Our team is devoted to the Friendship Circle’s mission of acceptance, friendship and inclusion.

Mimi Lyons

Operations Director

Esty Bruck

Programme Director

Beverley Rubin

Fundraising & Communications Manager

Aaron Lowe

Programme Manager

Sharna Saunders

Volunteer Manager

Sarah Schwarz

Administration Manager

Vanessa Kuhilow

Fundraising Manager



Our Trustees work together to develop a clear strategy for The Friendship Circle and ensure that the work we do and goals we set within the organisation are in line with our vision.

Rabbi A.J. Jaffe

Rabbi David Jaffe (Chair)

Mimi Lyons

Philip Pink 

Tim Dempsey




We support a number of local residential care organisations to improve their quality of life by widening their social networks and supporting their integration into mainstream Jewish life.


0161 792 1792

17 Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 9JZ

Charity Registration Number: 1135828

With grateful thanks to the following organisations who have provided emergency COVID-19 funding, enabling us to carry out our vital work within the Jewish community.