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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 […]


Speak Loudly with a Soft Voice

You do not need to be loud, agressive or in someone’s face to get your point heard.  This is even more true when it comes to having a strong opinion about a particular cause or platform. As your mitzvah project, why not take a stance on an issue, promote a cause near and dear to your heart or choose from one of the following: Gun Control, Eating Disorders, Israel, Jewish Genetic Diseases, Regular Heart Screenings, Saving the Planet, Marriage Equality, Anti-Bullying, Fracking, Immigration, etc. Follow the 3 steps below to amplify your cause, whether you speak at 100 decibels (as loud as a jack-hammer) or are gentle-voiced. 1. […]


National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley

National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley 720 Greenwood Ave., Suite 300, Jenkintown, PA 19046 Contact: Rebecca Tantala, Executive Director 215 887-0877 info@tay-sachs.org NTSAD-DV in a non-profit, volunteer health agency dedicated to the prevention of Tay-Sachs, Canavan, and allied diseases. We offer free screening for Tay-Sachs and Canavan throughout the year. Beyond the obvious donations, we need to support our free screening programs, we need people to raise awareness in their communities. A student may organize a screening of an educational Tay-Sachs video as a community service project to help educate fellow students about the disease. We […]