As an 18-month-old, Izzy was rushed to the emergency room, which began his journey to discovering he has severe food allergies peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame.
Izzy has spent his entire life being careful about what he eats, reading every ingredient label, carrying epinephrine emergency medication, and educating others about what it means to have severe food allergies.
People are often surprised to learn that every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the E.R. in the United States. Food allergies can be life-threatening, and the disease impacts 32 million Americans!
Right now, there is no cure for food allergies... but there is HOPE.
That's why Izzy has chosen to raise money for FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), which continues to provide critical support to families even while weathering a worldwide pandemic! Here’s how you can help:
DONATE NOW! Izzy's Mitzvah Project goal is to raise as much as possible in honor of the 5.6 million children under age 18 with food allergies. That's one in 13 children, or about two in every classroom!
Any amount helps, and when you donate, you help FARE to fund food allergy education programs, advocacy and awareness initiatives, and world-class research. Together, we can create a better future for all who are affected by food allergies!
Please check out Izzy's Broadway Bar Mitzvah meets FARE fundraiser mash-up in the comments section below. :)
Thank you so much for everyone's love and support!
P.S. If you prefer to donate by check, correspondence can be mailed directly to FARE's National Headquarters, with “Izzy Gottfried’s TeamFARE” in the memo section of the check: FARE, 7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 240, McLean, VA 22102.
This matches a gift from Russell and Kathy Gottfried in honor of Izzy Gottfried's bar mitzvah.
2.AMAnouk & Bruno Mamer
Slightly delayed congratulations. Was great to be part over video of your day! Big hugs from France
So proud to see everything you are and how you are teaching us all!
4.JCJulie And Dan Cohen
Hooray for Izzy! We were so happy we could virtually be present and experience the simcha. We love you!
So lucky to be part of your amazing day!
6.MGMarcia And Harold Gordon
Mazel Tov - it was wonderful to be with you virtually.
7.CZCarol And Howard Zolla
Mazel Tov! It was a pleasure to join you virtually for your Bar Mitzvah.
9.MOMichael & Gerri Oshry
You are very special donating your gift for a very special cause.I too have food allergies and carry an Epi pen and i know what it is like.
Wishing you much health in your life and much love.
Mike & Gerri Oshry
Congratulations on an inspiring and perfectly executed Bar Mitzvah.
12.MLMatthew, Venus & Lexxus
Izzy, we are so very proud of you. Love you! -Uncle Matt, Aunt Venus & Cuz Lexxus
Happy Bar Mitzvah Izzy, we are delighted to join your virtual ceremony, wishing you much health, happiness and success. With love, The Oz family
Mazel Tov, Izzy!
16.BPBlythe, Steve & Allegra Peelor
Mazel tov Izzy!!
xo Howie and Meg
Congrats Izzy! You are such an amazing person!
19.JRJohn Wisdom & Wendy Rice
Mazel Tov, Izzy!
20.PSPaul & Barbara Steiner
Mazel Tov !!!
Mazel Tov to a wonderful person! I'm so proud of you, Izzy.
22.DFDavid And Joan Friedenberg
23.RGRuss And Kathy Gottfried
We love you, Izzy, and we are so, so very proud of you.
25.SGSusan, Barry And Oliver Giles
Izzy, Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. We love your Playbill and sorry we can't be with you in person.
26.ETE A Trabin
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah,
Ed and Toby Trabin
27.CUChantelle K Urbina
Mazal tov on your bar mitzvah!
Your Brewster Lair Buddies are all so proud of you. Mazel Tov on this wonderful day.
30.TFThe Quon Family
We support your cause Izzy!
31.JSJoyce & Mort Smith
Congratulations on becoming Bar Mitzvah, and on your Mitzvah project for FARE!
32.TFThe Goldman Family
Mazel Tov, Izzy!
33.TFThe Stein Family
Mazel Tov Izzy!
34.AAAuntie Suz & Uncle Andy
Mazel Tov to one of our two favorite nephews in the whole wide world. LOVE YOU!
35.EKEllen & Steve Klinenberg
Mazel tov Izzy and the whole Gottfried family! We love you!
Mazel Tov Izzy! I think you and your Broadway Bar Mitzvah program are awesome!
Mazel tov, Izzy! We are so proud of you.
38.DDDebbie Haber & Marc Deitch
Congratulations on this beautiful milestone! xo, Debbie and Marc
39.ELElliot And Marcia Lepler
Mazel Tov--wish we could be with you in person.
40.TFThe Clark Family
Mazel Tov, Izzy. I'm so proud of you for all your accomplishments. It's my pleasure to donate to FARE in your honor. love, Susie
42.TFThe Farnham Family
43.SFStefan Raab And Family
Best wishes and mazel tov to you as you celebrate your bar mitzvah!
44.RSRobyn And Loren Shalinsky
From the Shalinsky Family.
Mazel Tov, Izzy!
45.SRSabina & Werner Raab
A wonderful cause! Our children,now adults also have had food allergies since they were young
46.JHJoel Cherman And Elian Hobeica
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! XOX The Geist Family
We are so proud of Izzy for supporting this organization. We wish you all the best and good luck!
Mazal tov Izzy!
50.ESElaine And Nolan Sigal
Mazal tov on your Bar MItzvah and for promoting this organization.
Looking forward to getting to share the day! And as a fellow fan of Broadway musicals, I LOVE the mashup!