Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NowGen has announced the launch of Shalom Phoenix, a program welcoming newcomers to the Phoenix area and providing them with resources to engage with their new Jewish community.
Jewish young adults ages 21-45 who have recently relocated to the Valley or decided to become involved in the Jewish community are eligible.
Newcomers receive an emailed Jewish community guide, including information on young adult organizations, The J, local shuls, kosher restaurants, travel opportunities and more.
In addition, they receive a postcard with a personal message from a NowGen board member and are invited to private, hosted events to make personal connections in an intimate setting.
“It can be difficult to find your place in a new city, especially one with such a large Jewish community. Shalom Phoenix is the hub that provides valuable resources to help young adults find new and meaningful ways to connect with the Valley’s Jewish community,” said NowGen Senior Director Stacey Cohen.
Local businesses wishing to provide offers or resources to Shalom Phoenix newcomers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newcomers to area who wish to receive resources and engage with the community can visit jewishphoenix.org/shalomphoenix.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.