Age Can't Stop Dreams, Send an Elder to Israel

by Cedar Village Vetted since 2009
Age Can't Stop Dreams, Send an Elder to Israel
Age Can't Stop Dreams, Send an Elder to Israel
Age Can't Stop Dreams, Send an Elder to Israel
Age Can't Stop Dreams, Send an Elder to Israel


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.

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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."


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Cedar Village website
Mitzvah Mission 2007 video
Cedar Village Twitter

Organization Information

Cedar Village

Location: Mason, Ohio - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Cedar Village
Project Leader:
Carol Silver Elliott
Mason, Ohio United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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