JEWISHcolorado to Host 2016 Walk For Israel

More than 1,500 Community Members Expected to Gather in Downtown Denver and Walk in Support of Israeli Independence

WHO: Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado is inspired by the collective responsibility to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world. Our mission is to secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life as well as mobilize the community in times of need. JEWISHcolorado is a proud member of Jewish Federations of North America, which is collectively ranked among the top ten charities on the continent. Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign raised $11.2 million and the Endowment and Planned Giving arm houses more than $60 million in long term assets. For more information, visit

WHAT: WALK FOR ISRAEL – Two-mile walk as part of an extended Israel’s Independence Day celebration (Yom Ha’atzmaut).

This year’s walk will be immediately followed by JCC Denver’s Celebrate Family Festival, featuring Hazon’s DIY Foodie Fair. More than 1,500 members of the community are expected to walk in support of Israel independence.

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016, 10:00 AM

WHERE: Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1736 Speer Boulevard, Denver

OTHER: It is recommended that participants pre-register online at:

On-site pre-walk registration will begin at 8:30 am, and the kickoff celebration will take place at 9:30 a.m. The Walk for Israel will leave promptly at 10 a.m. from beneath the dancers along Speer.

At 10:30 am, the Celebrate Family Festival and DIY Foodie Fair will kick off; featuring live music, Israeli games, activities, and festive food.

To register, or to learn more about the event, go to, or contact JEWISHcolorado’s Events team at