Thousands of youth movement members united on Sunday, for an exceptional educational journey along the historic Burma Road, organized by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund. Approximately 1,700 members of the “Be’Netivey Udi” (In Udi’s Path) NGO, predominantly from Bnei Akiva and the Israeli Scouts, marched, embracing the core values of unity, hope, and mutual responsibility.

“Be’Netivey Udi” NGO has a longstanding commitment, engaging youth in the “Udi Cores” program nationwide, fostering connections among religious, secular, and traditional youth in grades 10-12 through acts of kindness and support for those in need. Throughout the year, members from all youth movements participate in diverse joint activities, promoting a cohesive society based on unity, volunteerism, tolerance, and social responsibility.

This year, recognition awards were presented to outstanding youth from the Israeli Scouts and Bnei Akiva, along with Ruthie Saragosti, Director of Planning at the Israel Office of the UJA Federation of New York, for their significant contributions to fostering unity. The ceremony concluded with a moving main performance by Israeli singer, Natan Goshen.

Sar Shalom-Gerbi, Manager of the Education and Community Division at KKL-JNF, congratulated the participants, remarking, “In these challenging times of conflict, the Unity March holds profound significance, symbolizing our essence and the values crucial for our continued existence: unity, partnership, and love for the land. Today’s youth represent the future of Israel, and witnessing their engagement in activities that promote unity and solidarity among our citizens fills me with pride.”

Mordechai Elgrably, Founder of “Be’Netivey Udi” (In Udi’s Path), emphasized in his welcome address, “This year’s journey occurs amidst a complex reality overshadowed by war, underscoring the imperative that we must no longer remain divided. Unity is our path forward, and you, the youth, are our beacon of hope.”