Join the Israel Trail Challenge and help Israel

by | Feb 8, 2024 | What’s Happening

Through Sunday, May 19, Simon Family JCC

The popular Israel Trail Challenge is back.

Instead of trekking all 622 miles of the actual Israel Trail, Simon Family JCC members and exercise enthusiasts can sign up to hike, jog, walk, dance, row, or swim the equivalent without ever leaving the gym. Participants will log steps/miles and hit as many of the 15 milestone stops that are on the actual Israel Trail — and learn about Israel’s terrain on the way.

Participating in the challenge is fun for friends, family, and anyone who wants to set some health goals in 2024. The Challenge culminates on Sunday, May 19, when participants will be celebrated at Yom Ha’Aztmaut.

A new twist this year is the opportunity for participants to have sponsors. All proceeds will go to the Tidewater Israel Emergency Fund. Find an athlete, friend, or family member to sponsor and help with emergency efforts in Israel at or contact to join the Challenge.