When a child becomes a Bar Mitzvah, it signals that he is ready for more responsibility. Becoming a Bar Mitzvah allows a person to reflect on the past and then make new plans for the future.
The same is true for Kav L’Noar. For 13 years, people like you - people who care about the wellbeing of Israel’s teenagers - have supported and encouraged Kav L’Noar. And that support has directly resulted in thousands of improved lives. For 13 years, you have given at-risk youth the tools to pave lives of meaning.
So for Kav L’Noar’s Bar Mitzvah birthday, we will pause for a moment to reflect and thank you for your tremendous generosity over the last 13 years. And then we will start thinking about the future. Because there is so much more work to be done.
Take Miri, for example. She is a 13-year-old living in Jerusalem. Her mother is mentally unwell and her father is never home. Miri needs your help.
Miri fantasizes about having someone around who notices what she does. Sometimes, she allows herself to dream about finding a person who would be there just for her.
Recently, in a moment of loneliness, Miri began a relationship with a 19-year-old man who told her she was special. Now, he makes plans with Miri and then leaves her waiting for hours. He alternates affection and insults. He knows exactly how to manipulate her.
Miri may be 13, but she has already been through too much in her short life…. And the worst may be yet to come.
Unless someone steps up to help, at-risk teens like Miri will continue down their dark paths. Unless someone like you decides to do something, Israel’s struggling youth will be left without the resources or skills to escape.
But there is something you can do to help. And no better time to do it than Kav L’Noar’s Bar-Mitzvah birthday!
Your gift to Kav L’Noar on its 13th birthday provides children like Miri a lifeline, the tools to take responsibility for their futures. You can save Miri’s life.
And for the next 13 days, each dollar you donate to Kav L’Noar will be doubled. You have 13 days to double your impact in giving struggling youth and their families the skills they need to flourish.
Your donation will go directly to a unique therapeutic mentoring program which empowers children to deal with their unique challenges. Because of you, these troubled teens will be matched with a carefully-chosen mentor from the Lotte Katz z'l Mentoring Program, named after a lady who had the rare ability to be a truly good listener. Because of you, children like Miri will have mentors in their lives who will listen as they open up their hearts and guide them as they navigate the murky waters of teenage life.
When you give to Kav L’Noar, you provide young girls and boys a positive force in their lives. You offer them a supportive presence. You offer them gentle guidance. You offer them light.
Plus, giving to Kav L’Noar is simply smart philanthropy. In celebration of our Bar Mitzvah, a group of generous donors has agreed to match each dollar you donate. This is an incredible opportunity that will save the lives of countless Israeli teens.
Please give, and give generously. Miri - and struggling children like her - are counting on it.