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, May 25th. 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.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.