WHAT IS THE JEWISH YOUTH PLEDGE?

The Jewish Youth Pledge asks Jewish teens and young adults to commit to strengthening the Jewish community throughout their lives. It calls on them to actively contribute their unique talents in a range of ways to build up their local communities and global Jewry.

The Jewish Youth Pledge addresses a critical need: To present Jewish teens and young adults with a connection to their Jewish identity and Israel that is anchored in personal responsibility and agency.

The goal of the pledge is to ignite a surge in Jewish pride that will equip young people with the confidence to contribute to a strong Jewish future.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JEWISH YOUTH PLEDGE AND JEWISH FUTURE PLEDGE?

The Jewish Youth Pledge expands the Jewish Future Pledge to our next generation.  

Both pledges encourage sharing conversations, stories, and values with others about why the Jewish future matters.

The difference is that the Jewish Youth Pledge is tailored to appeal to Jewish teens and young adults, ages 13-30 and sets in motion the process of becoming active leaders and contributors in the global Jewish community. If you are an alumni of the Fraternity and would like to sign the Jewish Future Pledge, click here.

WHAT DOES THE JEWISH YOUTH PLEDGE SAY?

Whereas AEPi is the International Jewish Fraternity,

Whereas AEPi Brothers know the value of Tikkun Olam,

Whereas the state of Israel includes the land, people, and culture,

Whereas AEPi has chapters in Israel,

Whereas AEPi provides education, resources, and training to its members,

Whereas AEPi strives to develop future leaders of the world’s Jewish Communities,

Whereas AEPi prepares young men for their role in life as responsible citizens,

Whereas AEPi has served and continues serving as a home away from home for Jewish men for over 100 years,

Whereas AEPi is a living learning laboratory for college-age Jewish men,

Whereas AEPi knows the importance of generational knowledge through our Big/Little program,

I hereby pledge to act today and throughout my lifetime to strengthen the Jewish people and the State of 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.

TAKE THE PLEDGE NOW:

  • (Ex: 19)
  • (Ex: New York City)
  • (Ex: New York University)

WHY OTHER BROTHERS TOOK THE PLEDGE:

Signing this pledge means a lot to me because I believe that my generation is the most important group when it comes to the future of the Jewish people, and we will raise the torch for the future.
Jordan Swidler
University of North Texas
I chose to take the Jewish future youth pledge because as a young Jewish leader, I feel a sense of responsibility not only to lead with Jewish values and traditions at the forefront, but to do so in a way that inspires others to do the same.
Eli Shenker
Arizona State University
Thank you to the Jewish Youth Pledge for all that it has done to help Israel and the Jewish community around the world.
Adam Levine
University of Massachusetts