Tag Archives: Philadelphia area

Mazel Tov on their Bar Mitzvah

The Jewish Relief Agency is celebrating its Bar Mitzvah year and you’re invited to join the celebration!  Founded in September 2000 with just 3 volunteers, 1 van and 19 recipient families, JRA is now the largest hunger relief agency serving the Philadelphia Jewish community.  One Sunday each month, 750-1000+ volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities come together to pack and then deliver boxes of fresh produce and nonperishable kosher pantry items to over 3,200 low-income households in Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester counties.  Volunteers range in age from 18 months to nearly 100 and JRA has experience working […]


How We are Wired to Mitzvot (Good Deeds)

May 1, 2010 was an Internet birthday, which Cheryl Friedenberg and Valerie Franklin remember well.  Their baby, www.themitzvahbowl.com, was launched in the Philadelphia area and its suburbs.  Since then, the website has grown into a mature, finely tuned resource for tweens and teens searching for mitzvah projects. “Initially our goal was to help kids find mitzvah projects with which they would be excited to volunteer, and now the site has evolved into so much more.  Social media (via Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook) has taken our site to a whole new level.  Students all over the country are using our site […]