Pledger Spotlight: Carolyn Siegel

Pledger Spotlight: Carolyn Siegel Encino, CA Tell us about your organization, If You Heard What I Heard When I was 8 years old, my grandfather, Moses Locker, a Holocaust survivor, told me: “Carolyn, it will be the job of your generation to make sure the world never forgets.” I was taken aback as a young […]

Signer Spotlight: Doug Ross

Signer Spotlight: Doug Ross Doug Ross serves as Vice Chair of Birthright Israel Foundation, a partner organization of the Jewish Youth Pledge. How do the missions of the Pledge and Birthright Israel align? The Pledge is an idea whose time has come. The Pledge and Birthright Israel are both trying to raise the collective consciousness […]

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 […]