After graduating MTA in 2010, Alex Goldberg spent the following year studying at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and Aharon Watson went on to study at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh. Driven by the lessons they learned as high school students, they took upon themselves to coordinate an incredible 5k race – known as the ” Race to Save Lives” – at Gan Sacher in Jerusalem, in which they raised over $250,000 for the  United Hatzalah of Israel. Last year, they again hosted the race at Gan Sacher and incredibly raised over $300,000.

This year, Alex and Aharon, both currently students at Yehshiva University, assisted by other MTA alums and other students from the tri-state area, moved the race to Roosevelt Island where the run took place on June 9th; this year, the event raised over a million dollars!

While the MTA underclassmen were busy taking their gemara final that morning, a number of seniors (with the coordination assistance of outgoing student council president Eli Weinstein) and alums, as well as Shuey Jacoby (’02), Director of Business Operations and Dean of Admissions, turned out to show their support to their fellow alums and to a great cause. Under the theme of “Lions Run as One,” the MTA students had a great time running the 5k raising money for the great cause.

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