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Published on: August 25, 2013 04:28 PM
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In this undated photo David and Yaeli Rothschild of Teaneck, NJ watering the lawnIn this undated photo David and Yaeli Rothschild of Teaneck, NJ watering the lawn

Teaneck NJ - While most teenagers have spent the past eight weeks in camp or otherwise enjoying down-time, a brother-sister team in Teaneck devoted their summer to a newly formed business that served vacationing friends and neighbors.

While You’re Away is the brainchild of David and Yaeli Rothschild, a pair of budding entrepreneurs who saw a business opportunity and capitalized on it.

“We take in mail, packages and newspapers,” 13 year old Yaeli Rothschild told VIN News.  “We take care of pets while you’re away.  We water the lawn and basically do all you need done while you’re not at home.”

Neither Rothschild nor her 15 year old brother had any interest in going to summer camp.

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“We wanted to find something that would give us something to do this summer and also help people around town,” explained Rothschild, who will be entering 8th grade at Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey.  Her brother David will be a 9th grader at Torah Academy of Bergen County this year.

Rothschild reported that the fledgling business, which was advertised by word of mouth and via ads in Congregation Shaare Tefillah’s weekly shul bulletin, was well received.

“People were very enthusiastic about the services we provide,” reported Rothschild, who babysits and does weekly shul groups for younger children.  “We had a handful of steady customers and we get additional inquiries almost daily.”

While You’re Away will continue to service customers throughout the year and according to Rothschild, the teens’ parents were extremely supportive of their efforts, helping them with business cards and in spreading word of their business venture.

“Early on they wanted to do things like sell lemonade at ages six and seven,” recalled Micha Rothschild, the teens’ father, who admitted to being very proud of his children.  “I think that this is wonderful and hope they move from strength to strength.  Nothing gives us more nachas than that!”


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 Aug 25, 2013 at 05:55 PM Toychen Says:

Perhaps they are related to the old Jewish banking firm the Rothschilds.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 06:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Don't worry. Before you blink your eyes, there will be 12 others that will barge in and do the same thing. People don't think of anything new. Just make it hard for anyone to make a living.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 06:55 PM Chaim! Says:

A Siyum would give the parents lots of Nachas too!! Stop thinking like a Ferd..

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 06:47 PM Sol Says:

Who the h... are you to Determine what specifically should give a parent Nachas?

If a child Accomplishes something productive or positive (like the kids in this post) It naturally makes a parent proud!

You should be ashamed of your unlimited idiotic-ness!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 06:50 PM Wise-Guy Says:

Hey, Mr. "The glass is half empty",

You misunderstood.
The Nachas they speak of pertains to their children's "going from strength to strength", which includes Rochniyus!
Including possibly making a Siyum.

(...and including learning to see "the glass is half full"... unlike some people...)

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 06:50 PM Chaim Says:

Your comment shows how insensitive and closed minded you are!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 06:55 PM bored Says:

They seem like sweet kids. There is still no way I would trust them with the keys to my house.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 07:03 PM utazoy Says:

in response to #2 i too would have nachas if these were my children as would making a syum one has nothing to do with the other may these parents continue to see much nachas from their children and maybe #2 needs to learn to be more tolerant and less judgemental and in the zacus of that may he or she see much nachas from their children

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 07:21 PM jay Says:

Reply to 2. Having a job when you grow up and not kvetching the bench with food stamps is a nachas indeed

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 07:34 PM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

Nebach? there are many forms of nachas. These parents are proud that instead of the kids laying around all summer, they are doing something productive, safe and a great lesson for them. You are so bitter and you think that learning gemorah is the only way for parents to shep nachas? And you think all these learning groups that have to bribe boys with candy to learn, who would otherwise not learn, that is the epitomy of nachas?

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 07:37 PM OberBoberGrober Says:

MI K'amcha Yisroel, this is a jewish business only, that cannot expand any further. No "goy" would ever trust a stranger to know that they are out of town for a certain time, it's a welcome sign for criminals.m

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 08:10 PM nice!!!! Says:

Excellent post! You're a total genius! Your comment is so on the mark, that I am sure YOUR parents have nachas from you..........IDIOT!!!!!!!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 08:35 PM Vasserman Says:

Yes it is worthy to raise a generation of entrepreneurs. These are the kids that your moocher children will be going to for support and who will be subsidizing them. How many more tzedakos will your kids be creating for others to support? Time is running out for the dependent generation.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 09:25 PM Anonymous Says:

At these teens are learning how to support themselves and not depend on others for their hand outs. Where is in Torah that says we should not work and earn a living. Most of the previous generation studied and earned a living. Kol HaKavod to these teens for making an effort. I'm sure that both are getting a well rounded education and will grow up to be productive, observant members of the community.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM Doula Says:

Ha! you an adult is sitting & blogging; how about YOU making a siyum & that will give your family "nachas"...chutzpah!

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 10:34 PM Aron1 Says:

Reply to #9  
utazoy Says:

in response to #2 i too would have nachas if these were my children as would making a syum one has nothing to do with the other may these parents continue to see much nachas from their children and maybe #2 needs to learn to be more tolerant and less judgemental and in the zacus of that may he or she see much nachas from their children

I would shep some nachas if you'd use some punctuation in your comment.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM Aron1 Says:

Nachos. He was misquoted. He said "Nachos". With the money they made "nothing would give me more nachos". So that made commenter #2 all upset, because then there won't be enough nachos at the siyum (which would make a lot of people understandably upset).

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM FinVeeNemtMenSeichel Says:

Hey #2 ignore the haters. You are right on the mark. Now please continue your priceless service to the world and tell them what they should do with all the money they earned.

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 11:58 PM Aron1 Says:

Commenter #2 has left the building (perhaps to make a siyum?). Kind of ironic, & somewhat fitting, was the number applied to our erstwhile commenter.

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 09:47 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #4  
Chaim! Says:

A Siyum would give the parents lots of Nachas too!! Stop thinking like a Ferd..

this doesn't preclude a siyum as well. Stop thinking like a single-cell organism

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM Chaim! Says:

It seems like Post 2 had to leave to his food stamp appointment. Thank VIN for removing that idiotic comment.

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM Anonymous Says:

I was always taught parents should not brag about their kinder. It's fine to be proud, but keep silent about it and just give thanks.

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 01:32 PM my4amos Says:

Cute story, but what's new in any of this? Seems there are plenty of people (mostly retired) around who, for a modest remuneration, will come to your house once or twice a week when you are away, to check on it, in mail, water the plants, open and close water taps, flash toilets, etc. And no shortage of gardeners, who usually speak very little English, who will regularly mow and water your lawn, again for very reasonable pay. It's nice Jewish kids do it, but I wouldn't get carried away with this.

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 01:48 PM rjh18 Says:

The viciousness and name-calling of these comments is much more disturbing then then the content of any of the posts. We're clearly still living in the era of sinas chinam.

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 02:28 PM Phineas Says:

Reply to #25  
rjh18 Says:

The viciousness and name-calling of these comments is much more disturbing then then the content of any of the posts. We're clearly still living in the era of sinas chinam.

It's not b'chinam and it's not sina. #2 is parroting the kind of stupid drivel that is destroying segments of the frum community.

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