About Us

About Us


Mission Statement

The Friendship Circle, established in the Dallas Jewish Community in 2016, is dedicated to helping children and young adults with special needs to become more fully integrated into the broader community. Since 1994, Friendship Circles have been created in more than 60 cities around the world.

The program allows children and young adults with special needs to enjoy the company of teenage and young adult volunteers in a full range of social activities. The Friendship Circle aims to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships, which consequently strengthen both the Jewish and greater communities.

Friendship Circle is an affiliate of Chabad of North Texas.


Board of Directors

Eileen Kreisler - Chair  

Dr. Benton Middleman - Vice Chair 

Dr. Aaron Kreisler - Second Vice Chair

Michael Meyers - Secretary 

Larry Strauss - Treasurer