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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Digital Cupcake Wrappers for Donations to Eden Center via Giving Tuesday

I wanted to give a heads up to an offer that some of you may be interested in. You may or may not know that outside of this site, my "other jobs" include web design and online community building. I have been doing community building for The Eden Center for the past several years. Eden focuses on improving the mikveh experience, women’s health and halac ...

Bat Mitzvah girl at her bat mitzvah celebration at Melabev with a center participant. Photo courtesy Melabev read about the Bar and Bat Mitzvah program at birkat chaverim

Teaching the mitzva of “respecting the elderly”

We are happy to have gerontologist, Rakel Berenbaum, as part of our Mitzvot Unplugged series, writing about a creative program which both teaches the value of Chesed and of valuing our elders. "It is very fulfilling to give. When you give, you get something too." Meira, Bat Mitzvah program participant Melabev Beit Shemesh has created two unique pr ...

Maccabeats Interview

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 ...

Group photo Areyvut Mitzvah Clowns via birkat chaverim

Turning Jewish values into Concrete Actions through Areyvut

Teaching our kids Jewish values also is about contributing to the community. I'm happy to have a guest post by Daniel Rothner, director of Areyvut as part of the Mitzvot Unplugged series to talk about some of Areyvut's creative projects, including Mitzvah Clowning. Jewish Values to Action Areyvut believes in turning Jewish values from abstract ideas i ...