Inspiring Jewish youth to give of themselves.. .
October 2015
Dear Friends,

Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, oh my! 

With the holidays behind us, it's time to look forward to the potential that this year holds. The world is constantly innovating, changing and improving and we are excited to provide opportunities that meet the needs of synagogues, schools, communities, families and individuals throughout the world.

With a little bit of creativity and a great deal of enthusiasm, Areyvut has put together a wide variety of chesed (charity), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action)  programs that we are excited to share with you and will help you start your year off right.

To learn more about how you can start the new year with kindness, compassion and fun, email or call 201-244-6702
What Can We Do For Israel?
By: Michal Levine, Areyvut

Every morning, I read the morning briefing in the New York Times, and I check the WhatsApp thread with my siblings. And right now, my heart is truly aching for what I read in both places.
My sister-in-law was driving to Jerusalem. She was going there to learn how to better help people outside of Israel aid their family members who are elderly in Israel. She was taking a highway that was her second choice, because the first one has been closed because of it being such a target for terror. She was scared for her life on that drive, but she kept going because life continues, then that road was closed too. She told us of seeing a sixty year old man crying in the makolet (mini-market). Last week, she said she crossed the road when she was walking next to an Arab worker carrying a hammer, because an Arab with a screwdriver had attacked someone earlier that week. Other friends tell me there are teachers standing with guns outside of her childrens' school.

365 Days of Chesed
The A Kindness a Day Calendar is a tool that gives practical suggestions on how to incorporate the values of chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam into our daily lives. Each day of the calendar contains a kindness that corresponds to a traditional Jewish text, making it a useful educational tool that can be appreciated by all ages.
The calendar gets shared with our audience digitally: through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and beyond. Currently, over 2,000 people are engaging with the digital version of our calendar. Those who read our A Kindness a Day tips love them... imagine how much more of an impact we could make with a hard copy!
This calendar year, January - December 2016, you will have the opportunity to have a printed version of the calendar right at your desk, table or bedside.

Use promo code
kindness  to get 10% off your order

If you would like to donate and support the calendar, please visit 

**If you are interested in ordering or learning more about our A Kindness a Day Calendar, please email or  call 201-244-6702**
Shaarei Tikva Chesed Fair

On Sunday, October 18th, 50 families will be coming together to learn about ways in which they can be involved in community service opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

Date:October 18
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm 
Location: Shaarei Tikvah
46 Fox Meadow Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583 

For more information about bringing a Chesed Fair to your school, synagogue or community, please contact us at 201-244-6702 or

Upcoming Events
Time to fill your calendars with new events!  to  mark down these exciting opportunities:
October 18:   Shaarei Tikvah Chesed Fair
October 18:  Celebrate Party Showcase
October 20: Kesher Olam Expo
November 4-8:   URJ Biennial
About Areyvut
Areyvut's mission is to infuse the lives of Jewish youth and teens with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity), and tikkun olam (social action), so that they become thoughtful, giving members of the Jewish community of tomorrow.

We offer day schools, congregational schools, synagogues, community centers and individual families with a variety of opportunities to help them make these core values real and meaningful to their children.
Photos of the Month
Kids get crafty at the Erev Yom Kippur Chesed Program
Mitzvah Clown training in Bergen County kicks off!
Areyvut facilitates a hands-on Bat Mitzvah project 

April 10th!