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SYDNEY FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

Program Overview

We offer a range of fun and engaging programs and activities for children, teens and young adults.

 

Friendship Walk

The Friendship Walk is an annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness in the local community. Volunteers, families and friends of Friendship Circle come together to show their appreciation and support. All money raised supports Friendship Circle’s mission to cultivate friendships and promote community acceptance through our wide range of programs.

Family Shabbat Dinner

Family Shabbat Dinner Join us for our regular Friday Night Shabbat Dinners! Families of participants and families of volunteers are invited to share the beauty and richness of the Shabbat Dinner Traditions – from candles to kiddish, challah and gefilte fish, songs to stories. These special celebrations are hosted by Rabbi Sender Kavka. Each Family...

Jewish Community Leadership Program

Leadership Program The Friendship Circle Leadership Program is a new initiative first offered in 2019. It is an exciting opportunity for volunteer leaders to hone their leadership skills and grow their confidence, empowering them to create change in their communities. Guidance and mentoring are provided by industry experts. The highlight of the program is the...

Beni Mitzvah Program

Our Beni Mitzvah Program (BMP) is designed to complement a child’s Bat/ Bar Mitzvah program at their synagogue and is based on Jewish values and ideas of Neshama, Chesed, Ahavat Yisroel.
Through activities, games, and multimedia presentations, BMP participants will learn appropriate conduct when volunteering...

School Education

School Education Friendship Circle runs workshops on disability and inclusion across daycare centres and preschools in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. These workshops are 45-minutes long and run by professionally trained teachers who will come to your daycare centre or preschool. Children will be introduced to the topics of disability and inclusion through a variety of activities....

Shule Buddies

In the traditional Jewish experience the Shule community presents an important opportunity to demonstrate to our children their intrinsic values and their role in the Jewish collective...

Friendship Bakery

Friendship Bakery Once a week, young adults with disabilities get together to bake, package and deliver ‘Friendship Loaves’ to your door. Friendship Bakery was started to address the gap for school leavers with disabilities. By challenging these young adults to meaningfully contribute to a business, Friendship Bakery equips them with valuable employability skills. Most importantly...

Junior Sunday Circle

Junior Sunday Circle Junior Sunday Circle is a drop-off program where parents can leave their child in the hands of Friendship Circle leaders and enthusiastic teen volunteers. Junior Sunday Circle offers a unique opportunity for children with disabilities, aged 5-12, to gain positive experiences in a group setting while still receiving...

Teen Sunday Circle

Teen Sunday Circle Teen Sunday Circle is a social and life skills program for young people with disabilities, aged 13-18, where parents can leave their child in the hands of Friendship Circle leaders and enthusiastic teen volunteers. The Teen Sunday Circle program has a specific focus on developing independence, and social and life skills in...

Gymnastics Sports Club

Gymnastics Sports Club Gymnastics Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. For many young people with a disability, being part of a sports program...

Soccer Sports Club

Soccer Sports Club Soccer Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. The soccer session is held at a home in Rose Bay and...

Friends at Home

Friends at Home Friends at Home pairs teenage volunteers with children with disabilities for weekly play dates. Friends at Home is based on the belief that everyone deserves to have friends. Children with disabilities have many adults and professionals in their lives, but they are missing one important thing that teen volunteers happily provide: friendship...

Junior Day Camp

Junior Day Camp Junior Day Camp runs for five days during the summer and winter school holidays. Each day starts at Mizrachi Hall where leaders run a range of morning activities for the participants and volunteers such as arts and crafts, fitness games, music and dance. Then they travel on a private bus to...

Teen Day Camp

Teen Day Camp Teen Day Camp runs for five days, twice a year during the summer and winter school holidays. Leaders run a range of morning activities which are designed for teenagers and are focused around building independence and developing social and life skills. Activities such as cooking, team building games, and music are...

Junior Getaway

Junior Getaway The Junior Weekend Getaway runs for three days and two nights. It happens twice a year in Term 1 and 3. The weekend is led by our fantastic leaders and volunteers, who are all over 18 years old. Each participant is paired with a volunteer who will be their buddy throughout the weekend...

Teen Getaway

Teen Getaway The Teen Weekend Getaway runs for three days and two nights. It happens twice a year in Term 2 and 4. The weekend is led by our fantastic leaders and volunteers, who are all over 18 years old. Each participant is paired with a volunteer who will be their buddy throughout the weekend....

YAD FC

YAD FC is run by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about creating social opportunities for all young adults in our community. YAD FC provides regular social, community-oriented and fun activities for young adults of all abilities on Saturday nights and Sundays. By involving a range of young people of...

