About 2023 Ride for the Living


Join us on Sunday, June 18th at 10:00am for a meaningful journey in support of The JCC in Krakow’s Ride for the Living and holocaust survivors.  Ride for the Living (RFTL) is an annual bike ride from Auschwitz- Birkenau to the JCC in Krakow, Poland.  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 80-minute stationary bike ride featuring our 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. 

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. Proceeds support the JCC in Krakow, Poland and Holocaust education and awareness at the Kaplen JCC.

About the Ride for the Living

The Ride for the Living is an annual 60-mile bike ride through the Polish countryside, from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the JCC in Krakow. The ride commemorates the Holocaust and Jewish History in addition to celebrating and supporting the miraculous rebirth of Jewish Life in Poland today.

Register below for this not-to-be-missed experience while supporting the JCC in Krakow and Holocaust education and awareness at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.


Jill Cheris

Adeena Pultman 

Cara Kupersmith

Event Schedule


10:00 AM - RIDE



Starts at:  June 18, 2023 9:00 AM
Ends at:  June 18, 2023 11:00 AM


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly,NJ 07670 USA


Cara Kupersmith

Get Involved!

Check out this inspiring video from the 1st Annual Leon Rubach Satellite Ride for the Living on Sunday, June 28, 2020!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!