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

On December 1st, Giving Tuesday, a charitable initiative that encourages all to give, raised $117 million in online donations for charities throughout the country. With 1.3 million #GivingTuesday mentions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Giving Tuesday succeeded in bringing awareness to all the different causes that need support.  

What if EVERY Tuesday was a Giving Tuesday?  At Areyvut, we give and facilitate giving every Tuesday of the year. Whether it's sending our daily A  Kindness a Day  email, sharing inspiration through social media, or running programs, Areyvut makes sure every Tuesday has an impact on the world.

As the year is coming to an end, we encourage everyone to give THIS Tuesday. Your donation to Areyvut will enable us to continue teaching others about the importance of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity), and tikkun olam (social action) through innovative programming. 

Start the New Year with a New You!
This past year, we witnessed many events that have threatened to tear apart Jewish communities around the world. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to strengthen our relationships with others through acts of loving-kindness.
We want to help your New Year start off on the right foot! Areyvut's 2016 A Kindness a Day Calendar will be your guide to filling your year with acts of kindness.
With this calendar, every day of the year presents an opportunity to give back to the community. What can you do on January 19? Offer to baby-sit for a friend, neighbor or family member. February 28? Donate books to a school library! 
The calendar acts as an educational tool as well - each act of kindness corresponds with a source derived from a Jewish source that explains where that act is inspired from.
To start your year off right, click here!

Giving2Gether's Grand Finale

This past month, we wrapped up our Giving2Gether program, an initiative to create inter-generational and developmentally appropriate Jewish education programming for families with children 5 years and younger.

Throughout the course of this series, we taught families about  bikkur cholim  (visiting the sick),  Hakarat Hatov (thanking community helpers),  Tza;ar Ba'alei Chayim (Taking care of animals),  Kibbut Av V'aeim (respecting parents and elders) and much more.

Thank you to The Jewish Education Project, The Covenant Foundation and Temple Beth Shalom for making this program possible.

Check out some highlights from the Giving2Gether program below!

Get Social With Us!

Want to know what Areyvut does on a daily basis? Follow us on social media! On the following platforms you'll be able to find details about upcoming events, cool stories about acts of kindness, popular videos, new blog posts and more!

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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

We completed Giving2Gether, a wonderful 3 year family education program

Areyvut's A Kindness a Day Calendar is taking over the United States!

Bringing joy to residents of Lester Senior Housing