Promote Mental Health for Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah!
Thank you so much for your interest in selecting the Blue Dove Foundation to be a part of your Mitzvah project!
This page includes more about the Blue Dove Foundation, past examples of Mitzvah projects and potential ideas. Use this as a starting point, and please share your final selected project with Blue Dove at Info@thebluedovefoundation.org.
“The more charity, the more peace.” – Pirkei Avot 2:7
Raise $1,800 in Tzedakah dollars for Blue Dove to go towards creating new mental health activity resources for the community to use. Past Resources have included:
Share Mental Health from the Bima
“I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent” – Rabbi A.Y. Kook
Talk About Blue Dove Foundation in Your Speech from the Bima, and have it added to our library of Judaism and Mental Health Content. You, your family and attendees can also wear Blue Dove Foundation Mental Health Awareness Kippot to help spread the message even more.
Host a Mental Health Shabbat
“The world has our hands, but our soul and heart belong to Someone Else. Six days a week we seek to dominate the world, on the seventh day we try to dominate the self.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
Host your own Mental Health Shabbat using our Mental Wellness and Shabbat resources, including a step by step guide to Friday night dinner, and mental health activities to accompany each step!
Host a Hakarot Hatov Gratitude Workshop
Who is rich? He who rejoices in his lot, as it is said: “You shall enjoy the fruit of your labors, you shall be happy and you shall prosper” (Psalms 128:2) – Pirkei Avot 4:1
Ahava BBG #2447 is so excited to be working with The Blue Dove Foundation this year! We feel that especially during the time of the pandemic, bringing awareness to mental health is very important, especially in teens. This is why we decided to partner with The Blue Dove Foundation! Their online
Write an Article About Mental Health and Judaism or do a Special Research Project
from a Recent Bar/Bat Mitzvah – “I’m a 7th grade student. I have been doing a tzedaka project on addiction and mental health, and I have taken interest in your organization and what you do for Jews with mental health issues. I was wondering if we could set up an interview with one of your staff.
Create and Share Your Own Product!
Maybe you are a creative individual with a lot of talent to share. Why not try creating your own mental health product like a bracelet and share them with your friends! You can even request a small donation to a B-Mitzvah Fund!
Download Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project Brochure
Interested in crafting a unique mitzvah project of our own to support mental health in the Jewish community? Reach out to us with your idea or brainstorm with us! We would love to help you in any way we can on this special occasion.