Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
Tuesday's Children 
Address
10 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1007 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10020 
Website
www.Tuesdayschildren.org 
Contact Person
Jessica Breslin 
Title
Development Manager 
Phone
(212) 332-2980 
Fax
(212) 332-2998 
Email
Jessica@Tuesdayschildren.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, Tuesday's Children is a response and recovery organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Tuesday's Children offers various opportunities for children ages 11-13. One of the biggest chances to give back is through "Helping Heals," programs. Helping Heals programs offer assistance to communities in need, such as the military community. We also support and encourage teens to host their own fundraiser. We like for them to get creative and to think of things outside the box to raise money, such as penny wars, battle of the classes, a car wash, or hosting a sporting event. Often, there are also opportunities to volunteer in our offices.

Organization
Tzedakah, Inc. 
Address
PO Box 34841 
City
Bethesda 
State/Country
MD 
Zip
20827 
Website
www.just-tzedakah.org 
Contact Person
Ira Kaminow 
Title
President 
Phone
(301) 299-7655 
Email
ikaminow@just-tzedakah.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Tzedakah, Inc. is dedicated to raising the level and effectiveness of giving to Jewish organizations. We provide educational materials, data, and opportunities for generous people to contribute to organizations they choose in an informed way.

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

Tzedakah, Inc. offers three novel ways to mark a youngster's entrance into mitzvah-related adulthood with tzedakah.
 
* Our Giving Registry (TM) is like a department store gift registry with one big difference. Well-wishers don't choose from a list of gifts for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Instead they honor the youngster by making contributions to one or more of several Jewish nonprofits selected by the new adult. You can set up a Giving Registry(TM) and inform your guests that they may contribute to organizations in your honor. Go to http://www.just-tzedakah.org/donateRegistry.asp for more information.
 
* Giving Certificates (TM): Make donations in honor of your friends and relatives becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Which charities receive the money you donate? The celebrants choose charities that are meaningful to them. Ideal for a Bar or Bat mitzvah. Go to http://www.just-tzedakah.org/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=29
 
* Giving on Schedule(TM) Start your life-long commitment to tzedakah on the right foot. Sign up for our Giving on Schedule(TM) program and we'll send you regular email reminders to give to the Jewish charities you select from our list. If you'd like, you can even make the contribution conveniently through our website, using a pre-set giving cart that you can customize with the organizations and amounts you'd like to give.

Organization
UJA-Federation of New York's: Give a Mitzvah-Do a Mitzvah Program 
Address
130 East 59th Street 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10022 
Website
www.ujafedny.org/get-involved/join-a-group/mitzvah-project/ 
Contact Person
Nicole Flieshman 
Title
Give a Mitzvah-Do a Mitzvah Program Manager 
Phone
212-980-1000 
Fax
(212) 836-1875 
Email
mitzvah@ujafedny.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
UJA-Federation of New York is actively involved with caring for those in need, rescuing those in harm's way, and renewing and strengthening the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
UJA-Federation of New York's Give a Mitzvah-Do a Mitzvah program Match your passions with people who need a helping hand in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Israel. It's a great way to jump-start your life as an adult in the Jewish community and meet new people who share your interests. Contribute your time, energy, and a portion of your gifts to a project you design in concert with our resident mitzvah coordinator. Students have provided soccer fields for Ethiopian friends in Israel, bolstered libraries for kids with disabilities, and delivered food to people in need. The UJA can't wait to learn about what you'd like to do and help make that a reality!

Organization
Ukulele Kids Club Inc. 
Address
17103 NORTH BAY RD A505 
City
SUNNY ISLES BEACH 
State/Country
FL 
Zip
33160 
Website
www.theukc.org 
Contact Person
Andy Gaskin 
Title
Director 
Phone
954-770-6903 
Fax
1-888-276-2501 
Email
andy@theukc.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Ukulele Kids Club Inc is dedicated to helping hospitalized kids through music therapy. We donate five ukuleles to a facility through a Certified Music Therapist, The CMT identifies kids that would be most receptive, teaches the child some ukulele chords and strumming,
"and a miracle begins to happen
Help Us Help Kids

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
We offer a variety of opportunities that can be used in conjunction for Mitzvah projects and community service.
We offer T-shirts and hats that promote our brand, each time a UKC item is worn and a selfie sent to our coordinator we issue 5 hours community service. We also offer kids the opportunity to perform for hospitalized kids through our network of Certified Music Therapists
We have kids helping build our brand using computer skills. And of course raising funds so we can continue to help kids

