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Dog Rescue Mitzvah Project

Justin will have his Bar Mitzvah on June 3, 2017.  For his Mitzvah project, he chose to work with Dog Town Rescue in Colmar, Pennsylvania. Justin has always loved animals, especially dogs. Throughout the years, he would always make his parents take him to pet stores and rescues to be able to play with the dogs and give them some attention. Two and a half years ago he was even able to convince his parents, after months of begging, to get their dog Chester! After going through an orientation at Dog Town Rescue, he was able to volunteer and help with all the […]


Share your Stories

There are hundreds of organizations listed on www.themitzvahbowl.com. Many of you have had the honor to support one or several of our valued non-profits offering teen mitzvah project opportunities. We encourage you to share your stories with us. Send us a 3-4 paragraph description of your child’s mitzvah project with 2-3 high resolution photos and we may feature it on our blog. Email the information to us at info@themitzvahbowl.com, including the following: (parents only) -Your child’s name and last initial -Bar/bat mitzvah date -Description of why he/she chose this mitzvah project -What the mitzvah project entailed -Describe the takeaway from […]


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 […]


Five Steps to a Successful Mitzvah Presentation

At most bar and bat mitzvahs, close friends (and even some that are not so close) give the bar mitzvah boy or bat mitzvah girl a special speech or presentation. These presentations focus on special times, personal jokes, and other fun things between friends. Often times, the speeches will be presented during the adult cocktail hour, but this can vary from mitzvah to mitzvah. After speaking with Beth Desmon of Mitzvah List, The Mitzvah Bowl and Mitzvah List decided to collaborate on an article regarding bar/bat mitzvah speeches. We figured that two heads were better than one! I posted several […]


The Top Three Trends of Teen Volunteering

Through daily communications with varied non-profits and teen volunteers, several trends have recently emerged in the field of teen volunteering.  We’ve highlighted our top three trends of teen volunteering: 1.  SOCIAL: A recent DoSomething.org study revealed that 93% of young people wanted to volunteer, but most would not pursue the idea any further.  It showed that teens who have more engaged social lives are more likely to volunteer. HuffPost10/27/12  2.  TEENAGE VOLUNTEERS:  The most energetic way to kick up a fundraising or volunteering campaign is to enlist high school teen volunteers to do the job.  Not only will students work towards […]