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This campaign was created by Jake Gewirtz

Join me in raising funds and awareness for United Hatzalah of Israel. I am doing this In Celebration Of My Bar Mitzvah! .
My goal is to raise: $ 36,000.00
I have raised $ 12,429 of
$ 36,000
Please help me reach my goal!

Message to sponsors:

Please join me in raising funds for a piece of lifesaving medical equipment in celebration of my Bar Mitzvah! Any amount you give brings us closer to our goal and will help save more lives in Israel.

United Hatzalah of Israel has always been important to our family and has done life-changing work in Israel. United Hatzalah of Israel is a fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah's service is available to all people regardless of race, religion or national origin.  More than 3,000 volunteers throughout Israel are available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To see my testimonial and to make a contribution, please click on the video link.

Donations raised to date:

Anonymous A
I am delighted to contribute to your worth mitzvah project. Mazel tov to you and your family.
Gina and Rabbi Robert L
Lynn B
Mazal Tov! Sending you lots of love and best wishes for a successful future!
Debra M
Dear Jake, Mazel tov on this milestone event in your life! This is such a worthwhile miztvah, pikuach nefesh! Great job. Hope this gift helps get there . With love and congratulations, Debbie Mishal
Madeline S
Dear Jake, Wishing you and your family a hardy mazel tov. Maddie Schaeffer
Carole & Richard C
Congratulations Jake. We all are so proud of you. Choosing to support United Hatzalah is commendable. It is such a worthy cause.
Sharon and Alan P
Jake, Mazel Tov! Our family was introduced to United Hatzalah during a TBJ trip to Israel (led by your dad). We are delighted to make this contribution in honor of your upcoming Bar Mitzvah. All the best, Sharon and Alan Portnoi
Robin F
Mazel Tov Jake Robin and John Florin and family
Barbara B
Dear Jake, I'm so happy to be donating to a worthy cause in your honor as you become a Bar Mitzvah. Congratulations! With love, Barbara Brous
Charles D
Lynn T
Dear Jake, Looking forward to celebrating with you and your family on your very special day and I am thrilled to be contributing to such a wonderful cause in your honor. Lynn Tull
Helene & Jerry D
Dear Jake, What a wonderful endeavor you have undertaken in celebration of your becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Congratulations and our love and best wishes on this exciting occasion! You have a great future in front of you and you are off to a fabulous beginning! Much Love, Hélène and Jerry
Katherine K
Dear Jake, We are so happy to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah with you and your family and to honor this special occasion with a donation to such a worthy cause. Mazel Tov! Kathy and Hy Kleinman
Ann and Alan B
Mazel tov on becoming a Bar Mizvah. We wish you health, happiness and great joy throughout your life. Our love to you and your family on this most special day. Ann and Alan Bernstein
Jake, Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!! We also love the video you made and all the community service projects you are involved in. Good work and good luck on the big day. The Mazer Family
Howard S
Mazal tov, Jake. We are so proud of you and look forward to celebrating with you and your family! Much love, Howard Stahl & Nancy Simpkins
Carole S
Dear Jake, Congratulations to you and your entire family on this momentous occasion. May many more follow. Mrs. Carole Summers
Lois & Frank D
Mazel Tov, Jake! Your support of Hatzalah is inspiring. We wish you a future filled with joy and love. Fondly, Lois & Frank Dyer
Judy and Roger F
Mazel Tov on (soon to) becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Jake! How wonderful for you to be able to make a difference in the world at your age. We are sure it is only just the beginning. Fondly, Roger & Judy Flax
patricia N
Jake, I am honored and thrilled to be at your bar mitzvah and see you be the star. What a mitzvah to give and support HATZALAH and realize how many people will be helped because of them and you. Mazel tov! patti nathan
Nancy S
Congratulations Jake! So happy to contribute to this worthy cause. Nancy Sichel TBJ Congregant
Tony W
Congratulations Jake on your upcoming Bar Mitzvah. Thanks for raising money for this important cause. Mazel tov, Tony & Debbie Wolk
Todd S
Jake-- Mazel Tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah! This is a tremendous cause and we are delighted to support it on your behalf. Love, Amy, Todd, Theo & Lily Shriber
Gail and Cliff S
Jake, Mazel Tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah! United Hatzalah is an extraordinary organization and we are so proud to support it in your honor! The Schob Family
Jeffrey Z
Cathy and Jon L
Mazel Tov Jake!! So happy to donate to such an incredible cause. Sorry to miss such an exciting milestone!! XOXO, Cathy and Jon Levison
Megan J
Way to go Jake! We loved learning about this is Israel.
Barbara H
Dear Jake, Mazel Tov on your becoming a Bar Mtizvah! It's so wonderful and exciitng to see you grow up to become such a loving, caring and dynamic young man. xoxoxo Barbara & Jack Hochberg
Jane H
Congratulations to you and your family on this auspicious occasion. Helping others at this time in your life will certainly become a defining trait. United Hatzalah is an organization I have admired for a long time. I hope you have a wonderful October 14th!
Beth G
Mazel Tov Jake! Great work for a great cause. United Hatzalah is dear to our hearts. The Gehn Family - Beth, David, Samantha, Jared & Sienna
Mark & Courtney B
Mazel Tov, Jake!! Super proud of you & your hard work. Hope it's an amazing day! The Benjamins ~ Mark, Courtney, Reese & Ryann
Anonymous A
Lisa M
Mazel Tov Jake ! Excellent video ! We are so very honored to be invited to celebrate with you and your family on the day you are called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Our very warmest wishes to you, Margulies Family
Ruth H
Dear Jake, It is my honor to support this special cause of yours. I have known and loved your parents for well over 16 years. Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. Ruth H.
harriet r
your support of this agency is admirable. well done!! its a pleasure to support it in your honor. mazal tov on your bar mitzvah.
Lewis S
Mazeltov! Nancy & Lewis Stolman
Karen P
Dear Jake, I couldn't be happier to support a cause that means so much to your family--It is very special to be able to share in your Bar Mitzvah journey and I am very proud of who you are! Mazal tov and much love, Karen
Matthew G
Dear Jake, We are so proud of you. We know you will make an impact saving lives through your mitzvah project. We love you! Mom & Dad
Gail J
Dear Jake, I'm sure this is just the beginning of all the wonderful things you will do in your life. Mazel Tov. Gail Jaffe
Mark G
Jake -- What a magnificent way to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah, and to enter Jewish adulthood! Lives will be saved as a result of your thoughtfulness, leadership and generosity: You are a Kiddush Hashem. Erica and Mark
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About United Hatzalah

United Hatzalah is an independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah's service is available to all people without regard to race, religion or national origin.