Category Archives: Mitzvah Project ideas

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 220 East 42nd Street, Floor 4 New York, New York 10017 Contact:  Shaina Sherman, (646) 871-3267, shainago@jdc.org We are the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid organization. Active today in some 70 countries, we work to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing high-impact disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. You have the opportunity to choose from among JDC’s many humanitarian programs. Whether it’s caring […]

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 Contact: Lisa Bailey, (215) 872-5846, lisa.bailey@fccc.edu Fox Chase Cancer Center’s mission is to prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care. We are looking for student ambassadors to start fundraising teams for the 19th Annual Paws for the Cause. Fundraising efforts may include bake sales, craft sales, garage sales, email campaigns to build a team or more. On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the event – a one-mile walk around the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus. In addition to […]

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A Cutting Edge Mitzvah Program

The Friendship Circle MVP 2.0 A Cutting Edge Mitzvah Program Click Here for Video Engaging teens means meeting them where they are, it’s true for all children.  Last spring we piloted a cutting edge MVP program for our 6th and 7th graders, typically Bar/Bat Mitzvah students.  We’ve made our class more accessible by creating a hybrid curriculum taking place at our Sunday programs and in online video conference calls.  We are able to use this exciting new space with chat features, screenshares, video links and more to connect and have meaningful dialogue.  We discuss communication and open mindedness through the […]

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer 111 Presidential Blvd. Suite 203, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Contact: Ellie Paparone, Fundraising Specialist, e.paparone@alexslemonade.org (866) 333-1213 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since our inception in 2005, ALSF has raised over $140 million to fund more than 690 cutting-edge childhood cancer research projects at 120 top hospital locations in the US and Canada. Volunteer Opportunity: There are lots of ways to volunteer for your community service or mitzvah project and raise money […]

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Bear Givers Mitzvah Program

www.beargivers.org 575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor New York, New York 10022 Contact:  Nicole Katz (212) 224-0140 Nicole@beargivers.org Bear Givers mitzvah program is an innovative non-profit dedicated to children in need. Our organization brings these children joy through the gift of a soft, cuddly teddy bear and empowers these youngsters to experience the joy and pride of giving to others. Through hospital visits and school programs, Bear Givers makes a difference in the lives of children and their families across the country and around the world. We have a variety of programs that we offer such as EmpowerArt which enables youngsters to give […]

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Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Contact:  Deborah Reichmann, Executive Director, executivedirector@hebrewfreeloandc.org, (202) 725-6141 The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLAGW) is maintained by the Jewish community of Greater Washington, DC, providing interest-free loans to members of the community, to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Loans are available for a range of legitimate needs, including, but not limited to, medical bills, emergency bills, and credit card debts. Student loans are available for students in their junior and senior years of college and graduate students. The Jewish philanthropic tradition of extending interest-free loans is a […]

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Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, NJ 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105 Florham Park, New Jersey 07932 Contact:  Suzanne Berman, Director of Volunteer Services  (973) 637-1747, sberman@jfsmetrowest.org Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate, and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and well-being of individuals and families throughout all stages of life. Choose from an existing volunteer program or work with JFS MetroWest to create your own project. Some projects include: Assemble and deliver festive holiday packages for isolated older adults and individuals with special […]

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When is Mitzvah Day?

Mitzvah Day is an annual day of faith-based social action that takes place in November each year. On Mitzvah Day each year, community groups and individuals undertake a range of volunteer projects for those in need in their local community. Mitzvah Day is a wonderful opportunity for individuals and families to get involved and make a difference in our community. However, if you search around on the internet, you will find that mitzvah day falls on various dates throughout the U.S. and world. Some synagogues celebrate mitzvah day with a mitzvah fair, inviting representatives from organizations to showcase their cause.  These usually occur sometime in November, […]

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Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League 1500 Market Street, 2415 West Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 Contact:  Robin Burstein, Associate Regional Director (215) 568-2223 rburstein@adl.org The mission of the ADL is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens alike. For Bar/Bat mitzvah projects, there are several opportunities to choose from. If you would like help creating your project, contact Robin Burstein, Associate Regional Director, for assistance. Create Change Engage in Activism: Our country has a long history of youth-led movements that brought about significant social change. You can be a powerful agent for change. […]

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SCOPE

SCOPE Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education 108 West 39th St., 15th Floor,  New York, New York 10018 Contact:  Rachael Hochberg, Associate Director (212) 627-4097 rachael@scopeusa.org Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, Inc. (SCOPE), an independent, nonprofit organization, has provided camp scholarships for more than 20,000 children from low-income communities since 1991. Each year, hundreds of children receive the benefits of summer camp through SCOPE from funds raised from foundation and corporate partners, individual gifts, and fundraising events. SCOPE’S mission is to provide children in need the edge to succeed in life through the summer camp experience.  We accomplish this by funding […]

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