Welcome to my marathon sponsor page!
This March I will be running as part of Team Shalva in the Jerusalem Marathon!
I will be running in memory of my grandfather, Yisrael Orenstein, my grandmother, Rachel Lea Orenstein, my great-grandmother, Rosa Brofman, and Ari Fuld. My grandfather exemplified what it means to be a Zionistic Jew. He is the 5th generation born in Israel in 1938. He loved Eretz Yisrael, and Am Yisrael for all the days of his life. My grandmother's positivity, smile, and love for every Jew was evident to everyone who knew her. My great-grandmother, survived the Second World War while holding on to her Jewish pride. Ari Fuld, will be an example to everyone on how to live as a Torah Jew. He lived for three things: Torat Yisrael, Am Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael. They are all examples for how I should live my life. May all their Neshamot have Aliyot.
This marathon has been dubbed one of the hardest in the world, so why on earth am I doing it?
The reason is Shalva.
Shalva has been providing transformative care to children with disabilities and their family members in the most warm and loving environment for the past 28 years. The new state-of-the-art Shalva National Center opened in 2016 where they are now servicing literally thousands of children per week, free of charge.
Simply put, Shalva is an incredible place. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cares for children from birth through 21 years. The staff is so loving and kind, to both the children and their families, and goes above and beyond to make the center a home away from home.
I am doing my part to support this amazing organization by running, and I need your help.
I'll take care of the training, the achy feet and the finish line if you'll help me by donating to this worthy cause. All donations are 100% tax deductible, anything you can give would help me reach my goal, and together we'll be supporting this truly special place.
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.