Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
Teatown Lake Reservation 
Address
1600 Spring Valley Road 
City
Ossining 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10562 
Website
www.teatown.org 
Contact Person
Leigh Draper 
Title
Volunteer Coordinator 
Phone
914-762-2912 x115 
Email
ldraper@teatown.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Teatown is an 834-acre nature preserve in northern westchester county. Our mission is to conserve open space and to educate and involve the regional community in order to sustain the diversity of wildlife, plants, and habitats for future generations.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Please call for more information.

Organization
Temple Israel 
Address
1376 East Massey Road 
City
Memphis 
State/Country
TN 
Zip
38120 
Website
www.timemphis.org 
Contact Person
Jan Reisman 
Title
Program Director 
Phone
(901) 937-2781 
Fax
(901) 761-1448 
Email
janr@timemphis.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
A large, 1500 or so family congregation. We focus largely on community service and meet with all of our B'nai Mitzvah students to create a project that will be meaningful to them.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
We work in conjunction with several agencies all over the mid-south to provide volunteer and donation opportunities for our teens and Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. Temple Israel also provides on-site opportunities throughout the year. We work closely with Israeli organizations such as JNF, community organizations such as MIFA, Memphis Food Bank, Hope House, the Memphis Humane Society, etc, and country-wide organizations like Make-a-wish.

Organization
Ten Gav 
Address
Raanana 
City
Raanana 
Zip
99999 
Website
www.tengav.org 
Contact Person
Chani Naiman 
Title
Mitzvah Project Coordinator 
Phone
(347) 717 4534 
Email
chani@tengav.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Ten Gav is an internet crowd-funding platform that matches donors with individuals in Israel who have specific, relatively modest needs. These needs are submitted and verified by social workers and posted on our website. Donors can choose who they want to give to based on the stories they are drawn to. All of the needs posted are small enough that each donation makes a real difference.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Ten Gav is a wonderful platform for a Tzedakah project because it gives B’nei Mitzvah the opportunity to choose a cause which speaks to you. The responsibility of choosing where your Tzedakah money will go is a real opportunity for thoughtfulness and growth. We support the Bar/Bat Mitzvah in choosing an action item to help raise the funds by doing an activity or planning an event that has meaning for them. We work with each family to design a tailor made mitzvah project, and set up a personalized webpage for you to raise funds.

Organization
Tenafly Nature Center 
Address
313 Hudson Ave 
City
Tenafly 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07670 
Website
www.tenaflynaturecenter.org 
Contact Person
Deborah Davidson 
Title
Education Director 
Phone
(201) 568-6093 
Fax
(201) 569-2266 
Email
info@tenaflynaturecenter.org 
 

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Description of Organization:

A non-profit independent member-supported nature preserve.  Our mission is to protect almost 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach the next generations to do the same.  Since 1961, TNC has nurtured an appreciation for nature, been a leader in open-space preservation and in environmental education for our community in Tenafly, Bergen County, and beyond.  When trails are open we welcome visitors to hike, bird-watch, observe wildlife, cross-country ski, snow-shoe and ice skate on Pfister's Pond.  Tenafly Nature Center is a sanctuary for human visitors - an island of green where bonds with nature can be renewed.  Whether you have an hour or a day, our woods offer a peaceful respite from the rush of daily life.

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

We are always looking for dependable, responsible people to keep the mission of environmental education and land stewardship alive.  Volunteers with varying skills and talents are a vital part of our association.  Volunteer work includes anything from maintaining trails, greeting visitors, caring for our education animals, to selling raffle tickets and light office work.

Organization
Tennis Racquets for Kids 
Address
c/o Guy Mintz 287 Northern Blvd,suite 211 
City
Great Neck 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11021 
Website
TennisRacquetsforKids.org 
Contact Person
Zachary, Paige, and Rachel Mintz 
Title
Co- Presidents 
Phone
516 482-3401 
Fax
516-466-6929 
Email
Racquetsforkids@optonline.net 
 

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Description of Organization:

Tennis Racquets for Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving underprivileged children a chance to experience the game of tennis. Used racquets are collected and donated to various programs, schools or individuals in need. By recycling these racquets we are bringing happiness to hundreds of children and supporting the "Green" ethic. The organization has also conducted free instructional clinics for the children. Donate for the LOVE of the Game!!!

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

Mitzvah students can collect used racquets or purchased new ones from their monetary gifts. These racquets have generated smiles and hugs from children of all ages. Racquets can be collected by the individual thru a drive at his/her synagogue, school, camp, or tennis center. Collection receptacles can be set up. The org. has fliers and business cards for distribution. The participant will receive a Tennis Racquets for Kids tee-shirt to wear on the day of a sponsored event. A feel good project for the whole family!

