Signer Spotlight: Bernie and Joan White

Signer Spotlight: Bernie and Joan White Share your unique approach to endowment-based giving As the well-worn saying goes, “actions speak louder than words.” We wanted our giving legacy to be actionable. For this reason, our three children participate on the committee for the endowment we established through the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. The “Joan and Bernard White Jewish […]

Signer Spotlight: Jane Schiff, Greater Naples

Signer Spotlight: Jane Schiff Why is it important to give Jewishly? I have always understood the need to take care of Jews, because no one else will take care of us. People will give to universities, hospitals, art museums, and theaters… but nobody takes care of the Jews other than the Jews themselves. I was […]

Signer Spotlight: Marvin Blum, Texas

Signer Spotlight: Marvin Blum Marvin and his daughter Lizzy Savetsky signed the pledge this year. View their video of why they signed here. Why did you sign the Jewish Future Pledge? My grandparents came to America with nothing but the clothes on their backs and knowledge between their ears. They raised my parents and me with […]

Signer Spotlight: Amy Berko Iles, New York

Signer Spotlight: Amy Berko Iles, New York Why does the Jewish Future matter to you? Our people have an extraordinary past, and we would be remiss if we weren’t cognizant of ensuring we have a future. A Jewish future transcends politics or current affairs, as family traditions and values can be passed down from generation […]

Signer Spotlight: Scott Arogeti, Greater Atlanta

Signer Spotlight: Scott Arogeti, Greater Atlanta DOES IT COST MONEY TO MAKE THE PROMISE? I love how The Pledge gets you thinking about the impact you want to have on the world. Whether it’s environmental, social justice, or politics, there are so many organizations within the tapestry of American Jewry that serve various needs of […]

Signer Spotlight: Andre Tarraf, Brazil/Florida

Signer Spotlight: Andre Tarraf Brazil/Florida Why Are You Committed to a Jewish Future? L’dor V’dor – from generation to generation. I want my nieces and nephews to have the opportunities that I didn’t, and to keep the Jewish values and faith that have been passed down for generations. Without the commitment of generations before me, […]

Signer Spotlight: Jackie Goldstein, Atlanta

Signer Spotlight: Jackie Goldstein, Atlanta Why did you take the Jewish Future Pledge? During COVID, I think we were frightened and thinking about our own mortality. That time was sobering, but in hindsight, lockdown gave me the luxury of downtime to really look at my legacy. The more I got into it, the more I […]

Signer Spotlight: Ken Chaim Fink, Minnesota/Israel

Signer Spotlight: Ken Chaim Fink, Minnesota/Israel Why did you sign the Pledge? It’s so simple and such an easy “yes.” It’s a way for people to engage in a conversation about purpose and legacy in a non-threatening, but powerful way. You want to look backwards so you can reach forward, and the Pledge helps us […]

Signer Spotlight: Ana Sazonov, Columbia/South Carolina

Signer Spotlight: Ana Sazonov Columbia, South Carolina Tell us about your volunteer mission to Ukraine through the Jewish Federations of North America A native Ukrainian, I initially feared my country might disappear and that like my Jewish ancestors, my identity could be thrown into question. I saw articles about Holocaust survivors not making it through […]

Signer Spotlight: Isaac Frank, Atlanta

Signer Spotlight: Isaac Frank and the Frank Family What is one Jewish value you carry with you in your daily life? Most central to us is Tikkun Olam – repairing the world. It is important to do good every day, not only for the Jewish community, but for anyone in need. Overall, for us, Jewish values serve […]