WHAT DOES THE YOUTH PLEDGE SAY?
“I hereby pledge to act today and throughout my lifetime to strengthen the Jewish people and Israel. I make this commitment because I have a responsibility to ensure that my generation writes the next chapter of the Jewish story and remains a strong link in the chain of generations.”
HOW DO WE KEEP TRACK ON PLEDGERS?
The Jewish Youth Pledge has created a Digital Time Capsule, to seals pledgers’ letters in an electronic vault. The letter is re-shared every 5 years for the next 20 years, keeping pledgers on track.
At NCSY, we are the Jewish future. As active members of the NCSY community, we do so much to impact and strengthen Jewish life and demonstrate that the Jewish future matters.
By taking the Jewish Youth Pledge, we will show our families, friends, and communities that our passion for the Jewish people will carry on throughout our lifetimes. Join us, as we lead by example and ignite a surge of Jewish pride that inspires others to do the same.
Collectively, NCSY engages over 25,000 Jewish teens. Through the programming you support today, we are positioning our teens assume leadership positions in the Jewish future.
WHAT ARE PLEDGERS SAYING?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEWISH FUTURE PLEDGE AND THE JEWISH YOUTHE PLEDGE?
The Jewish Youth Pledge encourages Jewish teens and young adults, ages 13-24, to take active roles in leading and contributing to the Jewish community. The Jewish Youth Pledge also asks pledgers to write a letter to their future selves. This letter is stored in a tailor-made digital Time Capsule that participants will receive at key junctures throughout the next two decades of their life.
The Jewish Future Pledge focuses on Jews older than age 24 and asks them to pledge that half or more of the money they plan to leave to charity in their will goes to supporting the Jewish people and/or the State of Israel. Both Pledges encourage sharing conversations, stories, and values with others about why the Jewish future matters.
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