Jewish National Fund

Shoshi's Bat Mitzvah Project

December 12, 2017/24 Kislev 5778

Dear Friends and Family,

In honor of my becoming a Bat Mitzvah, I have decided that my mitzvah project will help support two projects that reflect things I love: Horseback Riding, Reading, and the Land of Israel.

I have been riding horses since I was eight.  Over the last two and a half years, I have been riding and volunteering at a hippotherapy/therapeutic riding center here in South Florida. Seeing how many of the kids come out of the barn smiling is proof that one horse can change a child’s life.

I also love to read.  I read during recess, I read during dinner, I read until all hours of the night (or until my parents force me to put the book away). I see the cover of a book as a door to worlds of possibilities.  

My Bat Mitzvah would not be complete without recognizing my connection to Israel and the Jewish people. Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people and a place where I hope to spend more time in the future. Judaism is not something you can only learn it is something you live. Judaism is a key component of who I am, as well as a critical part of my community at school, at camp, and in everything I do.

For these reasons and many more, I am asking that you consider making a contribution in honor of my becoming a Bat Mitzvah to one of the following projects supported by the Jewish National Fund.

The Jewish National Fund began in 1901 to reestablish a homeland in Israel for the Jewish people. Since its founding, JNF has made the dream a reality by greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis and new immigrants, bolstering Israel's water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

OPTION 1:  Therapeutic Riding

Please take a moment to read the attached flyer which explains in greater detail about  JNF’s Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center (RMTRC).  The money raised through this project will help ensure that adults and children with special needs receive the support and therapy they require.

OPTION 2: Children’s Library

The Jewish National Fund is building new communities throughout the south of Israel (in the Arava).  Carmit can be found in the northeast part of the Negev and was built with North American olim (immigrants) in mind.  JNF is building a community center/education complex for Carmit which will serve as the heart of the community.  The money raised through this option will be used to purchase children/teen books for the community center’s library.

It is my goal to raise $2,500 for these two projects.  I hope I can count on you to help me reach my goal and make a difference in the lives of children in Israel.  

Thank you. 

Shoshi Greene