from cancer for Camp Simcha this summer. To help raise the necessary funds, on I plan to bike 175 miles to the extraordinary  Camp Simcha – a trek stretching from the Jersey Shore to Glen Spey, NY. In order to donate towards this amazing cause you can click on the link below donate. It should be a segula for great things for you and your entire family.  

Thank you in advance for exercising your giving power. Please note that all donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Looking forward to crossing the finish line together!
Best regards,

Steve Yitzy Friedman   

Bike4chai 70 (1) About Chai Lifeline

Chai Lifeline was founded in 1987 to bring joy to seriously ill children’s lives and hope to their families. Camp Simcha, in its initial program, brought 8 children together for an incredible vacation from illness. Today Camp Simcha and its sister camp, Camp Simcha Special, give over 400 sick children and teens a summer filled with love and activities that leaves them with the confidence and resilience they need to fight their illnesses for another year. In addition to camp, Chai Lifeline offers children, their families, and their communities two dozen year-round, free programs and services that enable them to face the crises, treatment and long-term impact of illness.


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About Bike4Chai

Four years ago, Dovid Egert, a devoted Chai Lifeline volunteer- determined to raise money for the ill children of Chai Lifeline- raised $10,000 in sponsorships for biking 135 miles from his home in Lakewood, NJ to Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, NY. His long, grueling bike ride enabled seriously ill children to attend Camp Simcha that summer and upon arrival, sparked much excitement amongst the campers. The next year, the lone rider was joined by 39 others and thus, Bike4Chai was born.

Bike4Chai, now in its fourth year, is a 2 day, 175 mile bike ride in which approximately 300 avid cyclists will participate to raise money for the children of Chai Lifeline. The bikers will depart from the Jersey Shore on July 31st and arrive at the gates of Camp Simcha on August 1st, during the Camp Simcha Special session. While the destination always remains the same, each year the route is changed to continue challenging our riders and enhance the experience. The route for this year is still in the process of being finalized, and promises to include scenic roads throughout Northern New Jersey and Upstate New York.

If not for Camp Simcha, it would be impossible for the children of Chai Lifeline to enjoy a summer camp experience. Camp Simcha is an amazing overnight summer camp designed to meet the medical and social needs of children and teens with cancer and other serious illnesses. They do everything their healthy peers do – and more. Helicopter & motorcycle rides, incredible concerts and interactive shows, and days jam-packed with activity give them the sense of normalcy missing in their everyday lives. The friendships and memories of camp life help them through the pain, isolation, and loneliness of illness and give them the courage to keep fighting the devastating effects of life-threatening illness or serious chronic and genetic conditions.

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Top 10 things to do in Hezliya this Summer

 This city on the sea hosts a range of free festivals all season long, from beer tastings to music and dance.                                                                                             By Abigail Klein Leichman – israel21c- @ New York Jewish Guide.com

The Herzliya Beach Festival. Photo by Ohr Mani

The Herzliya Beach Festival. Photo by Ohr Mani

Not far from Tel Aviv, Israel’s coastal resort of Herzliya offers a host of festivals throughout the summer. Many of the events take place at the Accadia Beach or the Herzliya Marina, the largest marina in the Mediterranean basin.

If you’re in the area between June and September, hit Herzliya for one or more of these festivals:

1. Musikaitz (a contraction of the Hebrew words “music” and “summer”) features music, poetry and dance performances every Sunday from June to August in Ben Shefer Park.

2. Classical music concerts at sunset are open to the public in Herzliya Park every Saturday night at 7pm, June through September.

3. Music Festival on the Water, every Tuesday at 8pm in July and August at the Herzliya Marina Plaza, is highlighted by free, live performances by musical ensembles from all over the world.

4. Jazz at Sunset, a new series in Herzliya, runs every Thursday in July and August, 7-9pm at Accadia Beach Boardwalk. Before each show, students from the West Herzliya Conservatory will perform in the outdoor amphitheater at the entrance to the promenade. Free; bring your own chairs or mats.

5. Israeli folk dancing at the Marina beach gets going every Saturday morning at 10.30am and lasts until 2.30pm. If you prefer beach volleyball, there are courts all along the beach, open into the night hours.

Beach volleyball courts are open into the night in Herzliya. Photo by Ohr Mani

Beach volleyball courts are open into the night in Herzliya. Photo by Ohr Mani

6. Goldstar Zappa on the Beach Festival, June 19-21 at South Accadia Beach, is a great opportunity to see free performances by leading Israeli artists such as Berry Sakharof, Balkan Beat Box and Meir Banai. Food stalls, bars and arts and crafts vendors will be set up along the beachfront.

7. Watch a jet-ski competition on June 22 at South Accadia Beach, 10:30am to 3pm.

8. Dining on the Water Festival takes place July 3 and 4 along the beach boardwalk, 4-11pm. Some of Herzliya’s top hotels and restaurants will be offering reasonably priced samples of boutique cheeses, smoked sausage, artichokes, sautéed chestnuts, gourmet desserts, boutique beers and Israeli wine. Live performances, cooking classes and other activities are available, and there is no admission charge.

9. The Samuel Adams Longshot Competition and Beer Festival at the Herzliya Marina will run from 6-11pm. on July 18 and 19, open to ages 18 and older. Sample more than 100 different types of boutique beers to the sounds of live music, and root for your favorite home brew to win a prize.

10. End-of-Summer Beach Party on September 28 is a free extravaganza at Accadia Beach, complete with deejay music; beach sports; aerobics, Zumba and kickboxing sessions; a designer fair; and food and beverage stalls.


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