I’m doing a Bar/Bat Mitzvah (or Tzedakah) project and want to send items to deployed Jewish troops. Can you help me out?

Yes. The Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) has a program specifically designed to do just that. This program is not directly associated with Jews in Green, so visit their website for more information.

Connecting with our Jewish troops through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council is a perfect mitzvah project for your bar or bat mitzvah! As you celebrate this important life passage together with your family, friends and community, you can help raise funds that bring the Jewish community to Jewish men and women serving our country. The funds you raise can be earmarked for:

  • Holiday packages for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover and Shavuot that contain kosher foods, inspirational literature and Jewish ritual items for deployed military personnel: $18 per package per holiday

  • Essential-needs packages that include phone cards to call home, toiletries, anti-microbial socks and hand warmers: $36 per package

  • Special packages for Shabbat at the most remote military facilities, which include kosher wine, challah, Shabbat candles and kosher snacks: $18 per package to serve five individuals

To participate in the JWB Bar and Bat Mitzvah Project for our Jewish Troops, or for more information, please contact Ziva Davidovich by email atzivad@jcca.org or by telephone at 212.786.5099.

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