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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 $ 39,588 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:

Nicole G
Dear Jake- Congratulations on an incredible mitzvah project!! What a difference you have made! Never forget the impact of your effort... We're so proud of you. XO Nicole & Jeff Goldberg
Melvyn S
Jake - So sorry we couldn't be there to celebrate with you and your family on your special day. Mazel Tov. Shari, Mel, Zach and Ben Stark
Lindsey P
Jake, We were so sad we couldn't come to your Bar Mitvah but know you did an incredible job. We are so proud of you! Love, Lindsey, Aaron and (new to the family) Graydon Perlstein
lindsay r
Mazel Tov Jake and your entire family. Wishing you all the happiness, health and joy in the world. much love, lindsay, jeff, zach, ari and leo rosen
robyn and andrew f
jake, we were so honored to watch you become a bar mitzvah. sending you much love as you continue on your amazing journey helping others! much love, the fingermans
Elayne R
Mazal Tov Jake! You did an awesome job at your service in front of a large crowd! xo Russell, Elayne, Barry and Jonathan Moss
anonymous
Isobel K
Nancy S
Jake, So proud of you for wanting to help others as you became a Bar Mitzvah. Happy that I could join you on that special day. Much love, Nancy and David Solomon
MICHAEL & Audrey B
Mazel Tov Jake!
Jenna and Eric Z
We are so proud of you Jake and couldn’t be happier to donate to such a wonderful cause! Congrats on all of your hard work. You did it!!! Mazel Tov to you and your whole family! Love, Jenna and Eric Zemachson
Mark and Erica G
Goldie and Donald M
With love, Goldie and Donald Morchower
Lori and Steven K
Alison G
Ruth and Jack W
Dear Jake, Mazel Tov on your great achievement as a Bar Mitzvah. May you enjoy many more wonderful mitzvahs to come. We are so sorry we could not share your joy. Ruth and Jack Wurgaft
Alan B
Jake, Thank you for suggesting such a worthy cause for donation. Congratulations on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. The Breindel Family.
Elit K
Judie and Stan A
Dear Jake, What a wonderful organization to support in honour. of you becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov. With Love, Judie and Stan Amsterdam
Anonymous
Pamela F
Jake, Mazel tov on becoming a bar mitzvah! You did an amazing job and made your family, friends, and the entire TBJ congregation very proud! Love, Pam & Michael Fishman
Sherri G
MAZEL TOV JAKE!!!!!! Much Love, Sherri , Bill, Samantha Kyra and Jake Goldman
Lauren A
Congratulations Jake on becoming a Bar Mitzvah! Wishing you and your family the best on this amazing milestone! You should be very proud of this accomplishment and for raising awareness of this amazing organization with your mitzvah project. Great video!
Ira B
Jake, Awesome job. You should be very proud of yourself. Linda and Ira Berkowitz
Marjorie B
Mazel Tov on this special day! You did a great job!! We are happy to support you and this worthy cause. The video was clever and to the point. Much love, Margie & Stuart Blacker
Phyllis N
Mazel Tov to Jake and his family on Jake's becoming a Bar Mitzvah! Jake, you were wonderful today, and we are so proud of you, your family and your generosity! Phyllis Nelson and Barbara Nelson
Brett and Eric S
Mazel Tov to Jake and his family. We are thrilled to make this donation in honor of his becoming a Bar Mitzvah to an organization we were introduced to on our most memorable family trip with TBJ to Israel, and had the privilege of traveling with the entire Gewirtz family. With Love, Brett, Eric, Charlotte and Evann
Terry & Phyllis K
Mazel Tov Jake! Loved the video! Out takes were amazing! Terry & Phyllis Kearse
anonymous
Maureen and Saul S
Jake, Mazel tov on this milestone in your life. We are so happy to be sharing this time with you. Congratulations and best wishes always. Fondly, Maureen, Saul and Adria Spivack
Melanie and Howard K
Congratulations Jake to you and your family on your Bar Mitzvah! We wish all of you much joy on this momentous occasion and we hope that your special day is wonderful! Wishing you all the best always, Melanie and Howard Kook
Lara A
Mazel Tov Jake on this wonderful mitzvah! Matthew, Lara, Izzy, Ben & Max Brett
Tammy B
Dear Jake, Mazel Tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah!!! We are beyond thrilled for you and your family! It's been an honor watching you grow up to become the mench you are today.... right before our eyes!!! Sending lots of blessings and love out to you and your entire family! xoxo Tammy & Craig and the entire Brill Bunch!!
