"Deciding to execute the Jewish Future Pledge was an easy decision. We both believe deeply in the need to assure continuity of our Jewish religion, culture and community. The Pledge memorialized our plans to give generously to organizations that will assure continuity and gives us an opportunity to engage with our adult children in meaningful conversations around the transmission of our Jewish values."
"L’dor v’dor, from generation to generation, the Jewish community has remained strong and vital through acts of compassion, tzedakah and tikkun olam. By signing this pledge, we hope to encourage our children to follow the example of their parents and grandparents in working on behalf of the Jewish community at home and in Israel."
"We chose to sign this pledge to ensure that the Jewish community remains strong and thriving here, in Israel, and around the world. Just as our ancestors planted for us, we do so for our own children and for future generations to come."
"The values of tzedakah, building Jewish community, and caring for those in need were clearly passed down from our parents, and we are committed to imparting these values to our children. It is our hope and dream that our children will pass the same values of Jewish philanthropy onto their children as were instilled in us. Signing this pledge strengthens our link in the Jewish chain of generations dating back thousands of years and helps to ensure its future."
"By taking this pledge, we want our children and our future grandchildren to know that we love our Jewish community, our culture, our religion and Israel. We are thrilled to extend our support beyond our lives."
"The Jewish community of Tidewater is made up of our friends and family and has been the center of our lives. We have been so fortunate and realize that with this blessing comes responsibility. We are signing this pledge because each of us, in our own right, can and must make a difference in the future of our Jewish community. We are all part of the larger 'Jewish family' that needs our support to continue for generations to come."