Friendship Bakery

Friendship Bakery is a project of The Friendship Circle of Wisconsin, a division of Lubavitch of Wisconsin. Friendship Bakery was started with the goal of addressing the vocational gap that occurs for high school graduates with disabilities. Guided by award-winning pastry chef Dina Menzi-Russo, participants in the program contribute to the business in a meaningful way and learn vocational skills while building self-esteem and earning an income to grant further independence. From baking and creating the delicious kosher-certified desserts to packaging and delivering the finished products, the Friendship Bakery students graduate with vocational and social skills designed to carry them into independent adult employment.

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