Mazel tov! Your child has reached the age of Jewish adulthood, having become a bar or bat mitzvah, and is now considered ready to assume Jewish responsibilities. Family and friends will celebrate this milestone with you and the occasion will be marked with festivities, as it should be, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
In contrast, in Sderot, owing to the ongoing rocket attacks, in addition to issues of security and compromised emotional well being, the community as a whole is suffering from a depressed economy. As a result, many of the children becoming bar or bat mitzvah like your child, will have no positive memories to cherish for a lifetime. Friends and relatives will not gather to mark the occasion for fear of venturing too far away from a bomb shelter or protected environment. There will be no festivities as few can afford to celebrate, with their livelihoods largely obliterated owing to the ongoing terrorist attacks. Many do not even have the money to buy their children the requisite religious items such as teffilin, tallit and a siddur. Feeling abandoned and forgotten, this exciting milestone has been transformed into another experience of disappointment, parental ineptitude, and overall depression.
Share a Simcha has been designed to benefit both your child and the needy children of Sderot. By partnering with the bar and bat mitzvah community of Sderot, you can enable a group bar/bat mitzvah celebration to be celebrated. You can create joyous memories of this important occasion and break the cycle of depression. You can assist the struggling families in acquiring the same ritual objects your children will be receiving. Nothing solidifies Jewish identity like Jewish action! Begin your child’s Jewish adulthood with a Jewish act and Share a Simcha today!
A sponsored child will receive 2 months of personal weekly training, a brand new set of Teffilin, Talit and a Siddur.
Later that day, family and friends will attend the festive celebration with food, music, a photographer and more.
Contribute some of your child’s bar/bat mitzvah gift money, or make a donation in his/her honor for this very important program.
Full package for one child: $1800 (includes Teffilin, Tallit, Siddur, new clothes and a festive meal for family & friends)
Festive celebration for family and friends: $700
Teffilin: $ 500
2 months of lessons: $300
Set of clothes and shoes: $250
Tallit: $ 50
Siddur: $ 18
Sderot municipality bar mitzvah project letter