March 2008

Bringing Kindness to Communities One Kid at a Time March 2008

Areyvut’s “A Kindness a Day”

March 5, 2008

Don’t lose your patience.  Resolve that today you will not allow yourself to become angry.

“The Holy One, blessed be He, loves one who does not get angry.” (Talmud Pesachim 113b)



Go Neutral ShabbatAreyvut is Going MADD! 

Areyvut’s Fourth Annual Make a Difference Day is quickly approaching!  Areyvut has partnered with the Jewish National Fund (JNF) to spread the word about preserving the environment and going green!  This year’s Make a Difference Day and GoNeutral Shabbat will take place April 4th-6th.  Join the over 1,000 people that have already committed to making a difference!

You can register your school, synagogue, community agency, family or yourself by visiting   For more information about Make a Difference Day and to find out how to get involved with pre-existing projects in your area, please contact Daniel Rothner (201) 244-6702 or



PEJE ConferenceAreyvut on the Go
Areyvut will be on the road April 6th-8th while we attend the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) Conference in Boston, MA.  Areyvut representatives will be able to answer your questions at the Learning, Interacting, Networking, and Collaborating (LINC) Exhibition where we will have a booth.  We look forward to this opportunity to meet with community leaders about bringing Areyvut programming to their schools. 

To schedule a meeting to learn more about our programs, please contact Daniel Rothner at (201) 244-6702 or



Areyvut in the Community


Daniel Rothner, Founder & Director, and Michal Greenbaum, Programming Coordinator, met with Yeshivat Noam 5th grade girls and 6th grade boys and their parents on February 25th in Bergen County, NJ.  This introductory session was the first of three sessions Areyvut will be leading.  This workshop provided background to parents and students about Mitzvah Projects and discussed the remaining two programs, which include a Bnai Mitzvah fair as well as Individual Bnai Mitzvah Consultations.  Cheli Arussy, a 16 year old student and second place winner in the 2006 Areyvut Bnai Mitzvah Essay Contest shared the impact her Mitzvah Project had on her.  The students are eager to begin planning their Mitzvah Projects.


Michal @ Yeshivat Noam

For more information on the Areyvut Bnai Mitzvah Fair 3 Part Series or to find out how to bring one to your community, please contact Michal Greenbaum at (201) 244-6702 or   



Chag Purim Sameach!

Areyvut would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our subscribers and their families a joyous Purim holiday!

For ideas on how to make your Purim more meaningful, please visit our online Purim Resource Center.



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Teen Philanthropy Institute

JCC on the Palisades

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March 9

March 30

April 13

May 4

May 18


New York University Career Fair

New York, NY

March 13


Fourth Annual “Make a Difference Day”

Go Neutral Shabbat

April 4-6


PEJE Conference

Boston, MA

Apr. 6-8


Areyvut Summer Internship

Bergenfield, NJ

June 2 – July 31



Areyvut in Action

Teen Philanthropy Institute
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TPI Group



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