Weekly Roundup: January 12, 2024

Categories: Friendship Circle

Sunday Funday Sunday Funday was spent laughing out loud at our comedy magic show where Sugar & Spice brought cool tricks, fun music, and even bunnies! Members got to enjoy some hot chocolate with marshmallows for the show.  Then, we all got crafty and made some winter scenes with little figurines that members put in instant snow! Lastly, in our… Read More

Weekly Roundup: January 5, 2023

Categories: Friendship Circle, Newsletter

Sports League On Wednesday, members had a great time learning the rules of basketball at the JCC. After our tutorial, we played a half-court basketball tournament and Ekow showed us some great defensive skills! Thanks to all our participants for making basketball a great time for everyone! South Hills Bowling Club We celebrated our final South Hills Bowling Club session… Read More

Lessons from Slavery

Categories: Friendship Circle, Newsletter, Parsha, Shemot

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY This week’s Parsha begins the difficulties of the Jewish People. Until now, they were not yet a nation and more of a tribe; their difficulties were not so much an oppression but challenges that had to be overcome. Yet here we are. And as difficult as the slavery was in Egypt, there was… Read More

Weekly Roundup: December 29, 2023

Categories: Friendship Circle, Newsletter

Winter Camp Winter Camp was a “Cosmic Quest for Friendship” this year! On Wednesday, we soared to new heights at Urban Air Adventure Park, where members enjoyed a zip line, ropes course, bumper cars, and trampoline. We also played some Winter Bingo and “Pass the Parcel” where members got to know each other better! On Thursday, we skated across the… Read More

You Call This Living?

Categories: Friendship Circle, Parsha, Vayechi

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY This week’s Parsha concludes the Book of Genesis. There is much to learn from it; it contains “the last will and testament“ of Jacob, including his final blessings and instructions to each of the tribes. The name itself – Vayechi – means, “and he lived,” which references the legacy of Jacob; what teachings… 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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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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