The Bnei Mitzvah Experience!

Celebrate your Bnei Mitzvah Experience with ADI and create an ever-lasting impact on Israel’s most vulnerable citizens.

Our ADI professionals will work closely with you to create a Bnei Mitzvah Experience that reflects your child’s passions, interests and hobbies while aligning with your values, beliefs and ideals.

How it works

Enter this new stage of life by doing the ultimate act of kindness and chesed – help give kids who can’t walk, talk or even breathe on their own a chance to live a better, happier life.

B’NAI MITZVAH TWINNING

Develop a deep connection with a resident or special education student at ADI, who is also celebrating their Bnei Mitzvah.

CULINARY ARTS

Bake your favorite cookies, cakes, or pies to raise funds that will ensure our residents and special education students continue to receive professional nutritional and dietary oversight.

SPORTS AND THERAPIES

Have your community sponsor you to run, walk, bike or bowl, and the funds raised will guarantee that the residents and special education students continue to live active and dynamic lives through our various specialized therapies, including sports and animal therapy and hydrotherapy.

CREATIVE ARTS

Give gifts from our Ability Boutique to your family, friends, and community, with 100% of the funds raised benefiting the art therapy program for our residents and special education students.

AND SO MUCH MORE!

Check out the Bnei Mitzvah Superstars section below to see project ideas of Bnei Mitzvah from around the world.

Upon completing ADI’s Bnei Mitzvah Experience, your name will be added to the ADI Bnei Mitzvah Tree, marking your milestone and celebrating your impact for ADI’s residents and special education students.

Bnei Mitzvah Campaigns

Bnei Mitzvah Superstars

Sofia W.

Modiin, Israel

Twinned with Yonit of ADI Jerusalem organized a bowl-a-thon fundraiser / Bat Mitzvah party.

Abby S.

Livingston, New Jersey

Held a garage sale and fun-day-Sunday.

Adina F.

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Composed and released an original song about disability inclusion.

Abigail L.

Glasgow, Scotland

Twinned with Sarah of ADI Jerusalem.

Vanessa S.

New York, New York

Raised funds for new toys and games in the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran family room.

Liad A.

Fairlawn, New Jersey

Instead of receiving gifts, Liad asked her guests to donate to ADI . Through her Bat Mitzvah fundraiser, Liad was able to sponsor a classroom at ADI Jerusalem.

Ariel L. & Natalie W.

Riverdale, New York

Baked and sold cookies at school.

Pia B.

Istanbul, Turkey

Gave gifts from The Ability Boutique to each guest and asked her guests to donate in her honor.

Liam S.

New York, New York

Held a bike-a-thon and raised funds for ADI Jerusalem.

Noah K.

Deerfield, Illinois

Purchased a horse for the therapeutic horse track at ADI Negev Nahalat-Eran.

The 6th Grade Class from The Brandeis School

Lawrence, New York

Organized a community wide walk-a-thon over the Atlantic Beach boardwalk.

Larry F.

Flint, Michigan

Sixty-seven years after his 13th birthday, Larry F. decided that it was finally time to have a Bar Mitzvah. at age 80, Larry twinned with Raphael K. of ADI Jerusalem.

Rachel E.

Chashmonaim, Israel

Twinned with Shira B. of ADI Jerusalem.

Shira G.

Los Angeles, California

Twinned with Efrat A. of ADI Jerusalem.
Boy crouching next to wall plaques בחור מתכופף לי שלטים על הקיר

Jacob S.

London, England

Twinned with Chaim R. of ADI Jerusalem.

James C.

London, England

James held a unique walk-a-thon. He walked to and from school one day (8.5 miles) and raised money for the residents of ADI.

Klara H.

Short Hills, New Jersey

Twinned with Elisheva R. of ADI Jerusalem.

David K. S.

São Paulo , Brazil

Twinned with Shimon P. of ADI Jerusalem.

Ryanna W.

West Lake Village, California

Twinned with Shiffy G. of ADI Jerusalem.

Carter L. F.

Toronto, Canada

Twinned with Daniel L. of ADI Jerusalem.

Gabriel L.

Mexico City, Mexico

Asked family and friends to donate to ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran instead of giving him gifts.

Hannah K.

Boca Raton, Florida

Raised money to sponsor a year of animal therapy for the residents of ADI.

Nava S.

Englewood, New Jersey

Celebrated her bat mitzvah with the residents of ADI Jerusalem.
Boy on running track בחור על מסלול ריצה

Adam T.

London, England

Ran a marathon and raised funds for ADI.

Lauren and Jamie F. and Michelle W.

Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California

Celebrated their Bat Mitzvot at ADI Jerusalem.

Sedona C.

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Twinned with Uriah S. of ADI Jerusalem.

Tani K.

Bet Shemesh, Israel

Raised funds for mobility devices for ADI Jerusalem residents

Yehudis M.

Hillside, New Jersey

Yehudis baked various cakes and cookies and sold them in her neighborhood. She raised much needed funds for PPE during the pandemic.
Two smiling girls שתי בנות מחויכות

Shifra Brocha G.

London, England

Twinned with Shirli G. of ADI Jerusalem.
בחור בכסא גלגלים מחזיק מצוה שלט Boy in wheelchair holding Mitzvah sign

Zeik B.

London, England

Twinned with Leon R. of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran.
Boy standing and girl in wheelchair playing drums בחור עומד ליד בחורה בכסא גלגלים והם מתופפים

Daniel L.

Mexico City, Mexico

Raised money from family and friends to purchase three mobile snoezelen units for the residents of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran.
ילד מחבק כלב Boy hugging a dog

Amichai K.

Beit Shemesh, Israel

Raised money from family and friends to sponsor a year of canine therapy at ADI Jerusalem.
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About ADI - FAQ's

ADI (pronounced ah-dee) is the Hebrew word for a radiant and multifaceted jewel. ADI is also an acronym for Ability. Diversity. Inclusion. 

ADI is a warm and loving home that cares for babies, children, teens and adults with many kinds of disabilities. A person with severe disabilities requires special care, special equipment and special treatments. Many families are not able to provide all of this support by themselves and decide that their child will enjoy a better life by living in a place that can give them all of the professional care they need. ADI is that special place, providing care, therapy, education, rehabilitation and, most of all, lots of love to people of all ages with severe intellectual and physical disabilities and other medical complications.

ADI has two branches: ADI Jerusalem and ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran.

In addition to the people who live at ADI, people from surrounding neighborhoods and towns come to ADI for different treatments and therapies. ADI happily helps everyone, each according to their needs.

As your Bar/Bat Mitzvah approaches, you can help ADI provide the best possible care to residents and students. You can twin with an ADI resident and support him/her by helping to fund therapy sessions, or you can pick a project and raise money for special equipment.

There are so many ways to show you care. Contact us and we will be more than happy to help you find a way to add special meaning to your special day by helping our special children.

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