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 Advisor
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

To participate in contributing towards this cause, please click here:

If your camp would like to participate, please call 410-963-0303 or click here