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2013-2014 Bergen County Mitzvah Clown Program

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Areyvut's Mitzvah Clown Program is coming to Bergen County!  Join over 285 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 geared for 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 in Bergen County.  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 $250.  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.
  
Registration is required. 
  
Information for Initial Training

Date: Sunday, October 13th

Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm
  
Training & Site Visit Location: Jewish Home at Rockleigh
                                                         10 Link Drive, Rockleigh, NJ 07647
  
Tentative Schedule:
*October 13- initial training- participants must attend this session to participate in the program- 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
*November 3- 2:00-3:00 PM at CareOne Teaneck for Mitzvah Day with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey 
*November 24- 4:00-5:00 PM at Bright Side Manor
*December 22- Friendship Circle- 6:30-7:30 PM at YNJ
* January 26- 4:00-5:00 PM at Bright Side Manor
* February 24- 12:30-1:30 at CareOne Teaneck
* March 9- 10:30-11:30 AM at Jewish Home at Rockleigh
* March 16- 9:30-11:00 at Rinat for the Friendship Circle
* March 16- 1:30-2:30 PM at CareOne Teaneck
* April 6- 6:00-7:00 PM with the Friendship Circle
* May 11- 10:00-11:00 AM at Jewish Home at Rockleigh
* June 1- Celebrate Israel Parade- Time to be determined
* June 9- 5:30-6:30 at the Chabad of Fort Lee
* June 13- 4:00-5:00 PM at CareOne Teaneck
   
 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 Jewish Home 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.