For too many kids, THE MITZVAH PROJECT has become a rote exercise, something on the Bar or Bat Mitzvah check list, much like ordering party giveaways or addressing invitations.
Naomi Eisenberger, The Mitzvah Project—Curse or Blessing
We have many ideas for how to make the B’nai Mitzvah Service Project a truly meaningful experience. The Good People Fund has identified hundreds of visionaries—ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Why Work with The Good People Fund?
We can bring Jewish educators and clergy into deep personal relationships with our Good People, so your students can have a meaningful encounter with someone who can
- inspire them;
- be a role model;
- give them insight;
- explain true needs vs. assumed needs;
- provide them with hands-on engagement with critical societal issues.
For those who work directly with pre-B’nai Mitzvah students, we are pleased to offer resources, lesson plans, training and customized consulting. As a mentor, you can help move your students’ projects from one-dimensional and sometimes one-shot programs to multi-dimensional, meaningful, in-depth service encounters. We believe these experiences will inspire a lifetime commitment to service.
Steps to Success
- Make an appointment with us to orient you to our website, free curricula and Annual Report.
- Engage us to provide service-learning training to any of your staff working with your pre-B’nai Mitzvah students.
- Allow us to introduce you to our Good People.
- Reach back to us for customized consultations related to individual students.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, GPF Education Consultant.