On Sunday, October 27, the Rockland Jewish Community Campus, home to JCC Rockland, Rockland Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland, and the local office of Israel Bonds will host a "Marathon Walk", 26.2 miles which will start and end at the Campus in West Nyack and will travel through the streets of Clarkstown. Why a marathon? We have been raising capital for 24 years since the acquisition of our first Campus on Route 45 in Ramapo. A marathon symbolizes our long hard effort to raise capital and besides, everyone else does 5k walks!
The last time the community walked together for the Jewish Community Campus was in June, 2007 when we walked the “Walk To The Future” from Ramapo to our home in West Nyack (9 miles). This walk is “Walk For Our Future” as our home in West Nyack “is” our future.
If you can’t walk the entire marathon, but the Campus is important to you there are other options. You can walk a half marathon, 13.1 miles or a final mile option. Finally, we accept “virtual walkers” or people who want to raise money for this cause who will walk another day in honor of the Campus. You can walk by yourself, with a family member or friend, or even as a team. We want our walkers to represent the entire Rockland Jewish and greater community.
All funds raised will benefit the Jewish Community Campus capital campaign which will be kicked off on the evening of October 27. Our goal will be to raise $180,000! Each walker has their own fundraising commitment based on which walk they participate in. For details, please email Rachel Appell, our walk coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for your support and leadership. Together, we will work to secure the future of our Jewish Community Campus.