213 photographs : col. (196 negatives) ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
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.