Building new connections and creating moments of meaning.

Nickel City Jews


Nickel City Jews is a platform for engaging with individuals and weaving networks of emerging adults (21 through early 40s). Through Nickel City Jews you can attend large events to celebrate Jewish moments, host or attend mini events which bring small groups together for intimate gatherings, or connect one-on-one to build a personal network. Nickel City Jews helps young adults in Buffalo (and their friends and life partners of other faiths) find ways to grow Jewishly in meaningful and relevant ways.

Nickel City Jews, a program of the Buffalo Jewish Federation, is stewarded by an extraordinary group of volunteer and professional leaders. Want to connect? We would love to get to know you, please reach out to someone from our team to meet for coffee, lunch or a drink – we will come to you!

For more information find us on Facebook, Instagram or contact Nicole Bard at nicole@buffalojewishfederation.org.

Volunteer Leadership:
Zahava Fried, Co- President
Jacob Katz, Co- President
Gabrielle Balderman, Immediate Past President
David Lefkowitz, Immediate Past President

Professional Leadership:
Nicole Bard, Director, Young Adult and Young Family Engagement
Logan Woodard, Engagement Manager

Jewish Living + Learning Experiences


Mussar: A Jewish Toolbox for Life

This Mussar cohort is specifically designed for young professional adults to increase awareness of self through a Jewish lens, build confidence to be the best person you can be, and engage in conversation to help build positive relationships personally and professionally.

Begins October 24

Upcoming Events


Aug 30

NCJ Labor Day BBQ Shabbat

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sep 19
Oct 24
Nov 07
Nov 21

Event Photos


Contact Nickel City Jews