Use your Bar or Bat Mitzvah to make a difference on a global scale
For over 100 years, whenever a Jewish person has struggled, JDC has been there to help. Sometimes, we’ve given people wheelchairs or warm meals — the little things that allow those in need to live with dignity. Other times, we’ve made the impossible happen — freeing Jews from oppression or getting supplies to remote villages after an earthquake.
Today, we’re still doing all of those things, and more. We bring transformative technology to struggling farmers, give at-risk Israelis the skills they need to succeed, and use our century of experience to help Jews and non-Jews alike recover when disaster strikes. All over the world, we are saving Jewish lives, building Jewish life, and living Jewish values.
|1||Decide! Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah is already a life-changing moment, but you want to change the lives of Jewish people across the globe.|
|2||Explore! JDC helps people in 70 countries overcome poverty, disabilities, and loneliness, and rebound from disasters — find the work that speaks to you. Now’s a good time to reach out to the My JDC Mitzvah Project team. We’re always ready to help you discover your personal connection to JDC.
Check out these examples of how teens are using their milestone to impact the global Jewish community:
|3||Get Set! Preparing to launch your campaign is easy: Personalize your My Mitzvah Project page, set your goal, add a picture. You’re ready to change the world!|
|4||Tell the World! Facebook, Instagram, e-mail, snail mail, tzedakah boxes, bake sales — all great tools to share why JDC’s work is important to you. The JDC Mitzvah Project team is always available to help you come up with creative, fun ways to spread the word and hit your goal.|
|5||Celebrate! Mazel tov on your Bar or Bat Mitzvah! On your big day, thank everyone for being a part of your JDC Mitzvah Project — and feel proud of what you’ve accomplished.|