Our Mission

Categories: Friendship Circle
 

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. Our programs engage youth and adults with diverse abilities in a full range of social activities; we aim to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships that strengthen both the Jewish and greater communities.

Behind the scenes of Friendship Circle

Categories: Friendship Circle

I volunteer at Friendship Circle on Mondays and Thursdays.  When I go there, I’m a receptionist, which means I answer the phone and help other people sign in.  I also help out with small tasks like restocking the fridges, cleaning and helping out with events. What I like most about my job is helping everyone when they need me.  The… Read More

The Donald Klein Teen Fellowship Award

Categories: Friendship Circle

The Donald Klein Teen Fellowship Award The Friendship Circle’s Teen Fellowship award is awarded to volunteers that show outstanding commitment to Friendship Circle Activities. The Teen Fellowship award is a $50 US savings bond for use as a College Scholarship. This will add tremendous prestige to your college application as it portrays that you were successful and a valuable asset… Read More

Join Our Circle!

find out more

Recent blog posts

Time to Go

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY This week’s Parsha, Vayeilech, nears the end of the journey of the Torah. (Next week is the final Parsha, read before Simchat Torah.) It begins the end, if you will, the final song before Moses leaves this world. We find something so telling in the Parsha’s name: Vayeilech means, “And he went.” Wait,… Read More

Read more

IT Chapter 2 Movie Review by Jarrod Edson

Overall I say this film is not as good as the 2017 IT. IT chapter 2 is an entertaining film, but there are 5 disturbing moments in this movie…the beginning is hard to sit through so warning if any of you don’t like seeing hate crimes then this beginning of this movie will be hard. A downside to this movie… Read More

Read more

Stand Up!

A WEEKLY TORAH THOUGHT FROM RABBI MORDY There is so much to contemplate in this week’s Parsha (Netzavim), especially considering how short it is. It is as though, knowing that the High Holy Days are approaching, we are receiving extra material just in case we are unwilling or unable to do our own reflecting. So, we are commanded to stand… Read More

Read more