In October 2009, thirteen elders, with an average age of 86, will take part in the first ever senior Bar/Bat Mitzvah to Israel. It will be transformative for the seniors, staff and community.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Cedar Village is committed to proving that age is just a number not a handicap. This mission demonstrates not only the value of enriching the lives of our elders but also their remarkable abilities and wisdom. “We truly believe that age is just a number,” says Carol Silver Elliott, CEO/President of Cedar Village, “and this mission is a way to prove it. Our seniors can learn, experience and share in ways that are powerful and far reaching."
How will this project solve this problem?
Seniors, accompanied by their one-to-one staff buddies will tour sites from Masada to the Golan, from Tel Aviv to a kibbutz. The highlight, of course, will be the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem.
Potential Long Term Impact
The ripple effect of this mission is enormous. The story of this mission, of these elders both visiting Israel and re-consecrating themselves to their faith, will be shared both locally and nationally. It will inspire all who face challenges.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,892
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,892 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.