About Access

Who we are and what we do.

About Access

Access is the #1 way Jewish young professionals, ages 21-35 in and around Greater Cincinnati get connected to one another and to the Jewish community! So if you’re looking for a no strings attached way to meet people and have fun, read on...

From the biggest social events at the hottest venues in town, to social action projects, sporting events, happy hours, conversations over coffee and much more, Access hosts several free or deeply subsidized programs every month, and offers something for anyone looking to meet new friends and make meaningful connections.

Over the years, numerous friendships, relationships and even marriages have resulted from the wide variety of opportunities Access affords our participants to get to know other Jewish young professionals in the area. In fact, the majority of those who have participated in our events point to the connections they've made through Access as one of the top reasons they love living in Cincinnati!

What makes Access different?

Thanks to the generosity of The Mayerson Foundation, which has funded and operated Access since 2004, Cincinnati is the only city in the country that has a program of this kind, which operates independently of a Jewish institution. That’s why we’ll never ask you to become a member, donate money, or serve on a committee. Our only agenda is creating a comfortable setting where anyone, regardless of their level of Jewish practice (or not), can feel at home!

Who can participate in Access programs?

Access programs and events are aimed at anyone who identities as being Jewish and is between the ages of 21-35. All of our events are open to non-Jewish significant others, and most are open to all young professionals.

Signature Programs

  • Parties - Socialize with other young professionals at private parties and other events at some of the most popular venues in town.
  • HeBrew Happy Hour - Wind down your work week! Mingle with friends and meet new ones. No cover, cash bar.
  • JGourmet - Get cookin’ and spice things up in the kitchen with interactive traditional cooking classes with a twist.
  • actOUT - Participate in worthwhile projects that combine social events with social action, and help make our world a better place!
  • No Ma'am - Hang loose with just the guys. Get together at a variety of popular venues around town. Grab a beer, shoot some pool, watch sporting events and more.
  • No Boys Allowed - Fun and casual events for those times when you’re just up for hangin' with the girl.
  • JCafe - Relax over coffee and light conversation. Share your views or hear what others have to say about what shapes who we are as young Jews today.
  • JSPN - Lookin’ for some action? Don’t sit on the sidelines... get in the game each quarter with sports events and more!