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Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-29; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-29
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
2003
Physical Description
74 photographs (jpg)
Scope and Content
File contains images of the Eitz Chaim Learnathons for girls and for boys, including images of students at work in small groups, speakers, teachers and room overview shots.
Notes
Photographs by Stephen Epstein. His discs include hi-resolution jpgs, thumbnail images and html index pages ("web gallery") with the thumbnails.
Accession Number
Epstein photographs from accession 2005-12-2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-30; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-30
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
19 May 2004
Physical Description
10 photographs (jpg)
Scope and Content
File consists of a CD containing ten image sof the boys' learnathon in 2004. The images show pairs and groups of boys at work and smiling for the camera.
Notes
Photographs by Steven Epstein.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-28; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-28
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 May 2002
Physical Description
352 photographs (182 jpgs)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Festival that took place in the Sky Dome. The images include a children's choir and other musical groups, miniature golf, inflatables slides, the audience in the stands, speeches, vendors' tables, facepainting, children, the arts and crafts area and bubble blowing. There are many candid shots of people at the event.
Notes
Photographic prints by Eve Marks.
Digital photographs by Stephen Epstein. His discs include hi-resolution jpgs, thumbnail images and html index pages (a "web gallery") with the thumbnails to select from.
Accession Number
2009-6-14.
2005-12-2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
28 May 2000
Physical Description
69 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs from the Funwalk Festival at Ontario Place. The images include participants as they complete the Walk at the park's entrance; enjoying lunch and relaxing on the grass and picnic tables; the barbecue lunch being cooked and served; the ticket table for the barbecue; singers onstage; a craft table; the Jewish Discovery Museum Exhibit; a young man putting on (laying) tefillin; camel rides; The Kool Aid man; sponsor banners; the table giving out the Toronto Jewish Directory; a breakdancing group; Tony the Tiger enjoying a hot dog; and two individuals from Reena.
Notes
Some photographs by Stephen Epstein.
Accession Number
2009-6-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
Material Format
multiple media
Date
2000
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Israel Funwalk 2000 took place on Sunday, May 28, 2000. As in recent years, it began with a "MEGA [Mandell Entertainment Group Amusements] Carnival" at Nathan Phillips Square. That was followed by a route including Old Jewish Toronto, leading to Trinity Bellwoods Park and then south to Ontario Place, where the Funwalk Festival was held. The co-chairs of the Walk were Fran Grundman and Harvey Cooperberg. For the first time, an Entertainment Coordinator was specially named: Corey Mandell, a longtime participant in the planning and entertainment for the Walk. The UJA coordinator was Naomi Cohen. A new feature of the event this year was a 5 kilometre Fun Run for adults with its own attractions and incentives.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs, a small amount of textual records and 2 videos from the Israel Funwalk 2000 and the Festival. The files are arranged by function, in this order: recruitment of participants, logistics, publicity and design, the Walk event itself and the Festival. One video is a promotional one used for recruitment in schools; the other is a "TV spot" featuring Michael Landsberg on the TSN Sportsdesk, also promoting the Funwalk. The videos feature still photographs from past Walks and information about the route, entertainment, Festival and incentives.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes approximately 390 photographs, 1 t-shirt and 2 videocassettes.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-27
Material Format
multiple media
Date
2001
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
In 2001, the Israel Funwalk was held on Victoria Day Monday, May 21st. The chairs this year were Abe Glowinsky and Elyza Litwin Polsky, and Naomi Cohen was once again the staff coordinator. An adult 7 kilometre Fun Run commenced 15 minutes before the Walk and followed the same route. While the Walk had had a Web presence as early as 1999, 2001 was the first time online registration was offered. The route also changed this year, going south from Nathan Phillips Square to Wellington Street, then west to Blue Jays Way and north to the second checkpoint at Alexandra Park (at Bathurst and Dundas). From there participants proceeded to the third checkpoint at Trinity Bellwoods Park and then south to Ontario Place and the Israel Funwalk Festival.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs, a small amount of textual records, a promotional video and a purple and white hat from the Israel Funwalk of 2001. The records include a promotional brochure and the organizational material distributed to participants (sponsor sheet, collection envelope and information pamphlet).
