B'NAI MITZVAH PROJECTS
SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS WHILE HELPING THE COMMUNITY
"It is not up to you to finish the work, but neither are you free to ignore it." ~Talmud
BAT MITZVAH STUDENT FAITH COHEN
May 2, 2020 and September 26, 2020
Helping to Feed Those in Need
BAR MITZVAH STUDENT JASON DYSZEL
May 21, 2020
Masks and Donations for Local Hospital
I chose a mitzvah project that will help two groups of people. First, my family donated a big bag of fabric to a local mom who has been making masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosalie Buccellato runs Bucci Designs out of her home. When the supply of Personal Protective Equipment was minimal, Rosalie started making masks and donating them to doctors and nurses. Since she began, she has donated over 1500 masks to frontline workers. The fabric we donated will help her continue to produce masks. On May 9th, Rosalie was featured on a Good Morning America segment which gave tribute to hard working moms making a difference during this difficult time.
The second part of my mitzvah project is to donate some money for an important cause, supporting children with childhood cancer. I learned about the NYU Winthrop Cancer Center for Kids from Stacey Moser who is my friend Justin’s aunt. Stacey is a survivor of childhood cancer. The Cancer Center for Kids is the largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County. Many families have been affected by cancer in some way. I feel that children should not have to suffer from this horrible disease. I have two friends who are cancer survivors and thinking about them and what they went through makes me want to help in some way. 100% of the proceeds of each mask sold will be donated to this amazing center.
If you are interested in purchasing a mask ($12) you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks are 100% cotton, machine washable and come in assorted baseball team logos. We have child, youth and adult sizes.
BAR MITZVAH STUDENT ETHAN BANK
June 6, 2020
Cards for Residents of Assisted Living
For my mitzvah project I am making cards for those in my aunts assisted living home – Amber Court in Westbury, NY. Since COVID, residents of Amber Court are no longer able to see their families and friends. It is so sad. They are so lonely and I was hoping to be able to brighten their days. You can help! Please help me bring happiness to them during this difficult time. Draw, make cards, or use the computer if u are not artistic to make cards and drawings for their residents! Messages like “Thinking of you”, “Better Days Ahead”, “Smile”, “You are special” will go a long way. Please drop off by house at 72 Main Parkway East in Plainview (there will be a box outside) or Rabbi Bravo’s home. I would really appreciate it!