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 Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning, 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 us to meet over Zoom, for coffee, lunch or a drink – we will come to you!

For more information find us on Facebook, Instagram or contact Mike Steklof at

Volunteer Leadership:
Shiri Kester, Chair
Mark Faber, Vice-Chair
Zahava Fried, Immediate Past Chair
Jacob Katz, Immediate Past Chair

Professional Leadership:
Mike Steklof, Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning

Upcoming Events

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