Ideologically, above all else, FZY is a Jewish, Zionist, pluralist youth movement.
The vision statement of FZY is:
The Jewish People living in peace in the State of Israel as One People and as a Light Unto the Nations.
The mission statement of FZY is:
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.
Constitutionally, FZY follows the aims of Zionism as laid down in the Jerusalem Programme by the World Zionist Congress in 2004:
1) 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.
2) Aliyah to Israel from all countries and the effective integration of all immigrants into Israeli Society.
3) 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.
4) Ensuring the future and distinctiveness of the Jewish people by furthering Jewish, Hebrew and Zionist education, fostering spiritual and cultural values and teaching Hebrew as the national language.
5) 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.
6) Settling the country as an expression of practical Zionism.
FZY embraces a framework of religious and political pluralism which not only respects but actively celebrates diversity as an integral part of the rich tapestry of Jewish Peoplehood (Am Me’uchad). We encourage and celebrate argument for the sake of heaven.
FZY’s ideology is actualised through four aims, which we embed into our programming and our dialogue:
Magen – Defence of Jewish rights;
Tzedakah – Righteousness;
Tarbut – Jewish and Israeli culture; and
Aliyah Nimshechet – Moving to Israel and continuing to do good for the state.