The Lubavitcher Rebbe: The Inspiration for the Friendship Circle.
The Rebbe's unconditional love of people knew no bounds. To the Rebbe they all belonged. He made them feel at home.
The Rebbe's warm smile would heal every aching heart. The Rebbe was always there, offering counsel and blessings, comfort and hope, and often - material help as well.
To the Rebbe there were no divisions among the Jewish People. He considered every Jew his own flesh and blood. For him Jewish unity was not a slogan, a wish or a promise - it was a reality.
It is his belief in Jewish unity, "the notion that no one of us is complete unless all of us are included", that provides our motivation to bridge the gap between families of children with special needs and the general community while providing today’s teens with a productive and enjoyable focus.
It is this concept that serves as the core of the Friendship Circle.