Inspire Jewish youth to give of themselves...
January 2014
Dear Friends,

What an incredible month it has been here at Areyvut. December started off with Mitzvah Clowning in both Bergen County and New York City! We are thrilled by the number of people we have reached in such a short amount of time. Then it was off to the URJ Biennial in San Diego where we met hundreds of fascinating individuals who are all working for the Jewish people. And finally, we wrapped up our whirl-wind month with the New Year's Day Carnival Extravaganza, which, we are happyto report, went off beautifully! Keep reading for even more Areyvut news.
New Year's Day Carnival Extravaganza
A lot went into planning our New Year's Day Carnival Extravaganza and we were so happy with the result! Nearly 1,500 people joined us yesterday at the Garden State Exhibit Center to enjoy over 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, great food, and live shows from the Gizmo Guys comedy jugglers, a BMX stunt show, and The Chicago Boyz from America's Got Talent. This was the largest event we have ever done and are thrilled to have reached so many families!

None of the carnival would have been possible without the help of our volunteers and sponsors. We thank you for your ongoing support and hope you enjoyed yourselves as well!
Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial in San Diego
From December 11th-15th, we had the pleasure and honor of attending the URJ Biennial in San Diego. Other than the wonderful speakers and sessions, we had a wonderful time meeting so many interesting and unique individuals all working for the Jewish people. Areyvut welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your synagogue so be in touch today!
Mitzvah Clowning for All!
Areyvut Mitzvah Clowns brought smiles and joy to people throughout the area this month. December started out with a training at Westchester Hebrew High School in Mamaroneck, New York. Following the training, WHHS students visited senior citizens in Westchester. The last weekend of December saw a Mitzvah Clowning training at the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, and a site visit at the Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

The Bergen County Mitzvah Clown group also participate in site visits this month. We spent time with senior citizens and children with special needs. If you or someone you know would like to be involved in Mitzvah Clowning, please contact [email protected]
A Teen Philanthropy Experience
We are pleased to be bringing our Jewish Teen Philanthropy program to Temple Shaaray Tefila of Northern Westchester. We had our first session this past month and are looking forward to many more through the Spring 2014! Teens come together for the purpose of allocating funds, and in the meantime learn leadership skills and all about the needs of their community.

If you are interested in bringing the Jewish Teen Philanthropy Program to your community please contact Daniel at  [email protected]
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.
Upcoming Events
1/8- 6-7:30pm- A Teen Philanthropy Experience @ Temple Shaaray Tefila

1/12- 8am-12pm- MetroWest Mitzvah Clown launch @ Lester Senior Housing

1/26- 4-5pm- Bergen County Mitzvah Clown Program @ Bright Side Manor

1/26- 8am-1:30pm- Mitzvot of MetroWest 2014 @ Whippany NJ

1/29- 7:30-8:30pm- Mitzvah Clowning @ East Meadow Jewish Center

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Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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The Areyvut Team
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