Make Your Simcha Truly Joyous By Doing a Mitzvah

Staff Writer
Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 20:00

American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem Sharon Goldwyn 49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036 212-764-8062 Website: Email: Help Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem by doing a Chesed Project. We treat over 250,000 children and adults a year including terrorist victims. Over 12,000 babies are born here each year. Shaare Zedek does not receive any government funding for equipment or to update its AHA facilities. Your Project will help purchase equipment needed to save lives. Do a Walkathon, Basketball Shoot, Bowl-a-thon, Bake Sale, etc. A special dedication will be made in your honor. American Friends of the Hebrew University Jacqueline S. Glodstein 1 Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10004 212-607-8510 • 800-567-AFHU (2348) Website: Email: American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization. AFHU’s activities support The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s foremost center of higher education and research. Forging a meaningful partnership between American Jewry and the people of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the country’s well being by nurturing its greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people. AMIT Rebekah Grossman 817 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003 212-792-5690 Website: and specifically for the twinning part email: AMIT cares for more than 20,000 children in Israel. Many do not have families with whom to share the milestone of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. AMIT’s Twinning Program offers the opportunity to have your child bond with an AMIT child in Israel. By "twinning" you will add a dimension of Tzedakah and provide an underprivileged child in Israel with the memories of a lifetime. The Blue Card Elie Rubinstein 171 Madison Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10016 212-239-2251 Website: Email: The Blue Card provides financial assistance to impoverished Holocaust survivors. Funds raised will provide Holocaust survivors with the Personal Emergency Response System. Help us ensure that the dignity these survivors were robbed of years ago is returned to them. Canfei Nesharim Evonne Marzouk 908 Brentwood Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Email: Cell: 703-868-5356 • Home: 301-681-0309 Website: Canfei Nesharim (CN) provides traditional Jewish resources about protecting our environment. Will provide FREE stickers, keychains, magnets, with eco-messages to share with your guests. Donations help support education about our Jewish responsibility to protect our world. Provides complimentary donation certificates, and compiles your contributions’ list to simplify thank-you notes. Drisha Jordana Golden 37 West 65th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10023 212-595-0307 Website: Email: Drisha promotes a vibrant Jewish communal and spiritual life through intellectually rigorous Jewish learning. Drisha develops leaders and educators through the study of classical Jewish texts. Drisha offers specialized programs and classes for entry-level and experienced learners including partner study for mother-daughter Bat Mitzvah preparation. Please see website for details. Emunah of America Carol Sufian 7 Penn Plaza, Suite 205, New York, NY 10001 212-564-9045 * 800-368-6440 Website: Email: Recipient of the 2008 Israel Prize recognizing 60 years of outstanding humanitarian service to the people of Israel, Emunah supports a vast network of daycare centers, residential children’s homes, schools, family, immigrant and senior programs. Contact Emunah of America for donor opportunities and family and group travel to Israel. Hadassah, WZOA Rita Gottlieb 50 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019 212-303-4505 Website: email: or Calling All Bar/Bat Mitzvah Families! Your child can make a difference through Hadassah’s "Mitzvah of Tzedakah" program. Be part of Tikun Olam - repairing the world, by supporting Hadassah’s extraordinary work with children: providing Bar/Bat Mitzvahs for needy Israelis, college scholarships for disadvantaged students, healing children and many Zionist opportunities. Hebrew Free Burial Association Amy Koplow 224 West 35th Street, Room 300 New York, NY 10001 212-239-1662 Website: Email: HFBA’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Circle was established to encourage the participation of young people in chesed shel emet. B’nai Mitzvah can make a donation to further the work of burying the Jewish poor, and encourage family and friends to become HFBA supporters. Call us for information about HFBA’s Cemetery Clean-up Project! Jewish Heart for Africa Rachel Ishofsky 520 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor 212-710-6426 Website: Email: For your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, help us bring sustainable Israeli technologies to African villages. You can light a school, pump clean water, and provide storage for life-saving vaccines, all while supporting Israel’s economy and image around the world. One Family Fund Elissa Sce 1029 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.281.8702 Website: Email: Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens choose One Family Fund for their mitzvah/chesed project because One Family Fund encourages a meaningful connection to Israel. Teens can "twin" with an Israeli teen victim of terror and become lifelong friends. One Family is known for its wide range of "gift giving" categories to match everyone’s budget and variety of teen fundraising projects. One Family is the address if you’re looking to make a difference in Israel with a small organization where every dollar really counts!


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