AREYVUT

Rating: 4.83 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: 147 South Washington Avenue Bergenfield NJ 07621 USA

Mission: Areyvut enables Jewish youth to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action). A non profit organization established in 2002, Areyvut offers Jewish day schools, educators, synagogues and community centers unique opportunities to empower and enrich youth by creating innovative and meaningful programs that make these core Jewish values a reality.
Results: Areyvut has worked with thousands of individuals on a number of different programs, projects and initiatives, including: “Make a Difference” Day Bnai Mitzvah and Chesed Fairs Jewish teen philanthropy programs “A Kindness a Day” Areyvut Summer Internship and so much more…

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Rating: 5 stars  

Areyvut works tirelessly to help the Jewish community gain as much as they can while adhering to Jewish values. The staff at Areyvut is extremely dedicated to the success and happiness of each of its clients, parents, children and employees and is a great resource for assistance regarding chesed projects, mitzvah projects and more!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Daniel personally came to our home to encourage our daughter who will have her bat mitzvah in March to become active in a project. He came at our request yet never suggested a fee or charge for his service. He was very gently encouraging and gave her concrete choices of ways she will be able to assist those in need. He did excellent follow up and seems genuinely committed to teaching young children to make a positive change in the world through action.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the director is genuine and not out for personal gain except to help children become focused on making a difference through helping people in need.

Ways to make it better...

nothing to change. As a parent, I appreciate the time that Daniel is spending to help the Jewish community.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Areyvut's kindness a day calendar has been a helpful tool in remembering that there are easy ways to make a difference

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it teaches people that there is more to life than themselves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always very helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Areyvut has increased my conciousness about performing chesed every day. When I look at the daily calendar, it reminds me to not only try to do their suggestion for that day, but to think of other ways to incorporate good deeds into my life all of the time. When I read the monthly newsletter, it amazes me how many people have been touched by Areyvut, & I want to do more. It makes me feel better about attempting to do more.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

So dedicated & devoted

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

YCS was fortunate to be a part of a Areyvut Bar/Bat Mitzvah fair at The JCC in Tenafly NJ. Great idea, well attended and helpful in making new contacts. As a result of that original exposure we were asked to present to their young entrepeneur group to request a grant. The idea of empowering young jewish teenagers to carefully examine how this works and allow them to decide whom they felt should get the money they raised is an invaluable lesson for each of these aspiring philanthropists. It also provided much needed funds for a summer program for some of YCS' children. Their programs empower the students to think and grow.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in two separate formats, both experiences were very positive. One was a bar/bat mitzvah fair, the other was making a presentation before their young entrenpeur group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Don't know

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing how they have empowered young jewish teenagers to think critically and learn to be philanthropic

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I have no idea!

Ways to make it better...

Don't know

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Don't know

One thing I'd also say is that...

This group does great work and tries to engage the students

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I found the staff and members of Areyvut to be well organized in their efforts and a pleasure to work with. The members were extremely involved in managing, being "hands on", and thorough in the proposal evaluation process. They were very professional, well-spoken, and inspiring at the presentation of awards event. Above all, they were wonderfully sincere, compassionate, and entertaining with the children we serve. A great group to work with and I was always impressed!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being interviewed by them in the prposal processs of the Teen Philanthropy Institute, by watching them complete a project with the homeless children in our shelter, and by being a recipient at their awards presentation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they were fun, sincere, personable, and smart in all that they did.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, hard-working, goal-oriented, and very successful and mature beyond their years!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do a much beter job at stimulating change than our present financial structure - it certainly wouldn't be used for bonuses!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I was given the ability to create awareness of the work done by Ezer Mizion, one of the largest organizations in Israel, among th estudents and parent body of a local school. Every method was used to enhance the experieince.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Excitement generated among student body

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Daniel Rothner saw a need and filled it. Jewish parents, teachers and students have great ideas and suggestions, but Areyvut enables them to pull it all together appropriately and constructively. Of course, they have their own wealth of creative ideas, as well. Areyvut is an organization that enables people to be involved in good deeds. We need more of that in today's world. This organization is invaluable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working and coordinating with Daniel on mitzvah project ideas.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Unique and wonderful ideas

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Appropriately help many people around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Areyvut's staff, especially Daniel Rothner, are welcoming, thoughtful and have a great deal of expertise to share with families and teens, as well as Jewish professionals, who are interested in learning more about tzedakah. They offer guidance and education to help teens engage in acts of chesed, and understand why chesed and tzedakah are important from a Jewish perspective and as member of the greater society.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They really listen to you and your needs. This is not a one size fits all group, and they also know how to collaborate.

Ways to make it better...

We had known about this organization sooner!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Geeting the word out about there great services.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

When we were planning my son's Bar mitzvah, we knew we wanted to incorporate chesed(kindness) into the celebration, but we weren't sure who to focus on. There are so many different organizations,and we wanted to choose an organization to which we would feel a personally connection. Daniel from Areyvut helped us come up with ideas that were suitable and along the lines of my son's ideas. Areyvut's website helps match organizations by interest and location. We were looking to do some projects in Israel and in the US. My son ended up doing a school supply drive for a youth program in Israel. He collected the supplies and brought them to Israel to distribute them. He also wanted to do something related to helping sick children. Through Areyvut's website, we found Ezer Mitzion in Israel and went there to help packaged cakes to give to families of sick children. Here in the US, we donated board games to a local hospital. Areyvut also helped us come up with ideas for that, as well. There is much out there, and it's nice that one orginization is helping so many people, here and abroad. Areyvut really helped add meaning to our celebration.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

kindness

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give charity to a lot of different organizations

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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