About Friends ‘N Fun | Sha'arim

About Friends 'N Fun

The Friends ‘N Fun program is designed to create a social atmosphere in which all participants can succeed. Each participant with special needs is paired with a trained volunteer for specialized, guided social interaction. Our various styles of programs and events allow participants and volunteers to build relationships through shared experiences and create a supportive and special bond.Special training is provided to foster an appreciation and understanding for their role in encouraging and nurturing an inclusive community. Everyone learns from each other and has fun!

We provide enriching social opportunities and experiences tailored to meet participants’ individual needs by:

  • Encouraging new friendships between participants that continue and strengthen outside of the program.
  • Empowering our volunteers to be future leaders in an inclusive Jewish community.
  • Supporting parents in the journey of raising a child with special needs.