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Ride For The Living 2017

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THE STORY:

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. 

For me, the Ride For the Living has a personal significance.  My second son, Max, is named for my husband's great aunt, Marianne, who was murdered in Auschwitz. My mother-in-law, Nina, and her family lived in Katowice, about an hour from Krakow. Ironically, my mother-in-law and her parents escaped from Poland a week after the Nazis invaded in September 1939. Marianne was a botanist living on the Channel Islands, far from the Poland. When the Nazis occupied the Channel Islands, Marianne was deported to Auschwitz. The Grunfelds lived in Katowice for several generations; now nothing remains except a plaque at the site of the synagogue that Nina's family built.  While I am ambivalent (and frightened) about going to Poland, I believe that I will feel empowered and strong in being able to get on a bike and ride away from Auschwitz.  I will be carrying the soul of Marianne on my shoulders and I know Nina wll be smiling down on me incredulous that I would ride from Auschwitz to Krakow!

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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$1,703

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sheridan Seyfried

    $25

  • nancy bell

    $250

  • Julie Coopersmith/Jeff Rotter

    $180

  • Liz and Bob SOlms

    $25

  • Patti & Bob Goodman

    $50

  • Carrie & Jonathan Goldhill

    $100

  • Judy Rothman

    $100

  • Joan Stern

    $25

  • Arline

    $100

  • Ellen Farber

    $25

  • Anne Weiss

     

  • Elon & Beth Kaplan

    $118

  • Laura Argintar

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Eliot and Lea Keil Garson

    $72

  • Jake Gering

     

  • Myrna marcus

    $54

  • Annette

     

  • Elliot Comite

    $36

  • Jeff and Denise Portner

    $100

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95% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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The Team: $146,245 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jonathan Ornstein

Amount Raised

$23,678

 

66% Raised of $36,000 Goal

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Vicki Warner

Amount Raised

$23,484

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Richard and Nina Edelman

Amount Raised

$19,307

 

193% 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

Jeff and Denise Portner

Jeff and Denise Portner

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Elliot Comite

Elliot Comite

DONATION: $36

In tribute to my Paternal Grandmother Olga "Helen" Comite, and the rest of the Berger family who were imprisoned/perished in Auschwitz. 3 months ago

Annette

Annette

3 months ago

Myrna marcus

Myrna marcus

DONATION: $54

3 months ago

Jake Gering

Jake Gering

3 months ago

Eliot and Lea Keil Garson

Eliot and Lea Keil Garson

DONATION: $72

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Laura Argintar

Laura Argintar

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Elon & Beth Kaplan

Elon & Beth Kaplan

DONATION: $118

3 months ago

Anne Weiss

Anne Weiss

3 months ago