Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation 
Address
96 Engle Street, Suite 120 
City
Englewood 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07631 
Website
www.artworksfoundation.org 
Contact Person
Sara Wingerath-Schlanger 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(201) 608-0146 
Fax
(201) 608-0148 
Email
sara@artworksfoundation.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate, and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.

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

Volunteer opportunities for youth include:

* Organizing fundraisers to sponsor art carts or supples for children with chronic or terminal illness.

* Donation drives for new art supplies to be distributed to the children.

* Including an insert with invitations about ArtWorks.

* Volunteering to assist with the Express Yourself events in New York and New Jersey.

Organization
Baby G'moch 
Address
101 Westervelt Place 
City
Passaic 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07055 
Contact Person
Leah Zimmerman, Siggy Berger 
Phone
(973) 777-1456 
Email
siggy@aishdas.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
We collect baby supplies from people that no longer need them and give them to people that do need them.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Collect baby supplies and money to buy new baby supplies for The Baby G'moch.

Organization
Bears from Bergenfield 
Address
86 Deerfield Street 
City
Bergenfield 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07621 
Website
www.bearsfrombergenfield.com 
Contact Person
Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein 
Title
Director 
Phone
551-804-8749 
Fax
201-385-2257 
Email
lgcg98@aol.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Bears from Bergenfield was created in December of 2002 by then Bar Mitzvah age Sam, who wanted to send teddy bears to victims of terror in Israel to help the children cope with their grief. To date, Bears from Bergenfield has collected and distributed over 115,500 bears to Israel.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
You can organize a teddy bear drive. All you have to do is set up a collection bin with a sign that reads Operation Teddy Bears.

Organization
Bergen Reads @ The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey 
Address
50 Eisenhower Drive 
City
Paramus 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07652 
Website
www.jfnnj.org/bergenreads 
Contact Person
Beth Figman 
Title
Project Coordinator, Bergen Reads 
Phone
(201) 820-3947 
Fax
(201) 457-0960 
Email
bethf@jfnnj.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Bergen Reads combats illiteracy by matching volunteers who serve one hour per week during the school year as reading buddies to children in grades K-4 who need extra help with their reading skills. While volunteers need to be available during the school day, there are many ways you can incorporate Bergen Reads into your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

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

* Collect brand new books prior to or at your celebration to be given to children who don't own books of their own
 
Book Centerpieces for Tzedaka is a great opportunity raise awareness about illiteracy, give charity in honor of your special day, and have beautiful professionally styled centerpieces adorn your tables
 
* Have certificates at each guest's table letting them know that your family made a donation in their name in honor of your bar/bat mitzvah

Organization
Bet Hayeled - Merav 
Address
Kibbutz Merav 
City
D.N. Gilboa 19148 
Zip
19148 
Website
www.bethayeled.org 
Contact Person
Yitz Feigenbaum 
Title
Director 
Phone
(04) 653-9103 
Fax
(04) 653-9145 
Email
yitz@merav.net 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Bet Hayeled was established over 10 years ago by members of Kibbutz Merav.
This group home serves orphaned children or children from abusive homes that have been referred by the State's social service network. The home specializes in children who can not be returned to their homes and need to rebuild their life in a warm nurturing community.
The Home itself accommodates children, ages kindergarten through 12th grade. While the government's oversight ends when the children graduate high school, Bet Hayaled's lifetime commitment to these young adults continues on. Bet Hayaled has pledged to be their "family" and see them through (both emotionally and financially) the next stages of life.
This may include such challenges as the army, yeshiva study, national service, and university education. In short, Bet Hayaled's mission is to extract these children from the cycle of distress, while creating a framework that allows them to integrate into and contribute to society.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Beit Hayaled welcomes Bnai Mitzvah to collect art supplies for the Bet Hayeled children and send it to them after their celebration. These supplies can then be used by the kids throughout the year. Beit Hayaled's afternoon art program provides a special outlet for these special children to express themselves.

