The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs, involving 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.

The Friendship Circle is made up of five parts: volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters. The true beauty of the Circle is how we all link together to form a seamless circle of friendship.

Together, we can perform miracles.

For further info. on becoming part of the circle, please contact us at 
516-403-1683 or email 
[email protected]

The Friendship Circle of Nassau County is a joint project of the Chabad Houses of West Hempstead and Mineola