Weekly Roundup: May 10, 2024

Categories: Newsletter

Friendship Awards This past weekend, Friendship Circle families gathered at Schenley Park to enjoy outside time together celebrating everyone’s contributions to FC throughout the year. We really enjoyed tasty treats like popcorn, cupcakes, and candy. Members lined up to get Kona Ice and we also got some of the coolest balloon designs including fishing poles, swords, and butterfly wings that… Read More

Out of This World

Categories: Acharei Mot, Parsha

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY In addition to giving us a series of laws, this week’s Parsha (Acharei Mot) opens with its title. These words, literally, “After the death…” refer to the laws being taught after the deaths of the sons of Aaron the High Priest. They passed away prematurely because they entered the Holy of Holies (in… Read More

Commemorate the Future?!

Categories: Acharei, Parsha

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY Tonight begins the Shabbat of Passover. These are days which commemorate the splitting of the Sea of Reeds (being approximately a week after the Jewish people were freed) as well as celebrate – strangely, in anticipation of- the future Redemption. Much is discussed about what “the Redemption” means and people tend to have… Read More

Weekly Roundup: April 26, 2024

Categories: Friendship Circle

FC Lounge and Group Friends at Home Day Our FC Lounge has had a great time hanging out this year. Groups of FC members met weekly throughout the 2023-24 year to paint, tie dye, use circuit construction kits, and play collaborative video games, including on a VR headset. Members even played board game tournaments, keeping score week after week! Last… Read More

Friendship Circle Tribute Book

Look through our 2022 and 2023  Friendship Circle memories and see what we have been up to!

Tribute Book 2023

Friendship Circle Tribute Book 2023

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A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY This week’s Parsha, Behar, contains various laws including that of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. What I would like to focus on, however, is the name of the Parsha. These laws were communicated to Moses on Mt. Sinai, the spot famous for being where the Torah was given. The Parsha’s name is “Behar,”… Read More

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Weekly Roundup: May 24, 2024

Friends All Around 2024 Our annual fundraiser gala was a great success! This year’s Friends All Around celebrated 18 years since The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh was established in 2006. Taking place at The Westin Pittsburgh, we honored our graduating seniors during a VIP reception; heard from parents, members, and executive staff; and watched the Friends All Around video, which… Read More

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See the Good

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY The world is an ever more confusing place. It seems that chaos and craziness abound; war, famine and strife are literally everywhere. And yet, we must search for the good. There has to be something out there to zero in on and from which we can take inspiration, right? This week’s Parsha (Emor)… Read More

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