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

Roll out your backpacks, pencils and calculators - the school year has begun! As kids are walking into their classrooms and meeting their teachers and classmates, here at Areyvut we're thinking about how we can make the school year more meaningful for mentors and students alike.

Opportunities are endless. With a little bit of creativity and a lot of passion, Areyvut has a wide variety of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action) programming to start the year off right.

With the school year starting and Rosh Hashana right around the corner, we'd love for you to join us in creating new beginnings. Together we can create new opportunities, foster new relationships and make a true difference in the world.

To learn more about how you can start the new year with kindness, email or call 201-244-6702
A Kindness a Day Calendar...
Back in Action!
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!

We need your help to make this a reality!

Please visit our crowdfunding site that supports the printed version of the A Kindness a Day Calendar. Your donation ensures that we continue to spread kindness, charity and social action throughout the world.

Use code "newyear" for a 10% Rosh Hashana discount!
Start Your Year Off With Chesed
Join Areyvut for our annual Pre-Yom Kippur Chesed Program in partnership with The Jewish Center of Teaneck!

Children will have the opportunity to create chesed projects for those in need, a wonderful way to spend some time before Yom Kippur. All projects will benefit communal agencies and participants will also be able to take some projects home to enhance the holiday.

Projects include decorating hats for children with cancer, creating and donating havdalah candles and writing letters to Israeli soldiers.

This program is geared for children in pre-kindergarten through 4th grade but all are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 11:30 am
Location: Jewish Center of Teaneck - 70 Sterling Place, Weiss Auditorium

$18 - Suggested donation per child
$180 - Individual sponsor
$360 - Corporate sponsor

Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged - no one will be turned away!

For more information about this program or to arrange an Areyvut program in your synagogue, school or community, please contact us at 201-244-6702 or 
Clown Around for a Cause

Areyvut's Mitzvah Clown Program is taking the East Coast by storm! Join over 475 people who have already become Mitzvah Clowns, in an effort to bring joy, laughter and smiles to those in need of them.  

Learn more about the programs that are taking place in your neighborhoods:

Upcoming Events
A new year can only mean one events! So take out your calendars and be sure to mark down these exciting opportunities:
October 11: Mitzvah Clowning!
                      -Bergen County
                      -New York City  
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

The Wandering Que sets up shop at the Areyvut office! 
Congregation Beth Sholom had a
wonderful time today on a Family Tikkun Olam Tour facilitated by Areyvut
Areyvut facilitates a hands-on Bat Mitzvah project 
Have a happy, healthy and sweet new year!