"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" George Orwell
The following is a sample letter that we encourage you to send to your own local Jewish Federation or any other Federation with which you may be involved or whose leadership you may know. Letters from donors are especially important..
The text below is only meant as a example, and it will be even more useful if you personalize your letter using your own words.
To find the contact information for your local Jewish Federation, including mailing address, telephone number, and email address,click here. If you will be sending a hard copy of your letter, you might also attach a hard copy of the Fogel Pledge, which you can read and print out by clicking HERE.
In light of the ever-expanding activism and scope of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) and delegitimization movements - in commerce, arts, culture, academia, NGO’s,
trade unions,, medical and other professional associations, etc. – it is imperative that the leadership of Jewish Federations throughout the US be prepared to confront these issues.. I urge you, as leaders of my local Jewish Federation, to seriously consider and adopt the “Fogel Pledge,”
The text of the Fogel Pledge is found at http://www.ha-emet.com/jewish_federation_petition.html
The Pledge is named in memory of the five members of the Fogel family, including young children and an infant, who were brutally murdered by terrorists one Shabbat in March 2011 as they slept in their homes.
I remind you that the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North American has already adopted resolutions calling for an effective response and proactive strategies to halt the alarming spread of the BDS movement.
By signing the Pledge, you will be in the forefront of taking the necessary first steps to assure that Jewish philanthropic funds are never used to support or endorse organizations, activities or events that, directly or indirectly, are involved in BDS or delegitimization of Israel.
By signing the Pledge, you will be demonstrating your leadership on this vital issue to the local and national Jewish communities. You will show that you are committed to the defense of Israel,
and that your are taking the minimum necessary step to recognize and resist dangerous attempts to undermine the Jewish State.
Your email address and/or other contact information
The address of the Fogel Pledge is http://www.ha-emet.com/jewish_federation_petition.html
Sample Letter to your own Local Jewish Federation