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 331 photographs (216 negatives), 1 videocassette (8 mins.), and 1 hat.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 5 (2 of 2)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
5 (2 of 2)
Material Format
graphic material
Date
28 May 2000
Physical Description
ca. 575 photographs (257 negatives)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs from the Funwalk 2000 and includes shots from the opening at Nathan Phillips Square, the checkpoints, the route along the way and the endpoint at Ontario Place. The images include: families, children and seniors; checkpoint tables; dogs wearing t-shirts or getting stamped; entertainment acts; Corey Mandell onstage at the opening; Funwalk chairs Fran Grundman and Harvey Cooperberg; crowd shots; costumed characters; three girls inside a synagogue; people walking along the route with Toronto streets in the background; volunteers; sponsors' trucks and booths; a group of youth from Israel; facepainting; henna tattoos; and adults at the Fun Run registration. In some pictures people are holding protest signs about funding for Jewish education. There are also groups with banners, including Reena, Birthright Israel, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Just a Second Shop Clothing Drive, B.B.Y.O. A.Z.A. Greater Toronto Area Council and Jewish Campus Services of Greater Toronto. UJA Federation notables include Seymour Epstein and David Koschitsky.
Notes
Some photographs by Stephen Epstein.
Accession Number
2009-6-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-27; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-27
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 May 2001
Physical Description
331 photographs (216 negatives)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Funwalk, from the opening carnival at Nathan Phillips Square, along the route and at the endpoint, the Ontario Place gates. The images include families and children; adult Fun Run participants at the starting line; motorcyclists in Walk t-shirts; the Funwalk co-chairs; an M&M character; the crowd along busy downtown streets showing one lane cordoned off; Israel flags; checkpoint tables; entertainment acts and speakers at the opening; a Toronto Raptors truck with people shooting hoops and Raptors dancers; volunteers; the Mandell Entertainment truck; and dogs in Walk t-shirts. Groups with banners include the JF&CS Just a Second Shop Clothing Drive, JIAS and the Alpha Omega Fraternity. There is also an image of a table with a petition, "Bring Our Boys Home." UJA Federation notables in the photos include Seymour Epstein and David Koschitsky.
Notes
Photographs by Stephen Epstein.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 5 (1 of 2)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
5 (1 of 2)
Material Format
graphic material
Date
28 May 2000
Physical Description
ca. 575 photographs (257 negatives)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs from the Funwalk 2000 and includes shots from the opening at Nathan Phillips Square, the checkpoints, the route along the way and the endpoint at Ontario Place. The images include: families, children and seniors; checkpoint tables; dogs wearing t-shirts or getting stamped; entertainment acts; Corey Mandell onstage at the opening; Funwalk chairs Fran Grundman and Harvey Cooperberg; crowd shots; costumed characters; three girls inside a synagogue; people walking along the route with Toronto streets in the background; volunteers; sponsors' trucks and booths; a group of youth from Israel; facepainting; henna tattoos; and adults at the Fun Run registration. In some pictures people are holding protest signs about funding for Jewish education. There are also groups with banners, including Reena, Birthright Israel, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Just a Second Shop Clothing Drive, B.B.Y.O. A.Z.A. Greater Toronto Area Council and Jewish Campus Services of Greater Toronto. UJA Federation notables include Seymour Epstein and David Koschitsky.
Notes
Some photographs by Stephen Epstein.
Accession Number
2009-6-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains records comprising a package that volunteering UJA staff received on the day of the Walk. The documents include a list of staff and assignments, signage placement, a timeline of the opening ceremonies, key contacts, timeline for the day and sitemaps of Nathan Phillips Square and the checkpoints.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a flyer for the Walk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-27; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-27
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a brochure for the "Adult 7k FunRun" that took place in conjunction with the Israel Funwalk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-30; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-30
File
1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Date
2004
Physical Description
830 MB of textual record (pdf, doc, html) and graphic material (jpg, psd, qxd, MS document imaging file/tiff)
Scope and Content
File consists of digital files of a flyer, advertisements, thank you certificates, website templates and logos.
Accession Number
2009-9-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2007 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-33; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2007 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-33
File
1
Material Format
moving images
Date
2007
Physical Description
1 optical disc : 3 mins., 41 secs.
