Category: General

Around and around and around we go!

A round challah sweet and fluffy, studded with raisins, dipped in honey announces the arrival of Rosh Hashanah as loudly as any shofar blast.   Join us for a round challah bake this Wednesday, Sept....

Teenagers of Valor

The presidents, the elite group of teen volunteer leaders at the Friendship Circle, kicked off the year with their first working meeting on September 11. The 80 teens who gathered, from schools around the...

Catching the Bug!

They came to make the world a better place, to gain skills, to take responsibility. Over 200 teens gathered at LifeTown for the annual teen volunteer kickoff on September 6. Some have been volunteering...

Police Shoot Hoops at FC Summer Camp

Swish! Police descended in force on LifeTown in Livingston on Thursday, August 25. But they were not responding to any emergency or disturbance, rather, they came to play ball! With Friendship Circle’s summer camp...

The Blessing of Camp

Jacob and Jesse Leshetz came home from camp each day with smiles and laughter and “pure joy” according to their mother, Sharon Leshetz of Netcong. The siblings couldn’t wait to get in the car...

Opening Doors, Opening Opportunities

Lifetown was buzzing with excitement on Sunday, August 21, as 135 families arrived from all over Essex County and beyond for an open house. Families toured the building, as children slid hands over the...

Summer Bubbles and Art and Building

Giant drifts of bubbles on the grounds and tall towers of LEGOS can only mean one thing: Friendship Circle summer camp is in full gear! Over 75 kids are coming to LifeTown for a...

Friends Make Friday Night Fabulous

Fabulous Friday Nights just got a little better with the help of some friends. On Friday, August 5, a group of young adults at Friendship Circle had the opportunity to try out new skills,...

Summertime, and the Grilling is Easy

The heat wave broke just in time. Peach and yellow tablecloths set off by blue umbrellas dotted the patio at Maggie and Cliff Newman’s home in Livingston awaiting the arrival of 35 couples for...

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...