19 2014

Israeli "Dream Doctors" Medical Clowns

12:00PM - 9:00PM  

Multiple Locations

Contact Racheli

Come Join Us For The Following Presentations:

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Israeli Medical Clown Presentation

UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI
(free and open to the public)

Program Includes:

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lecture (Room 1335 HSLC) - Medical Clowning from the Doctor's Point of View & Medical Clowning from the Clown's Point of View
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Meet & Greet (Room 1345 HSLC) - Medical Clowns and Autism, Medical Clowns and War/Post Trauma, Medical Clowns and Sexual Abuse

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Israeli Medical Clown Presentation & Dinner

Temple Beth El
2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI
($10 Fee for Dinner)

Program Includes:
Presentation on Medical Clowning research, short movie of Medical Clowns' work during Operation Protective Edge, medical case presentations and Medical Clown interventions presented by Dr. Hertzel

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kesher Committee showing of the movie "The Case of Israel"
Temple Beth El
2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI
(free and open to the public)

Program Includes:
Schmoozing and noshing with free snacks and drinks, movie showing, followed by discussion
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About The Medical Clown Program

The Medical Clown Program is a supportive profession in Israel that helps reduce the stress, anxiety and fear patients experience and aids in healing. The medical Clowns are trained in psychology, social work, nursing and theater and work with medical professionals in several areas of medical needs and specific populations, including: Children, aging adults, sexual abuse and PTSD victims, and those with chronic illnesses, among others. They approach each patient individually and work hand in hand with medical staff on each patient. The Israeli Medical Clowns differ from clowns that volunteer in US hospitals whose function is to entertain. The Israeli medical clowns, through their integrative and individual approach, help people heal.

About Partnership2Gether (P2G)

The Medical Clown Program is our first delegation of professionals hosted from the Sovev Kinneret of Israel through our P2G program. Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a program of the Jewish Federation of Madison (Milwaukee, St. Paul and Tulsa) and the Jewish Agency for Israel, designed to cultivate people-to-people relationships, projects and professional programs between Madison and our partner region, Sovev Kinneret, in Israel. Volunteers from Madison collaborate with their Israeli counterparts on education, cultural exchanges, regional planning, medical care, ecological and economic development initiatives.

Delegation Participants

Hagar Hofesh
Hagar is a medical clown who specializes in anxiety and post-traumatic patients. Read Hagar's CV to learn more about Hagar’s experience.

Hertzel Gabriel
Dr. Hertzel Gabriel is the Medical Director of the Jordan River Village and a Pediatric Hemato-Oncologist. Read Hertzel's CV to learn more about Hertzel experience.

Shoshi Ofir
Shoshi is a medical clown and research at The Tene Center who specializes in sexually abused patients and invasive examinations of children in hospitals. Read Shoshi's CV to learn more about Shoshi’s experience.

Dafna Tener
Dafna is a researcher and has a PhD in social work. Read Dafna's CV to learn more about Dafna’s experience.

Hamutal Ende
Hamutal is medical clown who specializes in working with children who have autistic disorders in special kindergartens and in private one-on-one treatments. Read Hamutal's CV to learn more about Hamutal’s experience.