Join the Jewish Future Pledge Movement


The Jewish Foundation and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto are proud to partner with the Jewish Future Pledge, a worldwide movement working to ensure that vibrant Jewish life continues for generations to come. It calls on all Jews to pledge that half or more of the charitable giving in their will/estate plan will support the Jewish people and/or the State of Israel.


Together, the Jewish Foundation, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and the Jewish Future Pledge will advance a shared vision and commitment to secure a vibrant Jewish future, sparking critical intergenerational conversations about Jewish values and proliferating a culture of legacy giving. Join us — take the pledge today!


THE $10 BILLION OPPORTUNITY




Right now, there is an unprecedented opportunity to secure the funds necessary for a vibrant Jewish future. Over the next 25 years, a mind-boggling CDN$1 trillion will transfer to the next generation in Canada, with CDN$100 billion allocated to charity. We estimate that 20 percent of this allocation or CDN$20 billion charitable dollars will be given from Jewish donors.


By taking the Jewish Future Pledge, you can help endure that more than CDN$10 billion is set aside for the Jewish causes when wealth is transferred from this generation to the next. Whether you're leaving $10 or $10 million to charity in your will, you can be a part of securing the Jewish future for generations to come.


Together, let's pledge to make a difference new and into the future.
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SHARE YOUR STORY


Taing the pledge is an opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the values you hope to leave behind, and why the Jewish future matters to you. Share this important commitment — our resources can show you how.

What Are Pledgers Saying?

Debbie & Warren
Kimel

"Our parents learned their Jewish values from their parents and, in turn, passed them on to us through the example of their daily life. Tzedakah, in particular, was a core value, as we learned to take individual responsibility for our giving while also appreciating that giving collectively made for greater impact. Our parents left an important legacy for our own kids, grandkids, and community - by signing the Jewish Future Pledge, we are making sure that their lessons will continue to impact future generations for decades to come."

Jessica & Robbie
Handelman

"Jewish continuity is an important concern for us, and we hope that by signing the Jewish Future Pledge, we can contribute towards building a strong and vibrant Jewish Toronto of tomorrow. It is our dream that our future children and grandchildren will take pride in continuing and nurturing our commitment to the Jewish community and will remain strong in their identities as Jews."

Wendy
Switzer Myles

"It is a tremendous privilege to have the ability to give back to the Jewish community. I am more honoured than I can say to participate in the wonderful and vital venture of the Jewish Future Pledge, thereby ensuring that our descendants will have the opportunity to grow and thrive in a Jewish atmosphere. My beloved late husband, Lou Myles z”l, would be so proud that we can make this contribution to help Jewish children go from strength to strength."

Karen & Paul
Morton

“A motto which we have lived by, and one we taught our kids is, ‘with privilege comes responsibility.’ We should all lead our lives as examples to others, have moral values, and follow Jewish tradition. For our entire married life (60 years so far), we have always consciously given more than 50% to Jewish causes. We have made it clear that our legacy will continue this practice. We still hear the echo of our parents' voices saying, ‘first, we take care of our own, then we take care of the world.’”