Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Newsletter: Toy Drive, Ice Cream Social, Roaring 20s Murder Mystery, Talent Show Sign-Ups

Posted by jewsnextdor on November 3, 2011

  November 3, 2011
 Jews' Next Dor

For Jewish 20 and 30 somethings

Roaring 20s Murder Mystery Don your best 20s-era costume and join us for a night of mayhem to remember. RSVP for your character information to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.
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Ice Cream Social & Board Games Who can resist FREE Ice Cream? Join us Saturday night just before the time change for Board Games and Ice Cream.

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Volunteer Meeting Your inside scoop on what’s coming up and chance to give back to our community. Jews’ Next Dor only happens because of wonderful volunteers like you.

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Toy Drive We’re collecting new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-17 at all our events through December 12. Jewish Family Services will be distributing them thereafter.

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Dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel You read that correctly, we’re doing an event in Israel during Hanukkah. If you’ll be in the area, come out and enjoy dinner.

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Talent Show Benefit for Jews’ Next Dor Performer sign-ups are open. Share your talent with us to help support our programming. Early bird tickets are on sale too. Invite everyone you know.
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Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome to November!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make our October events happen, including (in no particular order) but not limited to Shelli C., Tiffany T., Simona S., Michelle L., Ilana M., Jennifer W., Nathan H., Shelley T., David H., David M., David K., Daniel W., Shanda K., Aleeza A., Ella G., Ben L., Bianca M., Craig K., Jennifer M., Amir C., Yonatan B., Doug B.,  Ilya G., Shoshana O., and Rabbi Ohriner.

Our volunteers are critical to our group and, as you can see, it takes many of them to bring our events to life each month. No gift of time is too small. We also value your feedback, which helps us improve. Come find out ways to volunteer, share your events ideas, and get help from our veteran volunteers at our next Volunteer Meeting http://wp.me/p3HcM-Rv on November 15, 2011 in Mountain View. You can still join our volunteer core even if you can’t make the meeting; just drop us a note at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Help us bring a smile to a child’s face this holiday season by participating in our Toy Drive, which is going on now. Coming to an event this month? Bring an unwrapped, new toy for ages 0-17. You can also drop it off in the box in the lobby of Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA.

Join some of our past participants that have made aliyah and some current members who will be visiting Israel this winter at our first event in Tel Aviv. If you’ll be in Israel on December 22, we encourage you to attend http://wp.me/p3HcM-Rt. Think of it as Meet & Greet: Tel Aviv Edition.

Along with our monthly staples of Meet & Greet (this month at Siam Fine Thai Cuisine) http://wp.me/p3HcM-Rr and Potluck Shabbat Hol HaMoed Yom Turkey http://wp.me/p3HcM-R4, this month we’ve got the return of an annual classic and a brand new event with the OFJCC that you won’t want to miss.

Who can say “no” to a free ice cream sundae bar? Come enjoy it at our annual Ice Cream Social and Board Game Night http://wp.me/p3HcM-R2 this Saturday night in the Social Hall at Congregation Beth David. Bring your board games to share.

Join us in your best 20s-era costume at the Juice Joint (Oshman Family JCC) for a Roaring 20s Murder Mystery http://wp.me/p3HcM-R8. Please help us out and RSVP in advance so we can get your character information. Walk-ins welcome.

Our 2nd Annual Talent Show Benefit for Jews’ Next Dor http://wp.me/p3HcM-Rk will be here before you know it. Do you have a talent that you’re willing to share?  Fill out this form http://bit.ly/performersignup to sign up to perform! Registration deadline is January 3, and rehearsal dates are January 9 and January 15.  This year, we are putting a particular emphasis on small group performances—so sign up with your creative, entertaining ideas!  If you aren’t a performer, don’t worry; there are still several other ways to be involved. Please contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for information on the other volunteers we need. Most importantly, we need you, your friends, and your family in the audience! Get your tickets online https://www.wepay.com/tickets/view/63643 for $8 in advance for ages 13+, $10 at the door. Ages 12 and under are $5 anytime.

