Baltimore’s Benyamin Balakhani’s Tzitzis Campaign Pulls No Strings


The Protective Strings Initiative is a campaign to inspire and facilitate the performance of the Mitzvah of Tzitzit.

It was founded in 2021 by Benyamin Balakhani, a young father and member of Kehillas Ohr Yisrael Baltimore. He was inspired about the Mitzvah of Tzitzis after hearing a story from a Rav who distributed FREE PAIRS OF TZITZIS to campers because of the protection they offer during the 3 Weeks. With the help of his brothers, they put together a box of FREE PAIRS OF TZITZIS for summer campers.

After posting a picture of the box on social media, others sought to participate in this mitzvah. By the end of the summer, he had raised $8,000 and gave out over 600 FREE PAIRS OF TZITZIS.

This year, with many more community members eager to participate in this 9 Days Shmira Campaign, & with requests flowing in from many other camps, he has launched the Protective Strings Initiative to give FREE PAIRS OF TZITZIS to every young man at a Torah-Observant Camp who requests a pair.

Rabbinic Advisors; Rabbi Duvi Rubin, Mara D’Asra, Kehillas Ohr Yisrael Baltimore

Participating Camps: Camp Sports, Chayolei Hamelech, Dora Golding, Mesorah, Nageela West, Oorah The Zone, Shoresh

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