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Along with the study involved in preparing to read the Torah and Haftarah and preparing to lead sections of the service, many bar/bat mitzvahs-to-be perform community service projects. Many congregations now require prospective bar/bat mitzvahs to do a community service project.
Some ideas for projects that pay tribute to a child’s interfaith heritage include:
Naomi Eisenberger, the managing director of the Ziv Tzedakah Fund, recommends that children consider the following four questions when deciding what to do for their social action project:
A good source for social action/charity ideas is Areyvut.
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Primer for Interfaith Families is also available as a PDF document.