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2014-2015 MetroWest Mitzvah Clowning

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Areyvut's Mitzvah Clown Program returns to MetroWest! Join over 400 people who have already become Mitzvah Clowns, in an effort to bring joy, laughter and smiles to those in need of them. This program is open to students 6th grade and up, teens and adults to learn about the mitzvah of Kavod HaBriyot (human dignity) and Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) while at the same time teaching them Mitzvah Clowning skills to enhance their friendly visits. Participants in the program will learn how to interact with senior citizens, children with special needs and others in need of healing and a friendly visit. The program will include a training session during which each participant will receive a clown kit, costume, balloons and balloon pump that will be theirs to keep.

At the initial session the participants will learn how to apply clown make-up, create balloon animals and engage in role playing exercises to better prepare them for their friendly visits. As part of the initial session, these newest Mitzvah Clowns will put into action what they learned as they visit a local senior center. Each month, following the initial training and visit, the Mitzvah Clowns will go on site visits to local senior centers and other facilities.

The one time cost to participate in this program is $250. Participants are encouraged to continue Mitzvah Clowning with Areyvut in subsequent years and this is the only time they will be required to pay a fee. The fee includes a clown kit, costume, supplies for the site visits, a dedicated Project Coordinator and covers Areyvut's operational costs of the program. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  All sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Registration is suggested in advance and walk-ins are welcome.

Information for Initial Training

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 

Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Training & Site Visit Location: 
Lester Senior Housing Community
903-905 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981

Tentative Schedule:
* September 14-
8:00-12:00 Initial training at Lester Senior Housing- participants must attend this session to participate in the program
* October 26- Friendship Circle Walk 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
* November 23- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at Daughters of Israel
* December 21- 10:00-11:00 AM Brighton Gardens
* January 11- 9:30-10:30 AM with the Friendship Circle
* February 15- 10:30-11:30 AM at Lester Senior Housing
* March 15-
3:00 PM- 4:00 PM National Mitzvah Day at Brighton Gardens
* April 26- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at Daughters of Israel
* May 31- Salute to Israel Parade, NYC, Time TBD

Please note: The dates listed above are only tentative. Confirmed dates and locations will be distributed at the initial training.

Areyvut would like to acknowledge and thank the Lester Senior Housing Community
for their partnership, help and support.

No refunds will be given after the initial training.

By participating in this program you give permission to Areyvut to post pictures of the Mitzvah Clown Program on the Areyvut website and to use pictures of you Mitzvah Clowning for PR purposes.

For more information about this program or any other Areyvut Mitzvah Clown program, please contact an Areyvut representative at (201) 244-6702 or
info@areyvut.org.