Organization
Billy's BASEballs 
Address
674 Calvin Street 
City
Washington Township 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07676 
Website
www.billysbaseballs.com 
Contact Person
Billy Cook 
Title
Founder/President 
Phone
201-519-7341 
Email
billysbaseballs@yahoo.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Billy's BASEballs is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing cheer to our military troops. We have people write encouraging notes to our military heroes on baseballs and then we send them to the troops. Billy's BASEballs started out as my Bar Mitzvah project and I developed it into a my own company. In one year we've sent over 2500 baseballs. With our busy lives kids like us really need to love what we do to make our volunteering experience meaningful. Baseball is my passion. I'm excited to share that passion with our troops and with you.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
If you're interested in baseball or the military, then participating in Billy's BASEballs might be a great Mitzvah project for you. We ask for each participant to commit to sending a minimum of 100 baseballs to the troops. These baseballs can be purchased or donated by family members, friends, or local businesses. Then it's up to you to set up baseball signings where your community writes encouraging notes to the troops on the baseballs. Your temple is a good place to start. Youth groups and Mitzvah classes can sign baseballs. Your teammates, Scout troops, fire and police departments and family holiday dinners are all perfect for baseball signings. Once a baseball is signed it becomes a Billy's BASEball. You'll be amazed how rewarding it can be reading the kind, loving messages people write on the baseballs. Next, BASEballs get individually wrapped in goodie bags (Dollar Store) and packaged in USPS shipping boxes in groups of 15-18 to be shipped out to the troops.
That's what we do! If you think this is something you'd like to do, we will help you organize your signings, get you all set up with customized paperwork and guide you though our process to get the baseballs to the troops. When all is said and done 100 baseballs convert to 10 hours of your time. And it's done at your own pace. You can be part of our website and Facebook page too so you can share you progress and accomplishments with your community.

Organization
Birthday Angels Birthday Party Project 
Address
Hashaldag 9 
City
Kadima 
Zip
60920 
Website
www.birthday-angels.org 
Contact Person
Ruthie Sobel Luttenberg 
Title
Founder, Director 
Phone
972+09-8919942 
Fax
972+09-8990507 
Email
ruthie@birthday-angels.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Birthday Angels is dedicated to giving children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Israel a birthday party with their friends.
 
Birthday Angels produces beautiful Party Kits full of games, decorations, music and stickers which are used by volunteers from most of Israel's biggest mentoring and social welfare organizations to run a two hour, self-esteem building event with the children and their classmates. At the end of the party the child fills out a "Thank You Card" that is included in the kit which is sent to the Angel who has donated the party. As of today, Birthday Angels has provided parties for over 3000 Israeli children.It has won the Menachem and Aliza Begin Service to the Community award twice.
 
Our motto is: You don't have to be a magician to make the magic happen, you just need a Birthday Angel.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Pizza Parlor Parties, selling donation cards, talent shows, children's art auction, car wash, dog walking, snow shoveling and candy sales have been great opportunities for kids to spread the word while they are raising money for Birthday Angels. Many people have asked for "presence" instead of "presents" and give out Birthday Angels cards instead of loot bags at their parties.

Organization
Bnai Tzedek/Jewish Community Federation of Louisville 
Address
3600 Dutchmans Lane 
City
Louisville 
State/Country
KY 
Zip
40205 
Website
www.jewishlouisville.org 
Contact Person
Mike Steklof 
Title
Teen Director and Assistant Camp Director 
Phone
502-238-2774 
Fax
502-238-2759 
Email
mstecklof@jewishlouisville.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The B'nai Tzedek program provides B'nai Mitzvah age individuals with the unique opportunity to develop as young philanthropists by first establishing endowment funds in their own name with $300 of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift money. The money is matched with $200 from one of our endowments. The individual then participates in ongoing educational programs (individually and with their families) about tzedakah, helping their principal grow, and distributing the proceeds of the endowment on an ongoing basis over the next 20 years.

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

Organization
Bnai Zion Foundation 
Address
136 East 39th Street 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10016 
Website
www.bnaizion.org 
Contact Person
Justin Brannan 
Title
Campaign Director 
Phone
646 485 7991 
Fax
212 684 6327 
Email
justin.brannan@bnaizion.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Bnai Zion Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan humanitarian organization dedicated to helping those in need in Israel and America. Over the past 101-years Bnai Zion has completed hundreds of humanitarian initiatives for the children of Israel – contributing to the advancement of the physical, mental and social well-being of Jewish people worldwide.

