ToaSTY B'nai Mitzvah Project
It is important for our students to understand that becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah involves tikkun olam--repairing our world. Through this program we hope to instill the responsibility towards "action" by involving our students in interesting and rewarding activities.
With this in mind, we require our students to participate in the ToaSTY B'nai Mitzvah Project or TBMP, with each student engaging in at least three, one-time group social action activities in addition to an individual mitzvah project of their choosing. These are safe, appropriate, and well-supervised settings for our children. The activities are gratifying for the volunteers as well as for the recipients of their kindness.
Forms & Tools
Please consider all of your options before making a decision. You should then complete the online registration form. We will then contact you to let you know if the projects have been approved.
List of Group Projects 2016-2017
List of Independent Project Options - You may choose something not on this list. Please contact Brad Zicholtz with your idea.
Torah Portion Themes - This is designed to help you pick out an independent project.
What happens after we complete our project?
Once your child has completed all components of the program, two items must be submitted:
- A letter of completion from the organization for which the student had volunteered.
- A one-page essay explaining what they did, how they liked the experience, and what they got out of it. This allows us to make sure that all events and organizations continue to enhance the experience for all of our B'nai Mitzvah families.
Thank you for your cooperation, and we wish you an enjoyable and meaningful experience. While we do have a minimum of requirements, there is no end to how involved you can become.
A mitzvah is not only a good deed, but the obligation of every Jew.
Please contact Brad Zicholtz, Director of Experiential Education for more information.