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Mission Impossible Theme Benchers for a Bat Mitzvah

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? I don’t know all the details of the celebration but the cover design is ri ...

Aren't these cute? Lego Penguin and Despicable Me character as part of a Lego Museum charity fundraiser for a bat mitzvah project.

Bat Mitzvah Project Idea: Lego Museum

I love this contribution by Yonit Rothner, about the Lego Museum she created for her Bat Mitzvah, 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 daughte ...

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Mitzvot Unplugged Interview with the Maccabeats

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 Torah uMadda come out in your song ...

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Kol HaOt – Illuminating Jewish Life through Art

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 Jerusalem studio with my parents and my ...

Sheva Brachot Ideas

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 because otherwise the couple will never hang it u ...

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Nylon Flower arrangements for Bat Mitzvah

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 of Handmade Flowers. For online tutorials and examples ...

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For celebrations around Pesach- Create a Haggadah

One idea for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah who is celebrating around the time of Passover, is to learn about the Haggadah, create your own commentary and illustrations and create a Haggadah. I was recently reminiscing about a bat mitzvah i attended many years ago, that took place before the holiday of Passover. The Bat Mitzvah girl had researched Haggadot fr ...