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

Let the count-down for summer begin! As the school year is coming to an end, kids are packing up for camp, and the sun is getting stronger, it's nice to reflect on the various Areyvut programs that have brought in the new season. From Red Nose Day to the Celebrate Israel Parade to our Unity Day Chesed Fair and beyond, Areyvut has been bringing in the summer season by making a difference in the world. We'd love for you to join us this summer as we continue to bring programs to our community that teach Jewish youth and adults alike about chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam.   To learn more about opportunities to make a difference with Areyvut, email [email protected]  or call 201-244-6702.
The Clowns Go Marching One By One...

On May 31st, chances of rain didn't scare a group of Mitzvah Clowns from marching down 5th Avenyue with smiles on their faces.

The Celebrate Israel Parade is a New York City highlight, attracting members from the Jewish community, supporters of Israel and curious New Yorkers alike. For its 4th year, the Areyvut Mitzvah Clowns participated in the event, marching down the avenue decked out in their clowning gear and handing out special fluffy red clown noses to parade spectators.


Areyvut's Mitzvah Clowning program is a fun and unique way to give back to the community and make a difference. This program teaches participants about the mitzvah of bikkur cholim (visiting the sick), kavod habriyot (human dignity) and the art of caring clowning. Participants attend a training session where they learn how to apply make-up, create balloon animals and interact with different audiences. Following the training, participants go on a site visit to put into action what they learned. Areyvut coordinates visits with senior citizens, children with special needs and others who are in need of a smile


At the Celebrate Israel parade, the Areyvut clowns did just that: brought a smile (and a new nose!) to the faces of thousands of spectators. Our hope is that we continue to make a difference in the world by clowning around, doing good and treating others with respect.

If you are interested in learning more about our Mitzvah Clown program, please email [email protected] or call 201-244-6702

Unity Day Chesed Fair


On June 3rd, Areyvut facilitated a Unity Day Chesed Fair in memory of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaer and Naftali Frankel. The Unity Day Chesed Fair brought together 15 Israeli non-profit agencies who spoke to the community about ways to support Israel through acts of chesed. At the fair, participants had the opportunity to meet with the organizations as well as write letters to  chayalim, donate clothing that will be distributed in Israel by Yad Leah and join the Gift of Life's Bone Marrow registry.

Areyvut gets others actively involved and ignites a lifelong commitment to chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam. We look forward to making Unity Day even bigger and better in the future!


Looking to Spice Up Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration?
This past Sunday, Areyvut trained 50 kids in the art of Mitzvah Clowning at a Bat Mitzvah in New Rochelle. After learning how to interact with the elderly, make balloon animals and apply clown makeup, the new clowns visited United Hebrew nursing home and brought lots of cheer to the residents.

Mitzvah Clowning is a great way to teach your child about giving back to the community. If you are interested in running a Mitzvah Clowning training for your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please call 201-244-6702 or email [email protected]

The local press has been buzzing about Areyvut! Check out some of our recent media placements and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more Areyvut stories in your local newspapers!

The Jewish Link: Areyvut to Host Unity Day Chesed Fair Greenwich Teens Raise Money to Help End Childhood Hunger

Haaretz: Massive Crowds Celebrate New York's Israel Day Parade

New York Post: Miles of Smiles

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
Celebrating Red Nose Day!
Hands-on Chesed Fair at SAR Academy JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee Raises Money to Help End Childhood Hunger

Lucky bystanders received Areyvut branded clown noses at the Celebrate Israel Parade!