Yoga

Yoga Yoga helps with fitness, stress management and emotional wellbeing while also providing the opportunity to meet like-minded people. These sessions are run in partnership with Maccabi All Abilities. 2019 Dates Program CalendarProgram Information Click here to change this text Click here to change this text Click here to...

Mums’ Night

Mum's Night Mums of children with a disability are invited to join us for a fun night out. Mums’ Night is held twice a term where we can catch up with each other and meet new friends, in a fun and relaxed environment. Previous Mums’ Nights have included painting at Brush & Sip, drinks at...

Dads’ Night

Following the success of Mums’ Night, it is about time we launch our Dads’ Nights! Dads of children with a disability are invited to join us for our launch event of Dads’ Night: Scotch & Steak. We hope dads enjoy meeting other dads in our community in a supportive and relaxed environment over a few scotches and delicious steak!...

Toy Drive

Toy Drive Friendship Circle hosts an annual Toy Drive each year. This initiative is based on the Jewish value of “Ahavat Yisroel – Love Your neighbour as yourself” and supports children in local schools, community centres and hospitals who may be experiencing a difficult time. Families and community members contribute by making a donation or...

Junior Day Camp

Junior Day Camp Junior Day Camp runs for five days during the summer and winter school holidays. Each day starts at Mizrachi Hall where leaders run a range of morning activities for the participants and volunteers such as arts and crafts, fitness games, music and dance. Then they travel on a private bus to...

Junior Sunday Circle

Junior Sunday Circle Junior Sunday Circle is a drop-off program where parents can leave their child in the hands of Friendship Circle leaders and enthusiastic teen volunteers. Junior Sunday Circle offers a unique opportunity for children with disabilities, aged 5-12, to gain positive experiences in a group setting while still receiving...

Soccer Sports Club

Soccer Sports Club Soccer Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. The soccer session is held at a home in Rose Bay and...

Gymnastics Sports Club

Gymnastics Sports Club Gymnastics Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. For many young people with a disability, being part of a sports program...

Friends at Home

Friends at Home Friends at Home pairs teenage volunteers with children with disabilities for weekly play dates. Friends at Home is based on the belief that everyone deserves to have friends. Children with disabilities have many adults and professionals in their lives, but they are missing one important thing that teen volunteers happily provide: friendship...

Junior Getaway

Junior Getaway The Junior Weekend Getaway runs for three days and two nights. It happens twice a year in Term 1 and 3. The weekend is led by our fantastic leaders and volunteers, who are all over 18 years old. Each participant is paired with a volunteer who will be their buddy throughout the weekend...

Family Shabbat Dinner

Family Shabbat Dinner Join us for our regular Friday Night Shabbat Dinners! Families of participants and families of volunteers are invited to share the beauty and richness of the Shabbat Dinner Traditions – from candles to kiddish, challah and gefilte fish, songs to stories. These special celebrations are hosted by Rabbi Sender Kavka. Each Family...

Shule Buddies

In the traditional Jewish experience the Shule community presents an important opportunity to demonstrate to our children their intrinsic values and their role in the Jewish collective...

Friendship Walk

The Friendship Walk is an annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness in the local community. Volunteers, families and friends of Friendship Circle come together to show their appreciation and support. All money raised supports Friendship Circle’s mission to cultivate friendships and promote community acceptance through our wide range of programs.

Teen Day Camp

Teen Day Camp Teen Day Camp runs for five days, twice a year during the summer and winter school holidays. Leaders run a range of morning activities which are designed for teenagers and are focused around building independence and developing social and life skills. Activities such as cooking, team building games, and music are...

Teen Sunday Circle

Teen Sunday Circle Teen Sunday Circle is a social and life skills program for young people with disabilities, aged 13-18, where parents can leave their child in the hands of Friendship Circle leaders and enthusiastic teen volunteers. The Teen Sunday Circle program has a specific focus on developing independence, and social and life skills in...

Soccer Sports Club

Soccer Sports Club Soccer Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. The soccer session is held at a home in Rose Bay and...

Gymnastics Sports Club

Gymnastics Sports Club Gymnastics Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. For many young people with a disability, being part of a sports program...

Friends at Home

Friends at Home Friends at Home pairs teenage volunteers with children with disabilities for weekly play dates. Friends at Home is based on the belief that everyone deserves to have friends. Children with disabilities have many adults and professionals in their lives, but they are missing one important thing that teen volunteers happily provide: friendship...

Friendship Bakery

Friendship Bakery Once a week, young adults with disabilities get together to bake, package and deliver ‘Friendship Loaves’ to your door. Friendship Bakery was started to address the gap for school leavers with disabilities. By challenging these young adults to meaningfully contribute to a business, Friendship Bakery equips them with valuable employability skills. Most importantly...

