I am very excited to return to Krakow for the 4th Annual Ride For The Living. Each year we've helped raise awareness of the journey from death and loss at Auschwitz-Birkenau to the renewal of Jewish life at JCC Krakow. The 55-mile ride is long and challenging, but after the near total destruction of Jewish life in Poland, the path is inspiring. We will celebrate the rebirth of Krakow's vibrant community and the opening of Frajda, the first full-time, pluralistic Jewish nursery school in Krakow since before World War II. When we complete our ride, Shabbat dinner with the local Polish Jewish community awaits us at the finish line.
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 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