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Innovation Africa

Innovation Africa 520 8th Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10018 Contact:  Emma Goldman, Outreach Coordinator (646)472-5380, innoafrica@gmail.com Innovation: Africa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings Israeli innovation to African villages. Founded in 2008, in five years Innovation Africa has provided light, clean water, food and proper medical care to more than 450,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda. Bar/bat mitzvah students may start their own mitzvah campaigns, birthday campaigns, or iA chapters. They learn about the lack of resources many rural African villages face, and how they can help eradicate these problems. Focus is on clean water projects, solar […]


Woodworking and Water

Caleb Wolf Rudick, celebrated his bar mitzvah last March. For Caleb’s mitzvah project, he combined his interest in woodworking with raising money for a non-profit organization. When our family went to Israel, we could not agree on a menorah to purchase. With 5 different tastes among us, we left many stores in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv empty handed. Upon our return, Caleb built a menorah in his woodshop class at school. And from there, the idea was sprung! Caleb would make Judaic ritual objects out of wood and sell them, with all proceeds going to the non-profit of his choosing, […]