Mitzvah Project Ideas

We have found 276 that match your criteria.
Organization
Children's Aid and Family Services 
Address
200 Robin Rd 
City
Paramus 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07652 
Website
www.cafsnj.org 
Contact Person
Melinda Iannarone 
Title
Volunteer and Community Relations Manager 
Phone
201-740-7102 
Email
miannarone@cafsnj.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Children's Aid and Family Services is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) agency that helps individuals of all ages live and thrive in communities and has done so for over 100 years. Our mission is to help children, families, and communities to learn, to heal, and to grow. The agency is a leading provider of human services in northern New Jersey, including child care and early childhood education, adoption services, foster care, group homes for abused and neglected children and teens, counseling and support services, substance abuse programs, and a variety of innovative and comprehensive programs designed to strengthen families and communities through educational programs and workshops.

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

We need volunteers to conduct diaper drives to help support our Baby Basics program which gives diapers and formula to low income families in Bergen County. We also need Summer Camp supplies, Back to School supplies, Books for our Read Now program for our children that live in the agency's group homes. Also, anything that could help the children in the group homes such as gift cards, a night out as a group, movie tickets, etc.

Organization
City Green, Inc 
Address
PO Box 748 
City
Ringwood 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07456 
Website
www.citygreenonline.org 
Contact Person
Betty Weist 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(201) 444-7541 
Email
info@city-green.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

City Green, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban community gardens in northern New Jerseyĺs cities to enrich the lives of inner city residents, while cultivating education in public health, nutrition and the environment. They aim to create access to bountiful, fresh, organically grown produce; volunteer, work and leadership opportunities in the community; and welcoming, safe, natural respites that are a focal point for sociability, community involvement, cultural expression and individual empowerment.
 
Towards this mission, City Green currently offers two programs which were both started in Paterson, NJ. New Ground is City Greenĺs neighborhood community garden program designed to facilitate the creation of community gardens in urban neighborhoods on vacant lots and at other community establishments. City Sprouts is their youth gardening program, taking place at schools, after school facilities and summer camps. City Sprouts works to teach city children the importance and wonder of nature, how food grows, the joy of cultivating plants, lessons about preserving the natural environment.
 
Their programs address the lack of open space in the city, the lack of opportunities for community collaboration and the minimal access to fresh produce.

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

Volunteer or project opportunities at City Green could include the following: Working directly with the youth City Green gardens with (at garden sites in Paterson):
 
* Assist in gardening days at after school or summer garden projects
 
* Read garden related stories to youth gardeners on gardening days
 
* Assist in other garden related projects with youth, such as nutrition lessons, environmental education lessons, or art projects in the garden
 
* Help prepare a recipe with youth gardeners using produce from their garden Working for City Green, not on site at gardens
 
* Organize tools, garden gloves, supplies etc.
 
* Clean and oil garden tools, paint City Green logo on tools
 
* Raise money on your own to purchase garden gloves, tools, hoses, or plants for City Green garden projects
 
* Collect used garden tools, flowerpots and other garden materials from your community for use in City Green garden projects

Organization
CJ Foundation for SIDS 
Address
HUMC/Don Imus Pediatric Center, 30 Prospect Avenue 
City
Hackensack 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07601 
Website
www.cjsids.org 
Contact Person
Kaelyn Siversky 
Title
Director of Development & Marketing 
Phone
(201) 996-5307 
Fax
(201) 996-5326 
Email
kaelyn@cjsids.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The CJ Foundation for SIDS is a national charitable organization dedicated to recognizing the special needs of the SIDS community through funding SIDS research, support services and public awareness programs.The Foundation hopes to increase public awareness of SIDS and to contribute to a future in which no parent is faced with the tragedy of losing a loved one to SIDS.The CJ Foundation was founded in 1994 by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter, Carly Jenna, who died from SIDS in 1993.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
The CJ Foundation for SIDS is heavily funded through small, community driven events. Our staff are able to provide the tools for our volunteers to host their own fundraising/awareness raising events to fund the mission of the CJ Foundation for SIDS.

Organization
CLICK 
Address
12 Shimon HaTzadik St. 
City
Hod Hasharon 
Zip
45241 
Website
www.click-savi.org.il 
Contact Person
Dr. Linda Mosek 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
972-9-741-4974 
Fax
972-9-741-4974 
Email
click2@netvision.net.il 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

CLICK was established in 1983 by volunteers, in order to meet the needs of children from families in stress and the aged sector.

CLICK operates five centers for the independent elderly.  These centers fill a tremendous cultural, educational and social gap in the lives of its participants.  Most are reached by organized transport, which prevent many elderly from feeling lonely, abandoned, depressed and basically cut off from their community.

Day care center for the disabled - This center provides all the necessary services required for independent living, such as care givers employed to attend to the elders' personal needs, enabling them to participate in a range of social and cultural activities.  Transport is provided and hot meals are catered.

