Are you looking for a fun Mitzvah Project? How about a beach or neighborhood cleanup! It's easy, impactful, and educational - and who doesn't love a day outside in nature....
Many Jewish congregations require bar / bat mitzvah students to take on a charity, social or community service project as part of their bar / bat mitzvah preparations. A Mitzvah Project is a meaningful way to engage the child and their family/friends in some of the most important values of Judaism – repairing the world (tikkun olam) and compassion for others (v’ahavta l’rayecha kamocha). Students are encouraged to create a unique project that suits his or her personality and focus on issues they care about.
But practicing tikkun olam doesn't apply only to Mitzvah students. Many Congregations aim to ignite a lifelong commitment to social justice, kindness and charity by organizing Mitzvah days for all members to participate in. Beach or Neighborhood Cleanups are appropriate for all ages and capacities.
Organizing a Beach, Shoreline, or Neighborhood Cleanup mitzvah projects is an easy, yet impactful and rewarding event for the participants, community and planet. While the event will clean up human made litter, the ultimate goal is to learn about the marine debris problem impacts, causes, and what we as individuals, businesses and society can do to solve the issue.
If you want to host your own event, you can access our 'Host your Own Cleanup' guide here: https://www.volunteercleanup.org/organize. If you need additional guidance, send us an email to [email protected] and we'd love to chat.