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The Blue Card NYC 2017

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July 14, 2017

So excited to be doing something to help support Holocaust survivors. Thank you so much for your support!  See more

BENEFITING: Blue Card

ORGANIZER: Blue Card

EVENT: 2017 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

Ben Zeidman

THE STORY:

 I'm running the marathon in support of an organization that does unique work for the Jewish people, The Blue Card.


As a Jew, and as a rabbi, I am continuously pushed by the tragedy of the Holocaust to be a part of renewing and revitalizing our people. As time moves forward, I believe we have a supreme obligation to keep going. To make our ancestors proud. To ensure that they did not die without a reason to hope and trust that the future of the Jewish people is to survive and thrive. It turns out some of those ancestors are still alive, and still with us. But they're living lives of poverty and severe need. I believe we owe it to them to ensure they are properly taken care of. We can't actually look to the future with our heads' held high, if we turn our backs on those who have suffered simply because they are Jews.


Established in 1934 Germany and re-organized in the United States in 1939, The Blue Card (www.bluecardfund.org) is still the only charity in the U.S. focusing exclusively on aiding about 2,900 destitute Holocaust survivors, from among the 75,000 to 80,000 Holocaust survivors still alive in the United States, one third of whom live at or near the official poverty level. Grants and endowments cover The Blue Card’s modest administrative expenses, allowing 100% of donations to go directly to aiding its survivor clientele, earning it Charity Navigator’s and other evaluators’ highest ratings. 


If you'd like to donate with a check, email, call or message me directly for details.

$5,711

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rena Schrier

    $25

  • Megan Ellis

    $25

  • Rabbi Michael Weinstein

    $36

  • Arie, Beth, Lily and Noah Moszkowicz

    $50

  • Rabbi Beth Kalisch

    $50

  • Lee

    $36

  • Lauren Metchik

    $54

  • Alison Westermann

    $50

  • Dan, Azu, Avi, & Sarah Peralta

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Father Clark Shackelford

    $27

  • Ross Brady

    $50

  • Fifi Heller-Kaim

    $100

  • Susie and Eddie Goldman

     

  • Jack Heydemann

     

  • Bettijane Long Eisenpreis

     

  • Josh, Juliann and Noah Zeidman

    $50

  • Ben Zeidman

     

  • Jeff and Katie Zeidman

    $50

  • Alex

    $25

  • Lori & Steve Corrsin

    $50

  • Diane and Hal Zeidman

     

  • Ann and Tibor Schaechner

     

  • Jody and Marty Klein

     

  • Steven Knapp

     

  • Phyllis Jo Kubey

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $360

  • Moshe and Susan Schwarzbaum

    $100

  • Sandy and Judy Grodin

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rose and David Schecter

    $100

  • The Frank Family

     

  • Judy Bargman

     

  • Terrie Langer

    $25

  • Marcia and Bill Dahlberg

    $25

  • Shirley Harris

    $25

  • Debbie and Ernie Engle

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Bettijane Long Eisenpreis

    $25

  • The Alden's wish you the best!

    $36

  • Chris Haley and David Knapp

    $50

  • Carol Zack

    $36

  • Caren and Jules Szanton

    $26.20

  • David G. Novick & Susan Goodman Novick

    $54

  • The Cramer Family

     

  • Jim Stoloff

    $100

  • Robin Gold

    $100

  • Sue Bendalin

    $25

  • Bonnie And Marty Colton

     

  • Bob And Elaine Krasne

     

  • Ari

     

  • Sheryl and Fred Socoloff

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Darren And Iran Brown

    $100

  • Cheryl And Alan Karp

    $100

  • Cathy And Mitch Puschett

    $100

  • Keith And Becky Myers

    $50

  • Lillian & Alan Acker

     

  • Jane Snow

    $100

  • Kyle & Melissa Sliney

    $50

  • Shari and Stuart Schwartz

     

  • David and Jeryl Marcus

     

  • Scott and Lynn Kobren

     

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95% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $98,481 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Blue Card

Amount Raised

$72,856

Fundraiser Title

Arnold Breitbart

Amount Raised

$8,132

Fundraiser Title

Ben Zeidman

Amount Raised

$5,711

 

95% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Goldstein

Amount Raised

$3,187

 

91% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justine Goldberg

Amount Raised

$3,120

Fundraiser Title

Shani Weiner

Amount Raised

$2,106

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Gersch

Amount Raised

$1,294

 

129% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Levi Rabayev

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott and Lynn Kobren

Scott and Lynn Kobren

5 months ago

David and Jeryl Marcus

David and Jeryl Marcus

6 months ago

Shari and Stuart Schwartz

Shari and Stuart Schwartz

6 months ago

Kyle & Melissa Sliney

Kyle & Melissa Sliney

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Jane Snow

Jane Snow

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Lillian & Alan Acker

Lillian & Alan Acker

In memory of all the relatives we lost during the Holocaust. 6 months ago

Keith And Becky Myers

Keith And Becky Myers

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Cathy And Mitch Puschett

Cathy And Mitch Puschett

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Cheryl And Alan Karp

Cheryl And Alan Karp

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Darren And Iran Brown

Darren And Iran Brown

DONATION: $100

6 months ago