Dear ,

VERY exciting news mitzvah ladies! Thanks to a suggestion from Baila’s mom, (see this month’s mitzvah profile) we are adding a new raffle contest to our mitzvah project program.

Me with the American mitzvah girls and their families at the Feb. 2013 gala

Starting from this month, for each $100 a bat mitzvah girl raises, her name will be added to our annual ‘Fly to the Gala’ drawing. The winning name receives 1 free ticket to fly to Israel to attend the next upcoming gala bat mitzvah for the ladies from the Children’s Home in Netanya!

The drawing will be held once a year on December 1st for the gala that following February. Girls celebrating their bat mitzvah from May-November 2013 are eligible for the 2014 gala raffle.

Next year’s raffle, for the 2015 gala, will be for girls celebrating their bat mitzvah from December 2013-November 2014.

Other ways to earn raffle tickets:
1.    1 for each friend you refer (they mention your name to us) who does her own mitzvah project for Lev LaLev.
2.    1 for featuring your simcha in our e-newsletter and blog (pictures and article).
3.    1 for each presentation about your mitzvah project you make to your school, federation, synagogue, JCC, JR NCSY chapter, or other local club.
4.    1 for every 10 cards you sell (Rosh Hashana and/or Purim).

Good luck ladies! Just remember, everyone is invited to the gala, and no matter what happens, you are all doing the winning mitzvah of supporting orphaned girls in Israel!

Sheena Levi
Director of Outreach
Mother's day breakfast

Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s day; do you have a gift yet? Well, I know something that I think your mother would love. Show how much you appreciate having her as a Mom, since you know of girls in Israel who aren’t so lucky to live with loving parents. Make a donation in her honor (we can even send her a custom card for you!), or get your friends together (and ask for Dad’s help too) to celebrate a special community Mother’s day breakfast, admission prices (Mom’s eat free though!)  to benefit the orphaned girls in Israel.


Ruby Jacobs, MA on her bat mitzvah this month! Ruby is selling bracelets to raise money for the orphanage in Netanya. 

363.JPGRachel Piontnica, Teaneck, NJ on her bat mitzvah this month! Rachel helped sponsor, and attended the 2013 gala bat mitzvah in Netanya! She even gave the gift of a new tehillim (psalms) to each of the 19 Israeli bat mitzvah girls!

Lily G. on her bat mitzvah this month!

Avital Wiener, Teaneck, NJ on her bat mitzvah this month!

Tamara Cohen, London, England on her bat mitzvah this month! Tamara is visiting the orphanage in Netanya to celebrate the occasion.


Name: Baila Weisberger

Town: Passaic, NJ

Bat Mitzvah Date: September 2012

Mitzvah Project: Making jewelry and ani ma’amin cards for the girls at the Children’s Home in Netanya.

Tell us a little about yourself: I go to Yeshiva Bais Hillel. I have 2 siblings, my brother is 11 and my sister is 8. My all time favorite things to do are dance, sing, and act, read and art. Don’t mean to brag, but I’m very creative so I’m really good at all of them.

How did you decide to take on this particular project for Lev LaLev? We were searching the internet and found the Lev LaLev website. It really inspired me and I decided to do a project.

What was the most meaningful part of doing this Mitzvah Project for your Bat Mitzvah? Knowing that I’ll make a girls day by letting them know I care, and having them wear the jewlery that we made and at least know that we’re thinking of them.

What are your plans for the future, i.e. life after Bat Mitzvah? For now, to get into a good high school.

Please share your advice for a girl looking into doing a Mitzvah Project for her Bat Mitzvah. Do your research to find a meaningful organization and cause, plan something fun that the recipients will love, like with Lev LaLev!
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May survival tip: Is it summer yet?

Before you start daydreaming about your summer plans, don’t let May slip away! This month we celebrate Shavuot (May 14-16), the holiday that commemorates when the Jewish people accepted the Torah; just like you will do on your bat mitzvah! That should make this years’ Shavuot extra special!


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Lev LaLev is a Jewish Charity aiding the disadvantaged children at the Rubin-Zeffren Children's Home in Netanya, Israel. Your donation is tax deductible and helps build quality Jewish lives for Jewish orphans and underprivileged youth in Israel.


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