24 Kindness Ideas

Posted on April 1, 2017

Tomorrow is our 13th National Mitzvah Day and #24HoursofKindness effort! To facilitate your involvement we have developed this list of 50 ways that you can be a part of this effort and actively fill April 2nd with kindness, compassion and good deeds.  In the event that you need more ideas we have 24 more for you, one for Continue Reading »

#24HoursofKindness Event Guidelines

Posted on March 31, 2017

We’re so excited for Sunday. A reminder to takes photos and videos. When you post them to social media please make sure to tag all posts with the hashtag #24HoursofKindness and @Areyvut. Doing so will engage others in National Mitzvah Day and this unbelievable #24HoursofKindness effort. We again want to thank our friends at Good Continue Reading »

Albany synagogues unite to give back

Posted on March 23, 2017

We love when people work together.  For us words like partnership and collaboration aren’t just buzz words, they are central to the way we operate every day of the year.  We are thrilled that three Albany synagogues -Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Israel and Congregation Ohav Shalom- are leading by example and uniting to participate in Continue Reading »

National Mitzvah Day Talking Points

Posted on March 16, 2017

When people are approached to do something- either attend an event, contribute to a cause or go to a program- they often think or ask why should I participate and how will my participation benefit me?  With this in mind we are happy to present these Talking Points for our upcoming 2017 National Mitzvah Day Continue Reading »

Stella Blizzard Snow Day

Posted on March 13, 2017

This blog post was written by Alisa Danon Kaplan, a Program Associate. “Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Yes, it is March.  And yes, they are predicting up to two feet of snow for tomorrow. (Happy Spring, Everyone!) While the prospect of snow, particularly in March, may not make Continue Reading »

Family Volunteer Opportuunities at the Jewish Home

Posted on March 9, 2017

As part of our 13th National Mitzvah Day and #24HoursofKindness effort in conjunction with Good Deeds Day we are coordinating a few local programs. The goal of all the local programs is to: ·         Enable families to volunteer together, discuss their values and what matters to them. ·         Learn about yourself and the community needs. Continue Reading »

50 Acts of Kindness

Posted on March 2, 2017

We really want you to join us on April 2nd and participate in our National Mitzvah Day and #24HoursofKindness! To facilitate your involvement we have developed this list of 50 ways that you can be a part of this effort and actively fill April 2nd with kindness, compassion and good deeds.

Hands on Service Projects Ideas

Posted on February 23, 2017

To help facilitate families, schools, synagogues and agencies participation on April 2nd in our National Mitzvah Day and #24HoursofKindness we have developed step by step instructions for a variety of hands on projects. These instructions give you all the information you need for supplies, target audience and time needed. We encourage you to select a project Continue Reading »

The World Needs More Kindess

Posted on February 16, 2017

The world needs more kindness and we are actively trying to do what we can to facilitate as much kindness as possible.  On April 2, in conjunction with our dear friends at Good Deeds Day as part of our 13th National Mitzvah Day we are coordinating #24HoursofKindness with the goal of having kindness done every Continue Reading »

Kindness & Service Project Planning Unit

Posted on February 9, 2017

We have developed a project planning unit to help you craft a meaningful project for your community on April 2nd as part of National Mitzvah Day and #24HoursofKindness effort. This is a resource that we encourage you to use year round as a way to clarify your goals, plan thoughtful projects and programs that meet your needs and serve Continue Reading »