‘Amazing Israel Race’ set for Oct. 6 in Boston area

(JNS.org) A large number of young professionals, college students, and children in the Boston area will convene on Oct. 6 for the sixth annual Amazing Israel Race, an Israel-themed scavenger hunt for local Jewish landmarks put together by Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

Footage from a past "Amazing Israel Race" in the Boston area. Credit: YouTube.

An all-day event which this year takes place in Brookline, Mass., the Amazing Israel Race starts with a power lunch and a chance for participants to meet like-minded area Jews.

“The Amazing Israel Race is a great way for college students, families, and everyone who loves Israel to publicly celebrate that connection in a fun and engaging way,” said Matt Hoffman, whose group, Israel Campus Roundtable, is also helping to organize the event.

First-place winners receive an $800 stipend towards a flight to Israel, and second-place winners get a year’s worth of free hummus.

Posted on September 30, 2013 .