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"One of Us" Israel Pre-Army Academy

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BENEFITING: American Friends of Libi Inc

ORGANIZER: Kyrill

EVENT: Tough Mudder Half Long Island 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 24, 2016

Irina Rakhlis

THE STORY:

Kyrill Firshein wrote -

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-couese 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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$1,556

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gena and Lena Favel

    $100

  • Jane Poretsky

    $25

  • Inna

    $50

  • Inna Vestfrid

    $50

  • Milana Feldman

    $25

  • Ruslana Vinokur

    $100

  • Roza Niyazov

    $50

  • Inessa

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Inna Paller

    $50

  • Shafir family

    $50

  • Julia Breitman

    $50

  • Yana Bar

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sonya Bekkerman

    $36

  • Leo Gordon

    $50

  • Anna

    $25

  • Jen Feldsher

    $100

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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

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Irina Rakhlis

Amount Raised

$1,556

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Anna Rakhlis

Amount Raised

$1,092

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Jennifer Goldman

Amount Raised

$500

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Adam Lewkovitz

Amount Raised

$236

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Bisera Todorovic

Amount Raised

$125

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Shachar Ufaz

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Jen Feldsher

Jen Feldsher

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anna

Anna

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Leo Gordon

Leo Gordon

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sonya Bekkerman

Sonya Bekkerman

DONATION: $36

Good Luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Good Luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Yana Bar

Yana Bar

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Julia Breitman

Julia Breitman

DONATION: $50

So proud of you all! 2 years ago

Shafir family

Shafir family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Inna Paller

Inna Paller

DONATION: $50

2 years ago