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Do something amazing for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah

There are so many ways to help Myisrael charities. You could donate some of your gift money, do a sponsored event, run an activity, make things to sell or whatever inspires you!

See our A-Z of fundraising ideas
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Make your celebration even more special by asking your friends and family to donate to the project of your choice instead of buying you a gift.

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Alex climbed the height of Masada from the UK

There are so many ways to help Myisrael charities. Alex did a sponsored climb and raised money for Roots for Generations, a charity that creates a community for seniors and children with learning difficulties.

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Ben’s Barmitzvah run to help Mahru

Ben ran 10K at the Maccabi community Fun Run. He asked his friends, family and guests to sponsor him and raised the money that Mahru used for an English and Ivrit tutor.

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Matty’s triathlon effort buys a laptop and food vouchers for Itay

By challenging himself physically, Matty raised money for a Bar Mitzvah aged child in Israel. He told friends and family why he was doing it and by raising more money than he thought possible, he gave Itay something life-changing

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Ellie and Samuel’s wonderful donations

Samuel and Ellie visited a number of Myisrael's projects. Samuel was so inspired that he donated some of his Bar Mitzvah gift money to Myisrael And Ellie baked delicious cakes, which she sold to her friends and family to raise money for Myisrael

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Anya Blakeney Cut her hair and raised money

Anya Blakeney wanted to make her Bat Mitzvah extra meaningful by undertaking a fundraising project.

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Ella Goldstein designs cards for her Bat-mitzvah.

Ella Goldstein designed and sold beautiful greeting cards for her Bat-mitzvah.

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Sam Genn takes challenges to a whole new level!

Bar Mitzvah boy Sam Genn is taking sponsorship challenges to a whole new level in a bid to make his Bar Mitzvah as meaningful as possible!

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Asher Jayson and Noah Lazarus Bar mitzvah challenges

Asher Jayson and Noah Lazarus takes challenges to a whole new level!

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Cookbook for Click:

Click is a project that gives elderly people in Israel the opportunity to socialise in different environments, either at Click centres or by providing a tablet for them to use at home to join the sessions.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah project

Gifted swimmer Abigail Harris decided her Batmitzvah was the perfect opportunity to put her talents to good use

She told us: “I was amazed by how talented they all were, from an eight-year-old violinist from the Ukraine to a group of older teenagers playing jazz, and how MOT was helping them develop what they all love doing. Some of them had already played in concerts and won awards. The jazz pianist really stood out for me!

“I was really honoured that the children put on such a special concert just for us that I will never forget. Seeing one of Myisrael’s amazing projects in action made me truly appreciate what a worthwhile cause it is and the importance of giving to charities such as theirs.”


Kayla's Cookbook for Click

For my Bat Mitzvah I wanted to fundraise in a way that could be ongoing to ensure that I never stop giving. Therefore I have put together a recipe booklet that I hope you will enjoy, that I hope to continue selling long after my Bat mitzvah.  Made up of starters, main courses, salads, desserts and snacks, I think you'll find the collection of recipes from my family and friends really useful to have in your kitchen. All recipes are kosher (no milk and meat) and there are a few family favourites perfect for Friday night dinners. Click to donate.


When Jemima Spalter was preparing for her Batmitzvah

Jemima told us “When I was deciding on a charity for my fundraising project, Myisrael’s partnership with Dental Volunteers for Israel was perfect as all children in Israel regardless of background should be able to visit the dentist like we can in the UK.  Also, one of my grandparents volunteered as a dentist in Israel so it is lovely to be able to continue this support.  By working with Myisrael I was able to find a smaller charity and I know that all of the money raised goes straight to the children.  Thank you Myisrael and DVI!”


Jake and Jude's sponsored walk

“Usually these Ethiopian children do very little to mark this momentous time. If they attend a shul they may be called up to the Torah but unfortunately, their families can do very little else for them.

“The money that Jude and Jake raised is going to allow two boys to celebrate their Barmitzvahs in a wonderful and joyous Simcha. We are so proud of Jude and Jake for sharing their special day with other children who are less fortunate.” 


Dalia Haber, mother of Barmitzvah Boy
" We wanted to make Matty's Barmitzvah experience as meaningful as possible. With the support of Myisrael, Matty chose to do a triathlon to help Itay, a child the same age who was about to have a very different Barmitzvah experience.  Through training hard and telling friends and family why he was doing it, Matty raised a lot more money than he thought possible and really gave Itay something life-changing." 

James Levy, Barmitzvah boy
"I really enjoyed climbing Mount Snowdon to raise money for Myisrael.  I was a bit nervous at first as I wasn't sure how difficult it would be, but I managed to do it and felt really proud. 

It was amazing to receive so much support from my friends and family who were so generous." 


At Myisrael we understand what an important moment it is when a boy or girl celebrates his or her Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

We know too, that this is a time for thinking of others less fortunate and that many Bar/Bat Mitzvah boys and girls want to do something special to help others.

At Myisrael, we want to encourage every Bar/Bat Mitzvah boy/girl to get involved in any way they can, choosing a charity that is meaningful to them.

For example, you could choose to donate some of your gift money to a charity of your choice, you could bring your family to visit one of our projects in Israel or you could set up a fundraising page - challenge yourself and ask people to sponsor you.
For more ideas of ways that you could raise money look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas.

Set up a personal fundraising page through our Website here.

We have already had lots of boys and girls celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah by supporting MyIsrael projects and you can see some examples on our News page or watch this short film to get inspired!

If you would like to talk to us about your Bar/Bat Mitzvah project please email us at or call Helen on 07971 164831

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