Tag Archives: Project

What’s Your Project?

Did you decide on a mitzvah project?  Are you starting to work on it?  What is it? Themitzvahbowl.com wants to hear all about your mitzvah project from start to finish!  Fill us in on details (with your parents’ permission) such as: Why did you choose this particular project or cause? How much time goes into your project?What are you learning or how is this particular cause bringing meaning to your life? Are you considering continuing your mitzvah project beyond your bar or bat mitzvah?  If so, why? Send photos to info@themitzvahbowl.com (with your parents’ permission) Highlight how this project impacts […]

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African Library Project

African Library Project 5 Thistle St, Portola Valley, CA 94028 Contact: Chris Bradshaw, Founder/President info@africanlibraryproject.org 650 851 3640 The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to a partner library in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and youth on both continents. As your bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah project, or community service project, help start a library in Africa by organizing your own book drive. Schools, Scouts, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, college […]

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Between 1 and 365 days to honor MLK

When I recently asked my 10-year old to name a famous deceased person she would like to meet, she emphatically replied “Martin Luther King!” Every year, around the time of his birthday, school teachers review equal rights, discrimination, treating others with respect and, of course, MLK’s profound impact on civil rights in the United States. The MLK Day of Service is part of United We Serve, the President’s national call-to-service initiative. As a response to King’s question ‘What are you doing for others?’”, The Mitzvah Bowl has outlined several websites to refer to when searching for a MLK Day Service […]

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Developing Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Library Project www.africanlibraryproject.org When you are a teen and first learning about the challenges facing Africa, what can you do to make things better? Bar and Bat Mitzvahs from all over the U.S. have channeled their compassion into starting libraries in Africa as their mitzvah project. They each committed to collect 1000 books and $500 to start a library in sub-Saharan Africa with the African Library Project (ALP). ALP promotes literacy and education in sub-Saharan Africa through developing libraries in schools and villages without access to books. By helping Americans start community libraries with African partners, ALP works to […]

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Good Night, Sleep Tight

It is hard to imagine that we have homeless families and needy children in the suburbs of Philadelphia. In Montgomery County alone, there are over 20 agencies helping those in need. There are women’s shelters, group homes & other places of refuge for these families in our own backyard. The Pajama Program provides new, warm pajamas and books to children and teens who are underprivileged. B’nai Mitzvah students can lend a hand in so many ways. The best way to help out is to hold a PJ/Book Drive and volunteer to pick up donations in their area. Some kids host […]

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