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How to Have a Fun and Successful Purim

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Purim is almost here! This fun and action packed holiday is celebrated on the 14th of the Jewish month Adar to commemorate Judaism’s miraculous salvation almost 2,000 years ago. This year it will start the night of March 16th and last until March 17th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last two years have limited the Purim celebrations. However, with the end of the pandemic in sight, it’s time to celebrate with our friends and family in person again. Below we have listed the things to do before Purim, the four special mitzvahs of Purim and links to fun costume ideas and delicious recipes. 


What to do before Purim

#1. Torah reading of Zachor 

On the Shabbat before Purim (March 12th), a special reading… Read More »

Insights and Advice from Our Behavior Support Specialists

Behavior support specialists are vital to our programs as they provide coaching and support to our teen volunteers, help our participants meaningfully engage in activities, and create a stress-free environment. 


We have three amazing behavior support specialists: Sofia Carregha, Miranda Akins, and Anna Nguyen.


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Sofia is a student at the University of Washington getting her education specialist degree in school psychology. She got involved with Friendship Circle from our program manager Kimberleigh when they worked together at the summer camp Outdoors for All.
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Miranda works full time as a cancer researcher at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In the past she worked as a behavioral specialist… Read More »
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