Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
Israel Elwyn 
Address
20 Henrietta Szold Street 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
96502 
Website
www.IsraelElwyn.org.il 
Contact Person
David Marcu 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(972) 2-641-5448 x105 
Fax
(972) 2-643-0495 
Email
marcu@IsraelElwyn.org.il 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

ISRAEL ELWYN believes in the principle of inclusion and that everyone has the right to be a full part of the community.  Founded in 1984, Israel Elwyn today serves more than 2,700 children and adults with disabilities throughout Israel.  Israel Elwyn's ultimate goal is to provide individuals with tools enabling them to make decisions about their own lives and to gain more independence for living and working in the community.  With the support services received from Israel Elwyn, hundreds of adults now work in jobs in the community and hundreds of children and adults lead more dignified and productive lives enhancing their overall quality of life.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Opportunities exist to volunteer or make contributions.

Organization
Israel Free Loan Association 
Address
29 Rivka Street 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
93461 
Website
www.freeloan.org.il 
Contact Person
Joe Rosen 
Title
Associate Director 
Phone
(02) 530-0780 
Fax
(02) 566-9504 
Email
ifla@freeloan.org.il 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

The Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA) provides interest free loans to immigrants and other needy Israelis.  It applies the principal of the Rambam (Maimonides) that a loan is the highest form of tzedakah (social justice).  The loans range from 20,000 N.I.S. to 90,000 N.I.S.  IFLA has provided over 45,000 loans amounting to over $160,000 million, helping the "working poor" avoid falling into poverty while preserving their honor and self-esteem.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

There are over 350 named loan Funds, which can be opened by making cumulative gifts of $5,000 or more. This is an excellent way to perpetually help people in need, as loan payments are immediately recycled into new interest free loans. Smaller donations are very welcome, and when they accumulate to $5,000 a Named Interest-Free Loan Fund is opened in the name of the donor or a loved one.

Organization
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind 
Address
968 Easton Road, Suite H 
City
Warrington 
State/Country
PA 
Zip
18976 
Website
www.israelguidedog.org 
Contact Person
Michael J. Leventhal 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(215) 343-9100 
Fax
(215) 343-9199 
Email
mike@israelguidedog.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
The mission of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind is to improve the quality of life of blind people by providing them with independence, mobility and self-confidence through the faithful assistance of guide dogs.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Puppy Sponsors. The funds raised cover all the costs of raising the puppy during its first year. The funds could be raised by yard sales, baby-sitting, gifts from friends and relatives who may be invited to your Bar/Bat Mitzvah and other creative ways.

Organization
Israel Heartland 
Address
PO Box 331 
City
Oceanside 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11572 
Website
www.israelheartland.org 
Contact Person
Adam Halley 
Title
Security Coordinator 
Phone
(201) 503-4411 
Email
adam@israelheartland.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

Our mission is to improve the Security, Safety and Health of the residents of communities in Israel. Israel Heartland funds security and rescue initiatives in communities. Israel Heartland provides communities with the resources, supplies and continuing education needed to ensure a safer quality of life for all of residents. Our efforts are geared to provide these communities with crucially needed security equipment, emergency medical equipment and training. Israel Heartland fully coordinates all efforts with communities, government officials and the IDF. Israel Heartland is a registered Israeli non-profit with cooperative status in the USA and Canada.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Bnai Mitzvah can donate to purchase Bullet Proof Vests for Security Volunteers, Medical Gear for Volunteer EMT's, Security Systems for unprotected schools, etc.

Organization
Israel Tennis Centers 
Address
3275 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Suite 102 
City
Deerfield Beach 
State/Country
FL 
Zip
33442 
Website
www.israeltenniscenters.org 
Contact Person
Yoni Yair 
Title
Israeli Development Director 
Phone
(954) 480-6333 x223 
Fax
(954) 480-6611 
Email
yyair@israeltenniscenters.org  
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Israel Children's Centers is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization which provides a base of support in the U.S. for the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC). For more than 30 years, the ITC has been providing Israeli children with a safe, nurturing environment where they learn life skills through the sport of tennis. Today there are 14 Centers across Israel. These Centers provide instruction and support for 20,000 Israeli Children each week, making it the largest social service organization for children in Israel and the largest tennis school in the world. We provide special programs promoting coexistence between Jewish and Arab children, easing assimilation for immigrants from Ethiopia and Russia, and for children at-risk, autistic, wheelchair bound and other special needs children.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Organize a tennis exhibition/event in their community or tennis club featuring a diverse team of Israeli children that play at our Centers and are part of our special programs. Ask people to make donations to the Israel Children's Centers in lieu of Bnai Mitzvah gifts or donate a portion of your gifts. Make "Goody Bags" with tennis equipment (hats, shoes, t-shirts, shorts, etc.) that we can distribute to kids who are underprivileged and are celebrating their Bnai Mitzvah in Israel. Collect used (in good shape) or new tennis racquets to distribute to Israeli children who cannot afford one.

