Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
Jewish Women International 
Address
112920th Street NW 
City
Washington 
State/Country
DC 
Zip
20036 
Website
www.jwi.org 
Contact Person
Deborah Rosenbloom 
Title
Vice President of Programing 
Phone
800.343.2823 
Fax
202.857-1380 
Email
drosenbloom@jwi.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

JWI is a leading innovator in the Jewish world: Communities now look to us for the most effective means to champion the safety of women and girls; find and heal our (often hidden) victims of abuse; and break the cycle of violence in Jewish relationships and homes. JWI's network of supporters and partners spans the breadth of Jewish and secular communities. More than 85,000 religious leaders, advocates, like-minded organizations, expert professionals, funders, abuse survivors, community liaisons, and volunteers of every stripe generously share their time, money, and expertise for their common goal – safe homes, healthy relationships, and strong women. JWI's programs and philanthropy ensure that women and girls exist in the peaceful homes and relationships to which they're entitled; that they understand the link between emotional and financial independence and their personal safety; and that the devastation of domestic abuse is never obscured by a community's denial or pride. Every woman, every family, deserves every opportunity to enjoy a safe and self-sufficient life.

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

JWI's Library Ambassadors reach out to children in need – by raising funds to fill the shelves of a JWI shelter library with brand-new children’s books and through continued volunteer involvement to help encourage children in a shelter to discover a love of reading. This is a gift that will impact every child who spends time in a domestic violence shelter, now and well into the future. The Ambassador program is an ideal mitzvah project for individuals, classes, or entire schools! Library Ambassadors agree to raise a minimum of $250 (which provides about 100 brand-new books) for a planned or existing JWI library of their choice. Ambassadors also agree to get involved in supporting the ongoing work of the National Library Initiative by getting involved in helping put the books on shelves, reading to children in the shelter where possible, teaching in the community about the importance of literacy and the educational barriers faced by children in shelters, and more. JWI is excited to provide resources such as a web page for each Ambassador or group, with information about your personal project and a link that you can send to your friends. Resources are also available for teaching and increasing awareness in your community. Please see the Web site and contact us to find out more about getting involved. Go to www.jwi.org/nli and click on "Library Ambassador Program" for full details.

Organization
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 
Address
26 Broadway, 14th Floor 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10004 
Website
www.jdrf.org 
Phone
(212) 785-9500 
Email
info@jdrf.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007. In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Local chapters of JDRF use their volunteers to help organize walks, fundraisers, and support groups. JDRF volunteers are also given opportunities to connect with people who are just becoming familiar with type 1 diabetes or who may have questions about this disease. Volunteers address concerns about how this disease may change their lives or the lives of their children. JDRF volunteers are people who have diabetes or have a friend or family member with diabetes. They have a vested interest and are committed to finding a cure for diabetes and its complications. Volunteers may help out on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. If you are interested in volunteering, I can have your chapter contact you if you wish, or you can find contact information for your chapter online at www.jdrf.org/chapters/homepage.php.

Organization
Kaplen JCC On The Palisades 
Address
411 East Clinton Avenue 
City
Tenafly 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07670 
Website
www.jcconthepalisades.org 
Contact Person
Shelley Levy 
Title
Director, Guttenberg Center for Special Services 
Phone
201-569-7900 ext 302 
Fax
201-569-7448 
Email
slevy@jccotp.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
JCC on the Palisades is a social services agency in Bergen County, serving the social/recreational needs of all individuals, regardless of religion, ethnicity or creed. JCC on the Palisades houses a nursery school, day camp, therapeutic nursery, day Alzheimer's program, after school programs for children and teens, senior programs, etc. JCC on the Palisades facilities include pools, gyms, etc. They offer over 60 programs for individuals with special needs.

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

Preteen volunteers can volunteer weekly or monthly with programs and classes for children, teens, or adults with various special needs; they can assist with after school extended care programs for preschool children of typical development; they can be part of the Teen programs and their community service projects; and many other opportunities, including our Babysitting Training Program that trains teens to babysit for children with Special Needs along with First Aid and CPR Certification.

Organization
Karmey Hesed 
Address
HaMaggid MeMezritch 45/4 
City
Beitar Illit 
Zip
90500 
Website
www.karmeyhesed.org 
Contact Person
Aryeh Weingarten 
Phone
(972) 2-580-6119 
Email
aryeh@karmeyhesed.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Karmey Hesed's mandate is to provide financial and emotional support to needy families. While addressing immediate and pressing needs, they simultaneously work with families to help reestablish their financial and emotional independence.

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

One way youth can help is by starting their own individual campaigns and collect funds to send to us.

