About Us

The Friendship Circle is a community-based program that brings together people of diverse abilities and interests. At Friendship Circle, we believe all people have the same needs.  These needs include friendship, fun, opportunities to grow, the ability to contribute and to belong. Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh is devoted to addressing those needs in an accessible environment that provides any necessary supports to bring out the best in all of us.

As a FC Member, when you walk into Friendship Circle Pittsburgh, people are eager to see you and will always welcome you.

You may very well hear laughter from the game room. You may smell what is cooking in the kitchen as friends are prepping for a café night, Shabbat dinner, or a celebration. It is likely that you will see people expressing themselves in different ways while engaged in a full range of fun activities. You will feel a sense of community from people enjoying themselves as they work together to make Friendship Circle Pittsburgh a vibrant place where everyone can be themselves and find friendship, respect and fun.

 

The Friendship Circle
Mission Statement

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. Our programs engage youth and adults with diverse abilities in a full range of social activities; we aim to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships that strengthen both the Jewish and greater communities.

 

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Recent blog posts

And You Shall Live

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY No amount of Rabbinical School training prepares you for a week like this past one. The amount of numbness, emotions, sadness, love, shock, awe, mourning, and support has been overwhelming for many and the days ahead will likely prove to be overwhelming as well. In truth, I should leave it this week saying… Read More

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FOTT Art Night by: Mark Sulkin

Last night at Friendship Circle, we did, FOTT Art. It was a lot of fun. We learned how to make sculptures out of aluminum foil and different colored fabric. A woman named Teresa talked to us about an artist who made sculptures like that. The sculpture I made was a worm. I started rolling the aluminum foil into the shape… Read More

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Our Mission

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. Our programs engage youth and adults with diverse abilities in a full range of social activities; we aim to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships that strengthen both the Jewish and greater communities.

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