Eli Gertz

Hey! I’m so excited to be running with Team Yachad in the Miami Marathon this upcoming January! Please support me as I fundraise for this incredible organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. Yachad allows every individual to have a role, a voice, and a home in our Jewish communities, because everyone belongs!
Yachad’s diverse services include: social programming for all age groups; counseling services for individuals and families; weekend retreats; extensive parent support services; sibling services; vocational training and job placement; professional advocates and case managers; summer camps for members of all ages; special needs yeshivas; shabbat programs; Day Habilitation programs; Israel Birthright trips for persons with mobility and/or special learning needs; social skills development; lobbying for pro-disability legislation on the local, state, and federal levels; high school and university leadership program.
Join me in my racing journey and cheer me on through Yachad’s social media on Instagram (@TeamYachad) and Facebook (facebook.com/TeamYachad/)
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  • Stacey and Avi Zanjirian - $100.00

    You’re so great, Eli! We know you’ll continue to accomplish amazing things for the Jewish community!

  • Sheila Resnick - $200.00

    We are so proud of you Eli for being so dedicated to Yachad!

  • Shana and Steve Erenberg - $54.00

    Go Eli!

  • Sharon & Seymour Gertz - $500.00

    We are so proud of all of Our grandson Eli and his efforts on behalf of Yachad.

  • Elaine Rosenberg - $120.00

    Yasher Koach! So proud of our nephew. May You continue in great accomplishments in good health & much happiness! Uncle Mark & Aunt Elaine

  • R Garelick - $100.00

    Go Eli! You are amazing! We are so proud of you! Love Bubby & Zaidey

  • Eliana & Aaron Weingarten - $72.00

    Good luck Eli! You never cease to inspire us!

  • Shmuli Schick - $36.00

    In honor of Eli

  • Leorah and Avrumi Schick - $50.00

    Eli you are an inspiration to the whole family! Good luck!

  • Anonymous - $18.00

    Hi Eli, "A tzadik falls down 7 times and gets back up" - hopefully you won't fall (physically and concerning motivation), but if you do - just get back up. Hashem always supports a tzadik, one who carries other people (as can be seen from the shape of the letter tzadik).Yachad is a wonderful organization and they are very lucky to have you running (physically and concerning events) with them. I am so glad that you decided to take on this initiative yo provide disabled people with more opportunities and to have the chance to live a regular life. The chesed you are doing is immeasurable - the impact you will have on the world is unfathomable - just by that number you set for yourself. You and your actions remind me of many admirable figures - yosef, avraham avinu, mordechai, etc. But your namesake, Eli Hacohen, is not one of them. Eli was aware (according to some) of his kids corrupt actions yet he did nothing - this is not you. You stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves. There are so many people who know that the condition of special needs people can be improved and who know that Yachad needs more funding, but they do nothing. There is an idea in chasidus that one should be metaken (fix) the character flaws of their namesakes and - it is clear to me and everyone who donated that this is what you are doing. Behatzlacha and I can't wait to see you succeed! "Am Echad B'Lev Echad"

  • Avi Stein - $18.00
  • Will Lennon - $50.00
  • Stanford Gertz - $1000.00
  • Joshua Rosen - $180.00

    Proud to get you over the hump. You’re a good man like your father. Go get ‘em in Miami

  • Geoffrey Winner - $150.00
  • Anonymous - $15.00
  • Shana Erenberg - $25.00
  • Yisroel and Rachelie Feiler - $72.00

    ELI!!! We are so proud of you for this amazing endeavor! It’s a beautiful component of everything that you do for Yachad! Keep it up! We’re looking forward to sponsoring you again next year! We’re cheering you on from Chicago! Love, Uncle Sruly and Aunt Rachelie

All proceeds go directly to Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, which is dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community.

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