Gen Pals was founded in 2020 by Lilia Spiegel (13 years old at the time). Gen Pals is designed to combat senior and teenage loneliness in the Jewish Community during the pandemic times. Through weekly calls and group activities, seniors and teens bonded. As COVID-19 restrictions loosened, Gen Pals started meeting in person for fun bonding activities such as a movie night and beach pizza party. Towards the beginning of 2022, Gen Pals was expanded to Northern California area for a session of making new friendships.