Organization
Union for Reform Judaism/Religious Action Center 
Address
2027 Massachusetts Ave, NW 
City
Washington 
State/Country
DC 
Zip
20036 
Website
www.rac.org 
Contact Person
Michael Namath 
Title
Program Director 
Phone
(202) 387-2800 
Fax
(202) 667-9070 
Email
rac@rac.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

The Union for Reform Judaism serves over 900 congregations in North America.  The Religious Action Center (RAC) in Washington, D.C. and Department of Social Action in New York provide resources to assist individuals and congregations in social action programming.  This includes tracking dozens of issues on which the Reform Movement has policy and sharing successful program modules to promote social justice.

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

The Religious Action Center's website (www.rac.org) has a program bank as well as pages specifically designed to give Bar and Bat Mitzvah students and educators ideas for mitzvah projects.  In addition, the website has issues pages which provide Jewish texts and up to date information about dozens of issues.

Organization
Union Settlement Association 
Address
237 East 104th Street 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10029 
Website
www.unionsettlement.org 
Contact Person
Susan Puder 
Title
Director of Development and Communication 
Phone
(212) 828-6024 
Email
spuder@unionsettlement.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Union Settlement Association works with and for the predominantly immigrant community of East Harlem. A community mainstay since 1895, we foster leadership and self-sufficiency by assisting our neighbors in building better lives for themselves and their families. Today, we are one of the area’s largest social service agencies. Each year, we serve more than 13,000 people with effective programs in education, childcare, youth development, senior services, job training, the arts, nutrition, counseling and community development.

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

We are looking for volunteers to assist with a number of projects.

Meals on Wheels- Help pack and deliver meals to senior citizens in the East Harlem community. Available for a one time or recurring opportunity. 9am-12:30pm any day Monday-Saturday. Children 12 and under must have at least one adult in their party.

Gardening- We are looking for a group of 2-20 children to help maintain our community garden on 104th street. Groups can visit once or on a recurring basis. Scheduling is flexible during the spring, summer and fall months.

Other opportunities may be available, feel free to contact for an updated listing!

Organization
United Hatzalah of Israel 
Address
208 E. 51st Street, Suite 303 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10022 
Website
www.IsraelRescue.org/MyMitzvah 
Contact Person
Jason Katz 
Title
Regional Development Officer 
Phone
646-833-7108 
Email
jason@israelrescue.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
United Hatzalah is an independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah's service is available to all people without regard to race, religion or national origin.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
United Hatzalah wants to revolutionize the game of mitzvah projects by creating a way for individuals and groups to make an impact on the world in a fun, enjoyable and meaningful way. This platform offers an exciting way to build your community, keep Judaism relevant, and establish a strong, immeasurable and unbreakable connection with Israel. MyMitzvah is a fun and effective way to teach people about philanthropy and connect families to Israel because it gives them something tangible to work towards- on your next visit to Israel you can touch and hold in your hands the lifesaving equipment you worked hard to make possible!
Check out https://israelrescue.org/MyMitzvah- and feel free to share it with your friends, family, and community.

Organization
Valerie Fund's Camp Happy Times 
Address
2101 Millburn Avenue 
City
Maplewood 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07040 
Website
www.thevaleriefund.org/programs/camp.php 
Contact Person
Matt Ruttler 
Title
Assistant Camp Director 
Phone
(973) 761-0422 x20 
Fax
(973) 761-6792 
Email
mruttler@thevaleriefund.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
A free one week overnight camp for children who have or have had cancer.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Collecting items on our wish list for the campers. See website.

Organization
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
Address
500 Greenwich Street, 3rd floor 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10013 
Website
www.visionsvcb.org 
Contact Person
Melissa Phipps 
Title
Senior Administrator 
Phone
(212) 625-1616, ext. 33 
Fax
(212) 219-4078 
Email
mphipps@visionsvcb.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired operates a residential rehabilitation and training center, VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB), in Rockland County, New York, just 35 miles north of New York City. Each year, the camp serves a diverse population of over 600 people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. VISIONS offers programs for independent adults, blind children and their families, and adults with additional physical and developmental disabilities. Program activities are specially adapted to meet the needs of the visually impaired population and include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, nature walks, outdoor and indoor sports, adapted computers, Braille lessons, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation training, educational programs and discussions, drama, music and dance.

