"Bar/Bat Mitzvah" in English means "Son/daughter of the commandments". As you begin the journey of becoming a Jewish adult, you will learn that a central Jewish value is tikkun olam, or repairing the world. A B'nai Mitzvah project, in which you perform gemilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness) and/or give tzedakah (charity), is an important demonstration that you are ready to become an adult and, in so doing, play a part in tikkun olam.
We know that planning your Mitzvah project can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many different opportunities and organizations that need support. We've created this site to help connect your interests to the specific needs in the Jewish community, both locally and overseas. Join us and let us help you make your B'nai Mitzvah a meaningful experience!
We want to hear from you! Please email Melinda Wilkes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!
Read The Mitzvah-Making Machine written by By Jessica Hanewinckel