February 2012



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Bringing Kindness to Communities One Teen at a Time February 2012


A Kindness a Day

Monday – February 6, 2012

13 Shevat 5772


Cheer someone up today. 


“…receive everyone with a cheerful face.
(Ethics of the Fathers 1:15)


And the Winner Is…    

Areyvut is pleased to announce the winners of our 

2011 Bnai Mitzvah Video Essay Contest.


Mazal Tov and Congratulations!


Pink Star  Yael Muroff  Pink Star  

Harrisburg, PA

Grand Prize Winner


Pink Star  Hannah Levitin  Pink Star

Beachwood, OH



Yael’s video focused on the 9-11 CommUNITY Concert she coordinated in conjunction with her Bat Mitzvah and in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  The proceeds from the concert, over $11,000 in all, were donated to a variety of organizations based in Harrisburg, Yael’s hometown.

For her Bat Mitzvah project, Hannah raised funds and awareness and assembled packages for Tomchei Shabbos of Cleveland.  In her video essay Hannah asserted the importance of helping those in her community celebrate Shabbat in a way that many take for granted.

Yael’s and Hannah’s video essays were truly inspiring and we hope that you will the take the time to learn about the work they have done in their communities.  To view their winning essays, click here.

National Mitzvah Day is Coming Your Way!

National Mitzvah DayAreyvut’s National Mitzvah Day (formerly known as “Make a Difference” Day) is quickly approaching.


We want to hear what programs, projects and initiatives you’re getting involved with to make the world a better place!  From having a friendly visit with senior citizens to coordinating a toy drive for underprivileged children to sending care packages to soldiers overseas…we want to hear about it all!  


Register your project today!

Are You a College Student Seeking a Summer Internship?  

We Want to Meet You!     

Summer Internship ProgramAreyvut staff are currently accepting resumes and scheduling interviews for our annual Summer Internship Program.  This six week program for college students is a great way to learn about nonprofit organizations and structure, facilitate and implement programs and build up your resume!


Interested applicants should forward their resumes to sharon@areyvut.org.  For more information about Areyvut’s Summer Internship Program, email us at info@areyvut.org.  Please note: This internship is an unpaid position.

Speaking of College Interns…     

Aliza ChasanBack in 2010 Areyvut was introduced to Aliza Chasan, one of our amazing summer interns. Well, Aliza continues to amaze and write beautifully in the process…check out her recent blog posting.


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