In the past couple of months of working with the Nothing But Nets campaign, I noticed that many of our supporters have held various events or requested donations in lieu of presents in honor of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations. I learned that the Hebrew word ‘mitzvah’ literally means ‘commandment’ and is understood to mean ‘commanded to perform good deeds.’ Considering the amount of lives saved by the funds raised through our supporters Bar and Bat Mitzvahs – good deeds have been performed, indeed!
Recently, Nothing But Nets supporter Matthew Lawson informed the Rabbi (Rabbi Joel) at his synagogue (Congregation B’nai Jacob) that he wanted to raise money for Nothing But Nets in honor of becoming a Bar Mitzvah. They decided to hold a fundraiser for Nothing But Nets by hosting a basketball tournament including a free throw contest, 3-point contest and 3-on-3 games. The event raised more than $1200! Participants had to make a contribution to play. The event was one of the activities of the synagogue’s annual Mitzvah Day.
Thanks to all who have supported Nothing But Nets with their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and congratulation to Matt who became a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation B’nai Jacob on June 20, this past Saturday!