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

Football Circle

The coaches were ready and waiting as over 100 people came to Ryan’s Field at LifeTown for the second Football Circle, featuring football drills, non-contact play, and socializing with Livingston’s football team. The program,...

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...

Planting Seeds for Volunteers

Volunteers are an essential part of LifeTown’s activities and key to its mission of integrating people with unique abilities and the larger community. Each day that the LifeTown Shoppes are open, adult volunteers participate...

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...

How is this Passover different from all others?

Passover is coming and FCNJ has everything you need to make the holiday memorable. At the Model Matzah Bakery on Sunday, April 10, at 10:00am, participants experience each step of the matzah process: thresh...