Family Shabbat Dinner

Family Shabbat Dinner Join us for our regular Friday Night Shabbat Dinners! Families of participants and families of volunteers are invited to share the beauty and richness of the Shabbat Dinner Traditions – from candles to kiddish, challah and gefilte fish, songs to stories. These special celebrations are hosted by Rabbi Sender Kavka. Each Family...

Shule Buddies

In the traditional Jewish experience the Shule community presents an important opportunity to demonstrate to our children their intrinsic values and their role in the Jewish collective...

Teen Getaway

Teen Getaway The Teen Weekend Getaway runs for three days and two nights. It happens twice a year in Term 2 and 4. The weekend is led by our fantastic leaders and volunteers, who are all over 18 years old. Each participant is paired with a volunteer who will be their buddy throughout the weekend....

Friendship Walk

The Friendship Walk is an annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness in the local community. Volunteers, families and friends of Friendship Circle come together to show their appreciation and support. All money raised supports Friendship Circle’s mission to cultivate friendships and promote community acceptance through our wide range of programs.

Friendship Bakery

Friendship Bakery Once a week, young adults with disabilities get together to bake, package and deliver ‘Friendship Loaves’ to your door. Friendship Bakery was started to address the gap for school leavers with disabilities. By challenging these young adults to meaningfully contribute to a business, Friendship Bakery equips them with valuable employability skills. Most importantly...

Yoga

Yoga Yoga helps with fitness, stress management and emotional wellbeing while also providing the opportunity to meet like-minded people. These sessions are run in partnership with Maccabi All Abilities. 2019 Dates Program CalendarProgram Information Click here to change this text Click here to change this text Click here to...

YAD FC

YAD FC is run by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about creating social opportunities for all young adults in our community. YAD FC provides regular social, community-oriented and fun activities for young adults of all abilities on Saturday nights and Sundays. By involving a range of young people of...

Family Shabbat Dinner

Family Shabbat Dinner Join us for our regular Friday Night Shabbat Dinners! Families of participants and families of volunteers are invited to share the beauty and richness of the Shabbat Dinner Traditions – from candles to kiddish, challah and gefilte fish, songs to stories. These special celebrations are hosted by Rabbi Sender Kavka. Each Family...

Friendship Walk

The Friendship Walk is an annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness in the local community. Volunteers, families and friends of Friendship Circle come together to show their appreciation and support. All money raised supports Friendship Circle’s mission to cultivate friendships and promote community acceptance through our wide range of programs.

Dads’ Night

Following the success of Mums’ Night, it is about time we launch our Dads’ Nights! Dads of children with a disability are invited to join us for our launch event of Dads’ Night: Scotch & Steak. We hope dads enjoy meeting other dads in our community in a supportive and relaxed environment over a few scotches and delicious steak!...

Mums’ Night

Mum's Night Mums of children with a disability are invited to join us for a fun night out. Mums’ Night is held twice a term where we can catch up with each other and meet new friends, in a fun and relaxed environment. Previous Mums’ Nights have included painting at Brush & Sip, drinks at...

Family Shabbat Dinner

Family Shabbat Dinner Join us for our regular Friday Night Shabbat Dinners! Families of participants and families of volunteers are invited to share the beauty and richness of the Shabbat Dinner Traditions – from candles to kiddish, challah and gefilte fish, songs to stories. These special celebrations are hosted by Rabbi Sender Kavka. Each Family...

Toy Drive

Toy Drive Friendship Circle hosts an annual Toy Drive each year. This initiative is based on the Jewish value of “Ahavat Yisroel – Love Your neighbour as yourself” and supports children in local schools, community centres and hospitals who may be experiencing a difficult time. Families and community members contribute by making a donation or...

Friendship Walk

The Friendship Walk is an annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness in the local community. Volunteers, families and friends of Friendship Circle come together to show their appreciation and support. All money raised supports Friendship Circle’s mission to cultivate friendships and promote community acceptance through our wide range of programs.

Junior Day Camp

Junior Day Camp Junior Day Camp runs for five days during the summer and winter school holidays. Each day starts at Mizrachi Hall where leaders run a range of morning activities for the participants and volunteers such as arts and crafts, fitness games, music and dance. Then they travel on a private bus to...

Teen Day Camp

Teen Day Camp Teen Day Camp runs for five days, twice a year during the summer and winter school holidays. Leaders run a range of morning activities which are designed for teenagers and are focused around building independence and developing social and life skills. Activities such as cooking, team building games, and music are...

