Sunday, September 29, 2013
5 -7 pm
APPETIZERS, DINNER AND DESSERT
7565 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will host a special guest, David "Dudi" Barashi, Hadassah Hospital Dream Doctor / Medical Clown. This will be a unique opportunity to meet an amazing man who
has touched the hearts of so many people in Israel and around the world!
There are several giving opportunities available to attend!
Couvert for Dinner $36
Clown Therapist $50/person*
Medical Clown $75/person*
Dream Doctor $100/person*
Medical Angel $250/person*
* Attendees at this level will be listed in the program booklet,
includes dinner, etc. If you cannot come to the event, please consider a
The co-chairs of the Opening program are Ali Socol Bernstein, Tracy Levine, Sherri Kim Symson, and Holly Corbin Wolfson.
SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVE TODAY!!
To RSVP, call (513) 821-6157 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEND YOUR CHECK MADE OUT TO HADASSAH TO:
HADASSAH, PO BOX 42396, CINCINNATI, OH 45242
We look forward to welcoming "Dudi" to
Cincinnati. It will be a great evening! Please be sure to
send your check in ASAP to make your reservation.
HADASSAH DREAM DOCTORS
The "Dream Doctors" Project – Medical Clowning, was established at
Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in 2002, thanks to the collaboration between
the MAGI Foundation who established the project, and the Hadassah
Hospital Management who put their trust in the project and made it
At the beginning there were three clowns who worked
in the Pediatric Department. Each one of them worked two days a week,
during the first half of the day. "Dream Doctors" (the clowns) made
sure to reach every single child that was in need for a pleasant moment,
for a good laugh, or for a temporary relief from their condition. The
clowns created a fantasy world for the children, in which they were in
the center and free to decide and do whatever they want. The children
felt as if they were embraced with a safe and secure childhood.
During the years the project has grown considerably both in quality and
quantity. Today there are 53 professional "Dream Doctors" clowns
working at 18 hospitals. Hadassah set the professional criteria for
medical clowning in Israel.
The clowns presence is viewed by
the medical crew as a natural part of hospital work, and they use their
assistants in treatments of various medical procedures, such as: blood
tests, burns, escorting to operation rooms, physiotherapy, HIV
treatment, emergency room, etc.
With every passing day the
clowns are becoming an integral part of the medical crew. The
professional collaboration has become a foundation stone that has led to
positive results for the patients and their families who benefit from
this service during their hospital stay.
The support of the
Hadassah Management and the responsible authorities at the Pediatric
Wards has helped to develop the "Dream Doctor" Project. This support has
led to high standards of service, and an uncompromising crew who aims
to create a different hospitalization experience for the patients. The
trust that Hadassah gave to the clowns and their professional, personal
and humane capabilities, shows its rewards each and every day, both
inside and outside of the hospital.
The Hadassah Clowns have
adopted one of the most important principles of the Hadassah
Organization: Giving others the best one can give. Thank you for many
years of the cooperation, reliance and giving.
David Barashi, Hadassah Medical Center Dream Doctor –
Medical Clown in Haiti, Port-au-Prince, January 2010:
"You know, in a place where life and death are looking for each
other...every morning when I woke up and came out of my tent, in the
IDF field hospital, I looked up to see the Israeli Flag, and realized
that the Star of David was smiling at me. ...and what a coincidence my
name is David to! So I smiled it back …
"As you have seen I
have experienced many unique moments in Port au Prince, however there
was one special moment that contained the entire ideology of medical
"There was a little boy that lay down on his bed and
I just fed him with sweet porridge made of a military chocolate cake
and milk. It was his first meal after 24 hours of fasting. In the middle
of all the noise around us, I could hear the special sound of his
pleasure with every bite. It was one of the most beautiful sounds you
can hear. What I loved about that moment was that I helped the nurse to
find an immediate creative and tasty solution that helped the patient."
David Dudi Barashi is coming to Cincinnati to share his knowledge and expertise with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.