Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, which is an agency of the Orthodox Union, raised $300,000 at its 8th annual marathon in Miami on January 29.
The marathon brings together runners of all kinds, with and without disabilities, as partners.
Gideon Black of Englewood; Noa Herman of Fair Lawn; Simmi Sausen of New Milford; Raizy Neugarten and Chani Rubin of Passaic; Abigail Rosenfeld, Chani, Gabriella, and Daniel Herrmann, Abigail Rosenfeld, Mitchell Gronowitz, Eitan and Tzippy Hiller, and Eli Picker of Teaneck; Chana Schapir of Hoboken; Mendy Perl, Sammy Petlin, and Nechama Rabold of Spring Valley, N.Y., and Miri and Ari Taub of Suffern, N.Y., were among the participants.
The marathon drew 150 runners from Israel, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Canada, California, Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and beyond. They ranged from 12 to 65 years old. Yachad’s IVDU schools, based in Brooklyn, brought 25 students in addition to staff to participate. The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus partnered with Team Yachad, with 15 runners from three universities. Saw You At Sinai, the leading Orthodox dating website, offered singles programming over the weekend as well.