Organization
Jade Bar Shalom Books for Israel Project 
Address
3820 Fort Worth Avenue 
City
Alexandria 
State/Country
VA 
Zip
22304 
Website
booksforisrael.wikispaces.com/ 
Contact Person
Michael Quint 
Title
International Coordinator 
Phone
(703) 823-3831 
Email
mquint3820@gmail.com 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Jade Bar-Shalom Books for Israel Project ("B4i") is a simple, direct way for concerned synagogues, schools, churches, Bnai Mitzvah and their families, any all caring individuals throughout the English speaking world to help Israel's students and teachers. We connect you to a school in Israel that is lacking a well stocked English library. Since its founding, B4i volunteers have delivered over 85 tons of used, donated, good-quality books to public schools throughout Israel. We give books to all schools that request. We have focused on schools with many new immigrants from Ethiopia and Russia, schools in rural areas as well as schools with the Gaza rocket envelope.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
This is a wonderful opportunity for a young person to develop leadership skills, to have a hands on Tzedakah project, and to see a task from start to finish.
Bnai Mitzvah children attending day school or Hebrew schools are very welcome to work with their parents and teachers on organizing book drives to collect good quality, gently used books for a school that will be assigned to you to support. The student will be introduced by email to the English teacher(s), and also receive photos of the students. Not only does the mitzvah of book transfer happen, but the magic of a longer-term relationship can also occur. Many Bnai Mitzvah students become pen pals with students in Israel, engage in long-term correspondence with the volunteer teacher heading up "their" school , and -- best of all -- eventually visit "their" school. B4i considers the people-to-people contact and the strengthening of ties between our people in the English speaking world and our people in Israel one of the most important aspects of this effort. The power of an English reading room full of books with stickers sending love from all over the USA cannot be overestimated. It gives Israel's children an opportunity to read, and reading is the key to language learning. It also gives them a demonstration that someone cares about their studies and their future -- and that kind of encouragement is priceless.
Centerpieces can be made of books, as well as incorporating the project into the invitations.

Organization
Jaffa Institute 
Address
5 Bet Teper, P.O.B. 8216 
City
Jaffa 
Zip
61081 
Website
www.jaffainstitute.org 
Contact Person
Chantal Jacobs 
Title
Youth 4 Youth Coordinator 
Phone
(718) 233-6277 
Fax
972-3-683-2620 
Email
chantal@jaffainst.co.il 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

The mission and purpose of the Jaffa Institute is to provide a broad spectrum of services to Jaffa's underprivileged children to assist them in combating the variety of problems they face on a daily basis.  Our goals are to help Jaffa's children rise above their modest circumstances and to provide them opportunities so that they may ultimately become productive citizens of the State of Israel.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Stressing two important components of Judaism - tzedakah & connection, the Jaffa Institute's Youth 4 Youth Charity Initiative is a unique and innovative program aimed at both promoting the Jewish connection and encouraging direct involvement of young people.

Youngsters often find it exciting and attractive to learn about others, like themselves, in other parts of the world.  Jewish youngsters are especially curious about their Israeli counterparts.  In light of the current situation, it has become rare to see youngsters from abroad here in Israel forging a connection in person, so new and innovative ways must be developed to keep that connection going.

The Jaffa Institute would like to present our planned initiative to actively involve your young people (and your community) in our "family" of supporters and give them the the opportunity to make a true and lasting difference in the lives of the children of Jaffa - "kids just like them."  These first acts of philanthropy often remain with the young person as an important component in his/her life.  Therefore, we offer the Youth 4 Youth Young People's Fund Raising Program, The Youth 4 Youth Making the Connection Exchange Program and The Youth 4 Youth Put the "Mitzvah" Back Into Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program.

Organization
JCC Association/JWB Jewish Chaplains Council 
Address
520 Eighth Ave. 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10018 
Website
www.jcca.org/jwb 
Contact Person
Marilyn Strozak 
Title
Director of Campaigns 
Phone
212.786.5099 
Fax
212.481.4174 
Email
mstrozak@jcca.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council is a service of JCC Association. JWB is authorized by the US military to provide for the religious, educational and morale needs of Jewish military personnel. There are currently 10,000 Jews in the US military. They often serve in lonely and dangerous places far from home.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Connecting with our Jewish troops through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council is a perfect mitzvah project for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah. As you celebrate this important life passage together with your family, friends and community, you can help raise funds that bring the Jewish community to Jewish men and women serving our country. The funds you raise can be earmarked for: Holiday Packages, Essential-Need Packages and Special Packages for Shabbat.

