2013 MetroWest Mitzvah Clown Program

February 10, 2013 - June 2, 2013, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lester Senior Housing Community
903-905 Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Thanks to The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, Areyvut’s Mitzvah Clown Program is coming to MetroWest! Join over 215 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 undergo role play exercises to better prepare them for their friendly visit. After the initial session, these newest Mitzvah Clowns will visit a local senior center. Each month, following the initial training and friendly visit, the Mitzvah Clowns will go on site visits to local senior centers and other facilities.

The cost to participate in this program is $150. This fee includes a clown kit, costume, supplies for the site visits 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 required.

Information for Initial Training
Date: Sunday, February 10th

Time: 8:30am- 12:30pm

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

Tentative Schedule:
* February 10- initial training- participants must attend this session to participate in the program- 8:30am-12:30pm
* March 21- 6:30-7:30 PM at CareOne Livingston
* March 29- 3:00-4:00 with Met Council for families impacted by Hurricane Sandy
* April 21- 11:00am-12:00pm at Lester Senior Housing Community
* May – Date and time to be determined
* June 2- Celebrate Israel Parade- Time to be determined

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.

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