Eric and Karen G
Jake, Thank you for all of your efforts ... and what a great way to help others... emergency medical care is so critical, and another ambucycle will make such a difference. (loved your video!!) We are so happy to support this cause in honor of you becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel tov and enjoy your weekend of celebration!! xo Love, Karen & Eric Gurwin & family xo
Michele F
Dear Jake, Mazel Tov! Your charming smile captivated us when you were two years old…you lit up a room then, and you still do! Watching you grow into the loving, caring and talented young man you have become fills us with such joy! We are so proud of you and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you. We wish you the very best always! Lots of Love, Michele, Stephen, Amanda and Jordyn Feingold
Dale A
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!
Debbie and Richie D
Dear Jake, Congratulations on this beautiful milestone in your life. We wish you and your family all the love and happiness on this very special occasion. Mazel Tov! With Love, Debbie and Richie Dweck
Jon L
Mazel Tov- The Lamkins
Elliot and Bobbi S
Dear Jake, Many people are very proud of you as you become a Bar Mitzvah. We are especially proud of your commitment to raise money for an Ambucycle. Along with all of the TBJ Congregation, we wish you great things for your future. Elliot and Bobbi Sommer
Lucy & Eli F
Dear Jake, We are SO proud of you and all you have accomplished for your big day. We are especially proud of the cause you are choosing to support and can't wait to support and celebrate you this weekend. Mazel Tov and many blessings to you and your whole family!!! Kadimah!! With love, Lucy & Eli
Jill and Craig P
Mazel tov, Jake. Congratulations to you and your special family on your Bar Mitzvah and all you are doing for United Hatzalah. We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. -Jill, Craig, Samantha, Zachary and Isabel Parker
anonymous
Mazel Tov Jake! Wishing you and your awesome family a wonderful weekend! Lots of love, Emily, Elan, Gabi, Zoe & Asher!
Shari & Peter B
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah Jake! XO, The Boockvars
Stacy E
Mazel Tov and Best Wishes! Enjoy your special day. Lots of love, Stacy, David, Zach and Kyle xoxo
Milla K
Dear Jake, Congratulations on becoming a Bar Mitzvah! May you never stop learning, never stop growing, never stop becoming all you were meant to be! Mazel Tov! Milla and Len Kleinberg
Richard Z
Jake, Mazal Tov on arriving at this extraordinary day. Being the son of a rabbi brings special pressures that others do not experience at this time in their lives. You are to be congratulated on your incredible altruism in raising money for United Hatzalah of Israel. You have demonstrated your compassion and understanding of what it means to be a part of Klal Yisrael. May you continue to bring much nachas to your family (and to your Yankees) and to bring such an important link in the chain of the incredible story of the Jewish people. Richard Zucker and Susan Rivkind
Jennifer L
Mazel tov to you and your family, Jake!! What a wonderful cause. And we loved your video! Warmly, Jason, Jenn, Ben, & David Lerner
Miriam and Larry W
Love and Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah
David and Andrea W
Dear Jake, Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah! XOXOXO, Andrea (aka Mrs. Welt) and David Welt
harold and betty k
Congratulations on your special day. Continue the good work throughout your life. The Kullmans
Marilyn and Marty R
Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life
Amy K
Mazel Tov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. I am pleased to make a donation to United Hatzalah of Israel in honor of your special day.
Robin W
Mazel tov, Jake! We are so proud of you! Great video! Xo the Weidhorns
Amy Paul S
Mazal Tov Jake upon your upcoming Bar Mitzvah! If you can chant Torah as well as you can blow the Shofar, you will have it "made in the shade" B'shalom, Amy and Paul Schottland
Tess L
Jake- Mazal Tov on this wonderful accomplishment! Wishing you a life full of learning and love of Jewish traditions and Torah. May you be blessed in everything that you! -Tess Levine
Linda S
Congratulations on this milestone in your life. May you achieve all the goals you set for yourself. The world is waiting for you. Linda & Jerry Schultz
Nancy F
Have fun at your Bar Mitzvah. You earned it. Nancy Feigel
howard m
Jake Congratulations - really happy for you and your family Margolis Family
Dr Mrs and Joel R
Mazol Tov on your Bar Mitzvah
Lynn G
Dear Jake, You are an impressive thirteen year old. We are delighted to share in the celebration of your becoming a Bar Mitzvah. How wonderful that United Hatzalah will receive these gifts on your special day. Warmly, Lynn and Gabe Gruber
anonymous
You make us all proud! Mazel Tov, Jake! We know you will be great on Saturday!
