In 2020 Gabe Freeman, Jeff’s nephew, contributed to Friendship Circle’s Friend at Home Program as part of their Covid programming.

The Jeff Astor Foundation has also donated a water play table to The Friendship Circle of Los Angeles for their new playground. It’s a perfect component in “My Backyard”, Friendship Circle’s state-of- the-art inclusive playground, accessible to children of all abilities.

The Friendship Circle’s mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences; (2) to provide their parents with respite and support; and (3) to enrich, inspire and motivate Jewish teenagers through sharing of themselves with others.

Friendship Circle Los Angeles Playground
Friendship Circle Los Angeles Water Table