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How to Choose a (Bar Mitzvah or Bat) Mitzvah Project

Posted by Michael on June 26, 2009

I found this article by Rabbi Dara Frimmer in the JewishJournal.com on June 24, 2009. She discusses the why’s and the what’s of selecting a mitzvah project. This is an important part of this life cycle event when a young woman, or young man, transitions to Jewish adult life. A mitzvah project Rabbi Frimmer says:

…reminds us that the celebration of the bar/bat mitzvah student amid centerpieces, flowers and balloons is not only a celebration of age and accomplishment but also a celebration of his/her capacity to heal the world.

Later she continued: “Saying ‘thank you’ for all of life’s gifts won’t fit into the last few paragraphs of a student’s d’var Torah. At the moments when we are most aware of our blessings, mitzvah projects help us to concretize our feelings of gratitude through service to others. Sometimes, words are not enough; we need to act.

Read the entire story.


One Response to “How to Choose a (Bar Mitzvah or Bat) Mitzvah Project”

  1. Awesome article! Areyvut works with celebrants and families to personalize Mitzvah Projects that add to their celebration while making the world a better place. When we meet with a student the two most important questions are:

    What are your hobbies?
    What issue do you want to address?

    The goal is to have students do something in their area of interest and for the project to ignite a lifelong passion of communal involvement. The more efforts to get people involved while they are young the better it is. Thanks again for highlighting this important area.


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