B’nai Mitzvah Service-Learning: The Ark Project


Ekar Farm has been collaborating with Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) this past year to host a cohort of b’nai mitzvah students (~ages 11-13) who would like to center their mitzvah project around animals and animal welfare starting this fall/winter. JIFA has created a comprehensive curriculum and program called The Ark Project that provides a meaningful service-learning project that is especially suited to take place in a setting like Ekar Farm.

We invite b’nai mitzvah students to take part in this exciting opportunity to engage in an animal and environmental-focused, service-learning project with Ekar. The project will meet for 6 sessions, each lasting 2 hours, over a course of three months (January, February, & March).  Each session will include the following:



If The Ark Project is of interest to you, please sign-up below!

JIFA B'nai Mitzvah Project Sign-Up

Ekar Farm is partnering with the Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) to offer an exciting new program for young people ages 11-13. The JIFA B’nai Mitzvah Project is a unique opportunity for Jewish youth to connect their love for animals to Jewish values through a bar or bat mitzvah (b’nai mitzvah) project. JIFA is transforming the typical mitzvah project into meaningful Jewish service-learning by combining local volunteer opportunities with Jewish texts, traditions, and stories about animal protection. If you want to have a positive impact on Jewish youth, on animals, and on your community, join us today!