Project Shoresh, a Providence-based organization that helps Jews connect to their roots, is participating in “Walk to Israel,” a fundraiser organized by Olami, a global Jewish organization with similar goals. The fundraiser was designed to mobilize Jewish communities worldwide and promote healthful outdoors activities, while also supporting local Jewish organizations.
“Walk to Israel” participants are challenged to walk 100 miles in 30 days, but those who prefer a slower pace are also welcome to join in. The $18 individual registration fee includes a free t-shirt, and walkers are asked to seek sponsors to make progress-based pledges; participants are expected to track their progress with a pedometer and the fitness-tracking app of their choice.
The fundraiser, which began on July 15, is scheduled to end in September; participant registration will remain open through August 15. As of this writing, more than $1 million has been raised by 138 local organizations in 15 countries. For more information, please visit https://www.walktoisrael.com/shore-to-shore-with-project-shoresh.
– Jewish Rhode Island staff