As part of her Batmitzvah celebration, Gabriella Ellul invited GIFT to run a ‘build-a-bear’ stall at her function.
The girls stuffed teddy bears, wrote notes inside the bears and personalised t-shirts for them.
The build-a-bear workshop had a social action twist – the girls did not keep them for themselves….they worked hard to make them beautiful in order to pass on to others. Gabriella chose to donate the teddy bears to Camp Simcha, a charity close to her and her family’s heart.
In addition to providing volunteering opportunities for Bnei Mitzvah students, GIFT are also happy to run Bar and Barmitzvah sessions on their special day in-order to make their celebration more meaningful.
Shira Joseph, GIFT informal educator, who ran the session told us “Whatever you decide to do on your Batmitzvah – make it memorable! You only ever turn 12 once in your lifetime. This is your chance to GIVE!”.