Welcome to my Shalva Marathon page!
This year I hope to run with Shalva in the Jerusalem Marathon, for the second time. When I ran with Shalva last year, I experienced firsthand the warmth and joy that Shalva gives to its families. Every day, hundreds of children and young adults with special needs are bussed to Shalva’s facility in Jerusalem. There they swim, play sports, do art, sing and dance. Shalva treats everyone who enters their doors with respect and immediate, overflowing love.
Running with Shalva in the Jerusalem Marathon has become a dream for me ever since I left Israel last year. Shalva’s mission inspires me, and enabling them to continue their work through my fundraising is very important to me.
Last year, I ran with the recovery of my uncle, Rabbi Dr. Brian Galbut, Z”L, in mind. My uncle Brian was a man who loved endlessly and made sure that every day he made the world a little kinder, a little more full of Torah. I hope to honor his memory by running again this year.