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

Pasta and pizza and pancakes, oh my! As another Pesach has come to a close, we're busy filling our pantries (and mouths) up with our favorite chametz treats. While snacking and enjoying the spring season, we hope you'll take a moment to enjoy some of Areyvut's latest highlights that are sure to put an extra smile on your face.   From our Fourth Annual Breakfast, to National Mitzvah Day, to Mitzvah Clowning and more, Areyvut has so much to share. To learn how you can get involved in these special moments, email [email protected].

Featured Event:
Areyvut's Fourth Annual Breakfast

We are thrilled to be recognizing  Jessica and  Matthew Lish with the Young Leadership Award and  Becky Troodler with the Community Leadership Award at our upcoming Fourth Annual Bergen County Breakfast. and

Please join us in recognizing their leadership and contributions to the community. 

Date:              Sunday, April 26th
Time:             9:30-11:00am
Location:     Congregation Bnai Yeshurun
                      641 West Englewood Avenue
                      Teaneck, NJ 07666

The program will begin at 10:30 and all donors will be recognized in the Scroll of Honor.

For more information about this breakfast, or to speak with an Areyvut representative about arranging a breakfast, event or program in your community, please visit our website at contact us at (201) 244-6702 or [email protected].

       Highlights from National Mitzvah Day
Last month, thousands of people throughout the world participated in Areyvut's National Mitzvah Day in conjunction with Good Deeds Day. Here are just a few of the programs that helped make the world a little brighter:

1. Tikkun Olam Tour

Areyvut introduced its Tikkun Olam Tour, a day of service that brought members of The Young Israel of Teaneck to three locations in the Bergen County area to take part in good deeds and community service. The goal of this tour was to have children and parents engage in acts of kindness together, proving that doing good for others has no age limit. Together with the Young Israel of Teaneck, Areyvut began the tour by washing ambulances at the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, then played games with residents at CareOne on Teaneck Road, did art projects with children at Jewish Education for Special Children and concluded with delivering lunch to four Teaneck fire stations.

2. Post-Purim/Pre-Presach Food Drive

Weinbaum Yeshiva High School hosted a post Purim/pre Pesach food drive in conjunction with the local kosher food pantry and other Jewish schools in the area. Students from all the schools got together to sort and package the food. This event was both a great bonding experience for the schools as well as a chesed learning opportunity.

3. Supporting the Troops With MSAWI

For National Mitzvah Day, MSAWI packed 1,000 care packages for deployed US Troops & 100 Passover care boxes for American Jewish Troops.  This year, the MSAWI introduced a new initiative to assemble 250 care bags for homeless Veterans in our community. MSAWI opened its bootcamp to the public and had speakers from Veterans in their Military Academy speak to an audience about their experiences and challenges.

Areyvut is committed to providing you with content that is informative, current and fun! On our blog, Out and About With Areyvut, we write about everything from fun chesed opportunities, to inspirational teens to Jewish education and more!

Want to write a guest blog post or share some thoughts? We'd love to hear from you! Please email [email protected]

Want to get involved in Areyvut? Consider these opportunities:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015 

Greenwich JCC Teen Philanthropy
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bergen County Mitzvah Clowning
Friday, May 15, 2015
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

Michal Levine donates blood for National Mitzvah Day
Young Israel of Teaneck delivers pizza to Teaneck firehouses during Areyvut's Tikkun Olam Tour
  Daniel Rothner, Michael Baer and daughter, Jessica, clown around with the Friendship Circle