Therapeutic ClownCorps International™ members use innate compassion and highly professional training to create meaningful shared experiences and bring joy to otherwise neglected Jewish communities.
Each year, we identify an especially needy Jewish population in Europe and coordinate with community liaisons to identify community members most in need. We focus on the young and old, sick and disabled, and those who are isolated in need of connection. No one identified is denied a visit.
Undaunted by time zones, cultural differences, language barriers, generational and socioeconomic differences, ClownCorps™ members bring happiness, healing, and reassurance to these individuals, many of whom are living at or below the poverty level and in much isolation. We often work with Holocaust survivors and their children, who have remained in Eastern Europe and suffered complex secondary traumas under communism. We have visited nursing homes, community centers, orphanages, homebound elderly, and hospitals. And with each mission comes a request for a quick return.
ClownCorps™ is leading the way in bringing the world closer, and the effect is miraculous. This program is under the direction of Beth Friedlander, MS.Ed., L.M.S.W.