The Tel Aviv Foundation has launched a new initiative for young people to become Tel Aviv Youth Ambassadors as part of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations.
Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an important life milestone. A mitzvah project is a special opportunity to give back to one’s community and to Israel. Become a Youth Ambassador for Tel Aviv: Israel’s most vibrant city. You’ll be able to choose the right project from the many diverse programs available through the Tel Aviv Foundation.
There are a range of projects to support, including:
A School that Welcomes All: Bialik Rogozin
Bialik Rogozin school is known around the world for the special welcome it provides to children from over forty countries. In addition to its educational program, the school provides nutrition and social support programs to help these children adjust to life in Israel. Support Bialik Rogozin and help young children make Israel their new home.
Building Friendships: Arab Jewish Community Center (AJCC)
With approximately 600-700 visitors each day, the AJCC works to bring together Jewish, Arab and Christian children through educational, recreational and the arts activities. Help support the AJCC and encourage the long-term relationships it promotes.
Protecting Refugee Children: UNITAF
There are now over 60,000 African asylum seekers who reside in Tel Aviv, including many children who are in desperate need of quality daycare while their parents seek work. Support UNITAF to give the children the care they need.
The Gift of Music: Instruments for Kids at the Philip J. Levin Music Center
Help musically gifted, underprivileged children express their passion for music by purchasing instruments for them to play. The Janice and Philip J. Levin Music Center supports 440 young, creative musicians living in Tel Aviv-Yafo. Help them to become the next generation of musicians in Israel.
Healing Families: Fathers and Sons on the Field
Fathers and Sons on the Field seeks to improve relationships between fathers and sons from some of Israel’s most disadvantaged communities through professionally coached soccer practices and games. The program teaches children soccer while equipped fathers with parenting skills. Support this program and help to repair broken families.
To read more about these projects and how to get involved, click on this link: Information Pack – Bar & Bat Mitzvah Projects.