Junior Sunday Circle

Junior Sunday Circle Junior Sunday Circle is a drop-off program where parents can leave their child in the hands of Friendship Circle leaders and enthusiastic teen volunteers. Junior Sunday Circle offers a unique opportunity for children with disabilities, aged 5-12, to gain positive experiences in a group setting while still receiving...

Teen Sunday Circle

Teen Sunday Circle Teen Sunday Circle is a social and life skills program for young people with disabilities, aged 13-18, where parents can leave their child in the hands of Friendship Circle leaders and enthusiastic teen volunteers. The Teen Sunday Circle program has a specific focus on developing independence, and social and life skills in...

Soccer Sports Club

Soccer Sports Club Soccer Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. The soccer session is held at a home in Rose Bay and...

Gymnastics Sports Club

Gymnastics Sports Club Gymnastics Sports Club is held once a month on a Sunday morning during the school term. It is a fantastic opportunity for a local teen sport team to enjoy a fun morning of fitness with teens with a disability. For many young people with a disability, being part of a sports program...

Friends at Home

Friends at Home Friends at Home pairs teenage volunteers with children with disabilities for weekly play dates. Friends at Home is based on the belief that everyone deserves to have friends. Children with disabilities have many adults and professionals in their lives, but they are missing one important thing that teen volunteers happily provide: friendship...

Junior Getaway

Junior Getaway The Junior Weekend Getaway runs for three days and two nights. It happens twice a year in Term 1 and 3. The weekend is led by our fantastic leaders and volunteers, who are all over 18 years old. Each participant is paired with a volunteer who will be their buddy throughout the weekend...

Friendship Bakery

Friendship Bakery Once a week, young adults with disabilities get together to bake, package and deliver ‘Friendship Loaves’ to your door. Friendship Bakery was started to address the gap for school leavers with disabilities. By challenging these young adults to meaningfully contribute to a business, Friendship Bakery equips them with valuable employability skills. Most importantly...

YAD FC

YAD FC is run by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about creating social opportunities for all young adults in our community. YAD FC provides regular social, community-oriented and fun activities for young adults of all abilities on Saturday nights and Sundays. By involving a range of young people of...

Family Shabbat Dinner

Family Shabbat Dinner Join us for our regular Friday Night Shabbat Dinners! Families of participants and families of volunteers are invited to share the beauty and richness of the Shabbat Dinner Traditions – from candles to kiddish, challah and gefilte fish, songs to stories. These special celebrations are hosted by Rabbi Sender Kavka. Each Family...

Teen Getaway

Teen Getaway The Teen Weekend Getaway runs for three days and two nights. It happens twice a year in Term 2 and 4. The weekend is led by our fantastic leaders and volunteers, who are all over 18 years old. Each participant is paired with a volunteer who will be their buddy throughout the weekend....

Beni Mitzvah Program

Our Beni Mitzvah Program (BMP) is designed to complement a child’s Bat/ Bar Mitzvah program at their synagogue and is based on Jewish values and ideas of Neshama, Chesed, Ahavat Yisroel.
Through activities, games, and multimedia presentations, BMP participants will learn appropriate conduct when volunteering...

Toy Drive

Toy Drive Friendship Circle hosts an annual Toy Drive each year. This initiative is based on the Jewish value of “Ahavat Yisroel – Love Your neighbour as yourself” and supports children in local schools, community centres and hospitals who may be experiencing a difficult time. Families and community members contribute by making a donation or...

Friendship Walk

The Friendship Walk is an annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness in the local community. Volunteers, families and friends of Friendship Circle come together to show their appreciation and support. All money raised supports Friendship Circle’s mission to cultivate friendships and promote community acceptance through our wide range of programs.

Jewish Community Leadership Program

Leadership Program The Friendship Circle Leadership Program is a new initiative first offered in 2019. It is an exciting opportunity for volunteer leaders to hone their leadership skills and grow their confidence, empowering them to create change in their communities. Guidance and mentoring are provided by industry experts. The highlight of the program is the...

School Education

School Education Friendship Circle runs workshops on disability and inclusion across daycare centres and preschools in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. These workshops are 45-minutes long and run by professionally trained teachers who will come to your daycare centre or preschool. Children will be introduced to the topics of disability and inclusion through a variety of activities....

Toy Drive

Toy Drive Friendship Circle hosts an annual Toy Drive each year. This initiative is based on the Jewish value of “Ahavat Yisroel – Love Your neighbour as yourself” and supports children in local schools, community centres and hospitals who may be experiencing a difficult time. Families and community members contribute by making a donation or...