Friendship Circle

Upper East Side

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Our Mission

At Friendship Circle Upper East Side we are dedicated to bringing happiness and companionship to Jewish children, teens and young adults with special needs, as well as bringing energy, support and peace of mind to their families.

Built on the foundational Torah principle of “V’ahavta L’reyacho Komocha” - “love your fellow as yourself”, our unique model pairs teen and young adult volunteers with individuals with special needs for hours of fun and friendship at our 37 tailor-made programs.

The opportunity to connect with a special friend in a meaningful way has a profound impact on everyone involved. Step by step, person by person, we are shaping a kinder, more compassionate and selfless community of tomorrow.

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