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

Prestigious Jefferson Award Goes to …

Prestigious Jefferson Award Goes to …

Representing Friendship Circle and LifeTown, Toba and Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum were honored ea rlier this year with a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. The award, which was started by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in...

‘The Way It Should Be’

Community comes together for annual FCwalk Eight hundred moms, dads, grandparents, friends and, of course, children, walked, ran and rolled at the annual FCwalk and carnival. While some of this year’s walk participants participated...

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...

Impact Tomorrow … Today

Friendship Circle is looking toward the future with LifeTown Tomorrow, Legacy Endowment Campaign. The endowment provides the opportunity for friends and supporters to leave a lasting legacy and ensure the long-term viability of Friendship...

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...

FC Adults Discover Torah Time

FC Adults Discover Torah Time

Twice a week, Friendship Circle’s young adults gather together online to pray, learn about Jewish traditions, and interact socially with their peers as part of the new Torah Time virtual endeavor. Because the program...