Scope and Content
File consists of a recruitment video on DVD for use in schools. It features Anthony Parker of the Toronto Raptors.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains collection kits for both adults and children, which include collection envelopes, a sponsor sheet, a letter from the co-chairs and an information sheet. File also contains a Walk passport that features historical notes of locations along the route, a route map and highlights of the day.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-27; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2001 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-27
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a walker information package for Walk participants, which includes a collection envelope, a sponsor sheet, a letter from the co-chairs and an information pamphlet. Also in the file is a sample coupon for participants to present at registration. If they raised $36, they received an admission pass to Ontario Place, a Funwalk hat and a passport. Greater amounts had additional incentives.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2006 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-32; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2006 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-32
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists a walker information kit that includes a collection envelope, a sponsor form, a letter from the co-chairs, a poster about the prizes, and an information booklet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2008 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-34; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2008 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-34
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
2008
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists a walker information kit that includes a collection envelope, a sponsor form, a letter from the co-chairs, a poster about the prizes, a flyer about the Yom Ha'Atzmut Celebration of Israel@60 Toronto and an information booklet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-28; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-28
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a walker information package for Walk participants, which includes a collection envelope, a sponsor sheet, a letter from the co-chairs, a FunRun registration sheet and an information pamphlet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-26; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 2000 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-26
File
1
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph
1 videocassette
Scope and Content
File contains a letter to walkers who have returned their collection envelope and thus receive a free t-shirt and a coupon for one or more passes to Ontario Place. Two sample coupons are included. The file also includes a photograph of staff coordinator Naomi Cohen with three representatives from Associated Day School holding a Walk poster.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2005 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-31; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2005 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-31
File
2
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
2005
Physical Description
1.17 MB of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 8 Microsoft Publisher document files, each a design for a banner for the day of the Walk. The banners represent sponsors and groups supporting the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-29; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-29
File
1
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
July 2003
Physical Description
10 posters (pdf) : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File contains ten thank you posters to sponsors and supporters of the Walk, including corporate donors, individuals and Toronto civil and municipal services.
Accession Number
2009-9-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-29; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-29
File
2
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
25 May 2003
Physical Description
317 photographs (jpg)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs taken on the day of the Walk at the kick-off party, along the route and at the Festival that followed. The images are of volunteers, kids, flags, dogd, the chairs of the Walk, the registration table, sponsors' banners, some people 'laying' tefillin, the kickoff speakers and performers, crowd shots, dancing, people along the route, rest stops and the Western Wall replica. VIPs pictured include Mel Lastman. Groups with banners include the Downtown Jewish Day School, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Canada, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, March of the Living, and Jews for Jesus.
The Festival photographs feature performers, MC Corey Mandell, members of the Walk committee, audience shots, people dancing, a drumming centre, an activity centre for kids, students' murals and inflatables.
Notes
Though the CD is not marked, it is likely these photographs are Steven Epstein's, since he usually included the html pages for viewing the thumbnails online.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2009-9-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2005 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-31; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2005 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-31
File
1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
2005
Physical Description
23 photographs (jpg)
Scope and Content
File consists of 23 photographs of UJA Federation staff member Shimmy Wenner dressed up as the Lion mascot for the Walk in various poses outside the Lipa Green Centre.
Accession Number
2009-9-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[197?]-2008
Physical Description
1.8 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
UJA Federation’s Walk with Israel was first held in May 1970, when it was called the UJA Walkathon. The first Walk was organized quickly with no advance publicity, yet it still raised $55,000. In the early years, funds raised in the Walk went into UJA’s Israel Special Fund. Since then, the money has supported particular projects in Israel that often involve children, since children are the main fundraisers in the event. The Walk with Israel has grown into the largest event in the Toronto Jewish community, with over 20,000 people participating as volunteers or walkers, and funds raised reaching as high as $400,000. The event has had several name changes since 1970: Walk for Israel (1978-1993); Community March for Israel (1994-1996); Israel Funwalk (1998-2002); and the current name, Walk with Israel.
The Walk with Israel is one of the programs mounted by the Annual Campaign department of UJA Federation. It is planned by a Cabinet Committee, with one or two laypeople as chairs, and numerous sub-committees. The main UJA staff undertaking the planning and execution is the Walk Coordinator. Each year, sub-committees are formed for recruitment, logistics, marketing and public relations, the Festival, food, entertainment, etc. The Walk also involves many outside entities: companies approached for prizes, donations or sponsorship; entertainment groups; the Toronto police force, which provides traffic control, marshalling and a parade permit; city government, for park use permits and outdoor signage; community groups mounting displays; costumed character rental companies; and manufacturers of the t-shirts, hats and buttons produced each year for Walk participants.
