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February is not just for Valentine’s

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month.  In honor of your (your child’s) upcoming bar/bat mitzvah, choose a mitzvah project related to helping those with disabilities or special needs.  There are many organizations with hands-on volunteer opportunities. 1. Social programs The Friendship Circle is today’s fastest growing Jewish organization for children with special needs. With over 79 locations worldwide, the Friendship Circle has cultivated friendships between 5,000 special children and close to 11,000 teen volunteers.  The Friendship Circle’s unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our […]