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5 Simple Ways to Ease Mitzvah Planning Stress

Most parents are immediately filled with excitement when they receive their child’s bar or bat mitzvah date.  Typically this happens 2-3 years in advance of the actual date.  What seems to transpire next can overwhelm even the most-experienced event/party planning parent.   If your child’s bar/bat mitzvah date is within a 2-year time frame, these tips will help ease your angst. Here are 5 fabulous resources to use when starting the planning phases of your child’s mitzvah: 1.  Mitzvah Planning Advice Online. Both www.mitzvahmarket.com and the Facebook page for South Florida Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Planning Group are ideal sources.  Even though  Mitzvah Market […]


His Experience as an MVP

The Philly Friendship Circle connects teens and young adults to youth with special needs and their families through a full range of social offerings. Inspired by the power of genuine friendship, our youth cultivate understanding, kindness and responsibility while ensuring a caring and inclusive community.The Philly Friendship Circle offers an MVP program.  It is a six-week program for 6th and 7th graders. Through activities, games, and multimedia presentations, MVP participants learn appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community, and the impact they can have on others. In addition to the MVP curriculum, participants and their […]


Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region North

Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region North 25 N. State St. Newtown, PA Contact: Mrs. Miriam Shemtov, Executive Director friends@fcpa.info 215 497-1003 The Friendship Circle South reaches out and extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social experiences. The Circles’ unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and through shared experiences both are enriched. Volunteers become friends to a child with special needs, thereby, giving them the opportunity to have what every child needs- friends, role models and love. Simply put, The Friendship Circle lets children and teens […]