Dear Parents of 6th graders:
It is with great excitement that we will soon celebrate the B’nei Mitzvot of our children, the class of 2018. To help alleviate the time-consuming and economic burdens of shopping and giving individual gifts to all the children in the grade at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, the BMA PTA is implementing a new gift program.
Please note: Participation is voluntary; however, your child will only receive a gift if you participate in the program.
Each participating family will make a one-time payment of $275 to the B’nei Mitzvah fund for the class in the beginning of the school year. The fund will provide each participating student one large gift of their choice from the class, along with making a tzedakah contribution of her/his choice.
We are aiming for 100% participation for our grade. The program helps your family, as well as other families in the grade. If you spend an average of $25-$30 per Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift in your child’s grade, you would spend more than $450 (at a minimum). Participation in this program will save parents money, provide a significant gift for each child, and teach our children about the importance of making tzedakah an integral part of their adult lives.
You have two ways to register for this program:
- Click here for the B’nei Mitzvah Form
- Email me asking for the form via email
You have two ways to pay for this program:
- Write a check payable to the “BMA PTA” and bring it to the school office
- We can send you a PayPal invoice
Students can choose one of the following gifts. The gifts can be viewed on the following pages.
- A set of five leather bound machzorim with your child’s name printed on each machzor from Holyland Judaica
- Choice of one jewelry option from All Jewelry Enterprises (girls only)
- Choice of one watch from The Jeweler’s Wife
- Choice of a sterling silver gift from PJ Sterling
- Israel bond for $250
In addition, the fund will make a donation ($25) on behalf of each student to one of the following organizations listed below:
- Chai Lifeline
- Od Yosef Chai
- Sherut Leumi
- BMA Scholarship Fund
Students will receive their gifts at a ceremony at the school. The girls will have a celebration at the end of the 2015/2016 school year, and the boys will have a celebration at the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year. More information about these ceremonies will follow.
A list of participating families will be included with each gift. The tzedakah gifts will be distributed to the various organizations with an official letter from BMA acknowledging the contributions of each student. The students will receive a letter of recognition as well.
Lea Seghi and Aliza Septimus
B’nei Mitzvah Program Coordinators