Engage. Connect. Build Community.

NowGen offers a variety of programs/events to connect and build community.

Signature Events


The Valley’s largest gathering of young Jews happens every Christmas Eve.

Blue + White Night

Celebrate Israel’s Independence in style.

Party of 8 (twice a year)

NowGen will schedule a dinner reservation for you and seven others, giving you a chance to make new friends from all across the Valley. After dinner, all diners join together for an after-party at a central location!

Additional Programming
Affinity Groups
  • Couples
  • Interfaith
  • Pride
  • Singles
  • Young Families

Other Activities

  • Collaborative events/programs with local and international organizations
  • Congregation Connection program offers opportunities to get to know different synagogues from across the valley

NowGen provides many ways to connect with other young Jews, to the community and with the Jewish Federation.

We cannot wait to meet you!


Creating a Better Valley, Israel and World

Time. Talent. Treasure. NowGen provides ways to give back using all three.

Give back by participating in social-action programs throughout the year, including our annual Mitzvah Madness – A Day of Service, and consider joining one of our exclusive Giving Societies.

Women’s Philanthropy and NowGen have joined together for a unique program

Pearl Society

A special recognition for women who contribute a minimum of $180 a year to the Federation’s annual campaign fulfilling the mission to: strengthen Jewish life and identity while providing for Jews in need locally, in Israel and worldwide.


Gold Pearl $1,000 – $1,799
Black Pearl $500 – $999
Blush Pearl $365 – $499
Pearl $180 – $364
Giving Circle

For the last 5 years, NowGen Giving Circle has provided the opportunity for members ages 21-45 to support local community initiatives through impact giving – locally, nationally & globally. Each member makes a minimum contribution of $500 to fund innovative programming.

To learn more click here!

Giving Societies

Help build community, enrich senior lives, engage the next generation and help those in need locally, in Israel and worldwide through contributions to the Federation’s annual campaign.

Chai Society

NowGen Chai Society unites donors who make a contribution of $180 to $999 to the Federation’s annual campaign.

The impact of your gift:

  • Ensures Holocaust survivors in the former Soviet Union receive food, medicine and emergency shelter
  • Helps underprivileged children in Israel have afterschool homework help to ensure they have a good future
  • Provides support for local Phoenix-area young adults to have the opportunity to go to Israel on Birthright
  • Provides seniors in our community with meals and much needed aid

As a Chai Society member, you will:

  • Build meaningful relationships with peers who share a passion for local and international Jewish community
  • Gain exclusive access at selected NowGen events
  • Make an extraordinary impact to improve the lives of thousands of Jews locally and in 70+ countries around the world

Ben-Gurion Society

The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition society for young adults ages 25-45 who make an individual contribution of $1,000+ to the Federation’s annual campaign.

The impact of your gift:

  • Allows PJ Library to send nearly 2,000 families Jewish children’s books once a month
  • Ensure Jewish Family and Children’s Service can continue to serve thousands of Jewish individuals all across the valley
  • Provides hot meals, medical care and emergency shelter for elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union
  • Ensures quick response and support when there is a natural or man-made disaster

As a Ben-Gurion Society member, you will:

  • Build meaningful relationships with peers who share a passion for the local and international community
  • Gain VIP access at select NowGen and Federation events
  • Have exclusive programming
  • Make an extraordinary impact to improve the lives of thousands locally and in 70+ countries around the world


Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow with Premium Leadership Opportunities

We’ll help you explore your leadership style and ways to apply your skills within the Federation and our Jewish community.

NowGen Board

Members drive NowGen activities in our three core program areas: Live, Give and Lead.

National Young Leadership Cabinet

Creates connections with hundreds of peers and over 4,000 alumni from all over North America. NYL Cabinet is the premier leadership program of the Jewish Federations of North America, our national partner.

COMING IN 2022! LEADS (Leadership, Education, and Development Series)

Fosters your leadership as a professional and philanthropist through working with senior community leaders. Meet new people who have a passion for Jewish life and advance personally and professionally through leadership training.

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