Organization
Thanksgiving Coffee Company 
Address
PO Box 1918 
City
Fort Bragg 
State/Country
CA 
Zip
95437 
Website
www.mirembekawomera.com 
Contact Person
Patty Ellis 
Title
AR Payroll Manager 
Phone
800-462-1999 ext. 127 
Email
pellis@thanksgivingcoffee.com 
 

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Description of Organization:
Thanksgiving Coffee Company is a small family owned company based in the redwoods of northern California. With thirty five years of roasting experience, the company is a socially responsible pioneer in Certified Kosher (Kehila Kosher), Fair Trade (TransFair USA), Organic (OCIA), and Shade Grown coffees. Their Fair Trade, Organic, and Shade Grown coffees are produced in harmony with the surrounding environment, and their trading practices ensure a fair and just economic return to the farmers. Thanksgiving Coffee Company works directly with The Peace Kawomera (Delicious Peace) Coffee Cooperative of Uganda. The Peace Kawomera Cooperative is comprised of 558 Jewish, Christian and Muslim farmers who live and work together in peace, while promoting environmental sustainability, and social justice and economic development. Their partnership with the farmers of Peace Kawomera supports peace by creating shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and community development.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
The "Delicious Peace" Project is an empowering opportunity for Bnai Mitzvah students interested in social justice, environmental sustainability and tikkun olam on a global scale. The project ties learning about fundamental causes of poverty and war with everyday solutions and community-based action inspired by Jewish values. Thanksgiving Coffee works directly with farmers, providing Bnai Mitzvah students a uniquely involved experience which links participants to members of the Peace Kawomera Cooperative. This is accomplished through preexisting interviews with the farmers, photos, posters, brochures, videos and an interactive website. Project areas include: education, outreach, and mobilization. Education/Outreach: Students can host a Fair Trade event where they educate others on the social issues of Fair Trade. The highest level of tzedakah, according to Maimonides, is giving someone the opportunity to support him/herself. This project is about social justice on the deepest and most holy of levels. Mobilization: Sustainability of students' efforts is critical. Because they have made a long-term commitment to the farmers of the Cooperative, they encourage students to form a buying club within their congregation/community. Students can mobilize sales through their friends or youth group, or partner with the Sisterhood/Men's Club or Social Action Committee. Building a strong foundation is one way to ensure the project's success once the student moves on from his/her project. Buying the coffee sustains the Peace Cooperative in Uganda. A student can do a 'double mitzvah' by purchasing the coffee at our wholesale price and reselling it at a marked-up price. The difference can be given to any tzedakah organization of the student’s choice, or can be returned to any numerous projects in Uganda, from coffee related projects, to school lunch programs or medical care. They work with the all-volunteer US NGO Kulanu for all non-coffee related projects. Delicious Peace has inspired many and will continue to do so with the support of Bnai Mitzvahs. The coffee is as sweet itself as the story behind the cooperative. They look forward to working with you to make your Bar/Bat Mitzvah project as meaningful and significant as possible. "Today, the world is in pain. We want to prove that a better way is to be proud of who you are, respect each other, and make something great together." JJ Keki, Director, Peace Kawomera Cooperative, Uganda.

Organization
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development 
Address
PO Box 28156 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
91281 
Website
www.interfaithsustain.com 
Contact Person
Rabbi Yonatan Neril 
Title
Founder and Executive Director 
Phone
+972-547-234-973 
Email
yneril@interfaithsustain.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), based in Jerusalem, accesses the collective wisdom of the world’s religions to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through education and activism. It promotes an inter-religious vision for environmental sustainability by encouraging the cooperation and training of religious leaders, teachers, and communities on ecological issues. 
ICSD is pleased to have successfully implemented a range of projects in partnership with numerous foundations, private donors, and paying clients. We plan to continue our work on the intersection between faith and ecology and welcome support to enable us to realize our goals and projects.
More about our work can be found at www.interfaithsustain.com.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development seeks resources to fund its innovative work in interfaith environmental advocacy, education, and action. You can help us by donating money from your Bar Mitzvah fund or raising money by organizing bake sales or garage sales in your school, synagogue and local community. This way you will not only help us to promote our cause but will raise awareness to environmental issues and interfaith work.

Organization
The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled 
Address
PO Box 667 
City
Deerfield 
State/Country
IL 
Zip
60015 
Website
www.afiscd.org 
Contact Person
Stuart Nitzkin 
Title
National Executive Director 
Phone
773-875-2425 
Fax
847-572-1362 
Email
stuart@afiscd.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled is one of the world pioneers in the field of sports rehabilitation. The Center opened its gates in 1960 and specializes in the physical and psychological rehabilitation of children and youth. For more than fifty years, our remarkable staff and volunteers have encouraged the disabled to participate in a variety of sports activities and to benefit from the countless ways in which sports is healing.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled's Bar Mitzvah dedication opportunity gives you an opportunity to mark this simcha in a meaningful way.
This way, bar / bat mitzvah youth can have a significant and personal experience of giving while at the same time undertaking their new social responsibilities.
Over 25 children have already shared their bar / bat mitzvahs with disabled children of the ISCD. You - or your child - can participate in this program too and make a difference!