Organization
JCC in Manhattan 
Address
334 Amsterdam Avenue 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10023 
Website
www.jccmanhattan.org 
Contact Person
Emily Nord-Podberesky 
Title
Assistant Director of Literacy, Math, and Volunteer Programs 
Phone
(646) 505-5748 
Email
enordpod@jccnyc.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
The mission of The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan is to build an inclusive Jewish community that celebrates the strength of diversity. The JCC is a home for individuals and families of all backgrounds to grow and to learn, and to care about and deepen their connections to one another. Rooted in Jewish values, our cultural, social, educational, and recreational programs offer multiple pathways into the richness of community life for members of all ages. Through the JCC's partnerships and programs, they seek to fulfill their responsibility to the people of Israel and Jews throughout the world, and to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and our city. Please note that all volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

* Gift of Literacy Program: Volunteers tutor 2nd graders struggling to meet reading standards. Volunteer tutors receive on-site supervision by the JCC's reading specialist, who gives a phonics-based lesson to the group and provides lesson plans to guide the volunteers in their work with students during each session. Volunteers may commit to work with the same student one or two sessions each week during the school year. Public school locations are all on the upper west side. Call for days/times.

*Gifts of Math Program: This early intervention school program matches students one-to-one with volunteers who follow specific lesson plans and receive supervision and support from the JCC's onsite math specialist.  Students chosen for the program are second graders who perform significantly below grade level.  Public school locations are all on the Upper West Side.  Call for days/times.

Organization
Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Centers 
Address
1 Mitzpe Road POB 676 
City
Kiryat Yearim Judean HIlls 
Zip
90840 
Website
www.childrenshome.org.il 
Contact Person
Shira Skolnik 
Title
Director of Resource Development and Public Relations 
Phone
(972) 772 02 3404 
Fax
(972) 775 59 1540 
Email
shiras@jmchome.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

Haunted by images of family violence, emotionally neglected and often physically abused, some children need long-term care away from their families to heal. With more than 50 years' experience treating these emotionally disturbed children using our unique holistic treatment plan, the Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Centers is the lifeline they need to overcome the trauma and nightmares of their early years and to go on to lead healthy and productive lives. Jerusalem Hills provides both a home environment and therapeutic framework for nearly 100 children ages 7-18, all of whom are children-at-risk with severe emotional, behavioral and learning disorders. The children come from all parts of Israel. Many of them have been victims of abuse - emotional, physical and sexual and some are placed at our facilities by court order. Jerusalem Hills is acknowledged as one of the world's finest residential treatment facilities for emotionally disturbed and abused children. At its core is our unique holistic treatment plan that gives children the time and level of care they need to heal. What makes this program unique is the combined use of four distinct elements: 

* Long-term residential and therapeutic care

* Intensive one-on-one interaction between staff members and children

* Drug-free therapy

* Integration of the childreníŽs families into the treatment program

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Within the limits of maintaining a child's protected identity, as required by law, a youngster can 'adopt' a specific child, committing himself to the child's support. In return, the donor will receive a brief summary of the child's history; his or her special needs and reports on the child's development and progress.

Organization
Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center in Memory of Linda Feldman 
Address
P.O. Box 2549 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
91024 
Contact Person
Avital Feldman 
Title
Development Director 
Phone
(02) 6232451 x101 
Fax
(02) 6241492 
Email
jrccdev@netvision.net.il 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

The JRCC is a not-for-profit feminist social change organization.  Over 170 dedicated volunteers and a part-time staff of 10 offer skilled and heartfelt support to women, girls and children who have been raped, abused, harassed or sexually assaulted.  The JRCC provides crucial services to survivors of sexual assault as well as to the population at large, such as, personal support via the 24 hour hotline, in one on one meetings and in support groups, escorts to hospitals, to courts, and to police stations in and around Jerusalem and advocacy, raising public awareness and legislative activism.  The Legal procedure Program provides aid throughout the entire legal process and trains lawyers, judges, and volunteers.

The education Unit trains and sends volunteers to schools all around greater Jerusalem to education workshops lecture about sexuality, gender equality and sexual assault, targeting teenagers.

The JRCC provides invaluable support to thousands of women and girls annually.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Many survivors of sexual violence in Jerusalem turn to JRCC for help, desiring therapy, but not able to afford it on their own. The Bat Mitzvah Sponsorship Program provides a Bat Mitzvah with the opportunity to sponsor a survivor in receiving psychological treatment to help her heal. Bat mitzvah sponsors donate a portion of their bat mitzvah gifts to subsidize therapy for a survivor of sexual violence. JRCC provideS subsidizes for up to one year of treatment, which costs $1440. But, a bat mitzvah sponsor decides for herself how much is appropriate to donate. Sponsors receive a formal acknowledgement of sponsorship, a certificate of sponsorship, and information and ideas for enriching their Bat Mitzvah experience through sponsorship.

Organization
Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities (J-ADD) 
Address
190 Moore Street, Suite 272 
City
Hackensack 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07601 
Website
www.j-add.org 
Contact Person
Dr. John Winer 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(201) 457-0058 ext.14 
Fax
(201) 457-0025 
Email
jwiner@j-add.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
J-ADD provides residential and respite services to developmentally disabled individuals and their families. Residential sites are located in Bergenfield, Englewood, Leonia, Fair Lawn, Elmwood Park, and Washington Township.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Visiting with the individuals at J-ADD's homes.