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Derech Daniel

Tzevet Daniel and the Jerusalem Marathon

On March 25th Tzevet Daniel will be running in the Jerusalem Marathon to raise funds for the Derech Daniel project. For more information contact Cheryl Mandel mandelcheryl@gmail.com

Twenty-three years ago we packed up our family of five young children from Toronto and moved our home to Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion, Israel. With every year in Israel our connection and commitment to the Jewish People and the Jewish State deepened.

On April 15, 2003 our middle child, Daniel z"l, was killed during his military service while apprehending terrorists in Nablus. Together with Daniel’s fellow soldiers and friends, our family, made the decision, even on that terrible day, to mobilize our energies, move forward and build.

We gave much thought to finding an appropriate way in which to memorialize our son. Daniel was a very charismatic young man - passionate about his country and extremely dedicated to the soldiers under his command. He was also an enormously talented musician.

We decided to build a small, but unique park in Daniel's memory believing it would accomplish two goals. First, it would pay tribute to Daniel's musical talent and his magical qualities. Secondly, it would be a way to give thanks to our community which had given us so much while raising our children – and now while mourning the loss of our son.

We love the design of Derech Daniel (Daniel’s Way) that we have. We have raised $110,000 towards the project. All we need in order to put a shovel into the ground is a further $50,000.

We are asking you to be a partner with us in this project and make a donation so that we can complete Derech Daniel (please see the plan attached).

Any size donation will be very appreciated

The various components of the park can be donor-designated with plaques containing an inscription of your choosing.

Accredited receipts for tax exemption will be issued:

  1. For donations in Israeli shekels, please make your cheque payable to Keren Gush Etzion.
  2. For donations in American dollars, please make your cheque payable to the Gush Etzion Foundation.
  3. For donations in Canadian dollars, please make your cheque payable to the Canadian Friends of Yeshivat Har Etzion.

Send your donation to:

Cheryl Mandel

P.O. Box 92, Alon Shvut

Gush Etzion, 90433


If you wish to underwrite a specific component of the park, (as shown on the sketch) please indicate that to me. Also, let us know if you would like a specific inscription to appear on a corresponding plaque. This information can be sent to me via email. cherylm@bezeqint.net .

Thank you and may we always partner for good things.

Cheryl and David Mandel
Alon Shvut

To see an enlarged picture of the park please click here.

Legend on
Item with plaque Cost Quantity
1 Piano Path (80 sq. m.) yes $15,000 1
2 Carriage Path (210 sq.m) yes $16,000 1
3 Memorial Gazebo yes $14,000 1
4 Upper Arbor yes $10,000 1
5 Sheltered Meeting Area yes $8,000 1
6 Benches for Playground yes $500 8
7 Benches on Path yes $250 4
8 Trees no $250 10
9 Bushes no $100 50
10 Water Fountain yes $600 1
11 Playground & Equipment yes $20,000 1
12 Picnic Benches yes $300 3

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