Masa Kumta - The Beret March
$500,000 Goal
124% of Goal
$622,494 Raised

April 7, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Do you have what it takes?

This spring, 20 dedicated Torontonians are covering the cost of this experience and heading to Israel to ‘feel' what it’s like to be a soldier in the coveted IDF. For 4 days and 4 nights, these men will be living the life of an Israeli soldier. They will train as combatants, be treated as soldiers, live in tents, eat rations and be subjected to the final test before entering into combat service.


We are doing this in support of Israel’s premier wounded warrior program called Brothers for Life and the Out of the Cold Homeless Program at Beth Sholom Synagogue. Wounded combat veterans are in desperate need of support for rehabilitation, treatment, support and scholarships to return them to civilian life. They stand on the line to protect the homeland of the Jewish people and we can help them.

The Out of the Cold program houses and feeds hundreds of homeless Torontonians every week during the winter months. These people are among are the most vulnerable and needy in our society. The cost to run this program is immense.

We will train and place ourselves into one of the most intense and rigorous physicals tests the Israel army has to offer.


All we ask for is your help. Please contribute today!

What is a Masa Kumta? 

At the end of every IDF combat recruits training is one final hurdle to prove their commitment and battle worthiness – the Masa Kumta. Depending on the unit the distance can be as great as 92 kilometers in full battle gear along with supplies. This trek culminates in a ceremony where each recruit is presented with their units coloured beret in a ceremony in front of the Kotel (The Wailing Wall), in Jerusalem.

Top Fundraisers

Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich$80,205.00
Jon Sherman$45,051.00
Jonathan Samuel$38,089.00
Jason Kimelman$30,874.00
David Cynamon$28,600.00