Climb Kilimanjaro for SHALVA
Climb 4 SHALVA

Bernie Zweig

Bernie Zweig Page

My Fundraising Goal: 19,341 USD
Total Raised To Date: 4,727 USD
Remaining: 14,614 USD

Dear Friends,
As I am approaching my 70th birthday next year, I am thankful and blessed for the wonderful life I’ve had so far. I have a loving family and relatives. I’ve had a meaningful career at New York Life, friends from back in Boro Park where I grew up, friends from high school at Ner Israel, from Brooklyn College, from the Grossingers Hotel, Ramaz, Amit, Pine Lake Park, neighbors at 393 West End Ave., and friends and acquaintances on the West Side including those at Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Because of the encouragement and support that I received when training and completing the Jerusalem Marathon to celebrate my 65th birthday I’ve decided to take on another personal and charitable challenge to celebrate my 70th. I will join a group of individuals who will set off to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft.) located in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is a natural wonder and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. We will hike through five eco-systems, including rainforest, desert and arctic terrain.
My three goals are:
1) Getting in the best physical shape of my life by training up to six days a week as preparation for this arduous trek (thanks to Aaron Karp sports physiologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery for helping with my exercises).
2) Having YOU consider taking on a physical goal which could result in your better health. You might be surprised at what the mind can conceive and what the body can do. I have often been told that my undertaking at age 65 has encouraged people to exercise.
Last but not least,
3) Raising funds for a worthy organization named Shalva that helps children with special needs from birth to young adulthood to develop skills required for a better life. Please visit to learn more about the important work of Shalva. I have visited their center in Jerusalem and seen their work first hand. Needless to say, Shalva could not undertake the work they do, which is provided free of charge, without generous support. I was blessed to raise over $16,000 for Shalva from more than 125 people for my marathon run. I have set a goal of $19,341 (one for each ft I will climb) for this endeavour.
Please sponsor me and support the work of Shalva. By helping Shalva you will encourage me to continue the difficult training regime and to ultimately reach the peak. And at that very special space of G-d’s majesty in nature and the rejuvenation of my soul I will thank G-d for the life I’m living and thank each of you for your participation.

All Sponsors:
Edna Doiny William J. Caplow100 USDGood Luck Bernie!
Israel Fridman50 USDI am inspired by you. You are truly taking yourself to new heights.
Robert Kirschner20 USD
Naomi Rosen180 USDGood luck as you soar to new highs in life. I await our celebration upon your return!
Ilene & Louis Vynerib100 USDWow! What a great objective. Good Luck
Janet & Stan Broome100 USDSuper Fantastic Come Home Safe
Lenore & Jack Brown36 USD
Gerald Kahn100 USDHave a great climb. All the Best..
Mark Hecht100 USDGo Get Em Bernie !!
Marvin/Janice Katz90 USDWishing you only success in the process of becoming the best version of yourself.
Ben Lipschitz180 USDwith Mazal
Jeffrey and Yehudit Neuman100 USDMay Hashem bless you to always reach great heights.
Florence & Andrei Kalman250 USDLots of luck on your endeavor. We admire your hard work to achieve your goal.
Ruvan Cohen100 USDThen you will truly have אלע מעלות! Best of luck!
Glenn and Lenore Richter36 USDOnwards and upwards -- reaching new heights of tzedaka!
Jean Zauderer180 USDSuper adventure! Enjoy & be safe. Johnny & Helene
lee rimsky25 USDgood luck Bernie!!
anonymous50 USD
Irving and Susan Englard250 USDDon't forget tfilas haderech on your way up and down
Allan D. Pekelner18 USDHave a great climb
Marvin and Marilynn Goldman36 USD
Aaron Goss50 USDBest of luck with the Climb. Thank you for being so welcoming at Shul.
Cyrus Abbe100 USDWonderful!
Aaron and Rivkah Slonim36 USDYasher Koach. May you climb higher mechoyil el choyil in good health and with lots of nachas and simchas until 120!
Linda Berger18 USDYou’re amazing and inspiring to be doing this climb, and for a meaningful cause! Happy 70th!
Joyce and David Friedman50 USDGood luck! Joyce and David
Levi & Hadasa Slonim36 USDHonored to be part of this. Inspired by this project and the other wonderful projects of Chesed you and your family are involved with. Keep climbing and inspiring!
Martha Steinmetz36 USDBest wishes Bernie.
Stephen Levine36 USDInspiring Bernie!!!
Nathan Rosen36 USDWOW! Wonderful - a real fantastic activity and process to prepare.
Adele & Hy Itzkowitz100 USDsomething to aspire to
Julie Borla36 USDKol Hakavod Bernie...
Francine and Jay Cinamon54 USDKol Hakavod, Bernie. We're rooting for you every step of the journey.
Gabi Zweig50 USDSO proud of you dad! keep on climbing!
Natan Cohen100 USDAmazing!!!
Guila and Mel Feinberg193 USDEver upward, Bernie!
Judy & Joe Pollack180 USD
Trudy & Jay Zimmerin180 USD
Nat Perlmutter250 USD
Rose and Morty Landowne100 USDKol Hakavod, Bernie!
benjamin and dorothy brandsdorfer180 USDi don't want to hear "How did I get here?" in the middle of the climb.
Leo Ditkoff54 USDSouthbury Ct. 06488
Marshall Sterman36 USDGo Bernie!
Maya Shaposhnik Cadena 36 USDGo Bernie! What an amazing way to celebrate your birthday! Mazal tov and behatzlaha!
Soli Foger18 USDMazal tov on your 70th. Good luck and don't overdo it.
Alex Yaroslavsky54 USD
Daniel Feder180 USDGo Bernie and send me a picture from the top!!
Julian Horowitz100 USD
Bernard & Ruth Simon72 USDKOL HA KAVODE LECHA!!!!!!!!
Bernard Kabak75 USDPer aspera ad astra