Weekly Roundup: May 10, 2024

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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

Weekly Roundup: April 19, 2024

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FC Talks We had a very successful FC Talks event as hundreds gathered to watch Pamela Schuller at the JCC Monday night. Schuller, a comedian, disability and mental health advocate, and Jewish woman, spoke about her experience growing up with Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and interspersed funny stories with serious anecdotes and ideas for change. Teens asked… Read More

Weekly Roundup: April 12, 2024

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Sunday Funday Last Sunday, we had a matzah bake where Tali and Pearl helped with the presentation from Rabbi Eli. Everyone went home with matzah and their favorite toppings. Members enjoyed the rooftop for nice spring weather where we played Passover games, crafted photo banners, blew bubbles and more. Shalom went home with a plague-themed puppet and Ava and Morgan… Read More

Weekly Roundup: April 5, 2024

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FOTT Book Club This week, Friends on the Town had an “out-of-this-world” time at Book Club! Together, friends read How We Got to the Moon by John Rocco. We then used cookies and icing to demonstrate the phases of the moon. We all shared our favorite things about the moon and outer space and talked about the upcoming eclipse!

Weekly Roundup: March 29, 2024

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Purim Party On Sunday, we enjoyed some fantastic talent show performances by Arielle J., Brandon C., Marissa T., Alia N., Reid R., Kai A., Brendan C., Mendy R., Etti R., Chaya R., Menachem T., Aviva F., Baila C., Grunnah B., and Evan A.! Then, our costume showcase featured adaptive costumes made together with 412 Ability Tech and students from Community Day… Read More

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