"SAVI" project - SAVI aims to create valued occupational opportunities for the elderly in a handicraft manufacturing factory; thereby enhancing feelings of productivity, improved mental well-being, as well as providing the aged with a small wage to increase their financial situation.

Community support service - CLICK operates a support service addressing the needs of elderly who continue to live in the community as their functional abilities decline.

"Holocaust Survivors" - CLICK operates a social club in conjunction with the municipality, Wizo and the Lions organization that provides lectures, exercise classes and day tripes.  CLICK also provides up to 50 grants per year to Holocaust survivors with economic hardships.

"Sports Coordinator for the Aged" - CLICK, the municipality and Eshel fund a Sports Coordinator for the aged who organizes a variety of activities such as Tai Chi, bone strengthening classes, French bowling - Petanc, and more.  In addition a variety of lectures in the area of "prevention, sport and health" are organized for the general aged population as well as community sport events catering up to 200 elders per event.

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

The best way for you to contribute is to:

* To connect with older people, young at heart by participating handicraft workshops with the elderly in your community - sewing and gluing hand puppets, dolls and pictures, to be donated to a charity of your choice.  The handicraft materials are manufactured by the elders and can be purchased from the SAVI project operated by CLICK.

* You can view an example of this workshop on YouTube.

* You can also participate in family or group handicraft workshops - sewing and gluing hand puppets, dolls and pictures, to be donated to a charity of your choice.  The handicraft material and instructions can be purchased from the SAVI project operated by CLICK.

Sponsor one of the following programs:

* Nutritional hot meals for the aged

* Community Theater for the elderly

* Transportation for the elderly

* Nursing care for the disabled

* Handicraft material

* Community Social Worker

* Cultural activities for the aged

* Cross Generational projects

* Computer equipment

* Grants for needy Holocaust survivors

Organization
Columbus Jewish Foundation 
Address
1175 College Avenue 
City
Columbus 
State/Country
OH 
Zip
43209 
Website
www.columbusjewishfoundation.org 
Contact Person
Deborah P. Applefeld 
Title
Director of Youth Philanthropy 
Phone
(614) 338-2365 
Fax
(614) 338-2361 
Email
dapplefeld@tcjf.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Columbus Jewish Foundation is a donor-centered charitable enterprise dedicated to accumulating enduring assets to support the stability and continuity of Jewish life in Columbus and elsewhere. The Foundation professionally administers lifetime and testamentary giving plans designed to assist individuals in achieving their personal charitable goals in the most tax-advantaged manner and accumulate permanent, endowed resources for use in supporting special, emergency, and future needs, particularly those not provided for by the Columbus Jewish Federation's annual campaign.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
The Mitzi and Henry Saeman B'nai Tzedek youth philanthropy initiative encourages Jewish teens to support their favorite charities by establishing a Philanthropic (donor-advised) Fund on the occasion of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Participants contribute $125 to their named fund, which will be matched with a $375 combined gift from the Saemans and the Foundation. B'nai Tzedek - Hebrew for "children of justice" - teaches Jewish teens of all denominations about the world of philanthropy and social action through hands-on involvement.

Organization
Community Foodbank of New Jersey 
Address
31 Evans Terminal 
City
Hillside 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07205 
Website
www.cfbnj.org 
Contact Person
Traci Hendricks 
Title
Volunteer Services Coordinator 
Phone
(908) 355-3663, ext. 221 
Fax
(908) 355-0372 
Email
thendricks@cfbnj.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Community Foodbank Distributes over 43 million pounds of food and other groceries in 18 New Jersey counties. Serves over 1,220 charitable organizations. Helps private and nonprofit groups where hungry people turn for help - food pantry, shelters, senior program, shelters for the homeless, soup kitchens, child care centers, battered women's shelter. Works to educate the community and policy makers about the issues of hunger and poverty.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Children must be 12 to volunteer with an adult. 16 years and older does not need to be with an adult. It is by appointment in a 2 hr shift. We do a few Sunday's a year open from 1-3pm.

Organization
Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI) 
Address
POB 3341 
City
Alexandria 
State/Country
VA 
Zip
22302 
Website
www.chai-online.org 
Contact Person
Nina Natelson 
Title
Director 
Phone
(703) 658-9650 
Email
chai_us@cox.net 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI), www.chai-online.org, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in the U.S. in 1984 to help animals in Israel. CHAI works together with its sister charity in Israel, Hakol Chai, which is registered as a non-profit with the Israeli government. CHAI sent the first animal ambulance and the first mobile spay/neuter clinic to Israel, sponsored groundbreaking educational conferences together with government ministries, on topics including shelter management and the link between violence toward animals and toward people, and created humane education material for schools. CHAI also rescued, rehabilitated and found homes for animals, served as a lifeline to animals in times of emergency and war, and campaigns to protect horses and donkeys from abuse. Please visit our website to learn more about our more than two decades of work on behalf of Israel's animals.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Bar and bat mitzvah students have raised funds to help Israel's animals in a variety of ways, many of which are featured on our website. One, for example, made and sold necklaces with a paw print on them and the notation "rescued from the line of fire," referring to the dogs we rescued during the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Another graphic designed beautiful posters about our work which were displayed at her Temple. We are open to suggestions.

