Preparing for a bar or bat mitzvah? Consider a Mitzvah Project to support Perlman’s Annual Fund and help ensure that every camper has the opportunity to experience the life-changing magic of a summer at Perlman.
There are many ways to participate in a Perlman Mitzvah Project:
- Ask family and friends to donate to Perlman’s Annual Fund in addition to or in place of gifts
- Donate a designated portion, such as 18%, of cash gifts to the Annual Fund
- Create items to sell (such as jewelry or baked goods) and donate the proceeds to the Annual Fund
- Participate in a sporting event and solicit family and friends to sponsor your participation through donations to the Annual Fund
Frequently Asked Questions:
The options are endless! Your Mitzvah to the community is to give back, and you can do so by: Hosting a bake sale, volunteering at a local animal or homeless shelter, volunteering at your synagogue or school, partnering with a local restaurant as a fundraiser, collecting items for those less fortunate, hosting an event for your family and friends, and so much more! We simply ask that you make a donation of funds to contribute to the Perlman Camp Annual Fund.
Through e-blasts, newsletters, and social media, the Perlman team informs the community of current Mitzvah projects. To inform your family and friends, we often suggest sending out a personal e-blast, an evite, or creating a webpage.
All Mitzvah Mensches are featured below on the Perlman Camp Mitzvah Projects site page, and through this page, you can click to donate to individual projects. Each Mitzvah Mensch has an online e-cart item, as seen here. To share this easily with family and friends, we will provide you with a personalized bit.ly link.
Yes! Through our systems, we can track each donation specifically. On a weekly basis, we will provide parents with a detailed list of donors (names and amounts). Our organization will send an acknowledgement letter directly to the donor, as well.
We’d love to feature you on our Mitzvah Project page! Please send a recent photo of yourself and a short blurb about your project to Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your passion for camp and choice to give back to Perlman is so appreciated, and we love to share that with the community! You will receive a Mitzvah Mensch shirt that you can wear all summer. You will also get to add your leaf to the Mitzvah Tree, and be recognized for your wonderful accomplishment in a ceremony in front of your fellow camp friends and family on Visiting Day!
Contact Candice to learn more. She will answer any questions you have, and connect you with the Parent Committee for additional support.
Learn about past year’s Mitzvah Projects
Micah and Daphna Goldstein’s Mitzvah Project
Jacob Graybow’s Mitzvah Project
Jacob Fisher’s Kippahs for Camp
For his mitzvah project, Jacob helped collect kippot from his community to donate to camp. Jacob helped to make Perlman’s Shabbats a colorful collage of everyone’s history to share, especially with the addition of his tie-dye Bar Mitzvah kippot. The kippot are now used by all of our campers for Friday night and Saturday morning services and will be for years to come.
Jacob celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at camp in Summer 2018.
Lily Judelsohn’s Mitzvah Project
Reason 1: I get to spend time (24/7) with my amazing friends
Reason 2: I feel very connected to the Jewish community- Shabbat is super special at camp.
Reason 3: Perlman is a special place to me – I try new things, be myself, and really really let my hair down.
Max Dryerman’s Mitzvah Project
Max applied for and was granted a $500 scholarship by his synagogue’s Sisterhood, and chose to give back by donating that money to Perlman Scholarship.
Tess Isaacson’s Mitzvah Project
Marley Striem’s Backyard Jam Mitzvah Project
Marley hosted a Backyard Jam benefit by inviting a bunch of friends and family to come play and rock out to live music with her.
She sent out invitations (pictured) to the community as they celebrated with her, raising over $4,000 for Scholarship.
Saul Schindler-Gerendasi’s Bake Sale
Saul helped raise money for Perlman Camp by hosting a bake sale in his hometown as his Mitzvah project.
He had a great time involving the local community and sharing his goodies! Saul (pictured) enjoyed adding his name leaf to the Mitzvah tree this past summer.