GENERAL INFORMATION

UJA’s Walk with Israel is one of the largest Israel solidarity fundraising events in the world. First held in May 1970, the Walk is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 by returning to our roots in the heart of the Jewish community along Bathurst Street in North York. An estimated 20,000 people will join the Walk in an inspiring show of Jewish unity, pride, and support for our unbreakable bond with the land and people of Israel.

UJA's Walk with Israel takes place on Monday, May 20, 2019 - rain or shine! Pre-Walk festivities, Registration, and Walk Package Pickups, including route maps, start at 9am. The Walk begins promptly at 10 a.m.

The eight-kilometre Walk begins at Earl Bales Park in North York and winds its way through neighbourhoods along Bathurst Street, as far south as St. Germain Avenue, before heading back north, ending up at the first-ever Renee & Irwin Nadal Bathurst Street Fest. The Street Fest will see a one-kilometre route from York Downs Drive to Charleswood Drive closed to traffic from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. for a family-friendly 50th anniversary celebration complete with music, dance, entertainment, food & more!

The 50th Anniversary Walk with Israel does not feature a Run, as the route has moved North and winds through a series of residential neighbourhoods along Bathurst Street in North York. However, UJA welcomes the entire community to Walk with us in celebration of this Golden Anniversary, and looks forward to your participation in this milestone event.

The big news is that UJA is bringing the Walk back to our roots in the heart of North York to celebrate 50 years of the Walk with Israel. Starting at Earl Bales Park, thousands of community members will wind their way through the heart of Jewish Toronto along Bathurst Street. Check out the new 2019 Route.

The Walk with Israel is organized by United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto - www.jewishtoronto.com.

Unfortunately not. For safety reasons, the City of Toronto does not allow bikes, rollerblades, or any wheeled device aside from accessibility devices or strollers along charity event routes. There will be lots of children walking and we wouldn't want any small toes to get hurt, so please abide by this rule to ensure everyone has a safe Walk.

The Walk route is designed with accessibility in mind. Should you have any questions, please contact us at info@walkwithisrael.com.

Unfortunately pets are not allowed to participate in the event.

As TTC service to the Walk is easily accessible, there will not be any Shuttle Bus service to the Walk this year.

Every dollar you raise goes directly to support the people of Israel through UJA’s programs and services. UJA’s Walk with Israel is paid for through corporate sponsorship, so 100% of the funds you raise are allocated to educational projects in UJA’s partner communities in Sderot, Bat Yam, and the Eilat/Eilot region.

Yes, United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto is a registered charity. Our Charitable Registration number is: 11927 6723RR0001

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page, or contact info@walkwithisrael.com.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for this year’s Walk is online only via the 'Register' button on this website. Participants who fundraise a minimum of $25 will receive a Walk Package, including a Walk Lanyard, Walk T-shirt, fanny pack and voucher for the post-Walk BBQ. Although Registration packages will be available for purchase on the morning of the event, the cost of these Walk packages will rise for day-of registrations. Registering online is a better deal! Please note that only donations to the Walk are eligible for donation receipts; the purchase of a Registration package does not qualify for a donation receipt.

Registration for the Walk will be more streamlined than in recent years. Participants simply need to register either as a Walker or a Volunteer.

Walkers and Volunteers for the 2019 Walk will be able to login with their previous credentials for this year's event. If you did not register for the Walk in previous years, you will need to create a new account.

There is no registration fee to fundraise for the Walk with Israel. However, all Walk participants require a lanyard to be recognized as part of the Walk with Israel. You will receive a lanyard as part of the Walk package by fundraising a minimum of $25.

All registered Walkers must raise a minimum of $25 to receive a Walk lanyard. If you raise more than $25 you may be eligible for Fundraising Rewards.

Yes. However, we strongly suggest registering in advance of the Walk to avoid long lines on the morning of the event. Pre-registration also gives you the opportunity to raise extra money for Israel and earn Fundraising Rewards. In addition, we cannot guarantee that Walk swag – including T-shirts and fanny packs, will be available for registrations on the day of the event. Volunteers must pre-register as there will be no registration for volunteers on the morning of the event.

UJA has tried to make registration as easy as possible. If you are having problems please contact us at info@walkwithisrael.com


DONATIONS

UJA issues donation receipts for all donations made to UJA’s Walk with Israel. Online donations receive receipts immediately following a confirmed donation, while offline donation receipts will be emailed to the donor. If no email address was given for offline donations, a physical donation receipt will be mailed.

If you have lost your receipt, you can easily request a new one online by clicking here.

Please ensure that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your device before opening your receipt. If you’re still having issues please contact info@walkwithisrael.com

Yes. Please ensure that you call the hotline ahead of time at 416-631-5700, so we can have it ready for you. Donation receipts can be picked up at UJA’s offices at 4600 Bathurst Street between 9am and 4pm Monday to Thursday.

All eligible donations made online will get a donation receipt via email. If a donation was made offline and no email was provided, we will mail you a physical donation receipt.

Unfortunately, Mac Mail does not allow you to easily find the e-mailed donation receipt. Please try an alternate e-mail client or contact us at info@walkwithisrael.com and we can assist you.


VOLUNTEERING

UJA’s Walk with Israel relies on hundreds of volunteers to make the event a success. Register online, and select the Volunteer option to begin. You'll be asked to select a Volunteer shift and a training session. Volunteers can also raise money to help fund UJA's programs and services in Israel, and are eligible for Fundraising Rewards.

No previous experience is necessary to be a volunteer with UJA’s Walk with Israel.

Yes. We ask that all volunteers offer a minimum of four hours for the event, so we can ensure proper staffing throughout the Walk.

Of course! Joining with friends will make the day more fun! Feel free to volunteer with whomever you’d like.

Yes. Following your volunteer shift a UJA professional will provide you with the necessary documentation for your school or institution.

Yes. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 16. There is no maximum age for volunteers.

Yes, you do. Please spend a minute to sign up, so we know how many volunteers we have already, and how many more we need.

Family members are welcome to join you as long as they are over the age of 16, and sign up to volunteer. All volunteers are required to sign up online.

Unfortunately not. Pets are not permitted on the route, as per City of Toronto guidelines.

Unfortunately not. There is no baggage storage, and you will be responsible for all of your belongings.


PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

By default your individual fundraising pages are accessible to the public, and can be searched through UJA’s Walk with Israel fundraising system. If you would like to change this, visit your Participant Centre, click on the "Personal Page" tab, and then click the "URL Settings" link. Here you can toggle your page between Public and Private. In Private, people can still donate to your page but only if you send them the link.

Yes. When making a donation, donors have the option to display their name and amount, only their name, only their amount or no information. The person being sponsored will still have access to the donor information in order to thank them, but the donor’s information will not be displayed on the website.

UJA’s privacy policy can be found here.

The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for the Walk with Israel website can be found here.