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Mitzvah Projects

Preparing for a bar or bat mitzvah? Consider a Mitzvah Project to support Beber’s Annual Campaign for Scholarship and help ensure that no camper is denied a summer experience at Beber due to financial need.

There are many ways to participate in a Beber Mitzvah Project:

  • Ask family and friends to donate to Beber’s Annual Campaign in addition to or in place of gifts
  • Donate a designated portion, such as 18%, of cash gifts to the Annual Campaign
  • Create items to sell (such as jewelry or baked goods) and donate the proceeds to the Annual Campaign
  • Participate in a sporting event and solicit family and friends to sponsor your participation through donations to the Annual Campaign

Examples

Lincoln Becker

For Lincoln’s Bat Mitzvah, she chose to support both Beber Camp’s Scholarship Fund and an organization called A Special Wish Chicago, which provides opportunities for children with life-threatening illnesses. To raise money for her project, she participated in a triathlon and asked family and friends to make donations in honor of her participation.

“I have been to camp the last five summers and I love it. I want to help kids whose families can’t afford camp have the chance to experience an amazing summer at camp.”

Louie Berman

Louie raised money for Beber’s Scholarship Fund through selling Louie’s MItzvah Mandelbread. He sold chocolate chip and pistachio flavors. Louie loves cooking and wanted to support Beber while doing one of his favorite activities.

“I decided to dedicate my mitzvah project to Beber because I have gone to Beber since fourth grade, and I love going to camp because it makes me feel like I’m home when I’m there and around all of my friends. I want other kids to have the same experience I do.”

Sophie Cohen

Sophie held a fundraiser at a local boutique, Frankie’s on the Park, to raise money for her mitzvah project to support Beber’s Scholarship Fund. She worked with Frankie’s to create a weekend where Frankie’s would donate 20% of all proceeds that mentioned Sophie and Beber to the Scholarship Fund.

Bennett Freedland

Bennett supported Beber’s Scholarship Fund through his Mitzvah Project by donating his own money and asking his guests to bring a “Buck for Beber” to show their support at his bar mitzvah.

“I chose this for my project because I have been going to Beber Camp since the summer before 6th grade and I love it. I want other kids who are less fortunate to have a great experience at 3BC, regardless of their financial situation.”