My name is Ben Siwak. In honor of my bar mitzvah, I chose to
do a mitzvah project. “Mitzvah” means
“good deed” in Hebrew. Two of my
favorite things are sports and Israel. I
have always felt badly for children with disabilities that can’t play sports
like I can. So, for my mitzvah project,
I chose to help the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled, which combines all
of these that are important to me.
When I was in
Israel this summer, I went to the ISCD to see how they help children with
disabilities play sports. I even played
wheelchair basketball and ping-pong with some kids there. I also watched some kids play tennis and
swim. It is a really cool place! The kids that I played with love sports just
like I do, so it made me feel good to help them.
of the program told me that they need more sports wheelchairs, but they are
very expensive. They cost $2500
each. I want to help the ISCD get more
so that more kids with disabilities can enjoy playing sports. My goal is to raise $10,000 to pay for four
new sports wheelchairs. I hope
that my family and friends can help me reach my goal. I
am donating some of my bar mitzvah money to help too.
Thank you for supporting my mitzvah project!