Help 45 Disadvantaged Boys To Celebrate A Bar Mitzvah

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A TRUE MITZVAH

Every Jewish boy who reaches the age of 13 is considered to have reached the “Age of Mitzvot”. The boy is now a man. He is now counted towards the total of men in a prayer (Minyan) and has many new religious rights and obligations.

The boys who take part in Orot Israel’s annual Bar Mitzvah Program come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, without a real chance for a true Bar Mitzvah celebration.

We, as Jewish adults, have the obligation to help these boys to have the happiest Bar Mitzvah possible.

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THE PROGRAM

Orot Israel’s Bar Mitzvah Program enables boys from low socioeconomic backgrounds in Israel’s southern region, including many new immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union, to prepare for the transition from childhood to adulthood according to Jewish tradition and to celebrate this milestone in their lives.

The highlight of the program is a festive and inspiring ceremony held at the Kotel for 45 boys, together with their family and friends.

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Each boy receives a gift package of a kippa, Tefillin, Tallit, and a tailored suit.

The ultimate goal of the program is to bring the boys closer to their Jewish heritage and help them forge a lasting and meaningful connection with their Jewish identity.

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The dedicated educators of Orot Israel Institute accompany the participants throughout this critical juncture in their lives, including several months of preparatory classes and experiential activities beforehand and follow-up meetings after the big day, with a focus on Jewish values and the importance of taking responsibility and making a contribution.

 

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This campaign deals with:

Education & Youth | Jewish Communities | People in Need

Help 45 Disadvantaged Boys To Celebrate A Bar Mitzvah

$25,334   raised
GOAL: $25,000

137

 Donors

Campaign by
Orot Israel

Orot Israel Institute is a non-profit organization in Beersheva, Israel that was established in 2006 by a team of dynamic and dedicated religious Zionist educators and professionals. Our mission is to champion the cause of at-risk youth, help solve urgent welfare problems, deepen Jewish identity, and instill Jewish values in Israel’s southern region. By helping to integrate those in need into mainstream society, Orot Israel Institute is turning the tide from despair to optimism for thousands of children, teenagers, young adults, women and men.

  • Arrange a Siddur
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    The Siddur is the first book that a religious Jewish person learns to read. Therefore, traditionally, when children first receive the Siddur, there is a big celebration in order to emphasize the importance of this book. Your generous donation will provide a much needed Siddur Book for a boy

  • Prepare a Session
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    A Bar Mitzvah ceremony is an exciting event in every Jewish child's life. Reading from the Bible in front of a crowd of people can get a person a bit anxious. Most Jewish children have a series of preparatory sessions with a Rabbi where they practice reading the texts, learn the meaning of what they are reading and more. Your generous donation will provide a preparatory and informational session for a boy.

  • That's a Wrap
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    Many parents purchase a Tallit Gadol for their sons at the age of 13, however, not all families have the means to purchase such a gift. Your generous donation will provide a woolen Tallit for a boy.

  • Prepare Three Sessions
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    While a single preparatory session can definitely help before the big event, three sessions can also provide enough time to actually educate the children about the traditions at the base of this important event. They can practice reading the texts, learn the meaning of what they are reading and more. Your generous donation will provide a full (three sessions) preparatory plan for a boy.

  • The Guardian
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    Tefillin are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. Many boys receive a set of Tefillin from their parents for their Bar Mitzvah. Your generous donation will provide a set of Tefillin (phylacteries) for one boy.

  • Care Package
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    Your generous donation will provide a Bar Mitzvah Package for one boy (Siddur + Tefillin + Tallit + Preparatory Sessions) for one boy

  • The Full Monty
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    Your generous donation will provide a complete Bar Mitzvah Package (Siddur + Tefillin + Tallit + Preparatory Sessions) and a full Bar Mitzvah Experience (entertainment, celebration hall, logistics, etc.) for one boy

  • The Incredibles
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    Your generous donation will provide a complete Bar Mitzvah Package (Siddur + Tefillin + Tallit + Preparatory Sessions) and a full Bar Mitzvah Experience (entertainment, celebration hall, logistics, etc.) for FIVE boys

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