ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal is partnering with Hazon to bring more opportunities for spiritual connection and tikkun olam to our members and communities. As a result of this partnership, ALEPH members can enjoy a special $50 discount when you participate in any of the three Hazon Bike rides and retreats this spring, summer and fall! Go as an individual, or ride as a team from your community. Just use the discount code ALEPH to get $50 off the registration fee.
2014 Golden Gate Ride & Retreat: Bay Area, CA
Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 – 26
Join us for a full weekend of Jewish celebration at the beautiful Walker Creek Ranch and bike riding through the rolling hills of Marin and Sonoma Counties and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Come as a rider, and enjoy two days of cycling or you can come for a one-day ride on Sunday or Monday. We are always looking for some great crew members who support the cyclists on the road; or, come for Shabbat only and still participate in weekend programming. The Ride & Retreat raises money for Hazon’s innovative programming in the Bay Area, including our food justice work, educational initiatives, and sustainable food resources resources for Jewish institutions. The Ride & Retreat also supports projects and programs of our partners locally.
2014 New York Ride & Retreat: Berkshires, CT
Labor Day Weekend, August 29 – September 1
The Hazon New York Ride is a fully-supported ride and community experience for people of all cycling levels and ages. Enjoy delicious local food, educational workshops, and fun outdoor activities while supporting Jewish environmental causes. Beginning at Hazon’s home at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center (in Falls Village, CT), the two-day Ride will continue through the Hudson Valley, and end in Manhattan.
“At the NY Ride & Retreat, we learned that living Jewishly is much more than lighting Shabbat candles and attending services. We breathed, ate, cycled, and lived Jewish values together in one of the most amazing weekends I have ever spent.” — Regina, NY Rider
2014 Israel Ride: Jerusalem to Eilat
November 4 – 11
The Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride is a week-long cycling adventure in Israel. Enjoy five glorious days of biking, with route options for recreational riders and experienced cyclists. All routes are fully supported with plentiful local food, wonderful crew and mechanics, and great overnight locations. There is something for everyone on the Israel Ride – for those new to Israel or seasoned travelers, for those coming on their own, with families, or part of local teams, and for riders of all ages. Learn about the ecological challenges in the region as you explore the Negev desert, and support the work of two great organizations: The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon.
Note: There are special mini-grants available for communities and projects for the New York and Golden Gate rides. Contact the ride organizers for details.