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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program

The NACOEJ Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program provides a terrific opportunity for Jewish youth to get to know, and help, their Ethiopian-Israeli peers.

As a Twin you will receive:

  • A certificate sent to your rabbi before the event
  • The name, photo and bio of your Twin
  • If you visit Israel, arrangements can be made so you can visit your twin

Your twin will receive:

  • A gift to his/her school in Israel to help buy essential supplies such as books (textbooks and reading), computers, and other educational materials. Classes may enjoy a class trip, and have a group Bar/ Bat Mitzvah party!
  • Letters you send your twin

How the program works:

CLICK HERE to download the application.
Please fill it out and send it along with $280 donation at least two months prior to your Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Other Ways You Can Expand This Mitzvah Project

Many American “Twins” may decide to take on a Mitzvah Project as an element of their Bar/ Bat Mitzvah. NACOEJ can help you plan meaningful tzedakah projects.

CLICK HERE to visit our MITZVAH PROJECT page for great Bar/Bat Mitzvah ideas!

For more information on Twinning, please contact Miriam Weissman at (212) 233-5200 ext. 222 or email For more information on Mitzvah Projects, please email or call (212) 233-5200 ext. 227.