H.O.P.E. 2010

With a grant received from Targum Shlishi, an Aryeh and Raquel Rubin Foundation, Areyvut is proud to announce its partnership with Yeshivat Noam on the H.O.P.E. (Helping Organizations Provide Essentials) program.  This first program of its kind in the Bergen County area is comprised of 6th grade girls and 7th grade boys.  Throughout the course of the 10 session program, the student participants, who take the time to meet during their free lunch time, work with Areyvut staff to learn about what philanthropic giving is and where the need is in their community. 

Participants are learning about three main areas of focus, The Arts, Community Building and Self-Sufficiency.  Ultimately, the group will narrow down their large list of prospective grantees to just three or four.  Representatives from each organization will meet with the students at the school to enable them to learn more about the organization, and give them the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. 

During the program, the Areyvut staff works with the students in teaching them about philanthropy and the importance of consensus building and critical thinking.  At the conclusion of the program, the students, their teachers and parents will be invited to a check presentation luncheon where the students will showcase what they learned, and allocate $1,100 to one or several Bergen County organizations.

If you are interested in learning more about H.O.P.E. or starting a similar program in your school, synagogue or community center, please contact Daniel Rothner at (201) 244-6702 or daniel@areyvut.org.
 
Check out our video from 2010.