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Fashion for Passion: Bat Mitzvah Manhattan Event to Benefit Orphans in Israel

After months of planning, on Sunday May 20, 2012 friends and classmates Naomi Citron and Noa Horvitz joined forces and blew the Manhattan fashion community away with their joint Bat Mitzvah Fashion Show Fundraiser held at Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.

Even up to the last few days before the event the young ladies continued to receive sponsors to help them with their event. So many amazing organizations got involved to donate their services, including food and raffle items, that the girls were able to raise over $5,000 entirely in profit of which 100% is going to benefit the Clothing Fund at the Children’s Home in Netanya!

Over 150 guests were in attendance where Naomi and Noa’s friends modeled clothing designs from Elie Tahari (who himself was raised in an Israeli orphanage), Boutique Volfe and Diva Kids. Guests participated in fashion sketching workshops and enjoyed raffles of designer jewelry from Jewelista, makeup and skin care products from Sisley-Paris, and Shimi 2 Zumba gift cards. Everyone munched on delicious food from My Most Favorite Food restaurant and Chocolate Works NYC, sponsored in part by ASG Real Estate.

The event was so inspiring and the girls brought so many people together that Jewelista was even inspired to donate 20% of proceeds from items bought on their website,, to Lev LaLev! Just enter offer code Lev2012 at checkout (valid until December 2012) and Lev LaLev will receive 20% of the sale!

Our heartfelt thanks and Mazal Tov wishes go to the amazing Bat Mitzvah girls Naomi and Noa and their families!

The Bat Mitzvah girls with Lev LaLev’s
Senior Director of Development
Chaya Feuerman (center)

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Name: Sara Sollofe of RITSS High School for Girls 

Town: Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Date: January 12, 2012

Mitzvah Project: Bracelets for Orphans

1.     Tell us a little about your school.

We are a small school with under 25 girls, we feel like one big family. 

2.     How did you decide to take on this particular project for Lev LaLev?

            Our school has a Chesed program led by a few girls; I am one of the heads.  We try to do activities every few months and came up with the idea, looked up the Lev LaLev orphanage and knew it would be perfect! We hoped the activity would be fun for the girls and meaningful at the same time, and it was!

3.    What was the most meaningful part of doing this Mitzvah Project?

Seeing that all the girls really wanted to make a difference in another’s life made us (the chesed heads) feel so amazing. Many of the girls took beads home to make more.

4.    Please share any details or fond memories of your Mitzvah Project.

The enthusiasm was just breathtaking. Almost every girl in our school participated and some of the staff happily joined in as well! 

5.    Anything else you would like to share about your experience with Lev LaLev or the Mitzvah Project?

We felt that the Lev LaLev was especially accommodating and very pleasant to work with. Thank you for giving us this opportunity!

6.    Please share your advice for a girl looking into doing a Mitzvah Project.

The Lev LaLev program is amazing, making a seemingly hard mitzvah easy!  We felt like we made someone’s life a little sunnier.  Do a mitzvah project!


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