For his bar mitzvah project, Noah Sulman organized a fundraiser to donate books to Children’s Wisconsin. “The reason why I chose this project is because I wanted to help people feel happy and safe in the hospital,” he said. Noah raised $920, surpassing his own expectations.
His synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El in Waukesha, helped him raise money for the project. Then, he picked out books from a local bookstore, Books & Company, to deliver to the hospital and clinics.
Noah selected books that represented social diversity, including books in Spanish, books featuring Black and Native American people, and books about gender equality.
“I learned several things from this project,” he said. First, “giving to others in need is very helpful.” Second, “organization is crucial.” Lastly, “it is important to pick things that are valuable to those to whom you are donating.”
–Hannah Rose Mayer