Friendship Circle is a nonprofit organization that pairs teen volunteers with an individual with special needs. Together, they form a lasting friendship and participate in one of our 25 weekly and seasonal programs.


In 2005, Friendship Circle opened the doors to Weinberg Village and the Lessons for Life Program. Every week, Weinberg Village hosts students with special needs from 200 schools to practice essential life skills in a reality-based, indoor cityscape.


Friendship Circle programs are designed to present your family with the opportunity to form real friendships within a non-judgmental and supportive community. Friendship Circle is is dedicated to nurturing your child's social, physical and cognitive skills as well as providing dedicated programs for siblings and parents.

Friendship House

The Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House is a haven of unconditional friendship and support for individuals and families dealing with addiction and other isolating crises. Within this welcoming community, they find the guidance and assistance they need to achieve lasting recovery.


In 2011, the Friendship Circle developed an in-school curriculum designed to educate middle and high school students about the issue of bullying. The goal is to give students the tools necessary to stand up against negative behaviors among their peers.

The Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. In addition to assisting individuals with special needs, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.
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The Rebbe's unconditional love to people knew no bounds. To the Rebbe they all belonged. He made them feel at home. The Rebbe's warm smile would heal every aching heart.
The Rebbe was always there, offering counsel and blessings, comfort and hope, and often, material help as well.

It is his belief that none of us is complete unless all of us are included. That is the very core and essence of what the Rebbe teaches.

It is this single concept that motivates the Friendship Circle.

To learn more about the Rebbe visit
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