When choosing Ovation Communities to do your Bar or Bat Mitzvah Project, you are positively impacting the lives of seniors in our community.

  • Endless project possibilities
  • Connect with seniors
  • Utilize your talents, skills and interests
  • Dedicated staff to help plan and execute your project

To get started planning your project, please contact:

Julie Shlensky
Posner Chair for Intergenerational Programming
414.940.9253
jshlensky@ovation.org

A very special occasion calls for something extraordinary!

B’nai Mitzvah Projects can be tailored to have special meaning to the Bar Mitzvah boy or Bat Mitzvah girl.

Joey’s Why

“I have been participating in the Intergenerational Connections Program. For almost a year I have been talking to my phone pal at Ovation Chai Point. One thing that the pandemic has taught me is the importance of relationships. There are many people in nursing homes that are craving human interaction and connections. I encouraged my friends and family to get involved in this program. I also donated some iPad stands to Ovation Communities so more residents can get involved in the Intergenerational Connections Program too.”

Eliana’s Why

“My great grandfather is a resident at Ovation Jewish Home. I wanted to bring some joy and celebration to him and the other residents. We decided to create Purim baskets full of snacks, treats, and goodies for them to enjoy. I was amazed at all the support and money I received from family and friends to help make the Purim Mishloach Manot baskets for Ovation Jewish Home residents very special.”

Some ideas for B’nai Mitzvah projects include:

Organize a walk or bike-a-thon to benefit Ovation Communities residents

Share your talent (sing or play an instrument) with residents

Be part of the Intergenerational Connections Program

Make gifts for residents

Sponsor a special dinner or birthday party for residents

Make custom cards for residents

Enhance holiday celebrations by making decorations and/or providing favors or treats for residents

Make mezuzahs or other decorations for resident apartments

Display your original art work in one of our galleries

Purchase new books for Ovation libraries

Volunteer to help out in the activities department

Arrange a game-a-thon for residents

Write caring notes to residents

Make Shabbat special for the residents by donating flowers or by planning a special Shabbat treat

Assist residents with technology

Donate art supplies or other materials and equipment for programming

Make care packages for residents

Sponsor a special speaker or entertainer for residents to enjoy

Create a Tzedakah Challenge to benefit Ovation residents

Make a video to get other teens involved with residents and programs at Ovation Communities