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 diverse abilities 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  

Cynthia Christnagel

Stephanie Meyers

Abigail Ruttenberg

Lea Wernick


Our Staff 

Levi Dubrawsky - Director

Leah Dubrawsky - Director/Program Coordinator

  Eileen Kreisler - Advisor 




 Mailing Address
 The Friendship Circle of Dallas 
 P.O. Box 670905 
 Dallas, Texas 75367-0905