In addition to being a major fundraiser, the Walk fashioned itself initially as a fitness challenge to children and athletes, with a route as long as 31 kilometres in 1976. Over the years, this length has been reduced significantly, with the event evolving into a more manageable and family-oriented event. In the last decade, with periods of tension overseas, it has been framed as a demonstration of solidarity with Israel. Alongside the main event, alternative fundraisers such as a large Raffle, Dance-a-thon, Aerob-a-thon and Learn-a-thon for Eitz Chaim day schools, have been held in some years to encourage more people to contribute. Incentives for those who collect sponsors have grown over the years, from free t-shirts to a succession of prizes depending on the amount of funds raised. The grand prize draw for many years was two El Al airline tickets to Israel.
The location of the Walk has moved from the Bathurst Street 'corridor' of the Jewish community, to a downtown route that for some years went through the historic Jewish neighbourhood of Kensington Market and more recently, begins and ends at Coronation Park by the lakeshore and winds around the downtown streets. There is now also a kick-off party at the Walk’s starting point. Since 1984, the Walk has culminated in a big festival, featuring rides, petting zoos, a barbecue, musical entertainment, clowns and other attractions. This was usually held in a park or the BJCC parking lot. When the Walk route moved downtown, the Festival shifted to Ontario Place, and more recently, it has taken place on the CNE grounds by the lakeshore. Since 2007, the Festival has been sponsored by RioCan, and 'yogen fruz' became a major sponsor of the Walk in 2008. Other Walk sponsors have included Roots Canada (supplier of t-shirts), Shopper’s Drug Mart, Henry’s camera centre, Canada Trust, National Bank Financial Group, and the Canadian Zionist Federation.
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains records that document the planning and coordination of the Walk for Israel each year, as well as photographs and other records from the day itself and post-walk evaluation and wrap-up activities. The records include meeting notices, agendas and minutes, information sheets, lists, schedules, sitemaps, correspondence, school presentations, permits, press releases, design work, invoices, flyers, and photographs. Materials distibuted to participants include walker passports that had to be verified at each checkpoint, sponsor books, collection envelopes, tickets and other ephemera.
Most of the records have been arranged by year, broken down by function, in the following order: Walk oversight (the Walk Committee and chairs); recruitment of participants; volunteers; logistics such as route and police/security coverage; publicity and public relations, design of memorabilia (i.e. hats); sponsorship and prizes; financial management; the Walk event itself; the Festival; related fundraisers, particularly the Eitz Chaim Day Schools Learnathon; and post-event evaluation. The Festival records document the planning of food, entertainment, displays, amusements, and volunteers, and include photographs taken on the day of the event.
Sub-series 17-1 also includes individual files containing photographs from ranges of years. These were added to this series after the major portion of the "Walk" records had already been processed.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes ca. 4513 photographs (1948 negatives, 431 jpgs), 8 videocassettes, 4 optical discs (videos), 12 posters, 13 t-shirts, 4 buttons, 2 shoelaces, 1 jacket and several hats.
Reproduction restriction note: Though there is no textual evidence indicating ownership of copyright, it is believed that all rights to the Graphic Artists negatives in this sub-series were transferred to UJA Federation (Communications department), since they were the ultimate possessors of the negatives. Copyright for photographs by Stephen Epstein remains in his possession. Other UJA staff photographs by Eve Marks are the physical and intellectual property of UJA Federation.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-28
Material Format
multiple media
Date
2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
In 2002, reacting to the recent wave of violence in Israel, the Walk was renamed the Walk with Israel to underline that it was an act of community solidarity. With a new slogan, "Now. More Than Ever," the Walk was scheduled for May 20, 2002. The money raised went towards helping children affected by the crisis in Israel. The chairs were Abe Glowinsky and Elyza Polsky, with Coordinator Naomi Cohen and Administrator Cindy Bogach. Special guests were Mayor Mel Lastman, Israeli Consul-General Meir Romen and Ra'anin Gissin, key advisor and principal spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. Gissin gave the keynote speech at the Festival.
In addition to the usual sub-committees, there was a new one: School Projects. These were artistic menorahs created by each school that were displayed at the Festival. Once again, the 5 kilometre adult Fun Run took place. A new route this year took participants in a loop from the Sky Dome, north and across Nassau/Cecil/Elm streets, then south again on Bay Street to the Sky Dome, where the Festival was held. The Festival featured attractions from MEGA (Mandell Entertainment Group Amusements) such as 'inflatables', as well as an Israeli-style shuk (open air market). A record crowd of almost 25,000 people turned out.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs, a small amount of textual records, a promotional video and a t-shirt from the Israel Funwalk of 2001. The records include a promotional brochure and the organizational material distributed to participants (sponsor sheet, collection envelope and information pamphlet).
