News and updates from the Friendship Circle of Livingston, NJ Blog

Summer Twist

Everyone was doing the twist—not the dance move, the dough move: baking challah! Summer challah twist parties are well under way. Every Thursday evening, dozens of people gather at LifeTown to bake challah for...

Dads Bury Their Hatchets

Actually, there were never any hard feelings among Friendship Circle dads, who got together July 14 to throw axes for fun at Bury the Hatchet in Bloomfield. It was the first in-person Dad’s Night...

Truly Judy

Thank you Judy, for all you do! Volunteers are at the heart of the Friendship Circle, and Judy Forest has offered her extraordinary gifts for more than four years. We wish Judy a happy...

Hoop Dreams

Ava stood with the basketball in her hands, looked at the net, threw the ball, and scored. Again and again, she took the shot. Again, and again the ball went in the hoop. “I...

Campers Go Out On The Town

As the girls entered the LifeTown Shoppes they were flabbergasted. “I’m in Disneyland right now,” called out Hadassah Elishis, a ninth grader from Los Angeles who was assigned to the pet store. “I get...

Making the World More Beautiful: FC Banquet 2022

The Friendship Circle Banquet is always a special evening, yet this year’s event was particularly joyous, as over 450 people shared in the excitement of being able to gather together at LifeTown for the first time since 2019.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Aaron Judge, the Yankees outfielder, hit a home run just as the group settled into their seats at Yankee Stadium on June 29. “It was like he hit it just for us!” said June...

It’s June All Year at LifeTown

Director of First Impressions Receives Presidential Recognition June Schechner is affectionately called by many “director of first impressions.” Polite, unassuming, and down-to earth, she is usually the first person people meet, greeting them as...

Construction Zone

The LifeTown construction project was a labor of love for Ivan Sobel. LifeTown combined two of his passions, his love for children and his years of experience in real estate development and construction. Throughout...

Presidential Goodbyes

The presidents club gathered for its final meeting on June 9. The Friendship Circle said goodbye to 80 volunteers who have served as ambassadors to their schools and communities, taking on responsibilities beyond what...