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

A “Giant” Among Men

Friendship Circle volunteer Sam Prince had the honor of announcing the New York Giants first round draft pick live from Las Vegas during the NFL draft. Sam, pumping his fists in the air and...

To Protect and to Serve

As students from a visiting school shopped in LifeTown stores, visited the doctor’s office there, and rode bikes “around town,” police officers from the Livingston Police Department toured the facility and learned firsthand all...

Seder-to-Go with a Side of Shmura Matza

Getting ready for Passover may not be a day at the beach, but Friendship Circle made it just a little easier this year. “The hardest part of getting ready for Passover is managing all...

3-2-1 Matzah!

“You have ten minutes and forty-five seconds left to get your matza into the oven! Keep going!” Rabbi Yisroel Rosenblum called out. About fifty participants, mostly children and teens, focused on finishing their dough...

Masks, Megillah, and Hamantaschen

Frivolity and fun took center stage at LifeTown in mid-March, with masks and sweet treats revealing all sorts of heroes and maybe even a few miracles in the Friendship Circle Purim activities. 40 pounds...

How is this Passover different from all others?

Passover is coming and FCNJ has everything you need to make the holiday memorable. At the Model Matzah Bakery on Sunday, April 10, at 10:00am, participants experience each step of the matzah process: thresh...

Education and Sharing Day Livingston

Mayor Ed Meinhardt and the Livingston Township Council designated Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Rebbe’s 120th birthday, as “Education and Sharing Day” in Livingston, NJ. Over the last four decades, the US Congress and...

A Report from Ukraine

We were honored to host Rabbi Nochum Ehrentreu, Chabad Rabbi of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, and hear his first-hand report of helping his community shelter, escape and survive. Please help him save lives – https://charidy.com/zaporizhzhia Rabbi Ehrentreu,...

‘Celebrate Shabbat @Home’ Shines for Peace

2,200 free Shabbat kits delivered, people to pray for peace, blessings and harmony At time of uncertainty around the world and as a war rages overseas, thousands of Jews in Essex County, N.J., are...