We look forward to seeing you and your Jewish 20 & 30 something friends,

Aleeza, Ben, Bianca, David, Ella, Levi & Shelli

JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

Volunteer
Help Wanted - Volunteer with Jews' Next DorThe heart of our organization is our volunteers, without whom none of this would be possible. We’re always looking for people to help with tasks small and large, one-time or repeating. Do you have a talent you can share with us? Have an idea for an event? Want to help publicize our events? No time commitment is too small. Our seasoned volunteers are here to help. Our next volunteer meeting is November 15 at 8pm in Mountain View. Please RSVP for the address. This is also a great time to ask questions about being on our next Steering Committee, which will serve from January to June. Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org to volunteer or learn more. Check out this blog post for more ideas of what volunteers do.
Upcoming Events
Ice Cream Social & Board Games
Saturday, November 5, 2011
7pm-10pm
Social Hall at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070Thinking about what to do with your Saturday night, November 5th? Go out to a party? Boring. Cook a romantic dinner for your partner and/or cats? Did that last weekend. Get chased by flying monkeys with magic wands? So 2010. Join Jews’ Next Dor for Ice Cream and Board Games instead. Come to Congregation Beth David in Saratoga at 7pm for the most original of Saturday nights, full of delicious frozen things and being beaten at Bananagrams – again. We’re an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay, and we play a mean Apples to Apples. We’ll provide the ice cream and a smattering of amusements; you bring yourself and your favorite board games! Oh yeah, and invite your Jewish 20 and 30 something friends to join us too. Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. Organized by Shira H. Facebook Event Our Toy Drive is in full swing; please bring new, unwrapped, toys for ages 0-17 to donate. Toys will be wrapped in December and distributed through Jewish Family Services.

Meet & Greet at Siam Fine Thai Cuisine

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
7pm-9pm
Siam Fine Thai Cuisine, 2910 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128

When it comes to Thai food, there are many restaurants in the Bay Area to choose from, but one stands out among the rest – Siam Fine Thai Cuisine. Get ready for some mouth-wateringly delicious Thai food, including Papaya Salad, Pad Thai, Curry and Jasmine Rice, and more! The dinner will be between $12 and $20 per person; please bring cash with you. Small bills are appreciated. Invite your Jewish 20 and 30 something friends to join us too. Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with questions. Organized by Angela G. Facebook Event

Volunteer Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
8pm-10pm
Private Home in Mountain View

Please join Jews’ Next Dor for our next Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm. We are planning our events for the next several months and we need you! We’ll be trying a slightly different format this time. After a short brainstorming session, we will have mentors on hand to get you started with your event plans. The Volunteer Meeting is your ticket to the inside scoop of what’s coming up and your chance to give back to the Jews’ Next Dor community. Plan a Shabbat Potluck, a Meet & Greet, a game night, or something that Jews’ Next Dor has never done before. Jews’ Next Dor is entirely volunteer run — every event you have enjoyed before was made possible by someone like you stepping up and making it happen. Bring your ideas and your energy! Meetings are open to all! Bring your laptop if you can. Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions. Facebook Event

Roaring 20s Murder Mystery

Saturday, November 19, 2011
7pm-11pm
OFJCC Room G-100: 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA 94303

Don your fedora and boa for a Roaring Twenties Murder Mystery with Jews’ Next Dor and the OFJCC. At this interactive party, you’ll witness a fictitious murder and try to solve it, while being immersed in the good ol’ times. $5 cash at the door. Twenties-era costumes are encouraged. Ideas to get you started:
–>Guys: fedora, zoot suit (loose, double-breasted with pinstripes), dark shirt, white tie, spats, mustache
–>Dolls: flapper dress, long pearl necklaces, feather headband, tiara, boa, fan, fringe purse

Please bring dairy/vegetarian appetizer to share. Show off your acting and sleuthing skills! RSVPs are required to participate in the show by emailing JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. Detailed character information will be provided closer to the event to those that RSVP. Organized by Bianca M. & Rebecca S. Co-sponosored by Jews’ Next Dor & OFJCC Young Adults. Facebook Event

Shabbat Hol HaMoed Yom Turkey Potluck

Friday, November 25, 2011
7pm-10pm
Private Home, Mountain View, CA

Join Jews’ Next Dor for our monthly potluck Shabbat dinner, which this month falls on Shabbat Hol HaMoed Yom Turkey! This event is at a private home in Mountain View and its address will be released closer to the event. The host will provide challah, wine, the main dishes, and cutlery and plates. Please bring a vegetarian/dairy appetizer, side, dessert, and/or drink to share. Please remember that this is a vegetarian/dairy dinner and be careful of which Thanksgiving leftovers you bring. If there is a particular thing you want to share with us, please do; if you aren’t sure what to bring, please follow these suggestions to help us get an even distribution of courses:

If your last name begins with A – G, please bring an APPETIZER
If your last name begins with H – M, please bring a DRINK
If your last name begins with N – R, please bring a SIDE/SALAD
If your last name begins with S – Z, please bring a DESSERT
**Note: if the host contacts you about bringing a main dish, you do NOT also need to bring something else from this list.

If you have questions about this event, please email JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. We look forward to seeing you! Facebook Event

Jews’ Next Dor Dinner in Tel-Aviv

Thursday, December 22, 2011
8pm (Tel Aviv time)
Yotvata in Town, 76 Herbert Samuel Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel

Join Jews’ Next Dor in Israel for a vegetarian/dairy family style dinner. The Yotvata in Town restaurant is located on the Tel-Aviv promenade, with a view (and the distinct salty fragrance) of the Mediterranean. They feature many dishes based on the dairy products of the Yotvata kibbutz in the south of Israel. Price will be under the Shekel equivalent of $20. Invite your Jewish 20 and 30 something friends to join us too. Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions. Organized by Moshe Z. Facebook Event

2nd Annual Talent Show Benefit for Jews’ Next Dor

Saturday, January 28, 2011
Doors Open at 7:00pm, Show Begins at 7:30pm
Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070

Come one, come all to the second annual Talent Show Benefit for Jews’ Next Dor! We’re putting on a night of creative showcase for the entire community on Saturday, January 28, 2011. Young adults will be performing their family-friendly music, dance, comedy, poetry, and more, all to help raise money for all the wonderful Jews’ Next Dor programming we enjoy week to week. Do you have a talent that you’re willing to share?  Fill out this form to sign up to perform! Registration deadline is January 3, and rehearsal dates are January 9 and January 15.  This year, we are putting a particular emphasis on small group performances—so sign up with your creative, entertaining ideas!  If you aren’t a performer, don’t worry; there are still several other ways to be involved. Please contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for information on the other volunteers we need. Most importantly, we need you, your friends, and your family in the audience! Get your tickets online for $8 in advance for ages 13+, $10 at the door. Ages 12 and under are $5 anytime. Online tickets sales close January 26th. Come cheer on your fellow young adults and marvel at the myriad talent that has been surrounding you all this time. Facebook event

Jews’ Next Dor Congregation Beth David
Jews’ Next Dor is Congregation Beth David’s Young Adult Group. “Dor” means “generation” in Hebrew. We’re an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay. We enjoy multiple events each month including celebrating holidays, social action/mitzvahs, education, and of course social events around the Bay Area. Our community is comprised of singles and couples and is fully volunteer-lead. Congregation Beth David is an egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Located in Saratoga, California, [MAP] Beth David encourages its members to be active participants in creating a vibrant Jewish community throughout Silicon Valley. Our size enables us to support a broad spectrum of programs and activities to enhance Jewish knowledge, practice, and commitment.

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