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Ride For The Living 2017

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The Experience of a Lifetime
July 09, 2017

Dear family and friends,  Thank you again for supporting my ride in the "Ride For The Living 2017." I had no idea how impactful the whole experience  See more
Elissa Waldstein

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

I am writing to ask for your support in my upcoming bicycle journey on the Ride For the Living in Poland. 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, energized by the opening of the Krakow JCC a few short years ago.

I have followed with great interest the progress of the  JCC Krakow and the growing support for this Ride, as I have always been curious about Poland. My grandfather Morris (Davidowitz) Davis came to America before WWII from Lodz, Poland. He was raised by relatives after losing his mother early to illness. Throughout my childhood, he told me many tales of survival while on the run from the army, trying to get a Visa to the US.

During my trip, I will visit Lodz and bear withness to this part of my family history. I will also bear witness to the horror of Auschwitz, the reality of the holocaust, and its aftermath in Poland today.

The ride ends at a place of hope, the JCC Krakow, where all of us riders will be joined by members of the local Jewish community and friends from around the world.

The 2017 Ride For The Living will take place from June 22 - 25, 2017. 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. 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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$2,820

MONEY RAISED
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  • Elissa Waldstein

    $180

  • Sherrie Spiegel

    $100

  • Susan and Dan Raynor

     

  • Cheryl & Peter Waldstein

    $100

  • Sara Waldstein and Phil Dorman

    $250

  • Peggy & Joe Carver

    $118

  • Marjorie Honickman

    $360

  • david hassman

    $118

  • joy posoli

    $500

  • Lynn and Ivan

    $36

  • Allyson & Andrew Eastman

     

  • Iris and Larry Brownstein

    $218

  • Lillian Hassman

     

  • Gregg Epstein

    $180

  • Boches Family

    $100

  • Marc & Bobbie Rothman

    $360

  • The Wirtshafters

     

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157% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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The Team: $146,295 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jonathan Ornstein

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$23,678

 

66% Raised of $36,000 Goal

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Vicki Warner

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$23,484

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Richard and Nina Edelman

Amount Raised

$19,357

 

194% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Znajomi and Mishpacha Friends and F...

Amount Raised

$12,331

 

147% Raised of $8,400 Goal

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Justin Kadis

Amount Raised

$8,928

 

128% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Suellen Kadis

Amount Raised

$8,091

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Larry Kadis

Amount Raised

$6,008

 

120% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Paula Trossman and Matthew Stein

Amount Raised

$5,611

 

116% Raised of $4,818 Goal

Donor Comments

The Wirtshafters

The Wirtshafters

So proud of you!! 8 months ago

Marc & Bobbie Rothman

Marc & Bobbie Rothman

DONATION: $360

8 months ago

Boches Family

Boches Family

DONATION: $100

Ride to Remember! 9 months ago

Gregg Epstein

Gregg Epstein

DONATION: $180

9 months ago

Lillian Hassman

Lillian Hassman

So proud of what your doing thank you for honoring my father 9 months ago

Iris and Larry Brownstein

Iris and Larry Brownstein

DONATION: $218

In beloved memory of Morris and Esther Davis 9 months ago

Allyson & Andrew Eastman

Allyson & Andrew Eastman

Such an exciting and meaningful cause! 9 months ago

Lynn and Ivan

Lynn and Ivan

DONATION: $36

Good luck on your journey, xo 9 months ago

joy posoli

joy posoli

DONATION: $500

9 months ago

david hassman

david hassman

DONATION: $118

pedal for all those that wish they still could. 10 months ago