 

Click on http://rootfunding.com/campaign.karmey-chesed-baby-drive-2012.  It tells you how to easily start a campaign and gather donations from friends and family to send to Karmey Chesed.

Organization
KAVOD 
Address
8914 Farnam Court 
City
Omaha 
State/Country
NE 
Zip
68114 
Website
kavod.org 
Contact Person
Judy Zweiback 
Title
Volunteer Administrator 
Phone
(402) 397-1975 
Email
kavod@kavod.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
KAVOD is a non-profit tzedakah collective. KAVOD is a group of individuals who have chosen to pool their tzedakah resources together so that the community can have a greater impact in efforts to repair the world. There are usually no more than two degrees of separation between any individual contributor to KAVOD and a member of the board of directors. KAVOD’s community has given away far more tzedakah money and created far more programs as a collective than could have been possible as individual contributors. KAVOD believes that Kohelet was right: It says, "Two are better than one." Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) 4:9

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Donations to KAVOD are greatly appreciated. They encourage B'nai Mitzvah to consider sponsoring one of KAVOD’s Tzedakah Fellowships, a program that enables rabbinical, cantorial, and Jewish education students to learn more about the best ways to raise and distribute tzedakah funds. All of the details of the Fellowship program can be found at kavod.org.

Organization
KEDMA Israel 
Address
PO Box 36557 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
98558 
Website
www.kedma.org 
Contact Person
Meital Bonchek 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
054-337-9233 
Email
meitalb@kedma.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

KEDMA is a student organization with branches in Israel and the US.  We work with university and yeshiva students, assisting disadvantaged communities in Israel while actualizing the concepts of social justice and tikkun olam through innovative programming.

Our Projects include: The Medical Clown Internship, Bone Marrow Campaigns, Songs of Hope Inter-Seminary Choir Competition (with YU), Spa B'Ahavah for Disadvantaged Women, Chavaya Traveling Choir Humanitarian Aid Campaigns, Hair Donations, Carnivals for Ethiopian Children, Parties for the Disabled, Moadonit Club for underprivileged children, and more.

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

KEDMA Presents: The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Reinvented!!!

Want to do chessed for Israel as part of your Bat-Mitzvah celebration?!

THEY NEED YOUR HELP!!
Do something extraordinary and make your Bat-Mitzvah about giving to others - not just about the party!!
 
Involve your guests, family and friends in:
* Collecting art supplies for children in hospitals, special needs children, and children from abusive families

* Sending presents for Ethiopian brides so they can begin their married lives with something

* Sending school supplies for underprivileged children

* Sending toys to children in Sderot, Ashdod, and Ashkelon who still suffer from trauma as well as continued rocket activity in the area

KEDMA can help you accomplish the above ideas as well as almost any other idea you have and would like to put into action.

Organization
Keren Or, Inc. 
Address
350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 701 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10001 
Website
www.keren-or.org 
Contact Person
Miriam Peskowitz 
Title
Donor Liaison 
Phone
(212) 279-4070 
Fax
(212) 279-4043 
Email
mpeskowitz@keren-or.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

This office supports the Keren-Or Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities at 3 Abba Hillel Silver St., Ramot, Jerusalem, Israel.  The Leeor and Ronee Sabbah Educational Center cares for over 100 resident and day students who in addition to blindness or very low vision suffer from other severe physical and/or mental disabilities.  Students range in age from 1 through 25.  "Graduates" live in Keren-Or's off-campus group homes for young adults.

In a warm, loving atmosphere, Keren-Or provides training in daily living skills, therapy, rehabilitation, and education to the optimum level of the individual.  Young adults participate in sheltered workshops, semi-independent living and social activities geared to their needs and interests.

Rehabilitation programs include use of specially adapted computers, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, music therapy, pet therapy and horseback riding.  Students of all ages enjoy a variety of social programs and are enriched by weekly trips, summer camp, personal and holiday celebrations, religious services, etc.

Keren-Or is an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization: T.I.N. # 13-5655186

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

Keren Or invites young teens to make Keren Or their focus of their bar/bat mitzvah projects.  We encourage bnai mitzvah to include an insert about Keren Or in their invitation, to speak about Keren Or at their celebration, and to set up a personal online fundraising page.  Keren Or will help tailor a personalized Mitzvah Project for participants which will benefit our special students in Israel.  The blind or visually impaired children and young adults at Keren Or's center in Jerusalem suffer from additional serious disabilities which make every developmental milestone, from sitting to self-feeding to learning to read, major challenges in their lives.  By learning more about the lives of children with disabilities and completing a project on their behalf, participants internalize the importance of the mitzvot of giving tzedaka and doing chesed and begin a life-long commitment to the greater Jewish community.

