March 13, 2016, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brighton Gardens of West Orange
220 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ
Areyvut’s Mitzvah Clown Program is coming to MetroWest! 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 $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. All sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Registration is suggested in advance and walk-ins are welcome.