Petition to the Jewish Federations of North America:

In memory of the Fogel Family we Pledge to Ban Jewish Federation funding of Anti-Israel Activities.

RESOLVED: We, the Board of Directors and officers of the Jewish Federation of [fill in the location], hereby resolve that, effective immediately, we will:

  1. Deny funding, whether directly from our Federation or indirectly from agencies or funds related to, associated with, or controlled or administered by our Federation,

to any individual,  program or organization, whether foreign or domestic, that directly or indirectly,  through its doctrine, mission, policies, activities, leadership or partnerships, engages in any manner or in any respect whatsoever  and to any degree, large or small, in

(a) Promoting or advocating the delegitimization of the State of Israel as a secure independent, democratic Jewish state; or

  1. promoting or advocating BDS; or
  2. promoting or advocating anti-Semitism or harm to any Jewish   community in any location throughout the world; or
  3. facilitating, encouraging, or supporting the bringing of Jewish persons (including but not limited to Jewish students of all ages), to any location (including but not limited to Middle East locations within or outside the State of Israel) to attend lectures, presentations, or discussions by individuals who support the delegitimization of the State of Israel or BDS or are opposed to the existence of the State of Israel as a secure, independent, democratic Jewish state.

2) Deny sponsorship of or participation in any forum or program (including any interfaith religious group) whose doctrine, mission, policies, activities, leadership or partnerships support or advocate in any manner or in any respect whatsoever and to any degree, large or small, (a) anti-Semitism, harm to any Jewish community, delegitimization of the State of Israel as a secure independent, democratic Jewish state or BDS, or (b) proselytizing, conversion, or replacement theology.

3) Refrain from endorsing, praising, promoting or publicizing any individual, program or organization, whether foreign or domestic, that directly or indirectly, through its doctrine, mission, policies, activities, leadership or partnerships engages in any manner or in any respect whatsoever and to any degree, large or small, in promoting or advocating  anti-Semitism, harm to any Jewish community, the delegitimization of the State of Israel as a  secure independent, democratic Jewish state, or  BDS.

4) Actively, regularly, and with appropriate and considered due diligence monitor the activities of (a) member groups, agencies and funds within our Federation, including groups such as Israel Action or Hasbarah committees, and (b) any grantee which has received any funding, support or endorsement, financial or otherwise , from our Federation, agencies or funds, so as to effectively enforce these resolutions and to prevent or remove Federation involvement, directly or indirectly, in any activity that conflicts with these resolutions.

5)  Issue written guidelines to all individuals, programs or organizations (Jewish and  non-Jewish) which seek funds, support or endorsement directly from our Federation or indirectly from agencies or funds related to, associated with, or controlled or administered by our Federation, alerting them to the terms of these resolutions and to our policy regarding same.

6) Create appropriate systems of checks and balances within our Jewish Federation so as to provide robust oversight of our activities, in order to ensure that they correspond to the terms and intent of these resolutions and of our policies. Among other things, we will consult with professional and lay leadership within the Federation and within the greater local, national and international communities, and with experts in the relevant fields of academia, cultural arts, business, and so forth, including people holding divergent views, to seek advice and input with respect to our implementation of these resolutions and our policies, particularly in situations that may be controversial or problematic.

7) Promptly inform the Board of Directors and officers of our Federation of all decisions made by our professional staff, and seek and obtain the prior consent of the Board in all situations that may be controversial or problematic.

8)  Promptly consider and adopt a policy identical or substantially similar to the San Fransisco Guidlines; and adopt internal policies and procedures so as to effectively and publicly implement the terms, guidelines and requirements to be set forth in such policy.

To see if your local Federation has signed the Pledge Click here. If not, contact them by Clicking here to request that they sign the pledge

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