About Friendship Circle



Friendship Circle sparks friendship, connection, and support for children of all abilities, their families, and Jewish teens.

Friendship Circle's unique approach brings together teenagers and children of all abilities for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, while enriching the lives of everyone else involved:

  • Special children bloom and gain the confidence they need to make the most of their abilities and talents.
  • Teenage friend-makers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children of all abilities into the community.
  • Parents and siblings receive much-needed respite and support from Friendship Circle programs and the Friendship Circle family.

Friendship Circle links teens, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship, making miracles happen every day.



Harley Cohen
Board Chair

Jerry Appel

Michael Goldberg

Alyson Charnas
Jill Helfman
Michael Stovsky
Rob Zimmerman


Brian Fox
Immediate Past Chairman

Steve Weinberg
Chairman Emeritus

Peter Rzepka
Founding Chairman





Heidi Cope
Administrative Assistant

Jenna Couchman
Program Coordinator

Johanna Kester
Activity Coordinator

Devora Klugmann
Special Events Coordinator


Estie Marozov

Rabbi Yossi Marozov
Executive Director

Rabbi Yosef Peysin
Director of Youth Engagement

Breanna Pilipovich
Interim Program Director



Dale Richardson

Eli Shomer
Associate Development Director

Kim Sirkin
Director of Marketing & Communications

Jon Thozeski
General Maintenance Manager