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Areyvut 2019 Annual Breakfast
May 19: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Please join Areyvut at our Annual Breakfast
Sara Blau, Young Leadership Award
Alan Levine, Community Leadership Award
Sunday, May 19th
Breakfast 9:30-11:00 am
Presentation 10:30 am
Congregation Bnai Yeshurun
641 West Englewood Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Board of Directors
Bruce Lish, Chairman
Daniel Rothner, Founder & Director
Young Leadership Award
Sara Blau is a senior at the Schechter School of Long Island and is the Founder of Game Changers New York, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes sports equipment for children in need globally. Thus far, GCNY has collected over 6,500 pieces of sports equipment and has donated the equipment to over 20 partner organizations around the world, benefiting thousands of children.
In addition to GCNY, Sara is the captain of her school tennis and softball teams, editor for the school magazine, and President of the Human Rights Advocates club. She served as a member of the UJA of New York’s Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership, and as a Youth Ambassador Council member for the Jewish Teen Funders Network. Sara is the recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award, Light of the Future Award, the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, and The President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Good Deeds Award for LI Teens.
Sara seeks to inspire other teens to perform acts of tikkun olam, and to take action in their communities around the world.
Community Leadership Award
Alan Levine is a marketing, communications and business development professional, focusing on professional services and not-for-profit organizations. He has served as director of marketing for several major law firms and for the last ten years, through his firm Levine Marketing Solutions, Alan has served as a consultant to a variety of law firms and non-profit organizations. He loves what he does and likes to think he does it very well.
Alan’s true passion, however, is the work he does as a volunteer. He spends much of his time as a volunteer and has served as a dedicated board member for Family Connections, Areyvut, the Pickals Foundation, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel and the South Mountain YMCA, including serving as board president for Areyvut and Family Connections. Alan is a “serial volunteer,” lending a hand whenever and wherever he can. Chief among those causes have been South Orange/Maplewood Refugee Resettlement Project, Families with Children from China, Bergen LEADS, Northern New Jersey Professionals in Transition and JESPY House.
Areyvut is proud to honor Sara and Alan. We are inspired by their remarkable impact on the community and the world at large.
Areyvut, translated from Hebrew, means “responsibility”—responsibility to one’s community and responsibility to the world. But when it comes to Areyvut, responsibility is just the beginning.
Areyvut’s mission is to infuse the lives of Jewish youth and teenagers with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action). Areyvut creates innovative programs that make these core Jewish values real and meaningful to them and offers Jewish day schools, congregational schools, synagogues, community centers, and families a variety of opportunities to empower and enrich the lives of their youth and teens.
To learn more about Areyvut and our programs, please visit our website and follow us on social media.
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