What is the Israel Bonds Bar & Bat Mitzvah program?
Launched in 2002, this Jewish Day School program gives Bar & Bat Mitzvah aged students the opportunity to become direct supporters of the State of Israel with Israel Bonds.
Since the program began, over $2 million dollars in Israel Bonds have been invested by Jewish Day School students and their families from across Ontario.
Linking a Bar & Bat Mitzvah to the mitzvah of Binyan Haaretz — Building the Land of Israel — has proven to be an idea that has grown in popularity over the years.
Young people who participate in this program often share their pride in knowing that owning Israel bonds is partnering with a nation that is pushing the boundaries of life-saving innovations in hi-tech, green-tech, clean-tech and biotechnology.
Many students and parents also find it meaningful to strengthen a nation that shares so many core Canadian ideals and values - reverence for human life; an open and vibrant democracy and an unshakable commitment to building a society where peace and prosperity can flourish.
How does the Bar & Bat Mitzvah program work?
Each participating family agrees to contribute a fixed amount that is designated for that year’s Israel Bonds Bar Bat Mitvah Program.
Here is one example. Amounts may vary from school to school based on preferences of the organizing committees:
How wonderful to have the promise of an Israel Bond at the heart of your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration!
- The State of Israel benefits from every single individual investor
- Students are united in a meaningful commemoration of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah year
- Students are empowered by being direct investors in the State of Israel
- Students learn about investing and the importance of saving money