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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 twenty thousand 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 thirty-one 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 (e.g., 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.
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 for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 May 1979
Physical Description
1 photograph (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of image of walkers on Bathurst Street by the BJCC (then the YM-YWHA). Identified in the second row of walkers from left is Joanne Dubrofsky, Marsha Weisleder, and Lisa Kerbel.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photograph by Graphic Artists
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 347
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
347
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of six men posing in Walk for Israel T-shirts. Each shirt represents a different division: Law, Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry, Accountancy, Pharmacy.
Notes
Photo by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Availability of other formats: Also available as a digital image.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 545
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
545
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1981
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of a crowd gathered at the registration tables for the UJA Walk for Israel.
Notes
Photo by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Availability of other formats: Also available as a digital image.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 590
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
590
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs from the Walk with Israel. In one photo, a large group crosses Sheppard Avenue West and proceeds south on Bathurst Street. In the other photo, people approach the registration table. Paul Godfrey is identified.
Notes
Photos by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Name Access
Godfrey, Paul, 1939-
Subjects
Zionism
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Sheppard Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-5-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
14 shirts and other material
Date
1998-2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of eight Walk with Israel t-shirts (2002-2008), one hat (n.d), one necklace (2008), and two collection envelopes (2006, 2008) from that same event. Contents also include three t-shirts (1998-2000), and one hat (n.d) from Israel Fun Walk. Other items in this accession include one Ilan Ramon Street Festival t-shirt (2007), one Israel Emergency Campaign t-shirt (2007), and one Telethon t-shirt (2006).
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 2 hats, 1 necklace and 1 folder of textual records.
Source
Archival Accessions
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 thirty years of Israel's statehood, emphasized with a thirty-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 nine thousand 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
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
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1979-June 1979
Physical Description
52 photographs : b&w and col. (21 negatives) : 10 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
In 1979, the Walk with Israel had a second name: the Canada-Israel Friendship Walk. This name highlighted the year's focus on walking for Israel's children, although the official name was still used. The walk featured sports and show business personalities signing autographs and drew twelve thousand participants. Continuing with the Bathurst corridor route, the walk started at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, went south to St. Clair, and back to Earl Bales Park.
The walk this year also featured an Early Bird prize. First introduced in 1978, the Early Bird draw was an incentive for walkers to collect and return their pledges soon after the walk. Those who did so within two weeks of the walk had their names entered in a draw to win one of a number of prizes donated by local businesses.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
Material Format
graphic material
object
Date
Mar. 1980-May 1980
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w (11 negatives)
1 button
Admin History/Bio
The 1980 Walk for Israel took place on Sunday, 25 May. It was chaired by Verne Chelin and Jerry Panet, and the Toronto Jewish Congress staff coordinator was Mark Gryfe. New to the walk this year was a "leadership mile," in which twenty-five prominent community leaders participated. These included Robert Kaplan, the solicitor general of Canada; Larry Grossman, the provincial minister of industry, trade and tourism; Art Eggleton, a Toronto alderman; John Roberts; Wilfred Posluns, the president of Toronto Jewish Congress; Murray Koffler; and MIlton Harris. The eleven checkpoints along the twenty-five-kilometre route were named after Israeli cities. Thirteen thousand people turned out for the event.
Part of the walk's promotion included a letter from Henry "The Fonz" Winkler to the students of Jewish schools in Toronto. The popular celebrity could not attend the walk, but, in his letter, he expressed encouragement for the students' fundraising efforts and wished them well.
