GENERAL INFORMATION

UJA’s Walk with Israel is one of the largest Israel solidarity fundraising events in the world. First held in May 1970, more than 30,000 people are expected to join the Walk this year. Running through the heart of the Jewish community in North York, the Walk is 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 Sunday, May 24, 2020 - rain or shine! Pre-Walk festivities, Registration, and Walk Package Pickups, including route maps, start at 8:45 a.m. The Walk begins promptly at 9.30 a.m.

The Walk will take place in the heart of the Jewish community in North York and wind its way through local neighbourhoods, ending up at the Renee & Irwin Nadal UJA Street Fest on a closed stretch of Bathurst Street. Details on the Walk route and the Street Fest will be posted in May 2020. Stay tuned!

Although the Walk with Israel does not feature a Run, UJA welcomes the entire community to Walk with us in solidarity with the people of Israel, and in joyful support of this signature annual event.

Details on the 2020 Walk route in North York will be posted in May 2020. Stay tuned!

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 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

Yes. The Registration Fee is $25. The registration package includes a Walk with Israel 2020 T-Shirt, a Walk with Israel 2020 lanyard, a BBQ meal voucher and Walk swag. All Walk participants require a lanyard to be recognized as part of UJA’s Walk with Israel 2020. Registration packages will go on sale in April. To Register for the Walk click on the pink Register tab at the top of this page.

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 Walk swag 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.

Registration for this year’s Walk is online only via the 'Register' button on this website, (pink tab at top of page), and on the morning of the event. Please note registration packages are not eligible for a tax receipt.

There is now a $25 fee to register for the event, which includes the mandatory Walk lanyard and other items noted above. This fee supports people in need in UJA’s partner communities of Bat Yam, Eilat/Eilot and Sderot.

Participants are asked to register either as a Walker, Volunteer or Team Captain.

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.

If you fundraise for the Walk you may be eligible for prizes. Visit the Walk with Israel Fundraising Rewards page for details.

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. Please call the Walk Hotline ahead of time to notify us that you will be coming.

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. (Note: Volunteers are not required to pay the registration fee). 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.