(1) The vision statement of FZY is “Am Yisrael chai b’shalom b’Medinat Yisrael k’Am Me’uchad ve cmo Or LaGoyim”; “The Jewish People living in peace in the State of Israel as One People and as a Light Unto the Nations”.
(2) This mission, aims and objectives (“the Objects”) of FZY are to inspire and educate all Jewish Youth with whom FZY comes into contact to take part in the future of the Jewish people, and its ultimate expression in the state of Israel.”
(3) The Objects of FZY will follow the aims of Zionism as laid down in the Jerusalem Programme by the World Zionist Congress in 2004:
i. The unity of the Jewish people, its bond to its historic homeland Eretz Yisrael, and the centrality of the State of Israel and Jerusalem, its capital, in the life of the nation.
ii. Aliyah to Israel from all countries and the effective integration of all immigrants into Israeli Society.
iii. Strengthening Israel as a Jewish, Zionist and democratic state and shaping it as an exemplary society with a unique moral and spiritual character, marked by mutual respect for the multi-faceted Jewish people, rooted in the vision of the prophets, striving for peace and contributing to the betterment of the world.
iv. Ensuring the future and the distinctiveness of the Jewish people by furthering Jewish, Hebrew and Zionist education, fostering spiritual and cultural values and teaching Hebrew as the national language.
v. Nurturing mutual Jewish responsibility, defending the rights of Jews as individuals and as a nation, representing the national Zionist interests of the Jewish people, and struggling against all manifestations of anti-Semitism;
vi. Settling the country as an expression of practical Zionism.
(4) In order to propagate this programme amongst Jewish youth and organise them towards its fulfilment and implementation, FZY shall:
i. Acquaint the FZY Members with Israel, its achievements and problems.
ii. Educate and lead them towards Aliyah Nimshechet (Making Aliyah and working to improve the land).
iii. Engage participants in acts of Tzedakah (charity).
iv. Facilitate the study and understanding of Jewish and Israeli culture (Tarbut), in particular the Jewish religion, Jewish history, Jewish literature, Ivrit and all other matters appertaining to the Jewish People.
v. Work for the spiritual strengthening of the world Jewish Community.
vi. Encourage them to be the shield (Magen) of Israel and the Jewish people.
(5) FZY shall be guided by the following principles:
i. Hadracha (Instruction): FZY is committed to creating the next generation of Jewish leaders through informal learning structures. FZY enshrines the principle of dugma ishit (leading by example) as the engine of hadracha, and as a means of developing Jewish identity and achieving Jewish potential.
ii. Ha’atsama (Empowerment): FZY believed that young people working together have the potential to change the world, and strive to empower young people into positions of responsibility through democratic channels.
iii. Am Me’uchad (Jewish Peoplehood): FZY strives to create an inclusive environment based on mutual respect and shared ideology, whilst allowing space for ‘argument for the sake of heaven’ through pluralism and tolerance of diversity and upholding democracy and freedom of speech.
iv. Kehilla (Community): FZY believes ‘Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh la Zeh’ (all Israel are responsible for one another), expressed as mutual Jewish responsibility. FZY believes whole-heartedly in working within the Jewish Community, in concert with other youth movements in the United Kingdom and in Israel.
v. Hachshara (Self-development): FZY wants to create moral, committed FZY Members who care about the future of the Jewish people, Israel and the wider world; and help develop individuals towards the realisation of their potential.
vi. Ha’aracha (Long-Term Evaluation): FZY ensures the long-term progress of our movement through sound evaluation and a process of continuous reflection and change. This forms part of our culture of constructive feedback.
I have read, agree with and subscribe to the Objects of the Federation of Zionist Youth UK as outlined in their Articles of Association. Furthermore, I accept membership to the Federation of Zionist Youth UK based on their Rules relating to FZY Membership and Veida.