The social hall buzzed with excitement on March 11th as 6th grade students began to anticipate how they might incorporate community service into their Bnai Mitzvah celebrations. Areyvut arranged for the synagogue’s third annual Bnai Mitzvah Fair and the enthusiasm in the room proved that the event was a success.
After a brief introduction on the importance of including social action in a child’s transition into Jewish adulthood, representatives from several local volunteer organizations greeted students and parents and shared ways to become involved in their work. In conclusion of the fair, students and parents had the chance to hear from three students who have done successful meaningful chesed projects of their own.
If you are interested in arranging a Bnai Mitzvah Fair in your community, please contact Daniel Rothner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 244-6702.
“MAKE A DIFFERENCE” DAY
We invite schools, synagogues, families and community organizations to dedicate their day to helping others. Areyvut’s “A Kindness a Day Calendar: 365 Ways to Make a Difference,” which offers 365 suggestions of how to incorporate tikkun olam into everyday life, is already uniting Jewish communities across the country in an effort to inspire acts of kindness. On “Make a Difference” Day, this effort will be strengthened; thousands of families will turn the calendar’s suggestions into action with the help of educational resources that Areyvut will provide.
When is “Make a Difference” Day?
On March 23rd, 2007, the A Kindness a Day Calendar encourages people to:
“Try to be totally unselfish today.”
Building upon this suggestion, “Make a Difference” Day has been scheduled to take place on Friday, March 23rd. Synagogues, schools and organizations will be extending the activities throughout the weekend (through Sunday, March 25th) so that everyone can be included in this event. If your schedule does not permit for you to participate on those days you can still be a part of “Make a Difference” Day and schedule it at a time that meets your needs.
Understanding that everyone is unique, Areyvut works one-on-one with individual students to design and implement projects that cater to each person’s interests and needs.
One of the central aspects of Areyvut’s Bnai Mitzvah program is helping students and families develop personalized mitzvah projects to incorporate into their celebrations. Throughout the year, Areyvut consults with students and families throughout the country.
Areyvut holds one-on-one and group consultations with Bnai Mitzvah students who wish to develop projects for their bar/bat mitzvah. If you are interested in arranging an individual or group Bnai Mitzvah consultation please fill out our Bnai Mitzvah Intake Form.
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