Dear Friends and Family,
Next month I will be traveling to Poland to explore my family roots. As many of you know, both my parents are survivors of the Holocaust and both are from Poland. It has taken many years for me to prepare for this trip to visit and I do so with both trepition and great interest. It will be difficult to visit the places of destruction that shaped my family history but also an important route to connection and understanding. As part of this journey, my husband Steve and my son Benjamin and I will be participating in the Ride for the Living. This bike ride is the third annual fundraising event for the Krakow JCC.
The Jewish Community Centre in Krakow is rebuilding a Jewish community that was almost completely destroyed by the Holocaust and driven underground for 45 years during communism. With over 600 Jewish members, the JCC now serves as the focal point of the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland.
With some skepticsm but evem more hope, we will be traveling to Krakow to participate in the annual Ride For The Living. On June 3rd, we will cycle 55-miles from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow to celebrate and support the miraculous rebirth of Jewish life in Poland today. We will ride from the ashes of the concentration camps to the JCC where we will be met by the vibrant and thriving Jewish community of Krakow.
Please consider supporting our fundraising efforts. Your donation will support ongoing programming for all generations in the community including Holocaust Survivors, students, and children.
To donate, please visit: CROWDRISE/World Jewish Relief link
Thank you for your support!
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