Letter: Local Teen Fundraising for Semester Abroad in Israel

Dear Boulder Community:

I am excited to announce that in 2023 I am traveling to Israel through the Teen Travel Initiative. I will be spending 6 months abroad in Suba, a Kibbutz, where I will be living, and pursuing great opportunities such as expanding my education, visiting Auschwitz in Poland, meeting new friends, visiting my family, and learning about my Jewish history.

I am fundraising through the Teen Travel Initiative program and if I meet my fundraising goal, I will receive a grant towards my travel experience. As you know Ukrainians have fallen victim to unprovoked war. Over 13 million Ukrainians have been displaced from their homes due to the war. Your donation will go to the Jewish National Fund for Ukrainian Refugee Aid. Over 200,000 Jewish Ukrainians are eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.

My fundraiser will help the Ukrainians move to Israel and find a stable environment. My goal is to fundraise $5,000 for Ukrainian relief. I hope to raise this or more by December 1st, 2022. It is important to me to help those affected by the war in Ukraine because Ukraine is home to one of the world’s largest Jewish communities. Thank you for contributing to my fundraiser supporting Ukraine. Your donation not only helps me pursue my trip to Israel but makes a difference in the world. May you please help me spread the word around in our community?

Here is the link to my fundraising page:


Thank you, and Best Wishes,

Yaniv Goldman
Sophomore, Centaurus High School

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