What is Areyvut?
We are a nonprofit Jewish enrichment learning center that provides families with educational resources for religious instruction and worship, building a sense of community in an agricultural setting.
Areyvut serves the community with a holistic approach that caters to the emotional, physical, social, educational and spiritual well being of the entire family.
WHAT WE OFFER
Explore | Connect | Play
Practical, sensory, and enjoyable learning experiences.
Create interpersonal relationships.
Wholesome and fun alternative to screen time.
Fosters critical thinking and sense of responsibility from a young age.
Connect with like-minded families who are invested in community and collaboration.
A co-learning environment that fosters healthy social-emotional support for students to express their creative and intellectual gifts.
A place where children feel free to investigate and pursue their purpose.
“You know that dream learning environment we all wish existed? Well it does! Areyvut is the perfect place for your children to explore their personality, Judaism, creativity and talent, all while being in a healthy and agricultural-oriented environment. Not only will your kids make amazing friends… so will you!”
After moving from New York to Florida in 2019, Areyvut founder Odeliya Glaser found a strong online Jewish homeschool community in the South Florida region where she joined a weekly meetup at a farm in Broward County that catered Jewish activities to preschool-aged kids. Although older kids were welcome, there was no formal program for them. Areyvut was born out of the need to support children and their parents in a non-typical school within an alternative educational setting. Odeliya and her co-founder, Ahava McLaughlin, created a framework for regular programming to benefit all ages in the South Florida Jewish community.
Our program especially appeals to families who find that the traditional system of education does not work for them. Because of this, a lot of children have slipped through the cracks of the broader Jewish community. What many students need is a different type of environment, and what parents need is a supportive village and tribe.
Areyvut seeks to provide that sense of community. We believe the future is made of our budding individualism, creativity and entrepreneurship. There is no limit to what we can do as a community when we work together and show up for each other.
OUR PHILOSOPHY & VALUES
The Jewish value of Areyvut, mutual responsibility, comes from the Hebrew phrase “Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh,” which means that we are all responsible for one another.
One of Areyvut's core values is Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World. As it states in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers), “It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but neither are you free to desist from it” (2:22).
Tikkun Olam starts with the family and expands from there. It is not enough to fix the rest of the world and forget our responsibilities at home. If we focus our attention elsewhere, who will meet our children’s needs? We cannot lose sight of our family, friends and local Jewish community, and especially our children. Hence the need for supportive environments like Areyvut.
We believe that small actions can make a big difference in the community, and a collective approach can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team and volunteer families work tirelessly to contribute to this meaningful endeavor.
We are allergy-friendly toward the following foods:
Food intolerances/sensitivities (will restrict as needed):
Synthetic food dye
Nightshade vegetables that have caps such as tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers.