The ‘Secret Sauce’ to Teen Engagement

Posted on June 10, 2014

The ‘secret sauce’ to teen engagement is all about shared Jewish values between teens and their peers.  This article is about BBYO’s successful International Conventions (IC) and the relationships the teens develop there along with the development of their Jewish identity in ways that work for them.  These ideas apply well beyond BBYO.

10 Leadership Nuggets from Maya Angelou

Posted on May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou has had a tremendous impact on the world and with her passing comes reflection on some of her most memorable quotes.  This LinkedIn article brings 10 Maya Angelou quotes that mention or reflect on some aspect of leadership.  Among my favorite are the following: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what Continue Reading »

Click – Then Shout: Nodding in Agreement Isn’t Enough

Posted on May 27, 2014

Social media is only as powerful as the actual physical social change that is spurred because of it.  Liking posts on Facebook and retweeting Michelle Obama’s #bringbackourgirls Instagram photo can only go so far to do something for those girls.  David Sable’s article properly points out that “we have to remember that as energizing as Continue Reading »

H.O.P.E. Program Update #1 for Parents

Posted on May 20, 2014

Crossposted on the Yeshivat Noam blog In our last session on Friday, we were thrilled to welcome CB Neugroschl from Shirat Devorah, and Rochel Mendlowitz from Chai Lifeline, accompanied by Dena, a volunteer, and Malki, a ‘Cancer Warrior.’  Mrs. Neugroschl helped the H.O.P.E. participants understand what it could feel like for someone to have difficulty speaking, Continue Reading »

How to Build a Successful Team

Posted on May 18, 2014

Working as a cohesive group is crucial to successful teamwork and success on projects.  When everyone’s input matters, the individuals in the team will want to put in their two cents.  John Davison’s article, provides insight into building a successful team and is worth reading.

I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

Posted on May 16, 2014

In Dr. Hal M. Lewis’ article, there are good pointers for running your organization like a productive business.  “Daniel Pink, whose research in the field of workplace happiness is recognized widely, notes that job satisfaction derives not from extrinsic motivators – money, power, and status – but from three intrinsic factors: Autonomy (the desire to Continue Reading »

Don’t Ask Sheldon Adelson for a Job

Posted on May 12, 2014

The point of networking is to build connections with others so that you can maximize your potential and achieve your goals.  This article highlights the importance of proper networking and the problem with asking outright “can I work for you?” 

Pre-Shabbat Sing-a-Long

Posted on May 8, 2014

Calling all Mitzvah Do-ers! Areyvut wants you! Yes, you…you right there! Come join us for an afternoon of chesed at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh to bring the joy of Shabbat to the residents through song. Gear up for Shabbat by singing some well-known tunes with friends and seniors. Friday, May 9thfrom 4:30-6:30 Friday, May Continue Reading »

Flowers for Shavuot!

Posted on May 5, 2014

With Shavuot right around the corner, Areyvut is pleased to announce our Flowers for Shavuot fundraiser! From now until May 20th, order flowers through Areyvut and a percentage of your order will go to benefit Areyvut programming! This is a wonderful way to beautify your holiday while also supporting a long-standing community non-profit. Flowers are Continue Reading »

2014 H.O.P.E. Opening E-Mail for Parents

Posted on May 1, 2014

Cross posted on the Yeshivat Noam blog  The H.O.P.E. (Helping Organizations Provide Essentials) Jewish Teen Philanthropy program is now in its 5th year at Yeshivat Noam and is facilitated by Areyvut.  H.O.P.E. is for a select group of 7th graders and is the only such program implemented by a day school in the tri-state area.  The participants are Continue Reading »