Thank you, Mr. Diaz, For Reminding Us of True Humanity

Posted on February 24, 2014

I read a news article this morning because the title caught my eye. I decided to ignore the fact that it was originally printed in 2008 and let me tell you, I’m so glad I did. In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with media stories of hate and violence- it’s not so Continue Reading »

Send a Card to Give Colin a Happy Birthday!

Posted on February 23, 2014

Send a birthday card to Colin who is turning 11 on March 9th this year! He is feeling very alone because of a disability he has that interferes with his social interactions, and told his mom that he doesn’t want a birthday party because he has no friends.  Read more below… “I am Colin’s mom, Continue Reading »

One Good Deed

Posted on February 23, 2014

   Erin McHugh’s book, “One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just a Little Bit Better” started out as a blog and has been published.  She still continues to blog her good deeds and experiences which is a great resource for finding new and creative ways to help someone out of a difficult Continue Reading »

JUST CLICK and Help Out People, Animals, the Rainforest, etc!

Posted on February 21, 2014

   I found this amazing website where by clicking a simple button the sponsors of the website donate money for each click collected!  You can click to donate money to the following causes: hunger, breast cancer, animal rescue, veterans, autism, diabetes, literacy, and the rainforest!  Every day you can click on each of the causes Continue Reading »

Help End Hunger and Poverty!

Posted on February 20, 2014

    Heifer International is an organization that allows you to donate money to communities around the world that need job help, food, and empowering women.  This site allows you to spend as little as $10 to “give where needed most,” or even to buy an animal for somebody you know.  Donations can be made Continue Reading »

Mother Bear Project

Posted on February 19, 2014

    Mother Bear Project is officially one of my favorite organizations.  They collect handmade, either crocheted or knitted, teddy bears and send them to various countries in Africa where they are distributed to children  affected by HIV/AIDS. The organization also sends you a tag to write the name of your bear and sews a Continue Reading »

Snow Day Chesed Ideas!

Posted on February 13, 2014

Are you trapped inside today? We certainly are…but all of us here at Areyvut know that just because you are trapped inside with 7 other people and no timeline of when you will see the outside world once more, doesn’t mean that acts of chesed should stop! In fact, there are some mitzvot and acts Continue Reading »

Nine Unseen Qualities That Create Exceptional Leaders

Posted on February 12, 2014

    LinkedIn featured an insightful article helpful for improving all of our leadership skills especially in our interactions with our coworkers.  1.  They forgive…and they forget  2.  They transform company goals into each employee’s personal goal  3.  They look past the action to find the emotion and motivation  4.  They support without seeking credit  5.  Continue Reading »

Influencing Bystanders to Stand up to Bullying

Posted on February 11, 2014

  Bullies bully for the attention of the bystanders watching, and if the bystanders can be shown both the positive and negative influence they have, they can choose to not give the bullies the power.  This article is a great start in talking to our children about standing up to bullying, in a very real Continue Reading »

We Are All One

Posted on February 6, 2014

Shoshana, here. I just wanted to tell you all a bit about a program that Areyvut is hoping to pilot for Jewish teens in the area. As many of you already know, Areyvut’s mission is to infuse the lives of Jewish youth and teens with the core Jewish values of kindness, charity, and social action. Continue Reading »