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

Collecting wishlist items - The child celebrating his/her Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration could request all guests to bring one or more of the items listed on our wishlist. It could be described as a scavenger hunt for Vacation Camp for the Blind (VCB). The children could be challenged to see who brings the most items. Donations can be dropped off at our NYC office or mailed to VCB - should be stamped "Free Matter for the Blind" in order to be eligible for free postage costs.
 

VCB Wishlist
Program Supplies/Sports Equipment
arts/crafts materials, musical instruments, small cassette/radios/boom boxes, etc.
 
Clinic/Hygiene Supplies
band aids/bandages, alcohol swabs, antibacterial soap/hand sanitizers, etc.
 
Tools/Maintenance Supplies
hand/power tools, gardening tools, ladders, lawn mowers, weed wackers, rakes, cleaning supplies, painting supplies, outdoor/indoor latex paint - white and black
 
Children's Equipment
high chairs, cribs, port-a-cribs, changing tables, bed rails, carriages/strollers, crib sheets, swim diapers, etc.
 
Dorm Supplies
twin sheets, pillowcases, blankets, shower curtains (all must be new), room fans, towels, wash cloths, etc.
 
Kitchen/Dining Hall Supples (no glass)
stainless steel cutlery, coffee pots (100 cups), coffee thermoses, cups/tumblers/dishes (nonbreakable), dishwater safe, etc.

Organization
Volunteer Center 
Address
220 White Plains Road 
City
Tarrytown 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10591 
Website
www.volunteer-center.org 
Contact Person
Elana Deforest 
Title
Volunteer Referral Manager 
Phone
(914) 227-9301 
Email
elana@volunteernewyork.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

The Volunteer Center of United Way, a nonprofit organization, has been the Center for volunteerism in Westchester and Putnam since 1949.  As the regional volunteer center it is the premiere volunteer service program, seeking to connect the right volunteers to the nonprofit organizations that could use their skills.  The Volunteer Center of United Way works with volunteers of all skills and ages and provides an online database of positions as well as a staff to provide advice and guidance.

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

Go to www.volunteer-center.org for an active database which lists many volunteer opportunities for children under 18.  Interested teens can also download a copy of our Youth Guidebook which lists many volunteer programs and tips on how to complete Bnai Mitzvah projects.

Organization
WESPAC Foundation 
Address
52 North Broadway 
City
White Plains 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10603 
Website
www.wespac.org 
Contact Person
Nada Khader 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(914) 449-6514 
Email
info@wespac.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
To provide a meeting space along with material, organizational and moral support for groups and individuals in the greater Westchester Community to organize, educate and work toward peace, justice and a sustainable environment for the planet and for all people.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Our environmental committee can work with youth on various projects: helping to discourage the use of plastic bags, encouraging energy conservation and so forth.

Organization
World Jewish Relief 
Address
Oscar Joseph House, 54 Crewys Road 
City
London 
Zip
NW2 2AD 
Website
www.wjr.org.uk 
Contact Person
Emma Segal 
Title
Community Fundraiser 
Phone
020-8736-2153 
Email
es@wjr.org.uk 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

WJR is the foremost arm of British Jewry's charitable giving. It works with communities throughout the world, Jewish and non-Jewish, providing them with support across a number of areas ranging from long term welfare assistance to shorter term disaster relief, from general education to specific Jewish renewal. Principle areas of operation are the FSU, particularly Ukraine, and Africa, particularly Rwanda, Sudan and South Africa.

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

Join hands with a Jewish child in need. Twin your Bar or Bat Mitzvah and change a life today. Are you excited for your special day? Can't wait for the day you come of age? Many children are not as excited as you. They won't be celebrating with a party for all their friends and relatives; they won't have a new outfit to wear, or Jewish books to study from, or get any presents. You can make a wonderful decision today that will affect someone your own age but living a very different life from you. You can give them a gift no one else can, something they will remember for the rest of their lives. Twin your Bar/Bat Mitzvah today and give them a special day all of their own. By twinning, you and your family will be supporting your twin's education for the year, as well as providing food and clothes, Jewish books and a celebratory party they will never forget. Share your special day, join hands and make a difference to a Jewish child in need.