We thank the following teenagers who undertook Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects to support Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a tremendously meaningful occasion and sharing it with us will not only enrich your experience, but will help us to save lives. Participants have run or participated in walkathons, held Basketball Shoots, bowl-a-thons, car washes and bake sales to raise funds and buy needed equipment for Shaare Zedek Medical Center. To participate, contact your local office.

Thea Katz

For her bat mitzvah project, Thea Katz baked challah, raising sponsorship funds for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Shaare Zedek.





Mitzvah star - Allie Starr

Allie Starr

For her bat mitzvah project Allie Starr of Plantation, FL raised funds for the Wilf Children’s Hospital at Shaare Zedek.

Mitzvah star - Dylan Cooper

Dylan Cooper

Dylan Cooper of Clifton, VA held a “Bowl-A-Thon” for his bar mitzvah project to raise funds for Shaare Zedek. Dylan’s grandparents, Norman and Angela Cooper of Aventura, FL, are Silver Founders of the Hospital.

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Matthew Garfield

Matthew Garfield learned about Shaare Zedek and then used that knowledge to speak to his family and friends about the bar mitzvah project he elected to take on. Matthew dedicated two wheelchairs to the Hospital.

Mitzvah star - Hannah Malter

Hannah Malter

Hannah Malter, along with her parents, grandparents, and siblings, visited Shaare Zedek and gave out stuffed animals to the children at the Hospital. Back in her hometown of Armonk, NY, she held a 3.6 mile walk-a-thon where she encouraged family and friends to join her in support of the medical center. We thank Hannah for her donation of a wheelchair.

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Dylan Modlin

Dylan Modlin held her chesed event at Ramaz in honor of her bat mitzvah. Dylan’s “Basketball Chesed Event” was a great success and was enjoyed by her friends and family. Dylan dedicated an emergency bed stretcher and wheelchair to Shaare Zedek.

Mitzvah star - Brian Nathan

Brian Nathan

Continuing in his family tradition of chesed and support for Shaare Zedek, Brian Nathan invited his friends and family to an exciting “chesed day” which began with davening and breakfast followed by a Basketball-a-thon in the HAFTR (Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, NY) gym. The event was a great success, and Brian donated a defibrillator and two wheelchairs to Shaare Zedek in loving memory of Jason Botnick, z”l.

Mitzvah star - Rebecca Orlan

Rebecca Ordan

In lieu of gifts, Rebecca Ordan asked friends and family to donate to Shaare Zedek in honor of her bat mitzvah and was able to dedicate a defibrillator to the Wilf Children’s Hospital. Her bat mitzvah project also inspired her to take a CPR course.

Mitzvah star - Jordana Shalit

Jordana Shalit

In honor of her Bat Mitzvah, Jordana Shalit joined the North Shore Hebrew Academy (NY) Walkathon on May 19, 2013 to benefit Shaare Zedek. With sponsorships from friends and family, Jordana brought in the largest amount of donations and we thank her for collaborating with students from North Shore Hebrew Academy’s 6th, 7th and 8th grades in dedicating a Neonatal Crib for the ICU in the Shaare Zedek new Next Generation pediatric unit.