On Sunday, June 3rd over 100 community members of the Kitchener-Waterloo and Wellington Jewish community gathered for a 5-km Walk for Israel which raised over $10,000 for Youth Futures, a Jewish Agency for Israel program that supports Israeli youth-at-risk.
"The Walk for Israel is an ideal way for people to raise money for a great cause while spending time with family and friends and enjoying a good walk on a spring day. " said Jeff Budd, the fundraiser event organizer. " This is a long awaited occurrence and we are thrilled to bring it back to the community after more than 25 years."
The 5 km route started and finished at Beth Jacob Synagogue. A kosher meal afterwards was sponsored by the Waterloo Region Jewish Community Council. Sponsors included Miller Thomson LLP, the Grand River Cancer Clinic, Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA and Beth Jacob Synagogue.