Riding for Israel

August 31, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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Melbourne’s Rabbi Ian Goodhardt has presented a cheque representing funds raised in a bike ride in aid of the Keeren Malki Foundation and UIA.

Amit Tzur-Tal, UIA Shlicha; Debbie Fishman, Executive Director Keren Malki; Joe Roth, Chairman Australian Friends of Keren Malki; Rabbi Ian Goodhardt

Debbie Fishman, the executive director of the Jerusalem-based Keren Malki Foundation visited the UIA offices in Melbourne where a cheque for $10,500 was presented to the Foundation.

The UIA Shlicha Amit Tzur-Tal told J-Wire: “From time to time, UIA cooperates with other organisations and we do arrange joint project.”

Rabbi Goodhardt wrote on his blog:  “On Yom Yerushalayim this year (5772) I went for a 45km bike ride to mark the 45th Anniversary of the reunification of the Holy City, which I called The Great Jerusalem Charity Bike Ride – to raise funds for Keren Malki, (The Malki Foundation) and UIA. A large number of wonderful and generous people pledged their support to me and the two guys who raised funds with me – Jake Dessauer and Rabbi Shmuel Karnowsky. My son Eli also rode. Altogether we raised a grand total of $11,175 and I would like thank everyone who contributed and helped, especially the great team at UIA who helped make the online donation process so easy.”

Malki Roth was a Melbourne-girl 16-yr-old who died at the hands of a suicide bomber in Jerusalem in 2001. The foundation raises funds for home care for special-needs children.


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