Tzedakah Recipient Organizations – Mitzvot through Bicycling: Cyclekids and the Israel Ride (supporting both Hazon and the Arava institute)

Beit Sefer has two terrific Tzedakah causes and three recipient organizations! We'll learn more about these organizations and efforts throughout the year and raise Tzedakah through weekly giving and special events such as Tuesday Sinai Sundaes, our annual Tzedakah Fundraiser Dinner, Tzedakah Day, and more. Follow the links below to learn more about


Cambridge-based CYCLE Kids is committed to strengthening the emotional and physical health of children by giving them the skills to lead active and healthy lifestyles, using the fun and practical skill of riding a bike. FJC’s Beit Sefer will be raising Tzedakah to support the purchase of curriculum books for students in nearby Fall River, MA, which has adopted the Cyclekids program.

The Israel Ride, raising funds for HAZON and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel:

The Israel Ride, five glorious days of bicycle riding with a route from Jerusalem to Eilat, is a fundraising event benefiting two innovative organizations –The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. We offer incentives to those who raise above their fundraising minimum. We also provide a series of fundraising tools to all participants, including a personalized donor website (the participant center) and information about both organizations.

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. Through its activities, the Arava Institute encourages, fosters, and supports the advancement of environmental cooperation between Israel and its neighbors. Learn more

Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and healthier and more sustainable world for all. Through a series of retreats, food educational programs, and a growing network of like-minded organizations, Hazon provides transformative experiences and innovated educational programming within the Jewish community.