Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

Based on the bedrock foundation of "love your fellow as yourself.”

The Friendship Circle provides organized physical and social structures to support inclusive friendships, connections, respite, and fulfillment for youth with special needs, young adult volunteers, their respective families and the Jewish community at large.

Through fun and interactive experiences, these relationships bring a sense of joy and meaning to the Friendship Circle community and beyond.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which all people, including those with special needs, and their families experience acceptance, inclusion and friendship.

We envision creating stimulating programs and activities in which teens, children and their families find meaning and self-value.

We envision our youth developing into strong, sensitive leaders of tomorrow.

We envision strengthening a Jewish community that embraces those with special needs, and creates opportunities for each person to contribute. 

We envision a world filled with love and respect for everyone -- regardless of age, race, religious affiliation, or personal differences.


Philly Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region South - A registered 501c3 organization serving Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties. 754 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 Founded by Chabad- Lubavich