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Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah can change the world.

 

My JDC Mitzvah Project gives teens the power to make a difference on a global scale.

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For more than 100 years, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has been saving Jewish lives, building Jewish life, and transforming Jewish values into action that benefits all people in need.

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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.

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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.

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.

SUPPORT CAMP SZARVAS >

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.

SUPPORT ISRAELIS WITH DISABILITIES >

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.

SUPPORT ELDERLY JEWS >

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.

SUPPORT JEWISH LIFE IN CUBA >

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.

SUPPORT CLEAN WATER PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA >

Sharing Jewish Culture with Next Generation

JDC’s PJ Library program lets Jewish children in Russia grow up with Jewish culture by giving families Jewish-themed books.

SUPPORT JEWISH LITERACY >

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Get Set

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!

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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.

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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.

Contact Us

or call 1.646.871.3267