Category: General

safeTALK Speaks to Local Police Officers

Police officers from the Livingston and West Orange Police Departments were among the first people to attend safeTALK, a suicide-prevention workshop offered by Friendship Circle’s nascent UMatter program addressing mental health challenges. “The training...

Suiting Up for Swim Time

Construction on the second phase of LifeTown is getting underway, which means the indoor, zero-entry, therapeutic pool is soon to be a reality. The pool will have numerous interactive elements designed to foster movement...

Everyone Needs to Know, UMatter!

Friendship Circle is launching UMatter, a new initiative whose goal is to make sure that every person know that they matter. UMatter empowers teens to shatter the stigmas surrounding mental-health challenges through peer-to-peer projects...

Cheesecake Bakes a Shavuot Highlight

Dozens of people participated in online cheesecake baking workshops in advance of the holiday of Shavuot. For those who weren’t tempted to try it out on their own, Shabbat Kits that included additional Shavuot...

Cocktail Night Celebration

They may not have been able to turn out in person, but hundreds of people participated virtually in this year’s FC Cocktail Night event, which honored the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, FC staffers...

The Whole Megillah: Purim at FC

An array of in-person and virtual programs put the spotlight on Purim, enabling everyone, whether they were at home or in-person, to celebrate the miraculous history of Jewish survival from the evil hands of...

FC Paints Success

Is painting the hottest new hobby? One might wonder after the success of two recent Paint Night events hosted by Friendship Circle and attended by dozens of participants. The first event featured teen volunteers...