Sadie’s Bat Mitzvah Project – Supporting Orphaned Girls in Israel

Today I travelled to the Orphanage in Netanya to meet with a very special girl who did a Mitzvah Project to benefit the girls at the Lev LaLev Orphanage.

Sadie Freifeld is a twelve-year-old girl who is a two time cancer survivor. For her Mitzvah project she chose to raise funds for girls who are less fortunate than her, and for girls that don’t have the support system that she had.

Sadie raised close to $4,000! She created her own personal webpage which she sent to her friends and family to give them an opportunity to donate to her project. On her page, Sadie writes, “I have chosen to support an orphanage in Israel because Israel is a country that unites all Jews in the world over. It is a country that is OUR HOME and has a very special place and meaning in my heart.” To see her page, and watch her video, please visit our donate page.

Last week, the Freifeld family arrived in Israel for a visit, and one of their first stops was the Orphanage. After greeting the girls, they were given a tour of the Home, and were shown a short video clip of the girls.

Most of our girls are out of the Home this week, due to some renovations happening at the Orphanage. Sadie and her family treated the girls who remained in the Orphanage to a lunch in Café Rothschild in Netanya. The girls had a great time, and especially enjoyed getting to know Sadie. She is a remarkable young lady, and they look forward to keeping in touch!

In addition, the money that Sadie raised went towards a new music system, Mp3 player with speakers for the Orphanage. It is something that the girls will enjoy using all the time, for dancing, parties and fun.

Thank you, Sadie Freifeld, for doing such an amazing job on your Mitzvah Project, and for bringing tremendous joy to orphaned girls in Israel!

If you would be interested in learning more about doing a Mitzvah Project to benefit orphaned girls in Israel, please contact Chavi at 845.367.7130 ext. 102 or

When they have nowhere to turn, who will be there for them?