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.