2014-03-19 / Local News

Run to benefit Rutgers Hillel

Registrations to compete in the Third Annual FIT (For Israel Team Hillel) 5K Run/Walk are now being accepted from students and community members of all ages. All proceeds from the event, to be held rain or shine, on Sunday, May 4, in Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick, go directly to funding Israel programming at Rutgers University Hillel.

According to Co-chairs David Yellin, Dr. Richard and Jennifer Bullock, and Eliot and Barbara Spack, the event raises funds dedicated to the support of the Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel Engagement (RHCIE), a national model for campus education and advocacy. Driven by a core belief that a positive connection to Israel is essential for a strong, healthy Jewish identity, RHCIE focuses on enhancing student understanding of Israel’s spirit, contributions and people.

According to Center Director Diana Diner, RHCIE has mobilized students to broaden their understanding of Israel and its people through positive encounters with visiting Israelis, artists, businessmen and academicians, rather than focusing on confrontations with anti-Israel groups.

Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in each age group (in five-yearincrements).

Participants may register online at www.bestrace.com or print a registration form from the Rutgers Hillel site www.rutgershillel.org .

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