In 2020, Mike Leven, Founder and CEO, in collaboration with Amy Holtz, launched the Jewish Future Promise, focusing on the importance of sharing Jewish stories, values, and traditions with family and friends. JFP encourages individuals that if any charitable contributions are made upon passing, whether that be $10 or $10 million, at least 50% will be allocated to Jewish causes and/or the State of Israel.
The Promise is a moral commitment, not a legal one, and in the current climate, it is more critical than ever for the Jewish community to unite in support of itself and Israel.
The Jewish Youth Promise (JYP) was formed in 2020 to offer a free, unique solution for organizations aiming to inspire young Jews between the ages of 13-24. JYP acts as a bridge, guiding youth towards a lifelong journey of Jewish commitment and involvement.
Since 2021, Hadara Ishak, President and COO, has been dedicated to realizing Mike’s vision of ensuring a vibrant Jewish future for generations to come. To date, tens of thousands of people from around the world have embraced the Promise, and this number continues to grow.
Frequently Asked Questions
No – there are no costs associated with the Promise.
The Promise is not a legal commitment. You are simply promising that 50% of any funds going towards charity in your will — whether it’s $10 or $10 million – will go to Jewish causes.
No. You or your descendants may specify any Jewish related organization or cause of your choice.
It is estimated that over the next 25 years, $68 trillion will transfer to the next generation and that 20% of those dollars will be given to charity by Jewish donors. Making the Promise could result in more than $600 billion for Jewish causes.
Signing the Promise creates an opportunity not only to support a Jewish future, but also to begin a conversation with your children and grandchildren about the Jewish values that you hope they will carry on. These conversations and making the Promise contribute to your legacy.
You have the option to remain anonymous. However, by going public with your support, you have an opportunity to set an example not only for your friends and family—but also for the world. Your Promise has the power to inspire others.
If you’re giving your charitable dollars to Jewish/Israeli causes now, you already understand the importance of supporting a strong Jewish future. By signing the Promise, you’re ensuring that your support continues after your passing. It also creates an opportunity to have a conversation with your children and grandchildren about the Jewish values you hope they will carry on. Finally, by joining the tens of thousands that have already made the Promise, you will publicly add to its strength and importance.
Absolutely! The Jewish Future Promise is the new and improved version of the Jewish Future Pledge. We may have a fresh name, but our core values, mission, and unwavering commitment remain steadfast. As we embark on this exciting journey as the Jewish Future Promise, we look forward to your continued support and collaboration.