Temple Rodef Shalom uses Kol Kore (a Hebrew Bnai Mitzvah tutoring program) as an added resource to help Bar and Bat Mitzvah students learn the Torah portion, Haftarah, and Hebrew prayers required for the service. The program is now free but you have to sign up through Julie Kaplan in order to get your Torah portion to display on the program.
To order the program, DO NOT ORDER ON THEIR WEBSITE. Instead, please send your request via email to Julie Kaplan and we will configure Kol Kore for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah assigned prayers/Torah/Haftarah with our recordings.
You will then receive an email from Kol Kore with instructions on how to log in and use the program. It is best to use the Firefox or Chrome web browser.
TRS has a database to help you discover project ideas that other students have done. Use this database to search for ideas or add your project for others to see. Click here for our Mitzvah Project Database Sign in as a guest.
Fairfax County also has a great volunteer site to find projects for your age group! Go to Volunteer Project Search and use the filters to search for projects for your age group. You do not have to sign in or create a user name to use the site.
Arlington County has a website with opportunities for Children, Youth and Families. Go to here to see their “Volunteer Arlington Passion Into Action” site. You do not need to login to use their site.
Also, the Jewish Federation has ideas for Mitzvah projects. Go to Federation Doing Good Project Ideas Page to see their list of projects on their Online Project Bank.
When you have finished your mitzvah project, please visit this page to let us know what you did. We will add it to your file so the clergy can see that it has been completed.
BimBam creates and distributes fun, accessible and smart digital media about Judaism for kids, adults and families who want to spend quality time online. You can search for your Torah portion and watch a short animated clip about it. Go to:: https://www.bimbam.com/torah-texts/torah/
If you need to download the audio file of your Torah portion, or need another copy of the Torah scan, or printout, please email Julie Kaplan at JKaplan@TempleRodefShalom.org