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 890 photographs (747 negatives), 1 videocassette and 1 t-shirt.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-29
Material Format
multiple media
Date
2003
Physical Description
10 posters (pdf) and other material
Admin History/Bio
In 2003, the Walk with Israel took place on Sunday, May 25th, featuring a brand new 5 kilometre route from Coronation Park at the lakeshore, around downtown Toronto and back to the National Trade Centre at the C.N.E. grounds. The slogan this year was "Together We're Stronger" and more than 20,000 people came out to show their support for Israel. Approximately $500,000 was raised. The Walk culminated in a Festival at the National Trade Centre that had a drumming workshop and a 7-foot Magen David made out of balloons.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs, a promotional video, two t-shirts, a windbreaker and a hat from the Israel Funwalk of 2001. One t-shirt has the sponsors listed on the back. There is also a royal blue child's hat.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 74 photographs (jpg), 1 videocassette, 2 t-shirts, 1 windbreaker jacket, 1 hat.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Physical Condition
The digital photographs in this sub-sub-series are currently housed on original CDs from 2003. They will need to be moved to another medium to extend their lifespan, i.e. server or archival quality disc.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-30
Material Format
multiple media
Date
2004
Physical Description
830 MB textual and other material
Admin History/Bio
The 2004 Walk with Israel took place on Sunday, May 30th. The co-chairs were Peter Eckstein and David Peltz, and the Walk was led by Police Chief Julian Fantino. The kick-off party at Coronation Park featured an attempt to create the world's largest hora. There was also a bone marrow donor registry and an opportunity for Jewish singles to be matched up through J-Date. The RioCan Festival at Ontario Place following the walk featured an Israel mini-mall. The event drew nearly 20,000 people.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs, a t-shirt, digital documents and digital graphic images relating to the 2004 Walk with Israel.
Notes
Physcial description note: Includes 344 photographs (electronic), 1 moving image (electronic) and 1 t-shirt.
Physical Condition
The digital records in this sub-sub-series are currently housed on original CDs from 2004. They will need to be moved to another medium to extend their lifespan, i.e. server or archival quality disc.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2005 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2005 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-31
Material Format
multiple media
Date
2005
Physical Description
1.17 MB textual records (electronic) and other material
Admin History/Bio
In 2005, the Walk with Israel introduced its first-ever mascot. A city-wide competition to name the lion brought in 250 suggestions from children; the winning name was Arr-yeah, a combination of a cheer and the Hebrew word for lion, "aryeh." Close to 15,000 people, including 800 volunteers, turned out for the event on Sunday, May 29th. There were four co-chairs this year: Beth Singer, Nelly Zagdanski, Sara Zagdanksi and Felicia Posluns. Mike "Pinball" Clemens of the Toronto Argonauts appeared at the kick-off party, and the crowd was led by Police Chief Bill Blair. The 6 kilometre downtown route began at Coronation Park near the gates to the C.N.E., and ended up at Ontario Place for the RioCan Festival.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs of Arr-yeah the lion mascot and electronic versions of the banners made for the event. It also includes a DVD and video version of the promotional video shown in schools.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 23 photographs (jpg), 1 videocassette and 1 optical disc (3 mins., 28 secs.).
Physical Condition
The digital records in this sub-sub-series are currently housed on original CDs from 2005. They will need to be moved to another medium to extend their lifespan, i.e. server or archival quality disc.
Accession Number
2009-9-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2006 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2006 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-32
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 t-shirt
Admin History/Bio
The Walk with Israel of 2006 took place on Sunday, May 28th. The day started with a kick-off party in Coronation Park that included a dance party. Then the route led north and east to Spadina, west back to Bathurst, north to Dundas, west, then south again along Strachan Avenue to the RioCan Carnival at Ontario Place. This year the Walk featured three "nosh stops"; those wanting a shorter route had the option to finish at the first one. Participants were also able to register and collect sponsors online. About $350,000 were raised for youth at risk. The event was co-chaired by Felicia Posluns, Nelly Zagdanski and Sara Zagdanski. The Walk Director on the UJA staff was Michelle Golfman.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2007 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2007 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-33
Material Format
moving images
object
Date
2007
Physical Description
1 optical disc (3 mins., 41 secs.)
