B'nai Mitzvah: Acts of Memory invites every child who is preparing for bar/bat mitzvah to remember a child who perished in the Holocaust.
This is a very simple idea. The Project provides the student and the bar/bat mitzvah teacher with the name of a child, information about him/her, and suggestions for simple acts of remembrance:
- doing mitzvot b’shem (in the name of the child)
- mentioning the child in a dvar Torah or speech from the bimah
- taking on the mitzvah of saying Kaddish
- lighting a yahrzeit candle yearly