Tomorrow is a Snow Day!

Posted on February 8, 2017

In anticipation of a snow day tomorrow Michal Levine, our Program Associate developed some snow day chesed ideas you can do with your family. A snow day is the perfect opportunity to do some chesed indoors and out!  Here are some ideas and links to our Pinterest page with related crafts.  Feel free to share some of your own with us Continue Reading »

Life Lessons from Super Bowl 51

Posted on February 6, 2017

Last night’s Super Bowl was awesome and historic.  (For those who didn’t watch the game live, we encourage you to watch at least the 4th quarter.  As we often say, “context is key,” and watching the last quarter will give you a sense of the excitement and energy of game, and it will give you Continue Reading »

13th Annual National Mitzvah Day & #24HourofKindness Effort

Posted on February 3, 2017

This letter to the community announces our 13th annual National Mitzvah Day and a new #24HourofKindness effort.Every week between now and April 2nd we will be sharing different resources on the blog to help facilitate your involvement. The world needs more kindness.  No matter where you live, what your personal beliefs are or whom you Continue Reading »

Kaddish for Flight 1173

Posted on January 27, 2017

Yesterday I flew back from vacation. At the airport I saw a colleague who had helped me in the spring with a project. I knew he had recently lost his mother, was in his year of mourning and saying kaddish. A minyan drives kaddish. This means that a mourner only needs to say kaddish in Continue Reading »

The End of an Era

Posted on January 15, 2017

We were sad to hear that “The Greatest Show on Earth”, the Ringling Brothers Circus will be closing down this May after 146 years. We have no interest in discussing or debating animal cruelty as it relates to the circus. We simply want to state that all those genuinely concerned with animal cruelty and committed Continue Reading »

Areyvut’s 2017 A Kindness a Day Calendar

Posted on January 4, 2017

As many of you know we have developed A Kindness a Day since 2005.  The goal of the Kindness a Day is to encourage and facilitate kindness and to connect people to Jewish text and tradition on a daily basis. We published a hard copy of the A Kindness a Day Calendar from 2005 through Continue Reading »

Why We Plan to Still Participate in End of the Year Fundraising

Posted on December 28, 2016

A colleague asked if after our recent successful Charidy campaign if we would be sitting out the end of the year fundraising season to which I replied no.  When we run teen philanthropy programs at the first session we always discuss with the participants a mission statement on how that guides an organization.  At the Continue Reading »

December 26 Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on December 22, 2016

Are you off from work on Monday?  Are your kids off of school?  Are you looking for a meaningful way to spend the day?  Spend Monday, December 26 doing good with Areyvut. Areyvut has two separate volunteer opportunities available.  You can sign up for both or just one of the programs. 10:00-11:30- Help with a Continue Reading »

How Will We Spend the Money

Posted on December 16, 2016

With your help we surpassed the goal of our recent Charidy campaign!  Thanks to all those that help make this possible.  We appreciate your generosity and partnership.  We believe in transparency and would like to share some of our plans of how we will spend this money.  Before we do a bit of background is Continue Reading »

Help us Raise $150,000 Today

Posted on December 12, 2016

Today is the day. Thanks to the generosity of our matchers every gift as part of our Charidy campaign today will be quadrupled.  Simply go to and take pride in knowing that you actively made the world a better place by facilitating kindness and communal involvement.    In the event that you are only seeing Continue Reading »