Organization
Kfar Yeladim 
Address
Lopyan 2 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
91037 
Website
kfaryeladim.org/ 
Contact Person
Sarah M. Eisen 
Phone
972 54 672 0272 
Email
eisensm@gmail.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Kfar Yeladim David, Jerusalem is a home-away-from-home for Israel's disadvantaged children-orphans, victims of abuse and neglect. With its unique blend of loving family environment coupled with the latest in professional therapeutic treatments, these kids-at-risk are given a warm home with a bright future.

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

We are very fluid, allowing our projects to be created by and suited to the individual bar/bat mitzvah child. Some bnai mitzvah who are celebrating in Israel, come with their families and party with our children and bring them gifts. Those that are celebrating abroad incorporate our children through fundraising projects. Some examples of projects done previously: Bake sales, crafts made by bnei mitzvah at part that are sold-proceeds go to KYD, Teacher-student sports tournaments, basketball games with donations per basket. Some bnai mitzvah take masser- 10% of their bnai mitzvah earnings to sponsor the ben mitzvah party of a poor KYD child, some use maaser to buy an appliance or much coveted item for a KYD child such as a musical instrument…the sky's the limit!

Organization
Kid's Kloset 
Address
845 N. Broadway 
City
White Plains 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10601 
Website
www.wjcs.com 
Contact Person
Stephanie Roth 
Title
Director 
Phone
(914) 831-7616 
Email
kidskloset@wjcs.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Kid's Kloset collects gently used and new kid's clothing and shoes, as well as select baby equipment, diapers and wipes. Items are then packaged and distributed free of charge to families living at or below the poverty line in Westchester. Kid's Kloset is an entirely volunteer run operation and relies of the generosity of the community to volunteer, organize drives and donate.

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

B'nai Mitzvah candidate can customize the experience. We offer opportunities after school and on Sundays for candidate and his/her friends to come to Kid's Kloset and sort clothing (by size/gender) and also to create "bags of love" packages with coordinated outfits for children in need. Candidate can do their own collection drive, raise money to buy needed items or reach out to the community for donations and support. Sorting and "fashionista" package making can also be set up at their own home or shul. Centerpieces of items collected are also a popular idea.

Organization
Kids of Courage 
Address
1315B Broadway, Suite 207 
City
Hewlett 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11557 
Website
www.kidsoc.org 
Contact Person
Stuart Ditchek 
Title
Co-Founder/Medical Director 
Phone
(323) 454-3762 
Email
drd@kidsoc.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Kids of Courage is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with serious medical diagnoses through year-round programming and annual medically-supervised week long adventures. We help them forget the challenges of their daily lives and offer their families much needed respite. Kids of Courage serves over 300 children and their families and relies solely on the charitable donations of our generous sponsors.

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

Young volunteers are welcomed to design fundraisers such as bowl-a-thons, bike-a-thons, etc to benefit Kids of Courage or to participate in Kids of Courage fundraisers in honor of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Sponsoring a child's summer trip or Shabbaton is also a meaningful way to mark this important milestone.

Organization
Kids v Cancer 
City
Washington, DC 
State/Country
DC 
Zip
20015 
Website
www.kidsvcancer.org/ 
Contact Person
Jennifer Flynn 
Title
Director of Outreach 
Phone
646-924-6322 
Email
Jenn@kidsvcancer.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
KIDS V CANCER promotes pediatric cancer research by identifying structural impediments at key junctures in the research process – new drugs, tissue donation and access to funding – and developing strategies to address them.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Volunteer opportunities may include:
*Social media campaign-Create posts and strategies on our Facebook, Instagran and Twitter accounts to promote awareness for pediatric cancer.
*Fundraising event-Host bake sales, hat days, create a product to sell, host an art salon or music event.
*Make care packages for kids with cancer at NYU Langone Medical Center
*Adopt a family in need whose child has cancer.
*Visit NYU Langone Medical Center and learn about pediatric cancer.

Organization
KosherTroops 
Address
8 Pleasant Ridge Rd 
City
New Hempstead 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10977 
Website
www.koshertroops.com 
Contact Person
Ava Hamburger & Sara Fuerst 
Title
Founder 
Phone
8453547763 
Email
ava@koshertroops.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Koshertroops sends care packages to Jewish American Troops all over the world. The packages include food, holiday and Shabbat items. They also include letters of thanks and support to soldiers.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Letter Writing
Food Collection
Holiday gift packages
Donations