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 as a compass, a guide for how we live our lives. Judaism intertwines in our daily lives – our children attend Jewish day schools, we have relatives who are rabbis and live in Israel, and everything we do is through a Jewish lens.
How can we encourage the next generation to prioritize philanthropy and support their Jewish communities?
We need to listen to them and hear what interests them, what motivates them, and what their values are. We also must act as role models and show the next generation what philanthropy looks like. In our family, that is what we do. We teach by example and incorporate our children on a level that interests them.
Why is it important to educate young Jews about the Jewish future?
We must provide the next generation with a Jewish education that reminds them that their actions, values, and religion are valuable to society and the world. To us, an essential component of a Jewish education is the call to live a moral life – not because we are better than anyone else, but because that is what our religion asks of us.
Judaism is an asset to this world and needs to remain strong. This belief has sustained our people for the past 2000 years and will sustain us for many generations to come. We have so much faith in our children and our community that I cannot see a world in which there is not a Jewish future.