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The Mitzvah Bowl

Putting the Mitzvah into Lilly’s Celebration

  Lilly Tanenbaum and her family wanted to focus on the mitzvah and the Jewish tradition aspects of her Bat Mitzvah celebration at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA, so they worked with their event planner, Brynne Magaziner of Pop Color Events to make it happen. In keeping the focus on the mitzvah itself, Lilly and her parents created centerpieces with a dual purpose, they both looked elegant and were able to be donated after the event to AFAC, the Arlington Food Assistance Center, a local food pantry. Cans also served as the base for balloons in the event’s colors on the kids’ tables. Lilly wrote a […]

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Ezer Mizion

Ezer Mizion 5225 New Utrecht Ave Brooklyn, New York 11219 Contact:  Chani Miller, Dir. of Public Relations cmiller@ezermizionusa.org (718) 853-8400 Help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Often a bone marrow transplant is the patient’s last chance to survive. Genetic matching between donor and patient is a must for success. Since genetics is based on ethnics, a Jew will match another Jew. Thus the need for a Jewish registry. Ezer Mizion is the largest Jewish bone marrow registry in the world and has saved over 2000 lives, 296 in 2015 alone. Too many are still waiting in hope and […]

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His Experience as an MVP

The Philly Friendship Circle connects teens and young adults to youth with special needs and their families through a full range of social offerings. Inspired by the power of genuine friendship, our youth cultivate understanding, kindness and responsibility while ensuring a caring and inclusive community.The Philly Friendship Circle offers an MVP program.  It is a six-week program for 6th and 7th graders. Through activities, games, and multimedia presentations, MVP participants learn appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community, and the impact they can have on others. In addition to the MVP curriculum, participants and their […]

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Performing for Pencils

17-year old Jessica Goldberg is a recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun OlamAward and will receive a $36,000 award to recognize her work for her project Performing for Pencils, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged students with the supplies they need to be successful learners by hosting an annual talent show to build community awareness and raise funds. Now in its tenth year, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have given more than $3 million dollars to 84 Jewish teens who are tackling global issues and creating lasting change through tikkun olam – the vision of Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller, the founder of The Helen Diller Family Foundation. As an […]

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What a mitzvah project…and she’s 74!

While I’m not in the age bracket of 12-14 years old, I do have a mitzvah that I’m trying to do and need help.  I am 74 years of age and I’m collecting pull-top tabs from soda, beer, soup, vegetables, and pet food cans (any type of tab). There were 6,000,000 Jews murdered during the holocaust and of that number 1,500,000 were children.  I would like to collect 1.5M tabs to have a visual to remember the children at a memorial service. I live in Roanoke, VA, but Roanoke, and surrounding areas, is a small city of 280,000 and we […]

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10 Mitzvah Project Ideas Prior To Camp

Is your upcoming bar or bat mitzvah child leaving soon for camp?  Are you stressing about their mitzvah project?  The gift of an overnight camp experience is exciting for you and your child, however, if there is a bar/bat mitzvah within the next 6 months, it’s difficult to visualize when their project will be completed.  Life gets busy after the summer with school preparations and vacation on the horizon. The Mitzvah Bowl staff created a list of 10 easy-to-start mitzvah project ideas your child may initiate now and continue after their overnight camp experience: Write letters to soldiers. Donate items […]

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Peace, Love and Soccer

Hannah, Emma and Noah Raise Over $6,000 for SFP (Soccer For Peace)! Hannah, Emma, and Noah Sharp knew they wanted to make their B’nai Mitzvah project special. The three siblings were excited to have the chance to celebrate this special occasion together, and wanted to use the occasion as an opportunity to make a difference in the world. They decided to organize an amazing soccer tournament to benefit Soccer for Peace. More than 130 players competed in the tournament; boys and girls of all ages worked together and had great fun on the field. Amazingly, Hannah, Emma and Noah Sharp raised […]

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A Mitzvah Project Safety Lesson

Your child is searching for a mitzvah project and there are thousands of organizations to choose from. How do they decide which non-profit and stay safe? Check out the organization on Charity Navigator, Guide Star and BBB Wise Giving Alliance. If there is a red flag on any of these sites, it’s a good idea to steer clear of any involvement with the non-profit entity. Do your homework and ask the Executive Director how much of the funds you may be raising for them are given directly to the cause. How much of the funds go towards operating expenses? This […]

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Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day is a global movement that unites millions of people from over 60 countries in volunteering and doing good.  It is based on the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Good Deeds Day’s recent partners include MTV Global, ABC Network, NASDAQ and numerous nonprofits, municipalities and universities around the world. This year on April 10, 2016, Good Deeds Day will celebrate its tenth anniversary and we invite you to join us in doing good! Contact the Good Deeds […]

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The Art of the Mitzvah

As becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a meaningful time in your life, your mitzvah project should be a reflection of that. Showing your community how you will grow to support it as an adult through your interests and passions. For creative teens, having an artful Mitzvah Project has just gotten easier. Now you can create meaningful change in your community or the world-at-large through art. Take Lauren, for example…the goal of her mitzvah project was to combine her art passion and create a lasting impact on children’s lives. For her cause, Lauren chose a residential program serving 73 severely disabled […]

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