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 5 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, May 29th. 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 7,000 participants raised about $100,000 to support teenage olim (immigrants) in Israel. Related fundraisers include the second annual Aerobathon, dances held by B.B.Y.O and Reena-Kadima-C.H.A.T, and a pre-March run of 10 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.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.