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2015-2016 NYC Mitzvah Clown Program

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Areyvut's Mitzvah Clown Program is coming to NYC! Join over 500 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 $180. 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, October 11

Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm

Training & Site Visit Location: Jewish Home Lifecare

120 West 106th Street in the Friedman Conference Room

Tentative Schedule:
* October 11 initial training- participants must attend this session to participate in the program- 8:00am -12:30 PM at The Jewish Home
* November 15- 11:30 AM-1:00 PM with JASA Club 76 (76th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam)
* December 6- 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM The Jewish Home

* January 10- 10:00-11:00 AM at The Riverside (150 Riverside Drive)
* February- To Be Determined

* March- TBD

*April 10- 10:00-11:00 AM The Riverside
* June 5-  10:30-12:30- Celebrate Israel Parade

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