The PTA has set up an OJCS B‘nai Mitzvah program which entails the purchase of an Israeli bond for every child enrolled in OJCS and participating in the program. The program was set up many years ago to help alleviate the cost of classmates having to purchase individual gifts for every Bar/Bat Mitzvah child who is celebrating. It is also a wonderful way to ensure that everyone is included in their classmates’ simchas and that they learn about the building of community and tzedakah. Each student in the program will receive a State of Israel Bond which represents the gift to the student. Participation in this program is not mandatory. The fee to be part of the program is $280 CAD ($100 for an Israel Bond and $180 towards a donation).