Health & Safety Update

Categories: Friendship Circle
As The Friendship Circle works to build a more inclusive community for members and families of all abilities and backgrounds, we recognize the importance of respecting each other’s individual preferences while maintaining a safe and supportive environment for everyone. In line with our mission and per the CDC’s most recent update regarding masking, we will be moving forward with a measured approach to implementing updated masking protocols while continuing to monitor the latest guidance. We want to share with you our immediate changes, and we will be taking the time through the end of March to carefully consider and roll out further updates to our health and safety protocols. We will continue to keep you updated via email regarding any changes.
The Friendship Circle continues to monitor our health and safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other government organizations, and our Health and Safety Task Force. Beginning Wednesday, March 16, 2022, masking will be optional for members and families at outdoor events. Masking remains mandatory at indoor programs except when eating or drinking while social distancing is possible. We will continue to support (and encourage) any individuals who choose to uphold masking at all times as well as maintain current protocols around symptom monitoring and social distancing. We will also continue to provide surgical and cloth masks for member use.
Please contact Rivkee Rudolph at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Thank you all for your patience and consideration in helping to maintain a warm and welcoming space for all of our members and families.
Update: March 11, 2022

FC Friends Give Back

At FC, friends experience the benefits of giving back together and share many opportunities to spread kindness and offer support to their community. We’ve been proud to grow our connections and partnerships by accepting donations and incorporating service days into our programming to support the following organizations:

  • Kids Who Care & Teen Scene Drive:
    • Currently accepting at FC donations of winter clothes, nonperishable food items, animal shelter supplies, and toys for 412 Food Rescue, Casa San Jose, Animal Friends, South Hills Interfaith Movement and Beverly’s Birthdays
  • Teen Scene Challah Bake:
    • Challah Back to Give Back! We shared a memorable night of community, connection, and challah baking last night during this teen collaboration with representatives from FC, Repair the World, BBYO, The Second Floor, NFTY, Bnei Akiva, and NCSY
  • I-Volunteer / Friends on the Town:
    • Our FOTT joined the Federation’s Young Adults Division in December for a mitzvah day to benefit Dress for Success, writing inspirational cards for female job seekers
  • Holiday Donations for Beverly’s Birthdays:
    • We accepted items for teens throughout the month of December benefitting Beverly’s Birthdays
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