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The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

A team for JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS ANGELES

  • $3,261
    Raised
  • 50
    Donors
  • 7
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$3,261 raised of $5,000

Raising money by growing sweet beards to help combat hunger in LA...

Leaderboard

name dollars donors

1

Jacob Perlin

Jacob Perlin fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$1,215 3

2

David Harris

David Harris fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$765 21

3

Neuriel Shore

Neuriel Shore fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$695 21

4

Matt Weiner

Matt Weiner fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$261 8

5

Jason Leivenberg

Jason Leivenberg fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$204 5

6

michael gropper

Michael Gropper fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$191 6

7

Matt Gold

Matt Gold fundraising for The Coalition of the Bearded Presents: The Omerathon 2012

$45 2

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Thank you so much for sponsoring a bunch of soon to be bearded gentlemen for this year's Omerathon. Please choose a team member's form and choose a sponsorship level. Funds donated will go to support hunger prevention causes at Jewish Family Service Los Angeles.


So how much does it cost to sponsor?

Here's how it breaks down!

  • $16.50 (50 Cents a Day For 33 Days)
  • $24.50 (50 Cents a Day for 49 Days)
  • $33 ($1 a Day for 33 Days)
  • $49 ($1 a Day for 49 Days)
  • $66 ($2 a Day for 33 Days)
  • $88 ($2 a Day for 49 Days)
  • $165 ($5 a Day for 33 Days)
  • $245 ($5 a Day for 49 Days)
  • $333 ($10 a Day for 33 Days)
  • $499 ($10 a Day for 49 Days)

We also understand that times are tough, so even if you can't afford to sponsor someone we accept all donations.

Why are we doing this? In the 49 days between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot, there is a tradition in Judaism for men to not shave or get their hairs cut. We wanted to adapt that tradition and do some good in the world by growing our beards for a great cause. Shavuot is one of the Jewish harvest festivals, so we tie in our fundraising to hunger related causes simply because not everyone is fortunate enough to have food to eat.

Spark Notes Section:
*33 days after the start of the Omer is the holiday Lag B'Omer
(literally 33rd day of the Omer) and there is a reprieve, where men
are permitted to shave, trim their beards, etc. *NOTE: There is also a provision in Ashkenazi (Eastern European) tradition that one can "trim" the Omer beard in preparation for Shabbat. Should
our participants choose to, they may eliminate messy "neck beard" before Shabbat over the course of the Omer.

Team Captain

David Harris David Harris



  1. David HarrisDavid Harris 05/04/2012 at 02:04 PM ET
    hope you guys are using conditioner to tone down the itch-iness factor!
  2. David HarrisDavid Harris 04/10/2012 at 02:16 PM ET
    I have a nice 5:30pm shadow happening...
  3. michael groppermichael... 04/06/2012 at 01:39 PM ET
    Let's GROW!
  4. Neuriel ShoreNeuriel... 04/04/2012 at 07:24 PM ET
    Starting Friday, its on.