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"One of Us" Israel Pre-Army Academy

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Close to $12,000 raised for "One of Us" !!!
July 29, 2016

Thank you again to all of our family, friends, and network of supporters that helped to sponsor our "One of Us" team. We are incredibly grateful  See more

BENEFITING: American Friends of Libi Inc

EVENT: Tough Mudder Half Long Island 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 24, 2016

Kyrill Firshein

THE STORY:

Our fundraiser is the result of a recent trip to Israel where our Keystone cohort, a leadership development program for emerging Jewish leaders, met Shachar Ufaz. Shachar is an IDF special forces reservist who left his law career to run one of the most meaningful organizations we encountered - "One of Us."

"One of Us" is a pre-military academy, known as a "mechina" in Hebrew, specifically dedicated to helping young men who are on the periphery of Israeli society prepare for the army, both physically and mentally. Many of these youth have troubled families and disadvantaged backgrounds; some have even broken the law. Without this mechina, most of its participants would never be able to enter the army at all. After this program, almost all of them are going into the army, some of them into elite units. Most importantly, "One of Us" ensures that its young men are integrated into society and graduate with a better reality and a renewed sense of purpose.

Immediate resources are urgently needed to expand the existing mechina and to open a second one (future plans include a female-only mechina), as the existing institution can barely keep up with the demand for its unique services.

Inspired by the physical component of the mechina's training, our team is joining forces with friends, family and colleagues to take part in a Tough Mudder half-course on July 24th in Long Island.

All funds raised will go to "One of Us." Please join us by donating what you can to support the admirable work of this organization. Every dollar counts.

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To This Fundraiser

$11,643

MONEY RAISED
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  • Olga Markus and Rabbi Farbman

     

  • Yelena Goltsman

    $100

  • Brooke Schaffer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Shafir family

    $50

  • Ezra

     

  • Alex S - Keystone

    $100

  • Jared W

    $100

  • Ella gelb

    $25

  • Lenny Gusel

    $100

  • Sabrina Shingwani

    $50

  • Ethan Stein

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Stacey Gershkovich

    $50

  • Julia Breitman

    $50

  • Yana Bar

    $50

  • Robyn

     

  • Leonard and Zoya Langsdorf

    $100

  • ID Watchdog

    $100

  • Marc Hayem

    $100

  • Victor & Irina

    $25

  • Omri

    $25

  • Courtney Abrams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gary Pochron

    $25

  • Alex Firshein

    $100

  • Ed Mermelstein

    $100

  • Jason Pressberg

    $25

  • Bruce Schoenfeld

    $180

  • Jonathan Lee Cohen

    $50

  • Craig Thrall

    $10

  • Judah Guber

     

  • Jesse Silver

    $50

  • Ender

    $25

  • Debbie and Joe Abramson

    $36

  • Dan

    $25

  • Avi Wolf

    $18

  • Barry and Debbie

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Allison Fraske-Firshein

    $50

  • Justin Goldberg

    $25

  • Adriana

    $25

  • Andy Weiss

    $36

  • steven yuniver

    $36

  • Tyson

    $50

  • Adena

    $36

  • Jeremy Lowenste

     

  • David Johnson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Drumpf

    $25

  • Alyssa & Guy Levin

    $36

  • John Harrison

    $50

  • Scott

    $150

  • Sarri Singer

     

  • Michelle

     

  • Alex Yaroslavsky

    $50

  • Sonya Bekkerman

    $36

  • Sonya Bekkerman

    $36

  • Sonya Bekkerman

    $36

  • Shoshana Feldman

    $50

  • Victor

    $250

  • Leo Gordon

    $50

  • Jane Meyerovich

    $50

  • eugene fershteyn

    $100

  • Dmitriy Nadelson

    $50

  • Hot Spot Yoga

    $50

  • Inna Paller

    $50

  • Scott W.

     

  • Jenn

    $500

  • Biana

     

  • Mike Coronella

    $300

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rimma

    $100

  • Yankilevich Family

     

  • Anna

    $25

  • Anna

    $25

  • Erin Haley

    $100

  • Bug

    $36

  • Rada Sumareva

    $250

  • Lewkovitz George&Ilana

     

  • Irina ,roller

    $50

  • Jen Feldsher

    $100

  • Marc McGehan

    $100

  • Steve Sussman

    $100

  • JZ

    $36

  • Michael Irlin

    $200

  • Alla AI

    $25

  • Ryan K

     

  • Cheetahs

    $25

  • Feliks Frenkel

    $250

  • Daniel H Gallancy

    $100

  • Biff

    $50

  • D Gomez

    $36

  • Maslov

     

  • Tristan Zhang

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Go Stella!

     

  • ALDRIN

    $100

  • Yael Queen

     

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47% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,643 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kyrill Firshein

Amount Raised

$4,579

 

18% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Stella Binkevich

Amount Raised

$3,355

 

67% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Irina Rakhlis

Amount Raised

$1,556

Fundraiser Title

Anna Rakhlis

Amount Raised

$1,092

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Goldman

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Adam Lewkovitz

Amount Raised

$236

Fundraiser Title

Bisera Todorovic

Amount Raised

$125

Fundraiser Title

Shachar Ufaz

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Yael Queen

Yael Queen

1 year ago

ALDRIN

ALDRIN

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Go Stella!

Go Stella!

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Tristan Zhang

Tristan Zhang

1 year ago

Maslov

Maslov

1 year ago

D Gomez

D Gomez

DONATION: $36

1 year ago

Biff

Biff

DONATION: $50

In Tribute to Kyrill Firshein joining the Israeli Army 1 year ago

Daniel H Gallancy

Daniel H Gallancy

DONATION: $100

1 year ago