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 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1980 - May 1980
Physical Description
9 photographs (5 negatives)
Scope and Content
File consists of publicity photographs for the Walk for Israel in 1980. Images include a group looking at a poster titled, "Walk for the Sport of Israel"; they are Pearl Teitelbaum, Isobel Berlin, Elliott Novak, Brian Katz, Adi Kilber, Vern Chelin and Jerry Ponet. Other photographs are of: Sid Chelsky and four unidentified individuals at a table; a portrait of Henry "The Fonz" Winkler; and a group of joggers warming up. The joggers are: Martin and Jeff Berger; their grandfather Stephen Berger; Toronto Jewish Congress president, Wilfred Posluns; Sam Filer, associate chairman of the CJC national executive; and his daughter, Marnie Filer.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 May 1980
Physical Description
9 photographs (6 negatives)
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs from the Walk for Israel in 1980. Images include Checkpoint #1, a crowd waiting to start at Earl Bales Park, and two smiling men wearing Walk hats and buttons. In the photograph of the checkpoint, the man in the centre, registering, is the 1980 UJA campaign chairman, Jerry Goldenberg.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1981 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1981 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-7
Material Format
graphic material
object
Date
1981
Physical Description
11 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
1 button
Admin History/Bio
The 1981 Walk for Israel took place on Sunday, 3 May. Its theme was "Walk for the Youth of Israel," because monies raised went to build a sports complex for the children of Mazkeret Batya. Advertised highlights of the 1981 walk included Al Waxman, a celebrity photo booth, the Blue Jays bird, Mr. Peanut, and the Toronto Argos cheerleaders. The walk ended with a celebration of the northern JCC's (BJCC's) twentieth anniversary. As an adjunct fundraiser, a fiftteen-hour danceathon was held at the BJCC, where participants could dance from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. the next day. The danceathon was organized by Ruth Lootsteen and Jack Samuel.
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 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-8
Material Format
graphic material
object
Date
Apr. 1982-May 1982
Physical Description
16 photographs (14 negatives) : 24 x 20 cm and 6 x 6 cm
1 button
Admin History/Bio
In 1982, UJA's Walk for Israel took place on 2 May and had a twenty-five-kilometre route. It was chaired by Verne Chelin and Jerry Panet. The walk celebrated its bar mitzvah year in 1982 with a celebration and carnival at the route's end at the BJCC. The cause for which funds were raised was the construction of a community centre in the town of Beit Dagar in Israel. Special appearances were made along the walk route by Miss Toronto 1981, the Coca Cola robot, and a giant Smurf. An adjunct fundraiser, the 15-Hour Danceathon, was held for the second year.
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 1983 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1983 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 May 1983-2 May 1983
Physical Description
7 photographs (6 negatives) : 24 x 20 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
The 1983 Walk for Israel on Sunday, 1 May had a record turnout of seventeen thousand people. It was chaired by veteran walk chairs Jerry Panet and Verne Chelin, and the cause was the construction of a community centre for Beit Dagon. Attractions along the twenty-five-kilometre route included Big Bird, a Smurf, and Miss Canada. A draw was held for anyone who raised at least $50; the grand prize was two round-trip tickets to Israel courtesy of El Al airlines. The walk route began at the Bathurst and Sheppard plaza, and the day finished with a Lag B'Omer celebration in the parking lot of the BJCC. In these years, the walk began around 7:30 in the morning, with volunteers arriving to set up as early as 4:30 a.m.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-10
Material Format
graphic material
object
Date
Mar. 1984-June 1984
Physical Description
11 photographs (8 negatives) : 24 x 20 cm and 6 x 6 cm
1 hat
Admin History/Bio
The 1984, the Walk for Israel took place on Sunday, 3 June. It began at the Bathurst and Sheppard plaza and ended at the Bathurst JCC. The route was a new one and was twenty kilometres long. As per the usual procedure, walkers handed in their money at the first checkpoint. The walk chairs this year were Bobby Katz and Larry Shapiro. As in past years, B'nai Brith manned the checkpoints and acted as marshalls in overseeing traffic safety. The walk this year had all the features that had become tradition: refreshments at the checkpoints, cartoon characters, appearances by public figures, and the grand prize of two El Al tickets to Israel.
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 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-10; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-10
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 Mar. 1984
Physical Description
5 photographs (4 negatives) : 24 x 20 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File contains two shots of the Walk Committee, with chairs Bobby Katz and Larry Shapiro.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-11
Material Format
graphic material
object
textual record
Date
Mar. 1985-July 1985
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. (5 negatives) ; 10 x 15 cm and 6 x 6 cm
1 hat
1 folder of textul records
Admin History/Bio
The 1985 Walk for Israel, held on Sunday, 19 May, was chaired by Bobby Katz and Larry Shapiro. Celebrity appearances along the eighteen-kilometre route included Toronto mayor Art Eggleton, Miss Canada, and Allison Hope of television's 20 Minute Workout. At the end of the walk was the Yom Yerushalayim Festival in the parking lot of the BJCC. The festival included musical entertainment by the Stan Hiltz Orchestra and the Spoons, karate demonstrations, and a replica of the Western Wall. For another year, El Al airlines donated two round trip tickets to Israel for a grand prize.
