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Ride For The Living 2017

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THE STORY:

In Oct of 2015, I was fortunate enough to travel to Krakow, Poland on the JCC Amitim program. It was my first trip to Poland. I was expecting to hate Poland and to see a dark, cold, depressed place. Instead, I found a JCC in Krakow that is growing and thriving. Jewish life is being re-created in Poland and it gives me great hope. At the same time, when I visited Auschwitz on that trip, for the first time, I got to say Kaddish for my great-grandmother in the place where her life was taken. Yet another piece of the chain of history of my dad's family that was taken by the Nazis was linked. When my Polish friends from the JCC in Krakow came visited Milwaukee in September, they inspired me to want to do The Ride For the Living. I want to ride from the place of Jewish darkness to a place of Jewish life and hope. 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. Ride For The Living was inspired by 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 learning about Krakow's reborn Jewish community, he realized his ride should not have ended in a place of loss but rather at a place of hope, JCC Krakow, 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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To This Fundraiser

$814

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aili

    $25

  • Samantha Avner

     

  • Barbara Heinrich

     

  • David Cohn

    $50

  • Judi and Michael Ketten

    $50

  • Inbar and Ken Heinrich

     

  • Bill and Ilene

     

  • Stephanie Wagner

    $18

  • Ronna, Larry, Joel, David and Jordan

    $50

  • Jody and David Margolis

    $100

  • Marsha, Sam, and Lani Denny

     

  • Lookatch family

     

  • The Rosenfeld Family

     

  • Sharon, Mark, Carli and Sophie Shapiro

     

  • Kelly Biedinger

     

  • Russel Naiman

    $50

  • Shari Shamah

    $50

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102% Raised of $800 Goal

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The Team: $146,245 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

$19,307

 

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

Shari Shamah

Shari Shamah

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

Russel Naiman

Russel Naiman

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

Kelly Biedinger

Kelly Biedinger

2 months ago

Sharon, Mark, Carli and Sophie Shapiro

Sharon, Mark, Carli and Sophie Shapiro

2 months ago

The Rosenfeld Family

The Rosenfeld Family

2 months ago

Lookatch family

Lookatch family

2 months ago

Marsha, Sam, and Lani Denny

Marsha, Sam, and Lani Denny

2 months ago

Jody and David Margolis

Jody and David Margolis

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Ronna, Larry, Joel, David and Jordan

Ronna, Larry, Joel, David and Jordan

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Stephanie Wagner

Stephanie Wagner

DONATION: $18

2 months ago