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 May 31st, coincided with the 25th 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.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Expenses of the 1992 Walk (from July 1991 to June 1992) are in a report in Series 17-1-19, file 18 (1993).