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

Donations for Ahava Village for Children & Youth in Kiryat Bialik.  Ahava is a center for children ages six to eighteen coming from high-risk home situations.  Designed to help children overcome the stresses of a severely dysfunctional background, Ahava offers a variety of activities and therapies.  The Ahava Children and Youth Village in northern Israel cares for over 200 children in a nurturing atmosphere providing physical and emotional stability.

Organization
Bonim Builders 
Address
50 Eisenhower Drive 
City
Paramus 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07652 
Website
www.ujannj.org/bonim 
Contact Person
Stacey Orden 
Title
Bonim Coordinator 
Phone
(201) 820-3903 
Email
StaceyO@ujannj.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Bonim was formed in 2002 by passionate members of the Jewish community who were committed to addressing the problem of lack of affordable housing in northern New Jersey. Bonim, which means builders in Hebrew, utilizes volunteers in hands-on projects to rehabilitate, renovate and refurbish homes and other facilities within the UJA-NNJ area. Bonimĺs mission is to improve the quality of life for area residents by helping to renovate, refurbish and beautify homes for those in need. Bonim works on its own and in concert with other rebuilding agencies such as Rebuilding Together and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers of all skills levels are welcome, even those with little or no experience are encouraged to participate! As a special project of the Synagogue Leadership Initiative, Bonim works to integrate volunteers from synagogues within the Federation's coverage area, as well as unaffiliated members of the community. Individuals are encouraged to register on the Bonim website, www.ujannj.org/bonim or contact Stacey Orden at StacyO@ujannj.org or at 201-820-3903 for more information about its endeavors.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Is your child celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and you'd like to work on a meaningful project together? Well, Bonim might be the answer for you! There are many local agencies who are in need of repairs, landscaping, painting, and who don't have the funds to perform these tasks. There are also families in need in our community whose homes are in need of basic repairs and renovations. Bnai Mitzvah families can sponsor these projects and involve family and friends in the project.

Organization
Bookman 
Address
4275 37th Street 
City
San Diego 
State/Country
CA 
Zip
92105 
Website
www.thebookman.org 
Contact Person
Irwin Herman 
Title
Director 
Phone
619-582-4188 
Email
thebookman@san.rr.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Bookman collects used books from various donors and redistributes them free of charge to hospitals, prisons, drop-in centers, homeless shelters, retirement homes, and to anyone else who wants or needs books. The Bookman also provides books to third world countries through other non-profit agencies who handle the packing and shipping. Lastly, The Bookman is a resource for teachers who need additional classroom support materials that are not available from their school districts.

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

Project that could help The Bookman's organization include:
 
* Fund raisers, as they are always in need of money to purchase new children's books.
 
* Book collection drives, as they require a constant flow of incoming books.
 
* Book sales.  We can supple excess books, or books unsuitable for our needs, to students who can sell them to fundraise for us.

Organization
Boys Town Jerusalem 
Address
1 Penn Plaza, Suite 6250 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10119 
Website
www.boystownjerusalem.org 
Contact Person
Rabbi Ezra Berenholz 
Title
Director of Development 
Phone
(646) 375-5027 
Fax
(866) 730-2697 
Email
ezra@boystownjerusalem.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Boys Town Jerusalem is one of Israel's premier institutions for educating the country's next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service.  Since its founding in 1948, BTJ has pursued its mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures.  From Junior High through the College level, the three part curriculum at Boys Town - academic, technological and torah - is designed to turn otherwise disadvantaged Israeli youth into productive citizens of tomorrow.  Boys Town's 18 acre campus is a home away from home for its more than 850 students.  More than 6,500 graduates hold key positions throughout Israeli society.

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

Projects:

1) Select a mitzvah project in Israel and create a web page in conjunction with your special day.  Each page shares the story of a specific bar/bat mitzvah celebrant and the project they have selected, and provides family and friends the opportunity to make an online donation to Boys Town in their honor.  It's a meaningful way to support the vital work Boys Town does in turning young boys from difficult circumstances into young men with limitless futures, and develop Israel's leaders of tomorrow.

2) Celebrate your Bar/Bat Mitzvah with us and share your simcha with your Israeli peers.  Have a special ceremony on campus, refreshments or festive meal with our students.

3) Choose a hands on project: plant a garden, paint student centers, help prepare a meal for 1,000 people, packing food for needy, etc.

4) Join us for a tour of our 18 acre campus.