2 t-shirts
Admin History/Bio
The 2007 Walk with Israel was held on Sunday, May 27th. It started with a kick-off party in Coronation Park by the waterfront, which featured inflatables and music. Prominent attendees were Federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, Environment Minister John Baird and more than 20 other elected officials. The Walk was co-chaired by Ruth Eckstein and Helen Silverstein. The largest incentive for those raising money was to be a "chai walker": if one raised $1800, one had the choice of a $500 prize and was invited onstage during the kick-off party. With a threatening weather forecast, only 7,000 people came out. The fundraising cause was a new daycare centre in northern Israel and providing employment training to Ethiopian women in a community near Tel Aviv.
At the end of the 10 kilometre route, people enjoyed the kosher barbecue, games, rides and arts and crafts at the RioCan Carnival at Ontario Place.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of a recruitment video and two t-shirts from the 2007 Walk with Israel. One t-shirt is white and the other, for volunteers, is red. The t-shirts read "Heart and Sole!"
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2008 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2008 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-34
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
2008
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 t-shirt
Admin History/Bio
The 2008 Walk with Israel took place on Sunday, May 25th. It was chaired by Ruth Ekstein and Helen Silverstein. The Walk Director at UJA was Michelle Golfman, who was assisted by staff Ellen Drazner, Shimmy Wenner and Elena Livertovsky. In the wake of recent rocket attacks from Gaza, a portion of the $500,000 raised was earmarked for children and their families in Sderot and the Western Negev. New to the Walk this year was an inter-school competition to raise the most money. There were many incentives and the "top 60" were recognized in honour of Israel's 60th birthday. A new and major sponsor of the Walk this year was 'yogen fruz'.
The day began with a kick-off party in Coronation Park, then followed a square route around downtown Toronto as far north as Dundas Street, and returned to the lakefront for the RioCan Carnival at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. A shorter route, ending at the first Rest Stop, formed the Bubbie Zaidie Walk. The crowd numbered more than 15,000 and included Federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion and Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-30; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-30
File
2
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
moving images
Date
2004
Physical Description
334 photographs (jpg)
1 optical disc (vob file) : 2 mins. 40 secs.
Scope and Content
File consists of 4 CDs containing digital photographs (jpgs). One disc (Black's Photography) contains images at the Walk opening of entertainment, children, the registration table, the crowd, dancing, Israel flags, sponsor banners, a clown and people along the route. The other 3 discs contain 308 photographs. These document the opening at Coronation Park, the crowd along the route and people at the RioCan Festival at Ontario Place. They include images of special guest, Police Chief Julian Fantino, the co-chairs of the Walk, a huge hora, opening speeches by the Walk chairs, one of the checkpoints, facepainting, games and putting on tefillin.
At the Festival the images are of the marketplace, Ontario Place rides, a CIJA-PAC group and other vendors at tables. Groups represented include Leo Baeck Day School; Congregation BINA (Community of Jews from India); Canadian Jews & Christians (Together for Israel); the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Canada; and Jews for Jesus. There are also pictures of anti-Israel protesters at the entrance to the checkpoint. UJA notables in the photos include Ted Sokolsky and Michelle Golfman.
In addition, the file contains a DVD with video footage of the 2004 Walk set to music.
Notes
Black's-processed photographs by Eve [Marks]. This disc has Fujifilm Image Viewer software on it which must be used to view the photos.
Other photographs by Stephen Epstein. Epstein's discs include thumbnails, high-resolution jpgs and html files forming a "web gallery" index to peruse the images. The three CDs each have 1/3 of the images in high-resolution.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-28; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2002 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-28
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 May 2002
Physical Description
543 photographs (393 jpgs)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the crowds, families, children and seniors at the Walk opening at Roundhouse Park, along the route, and at the Western Wall replica that was constructed in Nathan Phillips Square. The images include crowd shots, Fun Run participants, dancing groups of people, flags, blue and white confetti, volunteers, the opening speeches, bikers, dogs, entertainment and Tony the Tiger. Also in the photos are several groups: Alpha Omega Toronto Alumni, the Birthright Israel Alumni committee and the Toronto Herschel School. Notables in the photos include Mel Lastman, Corey Mandell and co-chair Abe Glowinsky.
Notes
Photographic prints by Eve Marks.
Digital photographs by Stephen Epstein. His discs include hi-resolution jpgs, thumbnail images and html index pages with the thumbnails.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2009-6-14
2005-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
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