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We are Rabbi Chayim Boruch and Sarah Alevsky, welcoming you to our Friendship Circle home.

As co-directors of the Chabad Family Programs of the West Side, NYC, we provide a host of exciting and educational programs, every day of the week (- including Shabbat KidShul!) geared to children ages 5-13, including 3 Hebrew Schools, holiday programs, girl scouts, boys club, kids clubs, family adventure trips,  summer camp, winter camp, Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons, Shabbat dinners and much more!

We take extra pride on our West Side Friendship Circle, as we find tremendous value in enriching the lives of children with special needs, and their families.

Currently, our Friendship Circle hosts an amazing Sunday Hebrew School, fun family holiday celebrations, Friends@Home visits and starting this year, daily after school enrichment classes.

Plans are in the making for The Art of Friendship Studio, where teens and adults with special needs, will be able to explore different art mediums and create works of art, and Moms Nights Out for parents of our FC families and more! Stay tuned!

Please browse along to see more about our Friendship Circle services and don't hesitate to reach out if you feel we can be of assistance in any way - or - if you have a great idea - or would like to partner with us in any way you can. 

You can reach us by phone at 212-864-5010 x114 or email: RabbiChayim@FriendshipCircleWS.org or Sarah@ChabadWestside.org. 

To learn more about the specific programs we offer, please click the REGISTER button on the Home page. 

Our FC Staff

Chana Mushka Mishulovin and Shayna Sapochkinsky (both of whom are our awesome daughters!) are the executive assistants of our Friendship Circle programs. Both Chana and Shayna have been involved in FC since their Bat Mitzvahs!


 SRA.JPGChana Mushka, married with 2 little boys, Mendel and Levi, lives with her family in the South Bronx, where she and her husband Choli and 2 children opened and co-direct Chabad of the South Bronx.


Shayna currently lives on the West Side with her husband Eliyahu, both of whom teach in our Hebrew schools and work with the youth of our Chabad Family Programs every day. 



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Riki Jacobson is the Friends@Home coordinator.
Riki is currently a student at Touro College and brings a youthful passion backed by 5 years of serving in
Friendship Circle in her hometown, Montreal, Canada.


Our Awesome Enrichment Classes Instructors
(In abc order. See more about them linked in their names)



Our music consultant Meryl Danziger brings a fresh, personal, uniquely enabling approach to the student's world of  music.






Mindful Movements instructor Keren Melamed is a Licensed Hatha Flow Yoga Teacher (RYT200) and is a Yoga for the special child Practitioner. Keren is a very sought out instructor in NYC.






Our Martial Arts instructor Nir Moriah is a gold medalist for the United States and candidate for the Olympics in Taekwondo, as well as a personal instructor and coach. Nir has personally taught thousands of students of all ages the art, discipline and confidence that is the trademark of Martial Arts training.



Rebecca Schweiger

Rebecca Schweiger
 is the Founder/Director of The Art Studio NY, New York City's #1-rated art school. Known for its encouraging creative art education, high quality instructors, and hundreds of ongoing art classes for all ages (2-102), The Art Studio NY's team of art instructors enrich the lives of thousands of students each week across the Big Apple. Rebecca is also the Author of the inspiring book, "Release Your Creativity: Discover Your Inner-Artist with 15 Simple Painting Projects". 

From Kids Art Classes, Adult Art Classes, and Private Art Lessons to Birthday Parties, Corporate Art Events and After School Art Programs, The Art Studio NY is a haven of relaxation, self-expression and creativity for all.