Ride for the Living 2020

Ride for the Living 2020

Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.  Virtual tour of Jewish Krakow

Virtual Ride for the Living for the JCC in Krakow

On October 22, 2015, 30 TAE members led by Cantor Shukiar, experienced the unbelievable by visiting Auschwitz. We ended this overwhelming, indescribable day by having dinner at the JCC in Krakow. The grief we experienced during the day turned to joy after talking with the JCC members about the resurgence of Judaism in Krakow.

For many years, the JCC in Krakow has held a “Ride for the Living” – a 60-mile bike ride from Auschwitz to the JCC. During the last month, because of the pandemic, people have biked, walked and run 60 miles in the Virtual Ride for the Living in support for the JCC in Krakow.

During this time, the JCC has hosted on line educational programs about Krakow, Auschwitz and Auschwitz- Birkenau. These programs were virtual walking tours through the camps. They were led by experienced local guides.There is one more live program scheduled for Wednesday. It is a virtual tour of Jewish Krakow. The link to the final live tour is listed just below. Under that link, you will find links to the recorded tours mentioned above. These are truly remarkable presentations.

The livestream feed from the virtual tour will be available on the Virtual Ride For The Living Facebook group on July 8 at 2 p.m. You can also join directly by ZOOM:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 870 2305 6240

Password: 368345

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kby2kj0s80

Videos of the past sessions:


Virtual Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau (part 1)



Virtual tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Part 2)



The Story of Modern Jewish Life in Krakow