Life & Laughter

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17 June 2017

Miriam Peretz

Known as the ‘Mother of the IDF’, she has turned the pain of losing two sons in battles into the motivation to speak to Jews around the world about why it was important for them to give their lives to defend the land of Israel. She has been acknowledged by Israeli and US Presidents as a symbol of hope for Israel and humanity.

David DuSH Barashi

On Tour with Israel’s most famous medical clown! Hadassah Hospital’s David DuSH Barashi has a unique talent for bringing smiles to people in challenging circumstances. In addition to his work at Hadassah Hospital, DuSH is part of the Israeli humanitarian task force which has taken him on missions to Haiti and Nepal and is also one of three professional clowns in the IDF. He is on tour in the UK to train medical clowns.


University students Friday night dinner with Miriam Peretz
Location & time: Rabbi Eli & Lauren’s house, 8pm

SHY on Shabbat morning with Miriam Peretz
Location & time: Marriott Hotel, 11am

Community Shabbat buffet lunch
DuSH the clown will give an insightful presentation on his work
Location & time: Maresfield Gardens, 1.15pm – 3.30pm
Limited space. Please book here.

‘Shabbat Afternoon Club’ Family tea for families with children under 5 years old
DuSH the clown will perform his tricks
Location & time: Rabbi Eli & Lauren’s house, 4pm – 6pm

SHY tea for youth with DuSH the clown
Location & time: Family Maurice, 4pm –

Inspirational Talk
Miriam Peretz will tell the remarkable story of her journey from a childhood in Morocco to working for the Education Ministry in Israel and becoming known through tragedy and faith as the ‘Mother of the IDF!’
Location & time: Maresfield Gardens, 7.30pm

Location: In the text