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 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-11; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-11
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Mar. 1985
Physical Description
4 photographs (3 negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of Walk for Israel chairmen Larry Shapiro and Bobby Katz posed with their UJA committee members before a planning meeting.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-11; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-11
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 July 1985
Physical Description
3 photographs (2 negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of the winner of a round trip ticket to Israel, the grand prize of the Walk for Israel. Winner Elie Mouyal is flanked by his children, Adam and Joanne, as Walk chairmen Bobby Katz and Larry Shapiro present him with his prize.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1986 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1986 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1986-May 1986
Physical Description
9 photographs (6 negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1986, thirteen thousand people participated in UJA's Walk for Israel, raising $180,000. This year, each checkpoint along the eighteen-kilometre route was named for one of Israel's eight prime ministers. The "Festival of Festivals," which ended the walk, organized by UJA in support of Israel's children, marked Israel Independence Day. The festival featured booths set up by various community agencies.
Related Material
Series 17-1-18 (1992), file 18, includes a facsimile copy of a poster for the 1986 walk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1986 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-12; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1986 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-12
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
29 Jan. 1986
Physical Description
5 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken in an office building (probably 4600 Bathurst Street) with people holding Walk hats and posed in a group.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-13
Material Format
graphic material
object
textual record
Date
Mar. 1987-[May] 1987
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
1 t-shirt
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Eighteenth Annual Walk for Israel drew twelve thousand participants and an additional three thousand who came to the festival. The walk was held on Sunday, 17 May and had the traditional route—eighteen kilometres for the eighteenth walk—south along Bathurst to Eglinton and then north on Avenue Road/Bathurst to the festival at the Bathurst JCC. The event came together, as always, with the energy and organization of hundreds of volunteers, as well as the UJA Committee, which was chaired by Gloria Clamen. The money raised this year went towards a daycare centre in Kfar Gvirol. At the festival, two artists in their eighties, Henry Weingluck and Hannah Sandberg, displayed their paintings. A bonfire for Lag B'Omer wrapped up the day.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Related Material
A map of the 1987 walk route can be found in series 17-1-19 (1993), file 9.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 Jan. 1988
Physical Description
2 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 shots of a boy on a staircase holding up a Walk for Israel hat and package.
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
Level
Item
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
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1
Material Format
object
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 hat
Scope and Content
Item is a blue and white painter's cap that reads "UJA Walk for Israel" along the front. There is a footprint printed on the top and the sponsors' logos are across the back. The sponsors are Paul Slavens Real Estate Limited, Coca-Cola, H. Halpern men's shirts and accessories, Shoppers Drug Mart, Henry's camera centre, and Beaver Canoe clothing company.
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 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-10; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-10
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 hat
Scope and Content
Item is a blue and white painter's cap that reads "Walk for Israel" across the front and has a blue footprint on top.
Notes
The hat is yellowed and in poor condition.
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 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-11; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-11
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 hat
Scope and Content
Item is a blue and white painter's cap that reads "UJA Walk for Israel '85: Official" across the front. A large footprint is printed on the top, and sponsors' logos around the back. The sponsors are Paul Slavens Real Estate Limited, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Toy Sales.
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 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
ca. 100 photographs : b&w and col. ; (28 negatives)
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs from the Walk for Israel, including images of registration at Earl Bales Park, checkpoint tables and decorated "gateways", a group of individuals with disabilities, musicians, clown, Polkaroo, communications support on ham radios, people having hot dogs and other snacks, UJA staff and community volunteers and participants along the route. Among those photographed is Julia Koschitsky with her family.