Organization
Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County 
Address
1344 Dickerson Road 
City
Teaneck 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07666 
Website
www.tomcheishabbosofbergencounty.org 
Contact Person
Claire Strauss 
Email
clairestrauss@gmail.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Tomchei Shabbos is an organization that delivers food to any needy Jewish family on a weekly basis for Shabbos meals. They deliver to over 150 families a week. Tomchei Shabbos pack on Tuesday evenings at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck and packages are delivered on Wednesday.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Centerpieces can be created and donated to the various families. Food items can be collected and Tomchei Shabbos will then distribute them. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah child can adopt a family with some of the money he/she receives.

Organization
Tradition of Kindness  
Address
147 South Washington Avenue 
City
Bergenfield 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07621 
Website
http://www.TraditionOfKindness.org 
Contact Person
Shmuel Greenbaum 
 
 

Description of Organization:
My wife, Shoshana, was murdered by a suicide bomber. She was one of over 100 victims that were killed or injured on August 9, 2001 at the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem. After my wife’s violent murder, I began a project to teach people how to be kinder. At the moment, we have more than 30,000 subscribers on six continents to our “Daily Dose of Kindness” e-mail. Everyone who signs up for this e-mail list is also automatically signed up as an advisor. As I said before, I like having many advisors. Right now, I have over 30,000 “Kindness advisors”.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Submit stories of acts of kindness that you witnessed to our Daily Dose of Kindness e-mails.

Organization
Triangles of Truth 
Address
7958 Tennyson Court 
City
Boca Raton 
State/Country
FL 
Zip
33433 
Website
www.trianglesoftruth.org 
Contact Person
Sharona Kay 
Title
Founder & President 
Phone
561-212-6352 
Email
sharonakay@trianglesoftruth.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Triangles of Truth (ToT) is an international movement of students who honor and remember Holocaust victims by working to end present-day genocide. Our mission is twofold:(i) to educate citizens from all walks of life in the history and lessons of genocide and (ii) to guide them as they run their own community-based fundraising campaigns to help meet the immediate humanitarian needs of current genocide refugees.
To date, close to sixty school and youth groups across six continents have participated, realizing their powerful ability to impact the lives of others, raising almost $70,000 for anti-genocide civilian protection and advocacy projects. Since May 2011, Triangles of Truth has worked with i-ACT and the United Nations Refugee Agency to support primary education in the Darfuri refugee camps of Eastern Chad. Collectively, we have channeled our proceeds to sponsor geometry kits, writing utensils and other necessary supplies. The partnership’s current project, Little Ripples, focuses on the construction of two preschools in the region for approximately 8,000 refugee children.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Please join the Triangles of Truth campaign to honor Holocaust victims by giving charity, in their names, to help stop genocide today.
As a Triangles of Truth ambassador, you will sell triangles that read “In honor of Holocaust victim _______, I choose to stop genocide today. I was not able to help then. I am willing and able to help now.” Volunteers fill in the name of a different Holocaust victim on each triangle.
You simply request a shipment of triangles and then sell them for $1.00 each to your family and friends. As part of your project, you can also sell our colorful Triangles of Truth t-shirts for $10.00 each: they come in red, green and black.
You may choose to create your own display with your sold triangles, or to send the triangles you sell back to Triangles of Truth headquarters where they will be respectfully displayed.
Triangles of Truth will donate all the money you raise to children from Darfur, Sudan who have been directly affected by genocide. These children have had to run from their homes and are now living in refugee camps in Eastern Chad. Specifically, the money you raise will support their educational needs including classroom tools and teacher training. Triangles of Truth has already raised and donated close $70,000.
Watch our introductory video to meet some Triangles of Truth ambassadors! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFAPBu-NFI.
Individuals or businesses who donate $50.00 or more will be listed as sponsors on: www.trianglesoftruth.org.
For more information, please contact Sharona Kay at sharonakay@trianglesoftruth.org or see our website at www.trianglesoftruth.org.
We hope you will choose to help us honor Holocaust victims by ending genocide once and for all.

Organization
Tsad Kadima (a step forward) 
Address
11 Beit Hadfus Street 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
91341 
Website
www.tsadkadima.org.il 
Contact Person
Anat Elya 
Phone
(02) 654-0062 
Fax
(02) 654-0069 
Email
anat@tsadkadima.org.il 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Tsad Kadima is a non-profit parents association for the education and rehabilitation of children and adults with motor disabilities (Cerebral Palsy) through Conductive Education. Conductive Education is a form of special education and rehabilitation which aims to help children and adults with motor disorders learn to overcome problems of movement as a way of enabling them to live more active and independent lives. The method was developed by the Hungarian Jewish physician, András Petö, in Budapest in the years immediately following World War II. This teaching style encourages the individual to become an active participant in his/her own learning process by creating situations which will maximize the chance of achieving success. TSAD KADIMA is a family centered service that provides educational-rehabilitative services for its clients throughout the cycle of life, from infancy to adulthood. They develop and advance the quality of life of people with motor disabilities and alternates segregation with integration. They offer parents-baby groups, rehabilitative day care centers, pre-school classes, inclusion programs, supplementary education activities and other programs.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Swimming activities with our kids and professional staff.