Sadie Mandel's Mitzvah Project
Dear Family & Friends,
My Bat Mitzvah is coming up in September! One of the things that I am most excited about is my Mitzvah Project. This year I have spent time volunteering with children and adults with disabilities. I really love it!
I recently learned about the Israel ParaSport Center. It sounds like such a special place! My family and I are actually going to visit there when we go to Israel in March 2024.
The Center is an organization that lets people from different backgrounds with all types of disabilities or injuries (from illness, terrorist attacks, birth defects, or other circumstances) come together to play all kinds of sports! It helps people rehabilitate themselves both mentally and physically.
Since I love the pool and just started diving, I want to support the Israel ParaSport Aquatic Center Campaign, which will totally renovate both the Jimmy Caplan Hydrotherapy Pool and the semi-Olympic Pool.
The Center’s swimming program is one of the most advanced in the world. Hundreds of children begin their journey in the hydrotherapy pool, where they receive one-on-one sessions from specially-trained instructors. Because of the heavy usage of this facility and its age, constant renovations are needed.
I am trying to raise $3,600 for this project! On June 11th, I am hosting Diving for Mitzvot - a fundraiser at Deerspring Pool. I hope you can join us and help us make a splash for this important cause!