The Friendship Circle of South Jerusalem connects children with special needs with loving volunteers, who visit them weekly.  We offer a range of programs to support the children, their parents and siblings, and to train and enrich our teenage volunteers.  We focus on spreading friendship, love and inclusion.

Our Mission
The Friendship Circle of South Jerusalem is a non-profit organization working to provide  children with special needs the friendship and inclusion they deserve.

We offer a warm, supportive community that enriches all those who participate. As the families receive assistance, the volunteers feel empowered and learn the priceless value of giving.

Child & Family Services

  • Weekly home visits, which include hours of friendship and fun, forging bonds that last a lifetime

  • Holiday parties, which foster a sense of excitement and inclusion in annual festivities

  • Therapeutic group activities, including music, art, and sports

    Moms Retreats
  • We provide nurturing events for moms of kids with special needs, where they can refresh and connect with other moms.  We treat out our moms to brunch or dinner and bring inspiring speakers and fun activities.

  • Volunteer Training & Events 

More About Us
We  bring together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, while enriching the lives of everyone involved.

Our special friends blossom and gain the confidence they need to make the most of their abilities and talents.

Their teen volunteers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children with special needs into our communities.

Their parents and siblings receive much-needed respite and support from the Friendship Circle community, and all those who assist us.

The Friendship Circle links volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship that makes miracles happen every day.

Contact Us
CONTACT US at  [email protected]/058 756 4496

* If you have a child with special needs

* If you would like to volunteer as a friendship  buddie (teenagers and adults are eligible)

* If you are a professional who can help train our volunteers

* If you would like to donate your time or financial assistance

Together we can make a difference!

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* Kids Club for Children with Special Needs and their Siblings will be starting on Thursday afternoons at Machon Sara!  Read More Here.

Contact us at 058 756 4496; [email protected]!