2023-2024 Program Highlights

Categories: Friendship Circle

Unlike a typical weekly roundup, we have decided to bring you some big moments from the programming year in the spirit of Friends All Around on Sunday. The Friendship Circle’s 18th year of inclusive community building was like no other. FC Talks with Pamela Schuller On April 15th, 2024 the FC Alumni Council in collaboration with The Beacon, Repair the… Read More

Holy Moly

Categories: Kedoshim, Parsha

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY This week’s Parsha gives us a host of ethical and practical laws. It tells of laws relating to Shabbat, to acting in fairness in business, to honoring one’s parents, to, famously, the cardinal law to “love one’s fellow as oneself,” which is referred to by our sages as the great principle of the… Read More

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

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Weekly Roundup: June 21, 2024

FOTT Cafe This week Friends on the Town had their last Cafe of the program year. Throughout the year our host committee selected their favorite restaurants to mimic their menu from. Themes included Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Chipotle, and our final theme of Olive Garden. This week our menu included spaghetti, vegetarian meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and mini no-bake cheesecakes! Members had… Read More

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Nasso Much

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY This week’s Parsha (Nasso) discusses the end of the census and teaches various laws. It also discusses the inauguration of the Tabernacle, detailing the offerings brought by each of the tribes. Curious that each offering was identical and yet each was described. (For more on this, please see my thought from last year!)… Read More

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Weekly Roundup: June 14, 2024

FOTT Trip Friends on the Town had a blast at their last Trip of the year. This month we took to the FC Rooftop for a BBQ! Friends got to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, watermelon, and Italian ice. We also got to play plenty of lawn games like table top checkers, Connect 4, and cornhole. We also made keychains and… Read More

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