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Annual Leon Rubach Satellite Ride for the Living


Ride for the Living (RFTL) is an annual bike ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the JCC in Krakow, Poland.

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Thousands gather to commemorate those lost, as well as celebrate the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland. Join your local community for a satellite ride at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades – an inspirational, outdoor 60-minute stationary bike ride featuring three JCC instructors. Together, we unite our Jewish communities both here in New Jersey and in Krakow, Poland for a memorable experience.

We will never forget.

Reserve a bike and donate to support our mission. This not-to-be-missed experience supports the JCC in Krakow and Holocaust education and awareness at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. 

The ride is sponsored by the Rubach Family and is named for Leon Rubach z”l, who survived the Holocaust as a hidden child in Poland.

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Lavish Lunches

Lavish Lunches is an annual culinary experience that raises funds to support a broad range of programs and services for senior adults at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
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