Notes
Negatives were created by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
Material Format
graphic material
object
Date
Jan. 1988-May 1988
Physical Description
ca. 131 photographs : b&w and col. (116 negatives) ; 20 x 24 cm or smaller
1 t-shirt
Admin History/Bio
The 1988 walk was a celebration of Israel's fortieth birthday. Held on Sunday, 15 May, it was chaired by Gloria Clamen and Barbara Lampcov. The day's radio communication network was headquarted as usual in the Lipa Green Building. One planning committee was dedicated to planning for accessibility on the walk, and its chair, Helen Wolfe, led seventy people with physical and developmental disabilities along the route. Celebrity appearances included Olympic figure-skating pair Lyndon Johnston and Denise Benning. The festival at the BJCC included a gala carnival with rides and an open air café. Honorary cake cutters sliced an enormous blue-and-white birthday cake that measured twelve feet by three feet. The coordinator of the festival was Ted Sokolsky; the coordinator of the walk was David Gotfrid.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Related Material
Series 17-1-18 (1992), file 18, includes a sponsor/collection book for the 1988 walk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-15
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1989, the Walk Committee, headed by Elaine Lightstone, attempted to get an even-larger turnout by having two routes that covered the expansive Jewish community area in Toronto. The north route commenced at the Promenade Mall on Bathurst north of Clark; the south route started at Bathurst and Lawrence. Where the two routes crossed, at Beth Tikvah Synagogue on Bayview Avenue, a checkpoint featured an art display by students of eight Toronto day schools. About thirteen thousand people came out to take part in the walk, the theme of which was "Footsteps for Freedom." Funds raised supported the absorption of immigrants in Israel. As it had for many years, B'nai Brith manned several checkpoints, but it was joined this year by a number of UJA divisions: the New Leadership Council, Societies, Young Executives and Professionals, and Students. The UJA staff coordinators for the walk and the festival were Rosie Sosnowicz and David Gotfrid. New to the festival this year were displays by Metro Toronto emergency services. The festival was chaired by David and Judy Engel.
Related Material
A map of the 1989 walk route can be found in series 17-1-19 (1993), file 9.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1990 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1990 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-16
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1989-1990
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records
259 photographs (238 negatives)
Admin History/Bio
The 1990 Walk for Israel, called "Operation Exodus," helped launch the UJA campaign of that name for 1990. The theme was Soviet aliyah, reflecting the tens of thousands of Soviet Jews leaving the USSR since the late 1980s. Each checkpoint was planned to inform participants about a different phase of the emigration-absorption-integration process.
The 1990 walk, which took place on Monday, 21 May, was chaired by Elaine Lightstone and David Engel, with coordination by Federation staff member Rosie Sosnowicz. Recruitment at this time was carried out in day schools across Toronto, where volunteers made presentations to student assemblies in which the personal story of one young Soviet 'oleh' (immigrant to Israel) was shared. In addition to the Recruitment Committee and the overseeing Walkathon Committee, there were committees for the following functions: sponsorship, checkpoints, food, and the festival. Public relations and advertising, carried out by an ad-hoc Publicity Committee, included the design of hats and shoelaces as giveaways to participants.
The fifteen-kilometre route made a square along Sheppard Avenue West, north on Yonge Street, east on Steeles and Clarke, and south on Bathurst to the BJCC, where the festival was held in the north parking lot. The festival featured games, rides, a petting zoo, live entertainment, and plenty of food.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records and photographs from the 1990 Walk for Israel and the festival. The files are arranged by function in this order: Walk oversight (the Cabinet Committee and chairs), recruitment of participants and volunteers, logistics, publicity and design, corporate sponsorship, finances, the Walk event itself, the Festival and post-event evaluation and follow-up.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-17; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-17
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 June 1991
Physical Description
ca. 115 photographs
Scope and Content
File consists of records related to the day of the Walk. These include photographs of Walk staff and volunteers, checkpoints, transportation, police on duty, walkers along the route, a shofar-blowing demonstration, a group of students with school banners and flags, a B'nai Brith Youth group, families, the lunch stop barbecue, an NCSY group with banner and a Ninja Turtle signing autographs. Staff pictured in the photographs include David Engel.
Notes
Title based on file contents.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-17
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1990-1991
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
17 photographs : col.
