Ethan Baritz, a resident of Blue Bell and a junior at Wissahickon High School, was recently featured in an article by The Jewish Exponent for writing a pledge “to stay proud of his Jewish heritage and uphold the traditions that he started keeping since joining BBYO.”
According to the article, Baritz, who plays football and lacrosse for Wissahickon, will receive a text message from Jewish Youth Pledge reminding him of his promise every two years. Every five years, he will receive a letter from the Atlanta-based initiative.
Jewish Youth Pledge is designed to strengthen ties between 45 Jewish youth programs and their alumni. The project debuted at the BBYO International Convention in February 2022.
“JYP’s mission is to redefine how Jewish youth and alums connect, engaging them in meaningful conversations and inspiring a renewed dedication to their shared heritage,” said Mike Leven, a retired hotel industry executive and philanthropist who founded Jewish Youth Pledge.
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