The Association for Mentally & Physically Challenged Children in Israel

Bnei Mitzvah Project

Bnei Mitzvah Project

SHALVA children love to celebrate together, and the Bnei Mitzvah Program offers non-challenged children a golden opportunity to share their special day. By dancing, playing or doing an arts & crafts project together, Bnei Mitzvah and SHALVA kids create an unbreakable bond of friendship. Additionally, joint projects enrich and bring meaning to the special Bar/Bat mitzvah occasion.

Children from Israel and abroad celebrate their Bar/Bat mitzvah along with SHALVA children in different ways. Each celebrating child, has an opportunity to create their own individual project or event which is both personally meaningful, and which fills a need at SHALVA. Family and friends of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child are invited to visit our facilities in Jerusalem for a personal tour to help children choose a project they connect to. Musical children can perform with our band, athletic children can run exciting sports activities, artistic children can organize art workshops, etc. In the past, children have even arranged projects which galvanize their entire school or community. Read how a group of Bnai Mitzvah from Efrat decided to do their project!

The Bnei Mitzvah, family members and SHALVA staff join forces to plan the project and design the theme and content according to the child's desires and SHALVA's resources. Participants who choose to celebrate at the SHALVA center will receive a special plaque, beautifully mounted on SHALVA’s Torah Scroll of Honor in the main lobby. For further details, please write to or call: 02.6519555 ext. 141

Bnei Mitzvah projects teach children from all walks of life the importance of tolerance and understanding and imbues the occasion with special significance.

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