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JFS: Bike-athon a success


More than 150 people took part in the first bike-athon for Jewish Family Services of Bergen County and North Hudson on Sunday. They raised more than $50,000, triple the expectations of JFS.

Proceeds from the bike-athon, dubbed “Wheels for Meals,” are dedicated to JFS’s Meals on Wheels program, which provides kosher meals to home-bound elders.

“The community spirit was incredible,” said Lisa Fedder, executive director of JFS.

There were five different bike routes for the event: 50 miles, 25 miles, 10 miles, three miles, and a toddler route in the parking lot of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.

“We wanted it to be a family event and it was,” said Fedder. “We had young kids doing a three-mile bike ride, and they were so proud they could accomplish that. We had people who did the 10-mile ride and can’t wait to do the 25-mile ride next year.”

The event was initiated and organized by 16-year-old high school student David Feuerstein, whose volunteer work for JFS earned him an award from the organization. (A profile of him in this newspaper is available at

JFS delivers around 23,000 meals each year to seniors, many of whom are Holocaust survivors.

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