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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.
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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 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 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
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 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
Community March for Israel 1994 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1994 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1993-1994
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
278 photographs : col. ; 24 x 22 cm or smaller
1 t-shirt
Admin History/Bio
In 1994, the walk was renamed the Community March for Israel to give it a strong feeling of community spirit, solidarity, and unity. The route was significantly shortened to five kilometres, and it started at a precise time so that all participants walked together; as the posters read, "We walk as one!" The event was held on Sunday, 29 May. It was chaired by Judy Engel and Alan Winer, with UJA staff coordinator Vicki Weiss overseeing the planning and the work of committees. Close to seven thousand participants raised about $100,000 to support teenage olim (immigrants) in Israel. Related fundraisers include the second annual aerobathon, dances held by BBYO and Reena-Kadima-CHAT and a pre-March run of ten kilometres.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records, photographs and a T-shirt for the 1994 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, related fundraisers, 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
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-21
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1994-1995
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
304 photographs (218 negatives) : col. ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
1 hat
Admin History/Bio
The 1995 Community March for Israel took place on Sunday, 28 May, Yom Yerushalayim. It was chaired by Maura Cooperberg and Jeff Cohen with past chair Judy Engel serving as advisor. Campaign associate Ronit Climan was staff coordinator, and Marcy Kroach and Gilda Niman headed the planning of the festival. The theme of the March was "From Metulla to Eilat," emphasizing how UJA was helping Israel youth "throughout the length and breadth of the country." The five-kilometre route again went from the Promenade Mall at Bathurst and Clark to the Bathurst JCC. Mayors of both Metulla and Eilat (Yossi Goldberg and Gabi Kadosh) were present and led the March. At the festival, the mainstage entertainment was headlined by The Stars Band and Liberty Silver.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records, photographs, and a hat from the 1995 Community March for Israel, the festival, and related fundraisers. 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 post-event evaluation and follow-up.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1996 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1996 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-22
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1995-1996
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
213 photographs : col. (196 negatives) ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The 1996 Community March for Israel took place on Sunday, 26 May. Its theme was "Journey to Jerusalem," and the festival was called the Jerusalem 3000 Festival in honour of the city's birthday. The goal was to raise awareness and support for UJA's projects in Jerusalem, and, in the end, more than seven thousand people came out to support it. The 1996 march chairs were Maura Cooperberg and Jeff Cohen, and the staff coordinator was Karen Worb.
The festival this year was a joint effort between UJA and the Canadian Zionist Federation; its chairs were Marcy Kroach and Gilda Niman from UJA and Tillie Margolis and Ehud Savion from CZF. Due to the inclement weather the previous year, the planners opted to hold the festival indoors at the North York Centennial Arena at 580 Finch Avenue West. Once again, the march route began at the Promenade Shopping Centre and led south on Bathurst to the arena.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains textual records and photographs from the 1996 Community March for Israel, the Jerusalem 3000 Festival, and related fundraisers. 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 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 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 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
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