How to Make Jewish Friends as an Adult



In this episode...

Karen sits down with Emily from the Your Jewish Life content team to chat about one of the trickiest parts of adulthood: making friends – especially Jewish ones! They speak about their respective experiences – Karen’s in London and Emily’s in NYC – along with sharing some crowdsourced advice from members of the Smashing Life community. The bottom line is, it’s not easy – but if you’re dedicated and willing to put yourself out there, you CAN make it happen! And if you need a little help, join our Jewish Connection Challenge, happening right now!

Here are some of our top suggestions for making new Jewish friends:

  • Host or attend a Shabbat dinner 
  • Find a Jewish roommate
  • Work at a Jewish organization or business
  • Ask your friends (Jewish or not) to connect you with their other Jewish friends
  • Join local Jewish Facebook groups
  • Go on a Jewish group trip, or attend a Jewish retreat or conference
  • Take a Hebrew class
  • Reconnect with some old Jewish friends, if you’ve got them
  • Volunteer for a Jewish charity
  • Wear some Jewish jewelry, or something with Hebrew on it
  • Join the Smashing Life community
  • Sign up for the Jewish Connection Challenge


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