Where is the Walk this year?
The Walk will start and end at the same location: at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Road in Farmington Hills. You can find a map to Adat Shalom Synagogue here.
Where should I park?
General parking will be in the two main parking lots of Adat Shalom Synagogue and will be clearly marked. Handicap parking will be in the auxiliary parking lot and also clearly marked. There will be parking attendants on hand to assist you.
When does the Walk start?
The Walk begins promptly at 1:30pm. There will be a big inflatable arch with a Start/Finish banner hanging from it. The Jewish War Veterans lead the Walk for Israel every year. Please do not walk in front of our veterans.
Will there be activities for kids to do?
Yes! We’ll have bouncies, face painting, music and dancing, and other fun things to do! We have fun for the whole family!!
Will the Walk happen if its raining?
You bet! While we always hope for beautiful, sunny weather, we do live in Michigan…you know the old saying, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes!” We walk rain or shine.
Is there really Kosher food for lunch? and is it really free?
Yes! We always have Kosher food out of respect to our observant friends who will attend. And it’s always been free! Jerusalem Pizza provides lots of different combinations of pizzas that are dairy Kosher, including plain cheese pizza for the kids! Jerusalem Pizza celebrates over 14 years serving the metropolitan community preparing the finest kosher pizza with unique and creative products prepared with the strictest of kosher laws using the finest vegetarian ingredients available.
One thing we are asking for is a donation of $5 per person to help us cover the costs of the Walk for Israel. It’s not required, but we would really appreciate it.
Should I bring money to the Walk?
Yes! We do have WFI shirts for sale, and we always accept donations!! They are greatly appreciated!
I won’t be able to make it to the Walk this year, but I want to make a donation. How do I do that?
We’ll miss you! You can make a donation by clicking right here! Thank you!
How long is the Walk?
A little more than a mile…it takes the average person about 25 minutes to complete. Because there are so many of us (over 2,000!) the line of walkers along Northwestern and Middlebelt Roads will reach more than a mile long!
Is there medical staff on hand if something goes wrong?
We have paramedic, fire and EMS units less than three minutes away.
What’s the security like? Should I expect my bag to be checked?
Security it tight, that much we can tell you. Plenty of uniformed police officers will be on site all day. And plain clothes security that look just like you and me. And yes, you can expect your bag or purse to be checked at the four entrances to the Walk for Israel festivities.