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Samantha Kadis' Fundraiser:

Ride For The Living 2016

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BENEFITING: Friends of JCC Krakow

ORGANIZER: Friends of JCC Krakow

EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2016

Samantha Kadis

THE STORY:

My brother Justin inspired my family to participate in the inaugural Ride for the Living. Justin worked at the JCC Krakow for nearly two years, pouring all of his time and effort into supporting the growing Jewish community in Poland. While in Poland, Justin and I would chat about his experiences. His passion grew each day; I knew it was something I had to see first-hand. That summer my family witnessed a modern day miracle. Not only is Jewish life growing and thriving, it is celebrated in amazing ways. Participating in the Ride for the Living was the highlight of our two week trip. I am greatly looking forward to hopping back on my bike for another meaningful 55-mile ride.

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 3 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

$443

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alex Tapper

    $50

  • Natalie Taylor

    $25

  • Steph and Geoff (Geoffanie)

    $50

  • Paula Klausner and Jonathan Gordon

     

  • Richard Dyer

    $25

  • Jason Sherman

    $25

  • Elise Sarda

    $18

  • The Sarda Family

    $50

  • Emily Stecher

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Helaine and David Szabo

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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89% Raised of$500 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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Helaine and David Szabo

Helaine and David Szabo

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Hi Sam! My grandfather - a Holocaust survivor - recently passed and was originally from the town of Auschwitz (Oswiecim). So, so awesome that you're doing this and very happy to support! Hope all is well. 3 years ago

Emily Stecher

Emily Stecher

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Sarda Family

The Sarda Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Elise Sarda

Elise Sarda

DONATION: $18

3 years ago

Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Richard Dyer

Richard Dyer

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paula Klausner and Jonathan Gordon

Paula Klausner and Jonathan Gordon

3 years ago

Steph and Geoff (Geoffanie)

Steph and Geoff (Geoffanie)

DONATION: $50

3 years ago