rGEN, Our Generation, is the young professionals division of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. rGEN is committed to building a strong Jewish community in Jacksonville, Israel and throughout the world through philanthropy, networking opportunities, social events, leadership development, volunteerism, education, and friendship. We offer an exciting and meaningful array of programs for all stages of adult life from young professionals and those new to Jacksonville to newlyweds, couples, and families with a strong emphasis on the development of emerging community leaders. Our events promote awareness of Federation, highlight our local and overseas partner agencies, and local synagogues, as well as encourage social interaction among young Jews in our community. Overall, rGEN is where young professionals in our community can connect to Jewish life and to each other.

 

How we make a difference

 

rGEN makes a difference by engaging young professionals and leaders in our community. Without engaging the next generation of philanthropists, we are not able to ensure tradition in our beautiful and vibrant community. 

 

It is of utmost importance that our demographic supports and has an awareness of our local agencies, Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), River Garden, The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA), The Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, and Torah Academy as well as our overseas initiatives. 

 

Throughout its history, the Federation has continued to support and safeguard the Jewish community in Jacksonville, in Israel, and in over 75 countries around the world.

 

“My favorite part of working for Federation is having the opportunity to meet and work with people in the Jacksonville community and showing them what incredible programming Federation supports.”

–​ Faye Hedrick, rGEN Director

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rGEN Steering Committee

Chairperson: Shylie Bannon 
Campaign Chair: Ben Marsh   
 
Nicole Brown
Rebecca Cooper
Charlie DuBow
Sarah Fraden
Leora Holzer
Stefanie Levine
Nicole Marks 
Daniel Miller
Sarah Olesker
Leah Palestrant
Dana Rogozinski
Jeff Rood
Barry Shapiro
Blair Sherman
Kendall Sisisky Valliere
Haley Trager

Photos from our latest events