Upcoming Events

2016-2017 Metrowest Mitzvah Clowning

Sunday, April 23, 2017

On Sunday, December 4 from 2-5pm, Areyvut will be running a Mitzvah Clowning training session at Brighton Gardens.  Participants ages 11 and up will join the over 500 people who have been trained to date and learn how to apply clown make-up, create balloon animals and engage in exercises to better prepare for interacting with those who may be different from them. They will learn about the Jewish values of Kavod HaBriyot (human dignity) and Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick).  After the training, these newest Mitzvah Clowns put into action what they learn by visiting those in need of a smile. Each month, 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, and supplies for site visits and also covers operational costs of the program.  After joining, you are invited to participate in Areyvutís Mitzvah Clown visits for as many years as youíd like!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  All sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law and all donors will receive our ongoing appreciation and letters for tax purposes.


Individual Participant Sponsorship: $225.00 will go up to $250 on Wednesday


Program Sponsor: $500.00 includes 2 participants


Corporate Sponsor: $1,000.00 includes 4 participants


Underwrite Program: $2,500.00 includes 8 participants


Chief Bozo: $5,000.00 includes 16 participants (that's enough to fill more than one clown car)


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

Information for Initial Training

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Time: 2-5 PM

Training Location: Brighton Gardens of West Orange

220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052


Tentative Schedule:

December 4, training from 2-4, visit from 4-5 PM

January 15 Lester Senior Housing 10-11 AM

February 5 Friendship Circle at JKHA 10-11 AM

April 2- Daughters of Israel 2-3 PM

April 23 TBD

May 14- Daughters of Israel (Motherís Day) 11-12

June 4- 2017 Celebrate Israel Parade