Areyvut, which celebrates kindness, charity, and social action, is hosting its annual breakfast on Sunday, May 19, at Teaneck’s Congregation B’nai Yeshurun. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and a brief program follows at 10:30.
Sara Blau, a high school senior and the founder of Game Changers New York, a nonprofit that donates new and used sports equipment to those in need, will receive the Young Leadership award. Alan Levine, former Areyvut board chair and active volunteer, is the Community Service awardee.
According to Erica Cohen, the director of the Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership, “Sara is an exemplary volunteer and leader. She is thoughtful and committed, exceptionally responsible and mature — an innovative and strategic thinker, with an incredible work ethic and dedicated leadership.”
Beth Kitzinger of the SOMA Refugee Resettlement Committee says of Alan Levine: “Alan is the first to step forward when there is a need, whether it was large scale — or a single moment. Alan doesn’t only have his hand up to provide help, he inspires and motivates others to take part and make a difference. He is a terrific partner who gets stuff done.”
Since September 1, Areyvut has partnered with more than 100 agencies, including many local institutions and organizations.
The shul is at 641 West Englewood Ave. For more information or to make a donation or reservation, go to bit.ly/May1919, call (201) 244-6702, or email email@example.com.