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Kollek Runs — but Not for Office

Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek joined some 22,500 Montrealers Sunday in the annual “March to Jerusalem,” a 15-mile run to raise money for Israel.

Kollek and the runners passed through downtown Montreal stopping at rest points named for Israeli sites including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Safed and Masada. The run ended at the Allied Jewish Community Services headquarters.

The oldest runner was Max Coblentz, an 80-year-old Montreal lawyer. Sponsors donated more than $150,000 in this year’s march, according to Manny Spinner, the coordinator.

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