National Clown Week!

Posted on July 31, 2013

The first week in August in National Clown Week!  Check out this website to learn more about this special week. Areyvut would also like to announce that we will be launching new core groups as part of our Mitzvah Clowning program in Bergen County and Westchester so stay tuned for more information about that!

Bone Marrow Match!

Posted on July 30, 2013

On July 31, 2011, Areyvut’s interns -Jordana and Rebecca- and staff -Shira- helped facilitate a Gift of Life Bone Marrow Drive in West Orange, NJ, at Congregation Ahavat Achim Bnei Jacob and David.  We were just informed that someone who we entered into the bone marrow registry that day was found to be a match for Continue Reading »

Engaging Jewish High School Students in Jewish Ideas and Problems

Posted on July 29, 2013

According to a recent article in The Marshall Memo, research has found that societies in which teenagers are engaged and encouraged to participate with adults in adult-like work and issues have less teenage apathy and rebelliousness.  The research points out different ways in which to help adolescents deal with the stage of being “almost adults, but not Continue Reading »

How to Lead Growth Initiatives: Guidelines for CEOs

Posted on July 28, 2013

   The Harvard Business Review provides actions that will help company leaders to “nurture internal startups and teach their core businesses how to deliver both earnings and growth.”  These tips are not exclusive to businesses and can be helpful in the nonprofit sector as well! These actions will help company leaders nurture internal start-ups and Continue Reading »

25 Best Educational Apps

Posted on July 26, 2013

The American Association of School Librarians put out a list of their top 25 educational apps for teaching and learning.  These apps are found to be the most innovative and creative, and help engage students in the best way possible.  As Jewish educators, it is our job to use technology in the best way to educate Continue Reading »

A Motivational Pie Chart

Posted on July 25, 2013

Jennifer Dulski discusses the importance of motivating your employees.  She stresses that in order to do this, one must understand each individual person, because everyone is different and is motivated by different things.  Dulski suggests a tool of a “Motivational Pie Chart” that every employer should give to their employees.  This asks each person to Continue Reading »

Annie Goldsmith’s Chic Philanthropy

Posted on July 24, 2013

Annie Goldsmith volunteered with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, an organization that advocates for and protects the rights of abused and neglected children and foster children, and wanted to help make an even greater difference.  She decided to design the “Forever” sweatshirt, with all profits going to benefit foster children connected with the organization.  This is a great example Continue Reading »

Children in Chattanooga Learn to Give Back to the Community

Posted on July 23, 2013

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, there are two new camps that teach participants about giving to others.  The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene are going to co-host a Philanthropy Camp and Camp Tikkun Olam, that are geared towards helping out in the community. The more programs like this, the better.  Continue Reading »

Tikkun olam lunches nourish those in need

Posted on July 22, 2013

A congregation in Los Angeles is repairing the world by serving lunch to those in need.  About 60 people, Jews and non-Jews, come to the Bnai David-Judea Congregation to get food and some inspiration from Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky.  These lunches were started by a congregant, David Nimmer, who decided that he wanted to make a change to Continue Reading »

Building Generosity Networks

Posted on July 21, 2013

A group of billionaires who have signed the Giving Pledge, a commitment to donate more than half of their money in their lifetime, meet a few times a year to brainstorm about ways to make a greater impact on others.  This article discusses one option for these philanthropists to make a greater impact: Generosity Networks.  Continue Reading »