Red Nose Day 2015

Posted on May 26, 2015

Over the past few months, you may have seen some of your favorite celebrities clowning around, NBC buzzing about a special telethon or your local Walgreens selling shiny red noses. All of this hype was centered around Red Nose Day, a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by Continue Reading »

Understanding Donor Motivation, One Person at a Time

Posted on May 25, 2015

Learning more about donors and what motivated them to give of their money is essential to keeping your organization strong and well-funded.  Below are some helpful tips from this article.   Here are five simple steps to discover what motivates individual donors, regardless of their gender: After a first gift, add one question to a Continue Reading »

Bridging the Gap Year: Hevruta Program Forges Israeli-American Bonds

Posted on May 15, 2015

      The new gap year program, Hevruta, brings together post high school Americans and Israelis in  Israel where together they can learn bible, volunteer, and learn from each other’s language and culture.  This article tells all about Hevruta.  To go directly to the Hevruta program’s website, click here.

New Study: Teens More Engaged after Israel Program

Posted on May 13, 2015

TJJ (The Jerusalem Journey), NCSY and the OU’s summer Israel program for pubic high schoolers, has been shown to be effective in bringing the teens closer to their Jewish roots and practice.  The article about this can be viewed here.  For more information about TJJ click here.

Giving Mom the Gift of Kindness

Posted on May 5, 2015

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and, as usual, you’re scrambling to find the perfect gift for mom. You’ve gone through all the obvious choices: Cards, flowers, fancy soaps, chocolate…boring! Mother’s day is all about the unique relationship that has formed between you and your mother. It is a one-of-a-kind connection that cannot be Continue Reading »

Honoring Leaders in our Community

Posted on April 17, 2015

When it comes to the secret to spreading kindness, Matthew and Jessica Lish of Queens, NY seem to have the answer. “Start small. Hold a door open for someone and eventually a small act of kindness will build up to fill your world with chesed” says Jessica. On Sunday, April 26th Areyvut will be hosting Continue Reading »

How Much Would You Pay to Dip Karpas With a Kardashian?

Posted on April 8, 2015

It costs a pretty penny to dip karpas with a Kardashian Pesach programming has become more than just an escape from scouring kitchen floors and plastering counter tops with tin foil: it has become a luxury, an art form, which is constantly evolving year after year. And if the Arizona Biltmore is the Rembrandt of Continue Reading »

Make Your Kids the Star of the Seder

Posted on March 30, 2015

         “Why is this blog post different from all other blog posts?“ Okay, so that’s not exactly the question children around the world will be asking Friday night as they sit around their seder table eating matzoh, maror and other chametz-free treats. The Passover seder begins with the youngest child asking 4 key questions that Continue Reading »

Coping With Tragedy

Posted on March 23, 2015

Areyvut joins the community at large in offering our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sassoon and Jemal families on their tragic loss. Following the Brooklyn fire tragedy that took the lives of 7 beautiful children, it is important as a community to find ways to cope, reflect and engage in conversation. We cannot begin Continue Reading »

Introducing…Tikkun Olam Tour!

Posted on March 16, 2015

Yesterday, March 15th, communities around the United States came together for National Mitzvah Day, an event designed to encourage participation in acts of kindness, charity and communal involvement.  The program was coordinated through the efforts of Areyvut, a New Jersey based organization which has established itself as a leader in charity-oriented educational efforts. For this Continue Reading »