Toby and John F
Mazel Tov to you and your family! Toby and John Fanburg
Judy C
What a wonderful cause you have chosen. I am so happy to donate in your honor and I look forward to sharing your joy when you become a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov and my best wishes for good health and happiness to you and your beautiful family. Judy Cohn
Laura J
Mazer Tov love the video
stefani A
Mazel Tov Jake! Wishing you and your family much happiness at this very special time. Love, Stefani & David Alcosser
Judith Z
Wishing you a grand mazel tov on your new journey into living and taking on the responsibilities of our precious Jewish tradition. Judy Pilchik Zucker
Andrea & Richard S
Dear Jake, Watching you grow up into such a wonderful young man has been such a joy. Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! We are confident that you will one day make a difference in this world! With love, Andrea & Richard Shapiro
Robert R
Dear Jake, Mazel Tov to you and your family on the joyful and meaningful occasion of you Bar Mitzvah. Your project is a wonderful mitzvah and we are happy to be a part of it!! Best wishes and love, Barbara and Bob Rosenberg and Billie, Emily and Aubrey Chaleff
Gary R
We look forward to your Bar Mitzvah and are impressed by the causes you have selected. Congratulations! Karen & Gary Rose
anonymous
We are happy to be able to support you in reaching your goal. Congratulations on this wonderful day !
Marilyn R
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah. We hope you reach your goal for a very worthy cause. Marilyn & Howard Rauchberg
Richard and maryanne M
Jake we are very proud of you on your special day! Rick and Maryanne Manis
Jill K
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah and all the wonderful things you are doing with this campaign and the rest! May you continue to go from strength to strength . . . and may you find joy and your authentic voice in each step along the way! Warmly, (Miss) Jill Kimelman
Audrey S
Mazel tov to you and your family. I want to thank you for this most generous gift you are giving to so many. Audrey Stulberger
Roberta R
Dear Jake, We think this is a wonderful organization to support. We are happy to be part of it. Congratulations on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. We look forward to seeing you on the 14th. Roberta Rosenblatt and Michael Alpert
Pamela G
Congratulations, Jake. If the strength and poise you showed when sounding the shofar during the High Holiday services is any indication, you are going to be awesome! Pam Goldstein and Bob Kornberg
Elisa S
Wishing you mazel tov on this wonderful milestone- Elisa and Scott Schwartz
Ellen and Martin S
Dear Jake, Congratulations to you and your Family on your becoming a Bar Mitzvah. We are happy to contribute to this very worthwhile cause and help you reach your personal goal. Ellen and Martin Sperber
anonymous
Mazel Tov, Jake. You make us all proud!
Pennie & Steve C
What a wonderful way to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah. I know your family is so proud of you. I have watched you grow from a sweet little 2 yr. old to such a wonderful young man. I love the video and I love you Jake!!
Corrine S
Best wishes on your Bar Mitzvah ! May this wonderful day begin a future filled with all good things. Mazel Tov ! Corrine Schwartz
Amanda & Scott D
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah! I know you will make us all proud...including yourself! Can't wait to celebrate your special day. Amanda & Scott Damesek
Robert C
From the Cowen Families
Phyllis & Alan M
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah. We are so proud of the young man you have become. We hope you reach your most worthy goal. Love, Phyllis & Alan Mankoff
Gloria B
Mazel Tov Jake!!! Wishing you and your family much happiness at this very special time !!! Love your video and hope you reach your goal !!!! With love, Gloria Baruch
Michael and Dana M
Mazel Tov Jake on becoming a bar mitzvah. Such a wonderful cause you are supporting. We wish you all the best. The Miller Family
Jane F
Dearest Jake, Best wishes on your Bar Mitzvah! Congratulations! With love, Jane Freinberg
Audrey S
Dear Jake, Although I will be unable to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah with you and your family, I am very pleased to make this contribution to Hatzalah in your honor. I am sure that you will glide through your Bar Mitzvah with the same confidence and grace that you demonstrated when you sounded the Shofar during Rosh Hashanah services! With affection, Audrey Stern
Madeline S
Dear Jake, Wishing you and your family a hardy mazel tov. Maddie Schaeffer
Liz and Myles A
Congratulations to Jake Gewirtz on your Bar Mitzvah! Liz and Myles Adelman
Amy W
Mazel Tov Jake! This is a wonderful cause.
Barbara F
Dear Jake Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah!! We are so proud of you and look forward to sharing your very special day!! Love, Barbara Feldstein
George B
We wish you a hearty Mazel Tov and can't wait to celebrate with you and your family. Love, Pamela and George Bloom.
Alan Judy Dylan & Jacqueline R
Wishing you nothing but the very best! May you be surrounded by family, friends, and those you most admire for a time to celebrate that which is most important to you. Mazel Tov! Alan, Judy, Dylan & Jacqueline Roth
Nancy W
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah Jake. What a wonderful project! Mazel Tov! Nancy & Andrew Wayne
Rhonda N
Mazel Tov Jake on your Bar Mitzvah!! Wishing you and your family a fabulous day and much success in your future. With love, The Nissan Family
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
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
anonymous
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.