Category Archives: Mitzvah Project ideas

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Sharsheret

Sharsheret 1086 Teaneck Rd., Suite 2G, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Contact: Sarah Eagle, Outreach Program Coordinator, 866 474-2774 Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach. Sharsheret’s B’nai Mitzvah program provides meaningful ways for B’nai Mitzvah to include a chesed component in their celebrations as they reach this important milestone in their lives. Sharsheret works with B’nai Mitzvah celebrants to develop a project that meets their specific interest and needs. B’nai Mitzvah have coordinated Shabbat […]

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Pitch in for Baseball

Pitch In For Baseball & Softball 1565 Gehman Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438 Contact: Meredith Kim, meredithk@pifbs.org In 2005, Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (PIFBS) was created with the purpose of collecting new and gently used equipment to redistribute to children around the globe enabling them to play ball.  Over the past decade, PIFBS has expanded programming and partners to help more than 800,000 boys and girls get on the field in every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries internationally. Pitch In For Baseball & Softball has had great success working with Bar and Bat Mitzvah students for their […]

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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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