Author: Johanna Ginsberg

Pampering with a Side of Optimism

After a manicure and a blow out, how about a makeover or a massage? Self-care and pampering were the order of the day as LifeTown transformed into a spa day for Moms who spend...

Saturday Night Out

Live in Livingston on Saturday night, a magical energy suffused Jerusalem Pizza, where friends over 21 mingled and chatted, dined and delighted in one another’s company. Seated around several long tables, the spark of...

Peeking Behind the Scenes

After just a week on the job, Ellie Minsky oozes enthusiasm for all she is learning peeking “behind the scenes” at LifeTown, where she is the new assistant director of programming. Just 18, she...

Rabbi Schachter Visits LifeTown

A bat mitzvah celebration brought Rabbi Shay Schachter, leader of Young Israel of Woodmere, to LifeTown. The experience had such a profound impact that a few months later, he brought three generations of his...

Just Amazing!

Throngs of people came to the festivities at the LifeTown campus on Sunday, October 30, for the annual Friendship Circle walk, now a walk and run. For the first time, the walk was preceded...

1-2-3 Eyes on Me

Young Adults Learn Critical Social Skills Listening actively, asking questions, not interrupting, maintaining eye contact: they are all communication skills, often the keys to building relationships. And they can prove tricky to learn. They...

Powerful Messages to Shatter Stigma

Friendship Circle’s UMatter is harnessing the power of social media, so often criticized for amplifying and exacerbating social ills, to create awareness and help shatter the stigma surrounding mental health challenges. The engaging campaign...

Sweet Deliveries

Friendship Circle is bringing Rosh Hashana to people who are stuck in hospitals and unable to attend synagogue or enjoy a meal with families. This week, Friendship Circle volunteers delivered over 250 Shabbat kits...

Run (or walk). Just come!

Annual FCwalk now also a USATF 5K run! The LifeTown campus is expected to host 2,000 people who will gather Sunday, October 30, for the annual FCwalk. This year marks the first that an...