Tikkun Olam TV

Posted on October 19, 2009

Throughout this week with the support of the Entertainment Industry Foundation television shows across the networks will highlight volunteerism and community service. They have also created a website to help people find opportunities in their communities and area of interest. While some in the non-profit community question whether agencies have the proper infrastructure to effectively Continue Reading »

Jewish Teen Philanthropy: A Strategy for Jewish Teen Engagement

Posted on October 16, 2009

Jewish Teen Philanthropy. It is now on the radar of the organized Jewish community and it should be. There are currently over 70 programs throughout the country that teach participants about communal needs, the grant making process and last year these programs involved thousands of teens and allocated over a million dollars to community agencies. Continue Reading »

The Haves and the Have-Nots

Posted on October 7, 2009

I nearly forgot to update the Areyvut blog this week. Well, that’s not entirely true…not to say that one form of work is more important than the other, but there were more pressing matters than the blog for this week, including, but not limited to, updating the Areyvut website, sending out our e-Newsletter and putting Continue Reading »

5769: A Look Back

Posted on September 22, 2009

I have to admit, I was a little taken aback as I was preparing to write this blog. You see, Daniel had asked me to write something up for this week (a task I was happy to complete), but failed to mention that he had already written something highlighting all things Rosh Hashanah oriented. Just Continue Reading »

Preparing for Rosh Hashana

Posted on September 18, 2009

In just a few hours we will be celebrating Rosh Hashana. Here are a few videos that may help inspire you to think about the holiday and the upcoming year 5770 and to have a more meaningful holiday. This video will impact how you pray over Rosh Hashana and enable you to literally see the Continue Reading »

A Site for Sore Eyes

Posted on September 17, 2009

About 14 months ago, Areyvut took on an ambitious endeavor. While our mission is typically to infuse the lives of Jewish youth with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social justice), we realized that was small potatoes compared to what was then our newest mission. Yes, Daniel and I, Continue Reading »

On Sunday, September 13 Do Not Separate Yourself from Community

Posted on September 10, 2009

There is always one Sunday in September that is filled with community events. Because of Labor Day being late (yes, I know that sounds weird) and the way the chagim (Jewish holidays) fall out this year, this Sunday, September 13th is the day with loads of events. Here is a sampling of some of the Continue Reading »

In with the New

Posted on September 9, 2009

Today is Sept. 9th, a day many students will be returning to school for the first time since the start of summer vacation. It is also the day that we welcomed the two newest members of “Team Areyvut” to the office from the Sinai Schools. The Sinai Schools, for those that may not know, is Continue Reading »

Mitzvah Projects Serve as Example and Inspiration

Posted on August 31, 2009

As the summer comes to a close and school starts again I want to highlight some students and projects who have been busy this summer making a difference. Keri Jucha, 13, of Carlsbad, CA who had brain surgery at age 10 has raised $15,000 to buy a home movie system, laptop computers and DVD players Continue Reading »

Blast From the (Not So Distant) Past

Posted on August 20, 2009

It’s been about a month since the “official” Areyvut Internship Program ended, with our initial group of 5 leaving us. Though they have been gone, they certainly have not been forgotten. Some left mementos on the wall, others items on their desks or computers. Last week after attending a meeting I was asked how I Continue Reading »