|Alex and the Ark|
This website will be much cooler soon!
Alex's Mitzvah Project
My Name is
Alex Reynolds and I want to build an Ark
The Goal - Build an Ark with a Web
It takes $5000.00 to donate a Noah's Ark which send sets of animals all over the world to families in communities that are becoming self sufficient after war, natural disasters or extreme poverty.
My Bar Mitzvah portion is Noah's Ark and I want to do something to help the whole world and make a real difference. After the ark story that every one knows, the end of the of the portion talks about the Tower of Babel. This is when God made us all speak different languages so that we couldn't work together. We had to be separate groups to be better people. When people were all connected with one language, instead of working to make the world better, they worked to make something to glorify themselves. Now we have the web, and the whole world is connected to each other again. Instead of building something tall, we've built something flat.
I think we can use the web to prove that people can all work together held by nothing but communication, even if we don't all use the same languages, to build something that helps the world, even if it's just five PayPal dollars at a time. The Ark we're building is to save lots of people not just a few. I'm hoping this site will be part of a viral web campaign it would only take 1000 people connected through the web donating 5$ each to build the ark. Maybe we could even build more arks than just one.
If you would like to ask me about my project you can e-mail me at *
Ways to Help-
There is a special project at Heifer International called
Alex and the Ark
Web with Pay Pal
Please make checks out to:
Heifer Project International
With My Gift Registry at Heifer International
I have started a gift registry so that people can donate directly heifer international site - but unfortunately they can't count it towards the ark online but this way everyone can be sure that they are really helping repair the world and I'll record those registry items here so people can add it to the ark money and see if we can reach the ark goals. . .
How are we building it? Heifer International!
Heifer International is important because it supports repairing the earth
in a way that is physical, spiritual and renewing. It part of Tikkun Olam
in the way that it supports anyone who is hungry and will work with any
group who is working to end hunger. Heifer International provides food,
economy and community by being project based. It follows the highest form
of Tzedaka according to Talmud, because when someone helps the other person
help themselves that is the highest level. Also when you donate to Heifer
International, the recipient doesn'tít know you are the one who donated
the animals and training and development plan, so it is also anonymous.
I think it is important for Jews to remember to help the whole world be
repaired, not only the Jewish world.