A True Act of Kindness: Generous Dad Pretends to Be Homeless and GIVES Money to Shoppers

Posted on January 7, 2014

   Outside of a coffee shop, one man decided to give money to people who passed by him as he sat on the street with a sign.  Not your typical homeless sign, this one read: “I have a job, I have a home, I have a car, I have good health, Would YOU like a Continue Reading »

Setting Classroom Tone from the Get-Go

Posted on January 6, 2014

  In the Marshall Memo from this past December 30th, there is a good point made about setting a positive atmosphere in the classroom straight away.  He cites an article which says that students can sense the intellectual and emotional climate of a class and will act accordingly.  Knowing that a teacher’s vibe sets the Continue Reading »

Some Helpful Info For Our New Year’s Day Carnival

Posted on December 31, 2013

Areyvut’s New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza is only a day away! With so many questions coming in, we just wanted to give you all some helpful information for when you’re planning the most awesome New Year’s Day you’ve ever had… 1. The carnival is completely, 100% indoors!2. We suggest leaving the coats in the cars Continue Reading »

Why Providing Critical Feedback Can Be a Gift

Posted on December 30, 2013

  Giving feedback is a productive thing even though the word “criticism” has the unfortunate connotation of being judgmental in a negative way.  If done in a kind and appropriate way, criticism can allow for personal growth and enable someone to see what they cannot from an outsider’s perspective. 

Why Areyvut Matters

Posted on December 29, 2013

If you are like me you are inundated with end of the year requests.  Areyvut- like all non-profits- rely on end of the year giving to support our work.  Here are 10 reasons why I believe that Areyvut should matter to you: We enable parents to discuss Jewish values with their children. We love and Continue Reading »

Five Traits You Need to Dominate Your Field

Posted on December 27, 2013

In Entrepreneur magazine, an article titled, “How the Great Ones Got Great,” provides the five traits needed to dominate any industry. 1. Self-awareness. Instead of blaming a failure on external factors–the economy, the government, even the weather–those at the top of their game look inward to determine where their own assumptions and biases failed them. 2. Continue Reading »

Why Should YOU Become a Carnival Family Sponsor…

Posted on December 25, 2013

As our New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza gets closer by the day (we’re down to 7 days on our countdown!), we wanted to share some reasons why YOU should become a Family Sponsor for the event: 1. You’re supporting kindness in the community2. Let’s be real…it’s tax-deductible 3. You get a $10 food voucher with Continue Reading »

Areyvut’s New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza

Posted on December 23, 2013

Looking for a fun-filled family activity for New Year’s Day? Look no further! Join Areyvut at our New Year’s Day Extravaganza happening this January 1st from 10am-6pm at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. There will be more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food, and live entertainment featuring Continue Reading »

Ten Pieces of Advice for a Job Interview

Posted on December 19, 2013

  Great job interview advice is given in detail here.  The short version is as follows: 1) Ask in advance if there are concerns about your record2) Scope out the hot-button issues on the campus before your interview3) Don’t say that an idea will work just because it did for you back home4) Don’t try to Continue Reading »

The Secret to Developing Strong and Lasting Relationships with Peers

Posted on December 18, 2013

  The Harvard Business Review asked former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, “What’s the secret to developing strong, decades-long working relationships with peers?”  She answered, “Treat people well. Don’t mislead them. Don’t be prickly. Don’t say things that are aggravating. Try to be as agreeable as you can be. Try to be helpful Continue Reading »