January 2010


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Bringing Kindness to Communities One Teen at a Time January 2010

A Kindness a Day

Sunday – January 10, 2010

24 Tevet 5770


Be courteous, kind and well-mannered when in a public setting.  You never know who you can have an impact on.


“He who causes his friend to do a mitzvah is regarded by Scripture as though he had done it himself.”  (Talmud Sanhedrin 99b)




And the Winner Is… 

Areyvut Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Bnai Mitzvah Video Essay Contest!





Mitchell Abrams – New City, NY

“Kids Love Books”

Grand Prize Winner


Marcus Apter – West Hartford, CT

“Let’s Play Ball – For All”

Second Place Winner

Alex Harelick – White Plains, NY
“Alex Harelick’s Mitzvah Project”

Third Place Winner

David Broide – Hollywood, FL     Abby Stiefel – Teaneck, NJ
     “Never Again Never Forget”   “Clowning Around for Chesed”
Honorable Mention



Areyvut congratulates our winners and thanks everyone who participated for making this contest such a success.



A Lot of Laughs & A Lot of Fun

Areyvut’s Mitzvah Clown Training a Great Success!


 Mitzvah Clowning
On December 20th (the first snowy day on the East Coast) Areyvut facilitated our first ever Mitzvah Clown Training!  With roughly 20 participants “All Ears” and “Venus”, the Mitzvah Clown trainers ran the show and taught the group how to apply clown make-up, make balloon animals and speak with hospital patients and senior citizens.
Once the training was complete, the entire group took their show on the road to CareOne at Teaneck, a local senior residence.  The Mitzvah ClowningMitzvah Clowns and senior citizens had a wonderful time!  Facilitated by Daniel Rothner, Areyvut’s Founder  & Director, many of the newest Mitzvah Clowns have continued their good work and have since entertained Yachad members and plan on continuing their friendly visits on a monthly basis.
Check out our pictures and video from this event!
For more information about Mitzvah Clowning with Areyvut or to set up a training, please contact us at (201) 244-6702 or info@areyvut.org.




Uncle Moishy Concert, Best Yet!

Uncle MoishyAreyvut’s New Year’s Day Uncle Moishy Concert was a great success.  Children and parents had a great time singing along with Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men and dancing in the aisles. 


Check out our pictures and video!


Areyvut wishes to thank our sponsors.

Braverman Communications, Inc.    

EJ’s Pizza     HurriKane Solutions


Thanks to our amazing volunteers!
Cheli A.     Chani H.     Gideon F.     Kayla G.
Rachel S.     Daniella S.     Sara W.




147 South Washington Ave.

Bergenfield, NJ 07621
P: (201) 244-6702
F: (201) 338-2427



Upcoming Events

Jewish Day School Leadership Conference

Teaneck, NJ
Jan. 17 – 19


Mitzvah Clown Training – A. Meisels Bnai Mitzvah Project

New Rochelle, NY
January 18



January 30

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Best Practices in Informal Education Webinar

February 3

Touro College Career Fair

New York, NY
February 9


Abby Stiefel 
Teaneck, NJ




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