Ride For The Living - Warsaw Pre-Tour

Are you participating in the sixth annual Ride For The Living?

Why not join Taube Jewish Heritage Tours and JCC Krakow on a special three-day tour of Warsaw before the Ride?

The tour begins in Warsaw on Sunday, June 23, and ends in Krakow on Thursday, June 27, just in time for the Ride of the Living program and the final events of the Jewish Culture Festival.

Ride for The Living is a four-day event that gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in Krakow’s Jewish past, present, and future. It includes an inspiring one-day, 60-mile (97 km) bike ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow and three days of tours and events highlighting the richness of Krakow’s Jewish life. Participants also enjoy the JCC’s Shabbat dinner after the ride on Friday, June 28, which will attract more than 700 guests from Poland and around the world.

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, has been called the “Phoenix City” because it was almost completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt from the rubble and ruins. Today, Warsaw, Poland’s largest city with more than two and a half million people, is a vibrant political and economic center, reflecting the resurgence of Poland’s economy over the past 30 years as a member of NATO and the EU.

More than 350,000 Jews from across the cultural and religious spectrum lived in Warsaw prior to the Holocaust. Today it is again home to Poland’s largest Jewish community and hosts a JCC, a Hillel, and a day school, a Macabbi club, as well as several congregations of different religious denominations.

During this special tour, you will explore the city, learn about 1,000 years of Polish Jewish history at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, discover the buried testimonies from the Ringelblum Archive and meet members of Warsaw’s Jewish community.

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