The Friendship Circle


A program

for Jewish children with special needs.

The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences. The Circle's unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and their families, and through the shared experiences, all are enriched.

  • The child with special needs looks forward to a weekly visit and the opportunity to play with and learn from their older friends.

  • The teenage volunteer learns the value of giving, and cherishes the experience of making a difference in a child's life and bringing a smile to his or her face.
  • The child's family gets a needed respite and the pleasure of seeing their child become a part of the community circle. 

We invite you to join The Friendship Circle of Sea Gate & Coney Island communities and become a part of the family.
We look forward to our weekly Mesibbos Shabbos gatherings, outings and Holiday events.

We meet weekly to give our Special friend a friend.
To join our volunteer group please call 718-265-1104

"In a hundred years from now , it will not matter what my house looked like,the total in my bank account or the type of car that I drove, but the world will be different because I was important in the life of a child" ...so get involved!