Friendship Circle International
Friendship Circle International (FCI) - founded in 2005 under the leadership of Rabbi Levi Shemtov and Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum - is the central office of the Friendship Circle. FCI facilitates the opening of new Friendship Circle branches worldwide, as well as supporting our existing branches with resources to grow and develop. FCI also launches international campaigns that benefit local branches.
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 children with special needs and give a much-needed respite to their families, while enriching the lives of everyone involved.
Friendship Circle provides an invaluable opportunity for Chabad Moisdos to reach out to an under-served population in the Jewish community, while empowering community teenagers to make a difference in the lives of special children.