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Teen Mitzvah Projects

These projects are undertaken in conjuction with B'nai Mitzvah studies. We are so proud of our teens in their pursuit of Tikkun Olam. We hope you can support their efforts. Please see links below for details for individual projects.

Current Projects:

Jude McMackin

“Helping Animals - Support for the Animal Welfare Association (AWA)"

Jude wanted to build upon his interest in animals, sparked by his love for his cat, Blueberry. Jude decided to support the AWA, the Animal Welfare Association, in several different ways. First, he is donating six weeks of his pay from working as a madrich (teacher's assistant) and office helper at Adath Emanu-El Religious School. Also, Jude and his mom also made four soft, fluffy pet beds to donate to AWA.

To contribute, Venmo @Abby-McMackin-1 to add to Jude’s AWA donation. 

Click here for more information. 

Joseph Sagerman

“GoFundMe to Help with Expenses for Stage Four Cancer"

Joseph made this go-fund-me as a Mitzvah project for his Bar Mitzvah. He would like you to support a close family friend who has 4th stage cancer and is struggling with the cost. Click here to help pay for Harry's cancer treatment by making a donation: 

Archive - Completed Projects:

Olivia Wolf

“Dessert Package to Help Shelter Animals"

Olivia Wolff, an enthusiastic baker, is creating dessert packages to raise money for the Burlington County Animal Shelter for her mitzvah project. Please click the Google Form link to learn more about the project and how to order your package(s): 

Elliot Cohen

“Underwear and Dollars for Angels Community Outreach Distribution"

Contribute underwear, undershirts, bras, socks, dollar donations and wish list purchases. Contact Beth Cohen to drop off or pick up any items for donation 856 296 6439.

Click here for more information.

Aaron Lusterman

“Book Drive for Book Smiles”

Please drop new or gently used kids and adult books in the clear bin outside the Adath Emanu-El Youth Lounge, Aaron will collect and donate them all

Click here for more information.

Ayla Grumbacher

“Help URJ Camp Harlem”

On May 7th I will become a Bat Mitzvah. As part of my special day I am hoping to raise money for Camp Harlam. Camp has played such an important role in my life by bring me happiness, friendship, and so much more. To give back to the community I wanted to help kids go to camp so I can share this amazing place. I hope you will consider donating to the place that I call home. All of the money that is donated will go to camper scholarships. Click here for more information and to donate.

Jack Goodman

“Eden Reforestation”

Jack is raising money to combat climate change while helping those in poverty. The Eden Project pays local populations in extreme poverty to plant native trees.  This allows the people to reforest their community, helping combat climate change, while gaining steady employment. Click for more information and to donate.

Lily Tepper

“Arts and Crafts Supplies”

Lily is collecting arts and crafts supplies to donate to the Child Life Department at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Child Life Department is there to help children through anything they need while at CHOP. Click for more information.

Eleanor McMackin

“Bake Sales for Education”

Eleanor is holding bake sales on February 23rd and 26th. The proceeds will be donated to a Camden school in need.

Logan Banks

“LEGO Replay”

Please donate used or new LEGOS. Bring them to the box in the hall at Adath. LEGO Replay will sort and clean them, then give to Teach for America or Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Teach the Power of Play.  Click for more information.

Lyla Bronstein

“Ronald McDonald Camp”

Lyla is selling bracelets to raise money to send children to Ronald McDonald Camp.


Adam Freedman

“Project S.A.F.E.”

Adam is collecting supplies to donate  to our Armed Forces. Check out the website for more details:

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