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A Field for Ezra - Raanana Baseball

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The Final Push
May 14, 2017

This is going to be a short update. We started this campaign about six months ago with the goal of raising $350k to build the Field For Ezra.  See more
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THE STORY:

Ezra Schwartz was a young man who touched the lives of everyone he met. This unsassuming, charismatic, curious, athletic and sweet teenager had a blend of fun and sincerity that made his positive impact reverberate far and wide.

After his tragic murder in a November 2015 terrorist attack, hundreds - then thousands of people - came forward to tell stories of how he made lonely campers feel welcome; how he charmed teachers and counselors; how he taught friends, cousins and teammates to see the fun and the good. 

One of the prominent themes in his life was a passion for sports, and in particular, baseball. He wrote his college essay about playing wiffleball for days on end with his three younger brothers. And because baseball was such a central part of his life, it is only fitting that a baseball field in Israel - a place he loved dearly - will be named after him.

Ra’anana is a hub for baseball in Israel with hundreds of youngsters participating in and around the area on a weekly basis. The local field was razed in the Summer of 2016, leaving these eager little leaguers without a field.  

The Ra’anana municipality has committed a piece of land for the field. In partnership with The JNF and the IAB (Israel Association of Baseball) we are raising $350,000 by Spring of 2017 to make this dream become a reality; we hope to call out "Play Ball!" by September 1st, 2017.

Please watch the clip and consider giving a tax-deductible donation to help build a new baseball facility in Ra’anana through JNF Project Baseball. For gifts over $1,800 and other naming opportunities, please contact:
David Levy
Ruby Schechter
Yoav Schwartz

On behalf of Ezra's family, and all the players & coaches in Israel, THANK YOU.

To participate, please click on the donation button on this page.  

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$352,830

MONEY RAISED
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  • Forest

     

  • Avi & Shuli Rockoff

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Ilan Gewurz

    $100

  • Sydney perry

    $100

  • Cindy Rosen

    $100

  • Shevy and Josh Rovner

    $1,800

  • Janet Pisani

     

  • Howie & Sheri Bald

    $150

  • Judah & Lesley Greenblatt

    $100

  • Sonabend Family

    $72

  • Friends and Baseball Fans in New Hampshire

    $50

  • Daria

    $100

  • Cory and Bob Brody

    $100

  • The Freilich Family

    $300

  • Naami and Jay Turk and Family

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Jonathan Balcombe

    $250

  • Andrew and Jean Balcombe

    $250

  • The Hofstetter Family

    $1,000

  • Anna and Paul Miller

    $50

  • Debbie and Daniel Schwartz

     

  • Carole & David Appelbaum

    $90

  • Debbie and Rick Epstein

    $180

  • Barry Mannis

    $180

  • Rabbi Wes and Dr. Jessica Kalmar

    $100

  • Sharon and Dan Prober

    $136

  • Matt and Nina Weinstock

     

  • Lisa & Neil Wallack

    $1,000

  • Shrager Family

    $200

  • Techiya and Chaim Levine

    $250

  • Beth Green

    $50

  • Steve and Rachel Wizner

    $100

  • Alex Eisenstein

    $118

  • Laurence & Daniela Schreiber

    $1,800

  • Sheryl & Eric Levy

    $500

  • Jennifer and Seth Stier

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Yael Margalit

    $100

  • Sheila and Wiener

     

  • Marni & Michael Friedlander

     

  • Leslie and Richard kates

    $25

  • Josh and Sharon Hasbani

    $250

  • Rachel and Fred Green

    $100

  • Rachel and Joshua Neuman and Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Andrea Wolf

    $54

  • Evan and Rivka Bart

    $25

  • Kenny Wintman

     

  • פלוני אלמוני ופלונית אלמונית

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Leslie and Jeremy Teicher

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David and Robin Shaoul

    $50

  • Joey Barr

    $18

  • Gai Kaufman

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • AEPi Rho Upsilon (Rutgers University)

     

  • Aviva and Ami Drazin

     

  • Simi & Esther Schwartz

    $120

  • Amy Schwartz

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • D Appelbaum

    $90

  • Jennifer and Seth Leavitt

     

  • Dahlia & Yoni Weinberg

     

  • Shani and Erik Winton

    $100

  • AEPi Brandeis

    $118

  • Gorenstein Family

     

  • Jerry and Jody Green

    $118

  • Nina and Berney Rogoff

    $100

  • Elana Neustadter & Daniel Goldstein

    $100

  • An inspired Boston family

    $18

  • Beck/Levisohn Family

     

  • Shira and Itai Brezis

    $180

  • Sari and Jonathan altmark

     

  • Rebecca Elspas

    $10

  • Robert A Kaplan

     

  • Rina Sussman

    $100

  • Leslie & Joel Wasserman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Sehara Goldzal

     

  • Jonathan Kenter

    $180

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Goloboy Family

    $36

  • Phil Bleich

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jon G.

    $50

  • Sarah Marlowe

    $100

  • Gann family

     

  • The Charendoff Family

    $218

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle Mikhli

    $100

  • Donny & Tamar Miller

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Charles and Wendy Fine

    $180

  • Sheldon Adelson

    $42,000

  • Jodi & Larry Carter

    $36

  • Renee Blechner Hirsch

    $50

  • Melissa & Bruce Titen and Family

    $25

  • Sara Sternstein Hasson & Laurence Hasson

    $50

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101% Raised of $350,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sara Sternstein Hasson & Laurence Hasson

Sara Sternstein Hasson & Laurence Hasson

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Melissa & Bruce Titen and Family

Melissa & Bruce Titen and Family

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Renee Blechner Hirsch

Renee Blechner Hirsch

DONATION: $50

In honor of Aleeza Solomont's high school graduation from Maimonides 2 months ago

Jodi & Larry Carter

Jodi & Larry Carter

DONATION: $36

3 months ago

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

DONATION: $42,000

3 months ago

Charles and Wendy Fine

Charles and Wendy Fine

DONATION: $180

In memory of Ezra 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Ezra Schwartz 3 months ago

Donny & Tamar Miller

Donny & Tamar Miller

DONATION: $25

Refuah sheleimah for Moshe refael Ben hadassah 3 months ago

Michelle Mikhli

Michelle Mikhli

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago