The world is not perfect. In fact, Judaism teaches that the world is broken. We as human beings are responsible for repairing it. That is called tikkun olam, literally “repair the world.”
As part of your b-mitzvah, you will need to do a Mitzvah Project, a special project that for you is connected to tikkun olam.
While you can come up with your own project, such as raising money for a charity, gathering canned goods for a food bank, or helping clean the environment, we suggest you work with organizations who are already doing tikkun olam.
What You Can Do In Your Area
- Kehillah always needs volunteers for tikkun olam. If building Jewish community matters to you, reach out for opportunities to get involved
- HandsOn Greater Richmond will help you find activities that you can get involved with. They have volunteer opportunities for students under 13, as well as students 13 and over. Have a look
Whatever you decide to do, it must be an ongoing series of volunteerism. You must do something at least once every two months.
Decide what your mitzvah project you want to do and why. Let your mentor know