Jonathan’s Walk 4 Friendship
More than 650 people attended the third annual Jonathan’s Walk 4 Friendship on Jan. 19 at Chaparral Park in Scottsdale. The walk raised close to $45,000 for The Friendship Circle.
Rabbi Mendy and Leah Levertov
Rabbi Mendy and Leah Levertov, pictured here at Jonathan’s Walk 4 Friendship in January, founded the local chapter of The Friendship Circle in 2005.
Volunteer and friend
Teen volunteer Lauren Stockwell and Yaakov Almoslino share a moment at a Friendship Circle event.
Volunteers and children make music during a Sunday Circle event. Pictured, from left, are Sara Turner, Natalie Stockwell, Abby Sosnow, Corey Khazanovich, Jonah Adelman and Tyler Sobelman.
Photos courtesy of The Friendship Circle
Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:00 am
When Rabbi Mendy and Leah Levertov started the Friendship Circle of Arizona in 2005, they had three volunteers. Today the organization has more than 100 teen volunteers that work with about 35 children with special needs.
The Friendship Circle, an international Chabad-Lubavitch program with 79 locations worldwide, offers programs bringing teen volunteers and children with special needs together for activities, friendship and fun. The programs are offered to families of all streams of Judaism regardless of affiliation.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:00 am.