"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."
"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."
"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."
“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.’”