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Ride For The Living 2016

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BENEFITING: Friends of JCC Krakow

ORGANIZER: Friends of JCC Krakow

EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2016

Lorraine Harris

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

Next month I will be traveling to Poland to explore my family roots.  As many of you know,  both my parents are survivors of the Holocaust from Poland.  It has taken many years for me to prepare for this trip and I do so with both trepidation and great interest.  It will be difficult to visit the places of destruction that shaped my family history but also an important route to connection and understanding.   As part of this journey, my husband, Steve, and my son, Benjamin, and I will be participating in the Ride for the Living.  This bike ride is the third annual fundraising event for the Krakow JCC.  

The Jewish Community Centre in Krakow is rebuilding a Jewish community that was almost completely destroyed by the Holocaust and driven underground for 45 years during communism. With over 600 Jewish members, the JCC now serves as the focal point of the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland.

On June 3rd, we will cycle 55-miles from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow to celebrate and support the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. We will ride from the ashes of the concentration camps to the JCC, where we will be met by the vibrant and thriving Jewish community of Krakow.

Please consider supporting our fundraising efforts. Your donation will support ongoing programming for all generations in the community including Holocaust survivors, students, and children.  All donations collected will go directly to the Krakow JCC.

To donate, please visit: 

https://www.crowdrise.com/RidefortheLiving

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Thank you for your support and helping the JCC Krakow in their mission to re-build a Jewish future in Krakow.   The resilience of the Jewish people speaks volumes not only to our faith but to humans around the world who survive, and re-build their lives with hope in the future.

Thank you!

Lorraine and Steve

Ride For the Living is an annual fundraising event under the patronage of Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich. The 55-mile bicycle ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow is a journey to not only remember Jewish history, but to celebrate and support the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today.

The 2016 Ride For The Living will take place from June 2-5, 2016. Ride For The Living consists of 4 days of educational programs, tours of Krakow, Shabbat dinner with the community, and the highlight of event, the bike ride on June 3, 2016.  

Ride For The Living was inspired by JCC Krakow member Robert Desmond who rode his bicycle 1,350 miles from London to Auschwitz visiting WWII sites of liberation along his journey. After joining the JCC and becoming an active member, he realized his ride should not end in a place of loss, but rather at a place of hope and renewal, JCC Krakow! Join the Jewish community and friends from around the world by riding or donating today.

To learn more about Ride For The Living, please visit our webpage:  www.ridefortheliving.org 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,490

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michelle Bannon & Richard Weisman

    $50

  • Brian and Jessica Neil

    $100

  • Jill and Tom

    $50

  • Ellen and Doug Kahn

    $100

  • Karen Hirsch, Jim Condit

    $50

  • Janet and Brian

    $50

  • Liz Arnold

    $200

  • Micki Klearman and Joe Iacocca

    $100

  • Nana Meyer

    $100

  • Jason Harris

    $100

  • Jane Kerr

    $100

  • The Dollinger Family

    $100

  • Steve Sockolov and Susan Snyder

    $72

  • Al and Laure Spiers

    $100

  • Dorit Israel

     

  • Daniel Isaacson

     

  • Marion Weinreb and Paula Pilecki

    $200

  • Shirley and Steve Berman

    $118

  • Melodi Zaret

     

  • Carole & Merle Meyers

    $118

  • Sandy Edwards

     

  • Nancy and Mark Jacobs

    $108

  • Audrey Zavell and Michael Bloom

    $100

  • Jan Maisel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Susan Cole and Alan Ovson

    $50

  • Marc & Cathy Lebovits

    $100

  • Michael J. Levy

    $36

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156% Raised of$1,600 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $116,330 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jonathan Ornstein

Amount Raised

$20,084

 

80% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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Gregg Epstein

Amount Raised

$14,140

 

98% Raised of$14,400 Goal

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Suellen Kadis

Amount Raised

$11,610

 

97% Raised of$12,000 Goal

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Charles and Marc Schorin

Amount Raised

$10,567

 

106% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Jennifer Singer

Amount Raised

$8,026

 

100% Raised of$8,000 Goal

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Paula Trossman and Matthew Stein

Amount Raised

$5,618

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Larry Kadis

Amount Raised

$5,296

 

98% Raised of$5,400 Goal

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Daniel Klein

Amount Raised

$4,514

 

125% Raised of$3,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael J. Levy

Michael J. Levy

DONATION: $36

3 years ago

Marc & Cathy Lebovits

Marc & Cathy Lebovits

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Susan Cole and Alan Ovson

Susan Cole and Alan Ovson

DONATION: $50

Tribute to Lorraine and Steve 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $180

3 years ago

Jan Maisel

Jan Maisel

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Audrey Zavell and Michael Bloom

Audrey Zavell and Michael Bloom

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Nancy and Mark Jacobs

Nancy and Mark Jacobs

DONATION: $108

3 years ago

Sandy Edwards

Sandy Edwards

in tribute to Lorraine, Steven and Benjamin 3 years ago

Carole & Merle Meyers

Carole & Merle Meyers

DONATION: $118

3 years ago

Melodi Zaret

Melodi Zaret

Edythe Zaretsky 3 years ago