Include MAZON in Your Simcha

Simchas or Life-Cycle Celebrations

Weddings, engagement parties, anniversary parties, graduations, brit milot and baby namings, retirement parties, etc.

Caring for the poor has been part of Jewish life-cycle celebrations since Abraham and Sarah first opened the sides of their tents and provided food and drink to all who passed by. In the shtetls of Eastern Europe, wedding feasts were not permitted to begin until the poor of the community had been served their meals.

When Jews came to America from every corner of the world, they carried a wealth of Jewish traditions. Chief among these was the obligation to ensure that people suffering from hunger had access to food.

In our modern world, we cannot invite every hungry person in our communities to join our celebrations. But there is a way to uphold this ancient tradition symbolically – by donating a portion of the cost of your event to MAZON.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

MAZON’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project encourages students to find personally meaningful ways to incorporate tzedakah (charity/justice) into their new lives as adults.

Our program is designed for students to mix and match tzedekah & tikkun olam opportunities to create a partnership with MAZON that is unique for each young adult. Learn more about our program offerings, or us at outreach@mazon.org.

Invite MAZON to your wedding

Donate 3%: It is customary for couples to give tzedakah on their wedding day to share their blessings and begin their marriage with a mitzvah. Consider donating 3% of what you will spend on your wedding to MAZON. 

Inspire your guests: Ask your guests to contribute to MAZON in lieu of giving you a wedding gift. We can help you set up your own online donation form to track and manage the gifts that your guests make on your behalf. 

Honor your guests: Make a gift to MAZON on behalf of the friends and family who share your special day with you. We can provide centerpiece cards or individual place cards for you to display on tables to recognize your gift. 

Materials

We are happy to provide materials to include at your simcha.

Table cards
Many reception hosts symbolically invite MAZON to their celebration by displaying our table cards. We have two sizes available – individual place cards (2” x 4” when folded) for each guest and centerpiece cards (6 ¼” x 4 ½” when folded) to display in the middle of each table.

Simcha CenterpieceTableCards

Tzedakah Boxes
The giving of Tzedakah (charity, righteousness) is a fundamental Mitzvah in the Jewish tradition. MAZON Tzedakah boxes can be used in your synagogue, your classroom and in your home. The Tzedakah boxes are also perfect to include during your holiday celebrations, Simchas and fundraising events.

A note about Simcha Campaigns: If you plan to ask your guests to donate to MAZON in lieu of gifts for you, please consider setting up a fundraising page for your celebration. 

For more information on Simcha Campaigns, please contact us at mazon@mazon.org.

Need to order MAZON materials?

You can request materials on the form below or by calling (800) 813-0557.