Creating opportunities for meaningful, purposeful and relevant Jewish exploration.

Middle School Engagement

LiNK Jewish Buffalo offers a multitude of living and learning experiences for Middle Schoolers (grades 5-8). Experiences are designed so that Jewish middle schoolers can see their friends while engaging in gatherings that build their knowledge, self-esteem, leadership and life skills, shape their identity and prepare them for high school. LiNK Jewish Buffalo works in partnership with all Jewish youth programs in Buffalo and is guided by an extraordinary group of adult and middle school volunteer leaders.

Want to learn more about Jewish Middle School programming in Buffalo?  Reach out to us to meet over Zoom, for ice cream or coffee – we will come to you!

For more information email Mike Steklof.

Volunteer Leadership:
Sharon Nisengard​, Chair

Professional Leadership:
Mike Steklof, Senior Director, LiNK Jewish Buffalo

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Upcoming Events

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Mike Steklof

Mike Steklof

Senior Director, LiNK Jewish Buffalo


Mike experienced the best of Rochester, Albany, Louisville, and Cleveland before choosing Buffalo as his home. Mike loves Buffalo for its warmth, weather, and charm. He is energized by connecting those who share similar passions, creating meaningful experiences  and ensuring there is space for all to belong in Jewish Buffalo. Outside of the office, Mike can be found cooking savory vegetarian dishes, training for his next half marathon or walking the Ellicott Creek bike path.

Email Mike