a Jewish presence in the City of St. Louis
Tikkun olam - repair of the world - is a core value at CRC, and an important part of having a bar or bat mitzvah is the mitzvah project. This is a project chosen by the student which gives him or her an opportunity to "give back" to the community and help someone else. CRC students have chosen a wide range of mitzvah projects, ranging from making gift bags for children in the hospital to collecting donations for an animal shelter to bringing a screening of an important film to St. Louis.
We encourage b'nai mitzvah students and their families to think about the mitzvah project early in the process. Because some mitzvah projects take time to arrange, planning ahead will give you the best opportunity to participate in a project that is meaningful to you.
Periodically, organizations come to us with mitzvah project ideas; we will post those here when we get them. The CRC rabbis are also a great source of ideas and can be consulted when you meet with them.