Bay Area Friendship Circle

  • CA


3900 Fabian Way
Palo Alto
United States

About Us


Founded on the belief of V’Ahavta L’Reacha Kamocha (love your fellow as yourself), The Friendship Circle is dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive Jewish community for special needs children, teen volunteers and their families.

Since 2003, The Friendship Circle has accomplished its mission by: Matching teen volunteers with special needs children and their families Developing a network of programs and services for children with special needs offered by caring adults and trained peers Creating a sense of responsibility and connection to the Jewish community for high school students and families of children with special needs through enriching educational and social opportunities. Providing workshops, lectures, programs and parties for parents of children who have special needs.


We envision a world in which people who have special needs and their families experience acceptance, inclusion and friendship as contributing members of society.

The Friendship Circle aims to create an environment for teens that will nurture a sense of connection to and responsibility for the greater Jewish community through innovative and stimulating programs. We see this as essential for developing and producing the leaders of tomorrow.