1 t-shirt
1 hat
2 shoelaces
Admin History/Bio
The theme of the 1991 Walk for Israel, which was held on Sunday, 2 June, was "Operation Exodus: The Journey Home." This corresponded to UJA Federation's campaign that year. The goal of the walk was to raise enough money for five hundred Russian Jews (two planeloads) to make aliyah to Israel. Each of the eight checkpoints portrayed a different theme or "step" to freedom: "invitation to freedom," "permission to freedom," "flight to freedom," etc. Great effort was made to expand recruitment from the traditional children who participated to reach parents and other adults from UJA's divisions. The chairs of the Walk were David William Brown and David Engel, and the UJA staff coordinator was Avrum Rosensweig. Sponsors included Shopper's Drug Mart, Spring Valley Spring Water, Beatrice Foods, and Meadowvale Security. There were 8,500 participants this year, but only 2,700 of these collected any sponsors, a fact that highlights a longstanding problem facing the Walk Committee. After the event, expenditures were estimated at $23,000 and revenue (from the festival) at $14,000. The difference was made up by UJA.
The festival in 1991 was called "The Journey Home: Sharing Our Ethnicity," and it focused on the multiculturalism in the Toronto Jewish community. This year, the festival was reenvisioned as a family-picnic type of event rather than the expansive carnival atmosphere of previous years. The staff coordinator of the festival was Mark Freedman, and the lay chairs were Judy Engel and Judy Shulman. The festival included arts and crafts, puppets, storytellers, games, pony rides, and a petting zoo. There was also a varied line-up of performers and musicians and an "Israeli café" food experience.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records, photographs, and a T-shirt, hat, and pair of shoelaces from the 1991 Walk for Israel. The files are arranged by function in this order: walk oversight (the Cabinet Committee and chairs), recruitment of participants and volunteers, logistics, publicity and design, sponsorship and prizes, finances, the walk event itself, the festival and post-event evaluation.
Related Material
A map of the 1991 walk route can be found in series 17-1-19 (1993), file 9.
Expenses of the 1991 walk (from July 1990 to June 1991) are in a report in Series 17-1-19, file 18 (1993).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
Material Format
object
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button that reads "Walk for the Youth of Israel, Sunday May 25, 1980" and pictures a red running shoe with wings against a blue background.
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 1981 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1981 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-7
Material Format
object
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button that reads, "Walk for the Youth of Israel, Sunday May 3, 1981" and features a red running shoe with wings against a blue background.
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 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-8
Material Format
object
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button that features a red running shoe with wings on a blue background, and says "UJA Walkathon celebrates its bar mitzvah, May 2, 1982."
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 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-18
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1991-1992
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
277 photographs (259 negatives)
1 t-shirt
Admin History/Bio
The theme of the 1992 Walk for Israel was "From Toronto to the Heart of Our Homeland." This Jerusalem-centred theme was selected because the day of the walk, Sunday, 31 May, coincided with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, hence the festival held this year was named the "Yom Yerushalayim Celebration." The walk was chaired by Judy Engel and Judy Shulman and coordinated by UJA Federation staff member Pearl Gropper. The Yom Yerushalayim Celebration was first to be held at Earl Bales Park until logistical difficulties necessitated a change to the northern JCC/Lipa Green Building area. The celebration was chaired by Moishe and Jodi Gottesman. As in the past three years, the checkpoints along the route were run by affiliates of UJA.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records, photographs, design products, and a T-shirt for the 1992 Walk for Israel and the Yom Yerushalayim Celebration. The files are arranged by function in this order: walk oversight (the Cabinet Committee and chairs), recruitment of participants and volunteers, logistics, publicity and design, sponsorship and prizes, the walk event itself, the festival and post-event evaluation.
Related Material
Expenses of the 1992 walk (from July 1991 to June 1992) are in a report in Series 17-1-19, file 18 (1993).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1993 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1993 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-19
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1992-1993
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
251 photographs : b&w & col.
Admin History/Bio
The 1993 Walk for Israel was held on Monday, 24 May. Its informal slogan was "$45 for 45 Years," in recognition of Israel's forty-fifth anniversary. Participants who raised the minimum of $45 received a free T-shirt. The T-shirts for the event had a different slogan than "$45 for 45 Years"; they read, "Building Our Community Together." When participants handed in their funds before the event, they were also eligible for other prizes including roller blades, Blue Jays' tickets, and bicycles. Over six thousand people took part in the walk and over $150,000 was raised.
