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Organized by: Jocelyn R

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EVENT DATE Oct 09, 2016

THE STORY:

In May 2016, Mockumentary filmmaker set out to Portland State University and attempted to raise support for the faux organization, “American Friends of Hamas”. The "fundraiser" on film explained that Hamas was no longer the student’s “father’s terrorist organization” and had that they had “rebranded” themselves because they only shot rockets at “soft-targets, like schools and hospitals”. What started out as a humorous attempt, suddenly took a turn for the worst, when students not only willingly voiced support for the organization, they pledged funds! (You can find the video link here: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/WATCH-From-paying-tuition-to-funding-Hamas-454852)

Unfortunately, the Pacific Northwest is a growing hot-bed of anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Semitism. As such, I felt a need and duty to respond to this. In order to counter these sentiments I am running in the Portland Marathon fully decked out in Israel flag paraphernalia and will spend the weekend speaking to locals and marathon visitors about Israel. The Portland Marathon is one of the largest marathon’s in the country. It is a qualifying marathon for the Boston Marathon, considered one of the country’s premier races by Runners World Magazine, and welcomes over 10,000 participants and 4,500 volunteers. Of course, I anticipate some interesting conversations. The funds I raise here will be distributed to Jewish community building efforts and Israel education programs on various campuses that demonstrate additional need for support. 

$1,137

 

227% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • Adam Goncalves

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elizabeth Selya

    $108

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dacquisto Family

    $100

  • James Greene

     

  • Marc Rosenblum

     

  • Daniel Goforth

    $25

  • Angela

    $50

  • Ruth Mehr

    $50

  • Andrew Cohen

    $20

  • Leah Shapiro

    $25

  • Debbie Israel Dubin

    $18

  • Deborah Malamud

    $25

  • David Korenthal

     

  • Jim and Elise Atkins

    $54

  • Tracy Robinson

    $100

  • Jordan Taleisnik

    $18

  • Ian Robinson

    $15

  • lindsay migdal

    $20

  • Mark & Zen

    $10

  • Heng Ngo

    $100

  • Justice Brandenburg

    $10

  • Rebecca Joey Schwab

     

  • Evan Skloot

    $18

  • Shaz Umer

    $10

  • Girija

    $20

  • Jisun Jang

    $25

  • LJ

    $25

  • David Rind

    $15

  • Jeremy Benderoff

    $25

  • Mordechai

     

  • Johanna Meckel

    $25

  • Glenn Ehrenhaus

    $25

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Donor Comments

Glenn Ehrenhaus

Glenn Ehrenhaus

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Johanna Meckel

Johanna Meckel

DONATION: $25

Chillel Slugs are the best <3 1 year ago

Mordechai

Mordechai

1 year ago

Jeremy Benderoff

Jeremy Benderoff

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Jocelyn! Have an awesome run!! 1 year ago

David Rind

David Rind

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

LJ

LJ

DONATION: $25

You can do it Jo!! Proud of you!! 1 year ago

Jisun Jang

Jisun Jang

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Girija

Girija

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Shaz Umer

Shaz Umer

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Evan Skloot

Evan Skloot

DONATION: $18

Good luck tomorrow! 1 year ago

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