Author: Johanna Ginsberg

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.

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...

Celebrating Miracle Workers

Back in person for the first time since 2019, 250 people attended FCVC – Friendship Circle Volunteer Celebration, held on May 25, honoring all the teen and adult volunteers. These dedicated volunteers ensured that...

Not Just Another Fabulous Friday Night

A lively Kabbalat Shabbat service set the tone for the evening as two hundred people gathered at LifeTown for a Fabulous Friday Night Dinner on April 29. As children played in the gym, jumped...

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...