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Mission Impossible Theme Benchers for a Bat Mitzvah

26 Jan

image wih text mission impossible theme bencher via birkat chaverim

We recently had a really fun birkon order for a Bat Mitzvah. The order was for Mission Impossible Theme benchers. The family was kind enough to allow us to share the design with you. Scroll to the end to see it. I think this is so much fun. Isn’t this a fun Bat Mitzvah design? […]

What can you do for a Shvat Simcha?

19 Jan

Three tree Bencher Cover Design

Do you have a Shvat Simcha? There are many tie ins to Tu B’Shvat that you can do to make your simcha seasonal. Here are a few ideas to inspire you for a Shvat Simcha: Is your Shvat simcha a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? How about learning how to learn how to make fruit floral […]

Bat Mitzvah Project Idea: Lego Museum

13 May

Attendees with Bat Mitzvah at the Lego Museum charity fundraiser for a bat mitzvah project.

I love this contribution by Yonit Rothner, for Mitzvot Unplugged. Yonit’s father, Daniel is the director of Areyvut, which he contributed a piece about Areyvut’s Mitzvah Clowning Program for Mitzvot Unplugged two years ago. Daniel wrote the following: “The Lego Museum was the vision of my daughter Yonit who decided to do it as part of […]

Mitzvot Unplugged Interview with the Maccabeats

7 May

Maccabeats Interview

The Mitzvot Unplugged Series has to do with teaching kids Jewish values in a creative way. One of the ways of doing that is through music. I want to thank Julian/Chaim Horowitz from the Maccabeats for agreeing to an interview, as part of this series. How does being representatives of Orthodoxy and the concept of […]

Kol HaOt – Illuminating Jewish Life through Art

30 Apr

Kol Haot Group Project Image courtesy Kol Haot

We are happy to have a guest post from Kol Haot as part of the Mitzvot Unplugged Series. A fuller version of this post appeared in the Lookstein Journal Jewish Educational Leadership: The Arts in Jewish Education A short note, although i have never participated in the series, many years ago I visited David Moss’s […]

Purim Cupcake Wrappers

10 Feb

Popular digital wrappers from Birkat ChaverimPurim cupcake wrappers

I mentioned on the facebook page that I have been working on something and I’m excited to share it now. Purim character cupcake wrappers! These are downloadable files which can be printed on your inkjet printer or by sending them to your local print shop for printing. Then you cut them out and use them […]

Sheva Brachot Ideas

15 Aug

A while back I asked on the Birkat Chaverim facebook page for ideas of activities to do at Sheva Brachot. Here are some of the responses I got, along with others I collected. Play the “newly-wed game” Create a picture together with attendees (only a good idea if there is some guiding along the way […]

Nylon Flower arrangements for Bat Mitzvah

13 May

If you are looking for a project for a Bat Mitzvah around Shavuot, you could try floral arrangements with old nylons. Nylons can be dyed using store bought dye or food coloring and vinegar. There are a variety of examples on the web for inspiration and tutorials, or you can get a copy of The Art […]

For celebrations around Pesach

1 Mar

One idea for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is to learn about the Haggadah and create your own commentary and illustrations. A useful resource for this is the Open Source Haggadah project. Although the project is officially over, the website still provides access to the Haggadah text as well as extra resources that may be […]

Areyvut Bnai Mitzvah Video Contest

5 Nov

I like the idea of the Areyvut Bnai Mitzvah Video Essay contest and thought it would be relevant to some of the blog readers. I like the idea of turning family celebrations into meaningful experiences which give back to the community. A while back I requested readers to let us know how they made their […]