So you’re becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Mazel Tov! But now you have a lot of decisions to make: What will your Bat Mitzvah look like? How will your Bar Mitzvah be special? Glow sticks or boas? Important, serious, adult decisions.
The Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony has always been an important turning point in a Jewish person’s life. It means being accepted into the community as an adult. Leading the congregation in prayer and having the honor of reading the Torah are big responsibilities. But an equally important part of this ceremony is developing a meaningful tzedakah project. Not only are you becoming an adult, but you’re doing something good for the world. This part of your responsibility can be truly empowering – you will find out that you have the energy and ability to make a real difference in other people’s lives.
Are you studying for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
Looking for a Mitzvah project?
Jewish World Watch will help you every step of the way!
B’nai Mitzvah Project Workshop
Jewish World Watch
Date: TBA (Contact JWW for information about next workshop.)
JWW’s B’nai Mitzvah Project Workshop will include:
- Hands-on materials to help you create your unique Mitzvah project
- Examples of past successful projects
- Tips on linking your Torah portion to the work JWW does
- Up-to-date information about the crises in Darfur and Congo
- Ways to advocate to public policy makers for real and lasting change
- Explanation of JWW’s on-the-ground projects
- Two hours of community service to use toward the completion of your Mitzvah Project
This workshop is free, parents are welcome to attend, and there will be some snacks provided.
Jewish World Watch Office
For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, please contact
JWW staff members at firstname.lastname@example.org 818.501.1836.
Many B’nai Mitzvah wind up doing such incredible projects we can’t help but recognize them on our Activist Spotlight! Below are just some of the projects we’ve seen completed – but we’d love to help custom-design a project with you.
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Got a great project? Tell us about it!
From ideas for your invitation to how to include the mission of JWW in your speech, the JWW Guide to Bnai Mitzvah Projects has all the information you need on creating your tzedakah project and tying it into your whole event.
Download the Activist Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guide