Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah is already a life-changing moment, but you want to change the lives of Jewish people across the globe.
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.
Global Jewish Responsibility
All over the world, JDC is saving Jewish lives, building Jewish life, and living Jewish values. Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference in the global Jewish community and beyond.
Not Just a Jewish Summer Camp
JEWISH LEADERSHIP STARTS WITH SZARVAS — AND YOU. You can help send children to the summer camp that’s changing the Jewish world, Camp Szarvas, which brings together over 1,600 campers from over 25 countries to explore Jewish identity and experience the magic of camp.
Enhancing Life for Israelis with Disabilities
Nearly 800,000 Israelis live with a disability. Friends for Healthy Living brings people together for inclusive workshops, sports, and friendship, giving Israelis with disabilities the community, confidence, and skills to thrive.
Saving Elderly Jewish Lives
In countries like Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus, nearly 100,000 elderly Jews are all alone, struggling to survive on as little as $2/day. They are the poorest Jews in the world and they need our help.
Reviving Jewish Life in Cuba
Today, Cuba’s Jews are committed to their Judaism and their community, dedicating themselves to building Jewish life even under the most difficult circumstances. Against the odds, the Jewish community is reawakening, and its members are hungry for Jewish knowledge and connection.
Eradicating Diseases in Ethiopia
Throughout Ethiopia, JDC’s WASH program transforms villages by giving them the education, tools, and clean water to protect themselves from disease and parasites.
Preparing to launch your campaign is easy:
1) Personalize your My Mitzvah Project page
2) Set your goal
3) Add a picture
You’re ready to change the world!
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.
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.