Help a Teen Visit Israel (Special Guest Post by Alexander Abramson)

Alexander Abramson runs the 2013 ING Miami Marathon
Alexander Abramson runs the 2013 ING Miami Marathon

I’m a runner. I’ve been running as long as I can remember, including my first half-marathon at age 12 and my first full marathon at 14. Running gives me energy, and makes me feel like I can accomplish anything.  I’m proud of my finishes, and even more proud that over the years I’ve raised almost $10,000 for charities like the Joe DiMaggio Childrens’ Hospital Foundation and Friendship Circle.  I’m Alexander Abramson, I’m 15, and a proud sophomore at Weinbaum Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton.

My mom suggested I try out for BILT, a program run by the National Council of Synaogue Youth.  It stands for Boys Israel Leadersthip Training, and I think it’s really sick that I got accepted.  BILT will let me visit Israel, train on IDF bases, and help out at camps for Israeli kids in Sderot who have to live with terrorist bombing attacks all the time. I think it’s going to change my life, and help me understand what I can do for Israel and the Jewish people when I get older.

I need your help to attend BILT.  I”ve got an ambitious goal of raising $3,000 to participate, and I’m going to prepare by learning a lot more about Israel’s history, geography, and culture. Please help me by sponsoring me for this program. Click here to visit my sponsor page.


Alexander Abramson

P.S. Thanks to my Dad for allowing me to post this on his website.

P.P.S. Here are some links to videos my sister made of my last two marathons:

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