Organization
Connections Israel 
Address
P.O. Box 28371 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
91283 
Website
www.connectionsisrael.com 
Contact Person
Modi Cohen 
Title
Director 
Email
mdcohen18@gmail.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Connections Israel was founded in 1998 as an independent, educational, not-for-profit organization that strengthens Jewish identity while unifying the Jewish People.  We provide educational hands on projects to Jewish communities, schools, synagogues and camps around the world that enable participants that build Jewish pride while supporting various populations and places in Israel, specifically our chayalim and populations facing extreme crises.

Our educational programs incorporate art, music, sports and hands on activities.  Through these media participants express their Jewish identities as they connect to Israel through a keener understanding of the challenges faced by IDF soldiers and the plight of terror victims.

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

Create your own bar/bat mitzvah chessed project and involve your entire community!  For details, visit our special share a simcha site: http://www.shareyoursimcha.org/

Bar Mitzvah IDF Base Celebration
Adopt an army unit and sponsor a seudat mitzvah on their base.  For those visiting Israel, a special visit will be arranges at an army base with hands on activities and briefings.
 
Bat Mitzvah Sderot Partnering Program
Partner with a bat mitzvah aged girl or adopt an entire class in Sderot.  In a community where more than 75% are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to ongoing rocket attacks, where there are unprecedented levels of poverty, and a celebration to mark this momentous coming of age moment goes largely unnoticed, you can make the difference.  Help bring a group of bat mitzvah girls to Jerusalem for a special day of exploration, celebration and growth.  Read more about the experience here: http://connectionsisrael.com/a-once-in-a-year-celebration-from-tragedy-to-triumph

Organization
Creativity for Peace 
Address
369 Montezuma Avenue, #566 
City
Santa Fe 
State/Country
NM 
Zip
87501 
Website
www.creativityforpeace.com 
Contact Person
Dottie Indyke 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(505) 982-3765 
Fax
(505) 424-8436 
Email
info@creativityforpeace.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Creativity for Peace brings Palestinian and Israeli girls, ages 15-18, to the peaceful countryside of Northern New Mexico for peace camp each summer and organizes ongoing meetings back home in the Middle East. Their mission is to build life-long friendships, promote leadership, and develop a new generation of peacemakers in Israel and Palestine.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Children ages 11-13 may get involved with their work through fundraising and by communicating directly with their participants.

Organization
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Address
6931 Arlington Road 
City
Bethesda 
State/Country
MD 
Zip
20814 
Website
www.cff.org 
Contact Person
Robert J. Beall 
Title
President/ CEO 
Phone
800-FIGHT-CF 
Email
info@cff.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 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It has more than 80 chapters and branch offices nationwide and funds and accredits 115 CF care centers across the country, including 94 adult care programs, which provide patients and families with vital treatment and other CF resources. In addition, 54 affiliate programs provide multi-disciplinary care for CF with Foundation support.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
CureFinders® is the CF Foundation's new school fund-raising program for grades K through 12. CureFinders provides students with the opportunity to compete with one another to see who can raise the most money in their school to help support CF research and care. GREAT STRIDES: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fund-raising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. In 2007, more than $34 million was raised to support vital CF programs.

Organization
Dare to Care Food Bank 
Address
5803 Fern Valley Road 
City
Louisville 
State/Country
KY 
Zip
40228 
Website
www.daretocare.org 
Contact Person
Pat Kenkel 
Title
Volunteer Director 
Phone
(502) 966-3821, ext.106 
Fax
(502) 966-3827 
Email
pat@daretocare.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Dare to Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding those at risk of hunger. Dare to Care has 380 sites that distribute food boxes or prepare meals in the Kentuckiana area. Dare to Care serves 8 counties in Louisville and 5 in Southern Indiana through their many feeding programs.

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

Dare to Care has opportunities in the warehouse to sort food for those 13 years and up. We work 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday. The project schedule is determined by the size of the group and the needs of the Food Bank. Scheduling is done through the Volunteer Director. Opportunities for a family experience exists at the fourteen Kids Cafes with parental supervision. All children ages over 7 years are welcome to help set-up, serve and clean-up the evening meal, requiring two hours of your time.
 
Food Drives can also be done at any special event, collecting our most needed non-perishable food items for those less fortunate. The food items can be dropped off at the warehouse location, Monday- Friday 8:30-3:30pm. Thank you for your consideration and your help with feeding those in need.

Organization
Dellridge Health and Rehab Center 
Address
532 Farview Avenue 
City
Paramus 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07652 
Website
www.dellridge.com 
Contact Person
Daudawne Gonzales 
Title
Activities Director 
Phone
201-265-5600 X213 
Fax
201-261-3164 
Email
activitydepartment@dellridge.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Dellridge Health and Rehab Center is a long term care nursing home.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Opportunities to volunteer in recreational programs, Sabbath Services and as friendly visitors.