The people of Fairfield County come from different backgrounds and work in different industries. But we all share common values.


Federation’s NextGen is dedicated to building a better Jewish community here in Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, in Israel, and throughout the world. Whether you’re Jewish, “just Jewish” or Jew-ish – we want to help you find meaning, relationships, and resources that enrich every part of your life.


Our mission is to be a connector for all young Jews in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s, so no matter what background or Jewish affiliation you come from, you will always have a place to call home. NextGen is a community gateway dedicated to empowering you to develop your Jewish identity and build Jewish community through social events, fun and meaningful volunteer programs, educational activities, and philanthropy.


We’re excited to see you at our next events.

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Melanie Vorm

Director, NextGen

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NextGen Leadership

Melanie Vorm

Director, NextGen


Robin Fischel
Lorraine Hutzler
Jason Lewis

Micky Reich

Molly Schrag
Lee Soffer

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If you live in Fairfield County, there’s a good chance that your life has been touched by Federation. Every day, we provide programming, community resources, and essential outreach to the needy. And we can’t do it without you!