Mitzvah Projects

Dear Bar/Bat Mitzvah Candidate,

As you approach this important milestone in your life we know that you want to select a meaningful mitzvah project that will help you make a real difference.  We’d like to propose mitzvah ideas to improve the lives of older adults and their family members in the Chicago area through CJE SeniorLife.

CJE SeniorLife is a comprehensive, nonprofit, diversified, and innovative eldercare provider and service organization that serves over 23,000 older adults and their family members through life enrichment, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education.

There are many ways you can help CJE SeniorLife continue its mission. We have attached a list of some mitzvah project suggestions and information you can use to decide if you wish to get in the action.

CJE SeniorLife Mitzvah Project Ideas

  • Hold Your Own Fundraiser

Organize a car wash, bake sale (Hamantashen cookies), lemonade stand or other activity.

  • Organize a "Jeans" Day at School

Work with your school principal to hold a special day at school where students can donate $5 or more to wear jeans for the day. Make sure that the students know more about CJE SeniorLife and the need for programs and activities for older adults and their families.

  • Creating Sukkah Decorations/Crafts for Sukkot

Put your creative energies to work by creating sukkah decorations for Sukkot. Your decorations and crafts can be donated to CJE SeniorLife for the Sukkahs at our senior residences.

GET STARTED NOW! Complete the Mitzvah Project Registration Form and email it to us at

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