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Noa Tishby Becomes the 11,000th Person to sign the Jewish Future Pledge

Tishby Pledges To Help Secure The Jewish Future Earmarking Half Of The Charitable Funds That They Leave At Their Passing To Support The Jewish People And/Or The State Of Israel

 

    The Jewish Future Pledge (JFP) recently announced that it has surpassed 11,000th pledges as author, producer, actress, thought leader and Israel advocate Noa Tishby, has signed the organization’s moral commitment this week at the 50th Annual International Lion of Judah Conference. In reaching this milestone, Jewish Future Pledge demonstrates significant momentum in its work to ensure the future of the Jewish people through donations to other nonprofit organizations and shared generational stories and values.
    Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Noa Tishby was named Israel’s first Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on April 11, 2022. As a leading voice in issues involving the rise of anti-Zionist efforts to invalidate Israel as the Jewish homeland, Tishby is recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the World by the Jerusalem Post.
    “The importance of ensuring the future of the Jewish people cannot be understated,” said Mike Leven, Founder of the Jewish Future Pledge. “These 11,000 pledges represent concrete, tangible action which we hope will ignite a surge of Jewish pride, secure much needed funds for the future, and spark critical intergenerational conversations about Jewish values.”
    “We need all Jews to come together, united in our mission to preserve our culture, our history, our values and our way of life—regardless of sect or observance level,” said Tishby. “To take the Jewish Future Pledge is to take a public stance that the future of the Jewish people matters, and that a person takes pride in their Jewish identity and wants to leave a legacy of that identity behind to pave the way for future generations. For me this matter is of great importance, not just for the future of the Jewish people, but for the world at large”
    “It is estimated that $68 trillion will transfer to the next generation in the next 25 years,” added Leven. “We estimate that approximately 20% of these charitable dollars will be given by Jewish donors. The pledge aims to ensure that half of the amount allocated to charity by these Jewish donors, more than $600 billion, is set aside for Jewish causes.”
    The Jewish Future Pledge is a commitment that from the funds a person leaves to charity at their passing, at least half will be earmarked to support the Jewish people and/or the State of Israel. None of the funds committed go to the Jewish Future Pledge. To where these funds will be directed is left entirely to the discretion of the Pledger. The organization simply encourages individuals to take part in the Jewish tradition of Tzedakah and ensure that values and life lessons live on in future generations. Inspired by the Giving Pledge, which Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates introduced in 2010 for America’s wealthiest philanthropists, the Jewish Future Pledge reaches out to people of any income whether individuals plan to leave $10 or $10 million to charity.

About The Jewish Future Pledge
    The Jewish Future Pledge (JFP) is a worldwide movement working to ensure the future of the Jewish people for generations to come. The organization calls on individuals to pledge that from the charity they leave at their passing, at least half will be earmarked to support the Jewish people and/or the State of Israel. While not legally binding, the pledge represents meaningful action during these challenging times and an opportunity to share views and have conversations with family and friends about shared values. In addition, the Jewish Future Pledge has created a Jewish Youth Pledge for 13- to 24-year-olds, asking them to commit to being active, committed members of the Jewish community throughout their lives, and providing resources so they can follow through. JFP has partnered with leading Jewish organizations such as the Jewish Federations of North America, JNF-USA, Israel Bonds, the Orthodox Union and numerous local federations in the United States. For more information, please visit: https://jewishfuturepledge.org/.  

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