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Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1978 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1978 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-4
Material Format
graphic material
object
Date
1978
Physical Description
7 photographs (5 negatives)
1 button
Admin History/Bio
In 1978, the Walkathon was renamed the Walk for Israel, a name that highlighted the event's connection to Israel. The Walk's theme was celebrating 30 years of Israel's statehood, emphasized with a 30 kilometre route. The Walk was chaired by David Bloom and was distinguished by the amount of competition it involved. Walkers could sign up in teams and compete to raise the most money and/or cover the greatest distance. Teams were registered from schools, brotherhoods, clubs, youth groups, and various professions. A number of professional athletes, from the Toronto Argos, Maple Leafs, and Blue Jays, were present at various checkpoints to greet walkers. About 9000 people turned out on the day of the Walk, which finished up with a gala birthday celebration at Earl Bales Park.
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 for Israel 1978 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1978 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-4
Material Format
object
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button for the Walk. It is blue and white with orange footprints going across it, and it says "United Jewish Appeal: Celebrate 30 Years with 30 kilometres. Walk for Israel, Sunday May 28, 1978."
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 for Israel 1978 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1978 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1978-May 1978
Physical Description
7 photographs (5 negatives)
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs promoting the Walk: three images depict leaders of the six professional teams in a starting position with Walk for Israel posters. They are (back row): Paul Schreider, Harvey Shaul, Stan Salsberg. (Front row): Rick Rodney, Carl Goldenberg, Izzy Snyder.
Another pair of images is of three Toronto Jewish Congress staff, Hedy Nivoix, Kurt Kramer and Shoshana Kalmus, with a sign that says, "We are Walking for U.J.A. on May 28th!!" A seventh photograph depicts a group of people with Walkathon passports at a meeting table. They include Stan Rose, Steve Poolovey, Adi Kolber, Howard Stilberg, Gord Stromberg, David and Molly Bloom, and Elliot Novak.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Physical Condition
One print has masking tape across the edge. In the other, part of the background has been painted out.
Source
Archival Descriptions

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