Original source: Article published in Haaretz – by Steven Klein
Canada’s ambassador to Israel, Vivian Bercovici, third from right, with other participants in a OneFamily fund-raising
hike, November 2014. Photo by OneFamily
A sea-to-sea trek for terror victims; food donations made easier; sustainability, peace and then some.
HIKING FOR TERROR VICTIMS: Nearly 50 Canadians and over 100 Israeli terror victims gathered for the eighth annual OneFamily Cross Israel Hike last week. The event, a challenging five-day sea-to-sea trek from the white chalk hills of Rosh Hanikra to Lake Kinneret, raised $200,000, not to mention awareness for terror victims, a OneFamily official told Haaretz on Thursday. “Hiking is a perfect way to show our solidarity. By supporting victims of terror, we help them heal one step at a time, one family at a time,” said Julie Schwartz, a Toronto native and an eight-time event participant. The most high-profile member of the OneFamily group was Canada’s ambassador to Israel, Vivian Bercovici, who said the NGO was doing “important and life-altering” work.