The 1993 walk was co-chaired by Judy Engel and Alan Winer and coordinated by UJA staff person Ronit Climan. The route started in Earl Bales Park, went south to Wilson and over to Avenue Road, then south to Eglinton, back to Bathurst via Chaplin Crescent, then north on Bathurst to the festival at the Bathurst JCC.
This year, the walk was supplemented by other "athons": a dance-a-thon for youth co-sponsored by BBYO and an aerobathon organized by the JCC and the walk. The aerobathon drew forty participants. Additionally, as in years past, students at the Eitz Chaim Day School held a learnathon, which raised $18,000.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records, photographs and design products for the 1993 Walk for Israel and the Festival. The files are arranged by function in this order: walk oversight (the Cabinet Committee and chairs), recruitment and incentives, logistics, publicity and design, sponsorship, the walk event itself, the festival and post-event evaluation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-17; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-17
Item
3
Material Format
object
Date
2 June 1991
Physical Description
1 pair of shoelaces
Scope and Content
Item is a pair of fluorescent pink shoelaces with "UJA Walk for Israel" printed on them. They were ordered in bulk and given to participants as a reward for raising money.
Notes
Title based on file contents.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-17; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1991 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-17
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
2 June 1991
Physical Description
1 hat
Scope and Content
Item is a white painter's cap with blue printing, ordered in bulk for participants. On the front it says "United Jewish Appeal Operation Exodus" and on the sides, "UJA Walk for Israel"; "1991 The Journey Home." The sponsors are listed on the top of the hat: Beatrice Foods, Premier Ceramics, Meadowvale Security, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Industrial Alliance Life Insurance Company.
Notes
Title based on file contents.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-11; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-11
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is a photocopied flyer featuring the giant foot logo, inside of which is printed information about the Walk for Israel and the Festival.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1997 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1997 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-23
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1996-1997
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
34 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
1 hat
Admin History/Bio
In 1997, the March for Israel reverted to its traditional name, the Walk for Israel. The slogan was "Steppin' Out for Israel," and the event took place on Sunday, 25 May. Its chair was Carole Sterling and, for the first time, there were three UJA staff coordinators: Silvia Astrug, Naomi Lasky, and Karen Worb. The festival was chaired by Marcy Kroach and Gilda Niman. The route was the same as in the past several years, beginning at the Promenade Shopping Centre and going south to the North York Centennial Arena, where the festival was held. In addition, a second route was introduced, a much shorter one that started later in the day to allow more people to participate; it led from the BJCC north to the arena on Finch Avenue.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records and photographs from the 1997 Walk for Israel, the festival, and the learnathon. There is also a hat from the walk. The files are arranged by function in this order: walk oversight (the Cabinet Committee and chairs), recruitment of participants and staff volunteers, logistics, publicity and design, corporate sponsorship, finances, the walk event itself, the festival, related fundraisers, and follow-up.
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 20 May 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 Mel Lastman, the then mayor of Toronto; Meir Romen, the then Israeli consul general; and Ra'anin Gissin, key advisor and principal spokesperson for the then 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 five-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 twenty-five thousand 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, 25 May, featuring a brand-new, five-kilometre route from Coronation Park at the lakeshore, around downtown Toronto and back to the National Trade Centre at the CNE grounds. The slogan this year was "Together We're Stronger," and more than twenty thousand 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 seven-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.
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, 30 May. 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 twenty thousand 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 fifteen thousand people, including eight-hundred volunteers, turned out for the event on Sunday, 29 May. 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 six-kilometre downtown route began at Coronation Park near the gates to the CNE 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, 28 May 2006. 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 ealk firector on the UJA staff was Michelle Golfman.
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, 25 May 2008. 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 sixty" were recognized in honour of Israel's sixtieth 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 fifteen thousand and included Stéphane Dion, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and Peter Shurman, MPP.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1979 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 May 1979
Physical Description
6 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of walkers on Bathurst Street by the BJCC (then the YM-YWHA), one image of people registering, and two of the sculpture in front of the BJCC.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Photos of the sculpture are unrelated to the Walk and could be culled.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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