The Ezra Project was conceived as a way to honor Ezra Keiser who suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in 2010 at the age of 11. He was a 5th grade student at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Ezra was described by his schoolmates as “kind, selfless and bright.” We use these words to guide us towards helping children in need.

Ezra loved sports, especially soccer and baseball. He was a giver and participated in charities that help other kids.

The Ezra Project is a chain of mitzvahs (good deeds). The project is all about kids helping other kids. Each year, we fundraise and then choose a project that we feel will make an impact for children in need.

The Ezra Project continues by doing good deeds and therefore creating one link in the mitzvah chain. A long chain of small mitzvahs can turn into a powerful chain of help for those less fortunate.