Children & Teen Programming

Fun, friendship, and genuine connection for youth (ages 18 & under). You’re welcome to join our Circle!

We’re glad to be an extraordinarily accepting, caring community that offers engaging programs for children and teens, both with and without special needs. Our mission? To build inclusive, genuine friendships.

From weekly Sunday gatherings, to family trips, to social and educational community events, we’re here to make the Philadelphia area more accessible to all, with respect for all of our friends’ needs!


Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP) – Warm and welcoming entry program into our inclusive world; the perfect access point and meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah program (for 6th-7th graders). Each session is 5 weeks long.

Sunday Circle – Sunday afternoon “camp-style” gatherings for pairs of friends to spend quality time together in group activities (ages 2-18).

Friends@Home – Build a consistent, yet flexibly scheduled, friendship through at-home hangouts with a friend.

Leadership – For high school teens who want to more deeply commit to our mission & build the future of Philly Friendship Circle.

Fellowship Awards – Awarded to teens who demonstrate an outstanding dedication to Philly Friendship Circle.

Family Support – Schmoozing, learning about resources, fun nights out, and beyond… with parents who “get” you — and us, your community who’s here to support you.

Community Events – Join as our whole community (from a wide span of ages and backgrounds) enjoys field trips, community service opportunities, Jewish holiday celebrations, and big annual events – our Walk, Gala, and Art Show!