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Happy Hanukkah from Your Friends at Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by jewsnextdor on December 22, 2011


Celebrate the 4th candle with us at Potluck Shabbat: Hanukkah Edition.

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Candidates for the Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee December 2011

Posted by jewsnextdor on December 1, 2011


The January-June 2012 Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee will be elected on December 8, 2011.  Seven people will be elected to seven undifferentiated positions, and will self-organize thereafter.  The seven candidates receiving the most votes will be elected, with the exception that at least one member of Congregation Beth David must be elected; as such, if none of the top-seven vote-getters are members of Congregation Beth David, the seventh-place vote-getter will be replaced by the Congregation Beth David member candidate receiving the most votes.  The candidates who declared by the candidacy deadline are:

Aleeza A.

Meets Congregation
Beth David Requirement

Yonatan B.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2011

Ella G.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2011

David H.

Meets Congregation
Beth David Requirement

Benjamin L.

Meets Congregation
Beth David Requirement

Kristin S.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2011

Daniel W.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2011

Nominations from the floor and write-in candidates will also be accepted at the election.  For more information on election policies and procedures, see this post.

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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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Event: Rosh Hashanah Food Packages

Posted by jewsnextdor on September 13, 2011


When: 7pm-9pm on Monday, September 19, 2011

Where: Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Join Jews’ Next Dor as we team up with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley to start the Jewish new year by giving back to our community. Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay. The Jewish Family Services (http://www.jfssv.org/) are a non-profit agency, serving clients without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay.

The Jewish Family Services plans to make about 300 food packages to be delivered to families and seniors the week before Rosh Hashana. Meet us in the classroom of Jewish Family Services (second floor, in front of the elevator door) at 7PM on Monday, September 19th to help assemble the food packages.

Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Services and Jews’ Next Dor.

Organized by Bianca M.
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Event: 8th Annual Hanging in the Hut & Toy Drive Kick-off

Posted by jewsnextdor on September 11, 2011


When: 7pm-10pm – Monday, October 17, 2011

Where: Private Home in Saratoga, CA – RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for the address
Come hang in the Sukkah (hut) with Jews’ Next Dor! We’re an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.

Eat and drink under the stars as we give thanks to the many volunteers that make Jews’ Next Dor the fantastic organization it is today. Jews’ Next Dor would not be possible without the ongoing dedication of our many coordinators. Hear the fun stories and share the laughter with us as we show our appreciation for our volunteers and all the hard work they do.

We will also be kicking off this year’s toy drive for the Jewish Family Service. Please bring new toys (ages 0-17) to spread joy to the less-fortunate children of the community during this holiday season. Tell your friends, too – we will be collecting toys at Congregation Beth David 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA through December 5.

As dinner is being provided, please RSVP by October 16th, either on the Facebook event page or by e-mailing JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. The address will be sent to everyone who RSVPs.

Organized by Shelli C.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings associated with Congregation Beth David. “Dor” means “generation” in Hebrew.

Facebook Event (Group), Facebook Event (Page).

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Newsletter: FREE High Holy Day Services, Tzedek with a Twist, Blood Drive, Board Games and more from Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by jewsnextdor on September 2, 2011


  September 2, 2011
 Jews' Next Dor

For Jewish 20 and 30 somethings

FREE High Holy Day Services at Congregation Beth David with Jews’ Next Dor. Beth David requests you sign up in advance to join us for free.

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Tzedek with a Twist

A Social (Justice) Happy Hour at the Tied House in Mountain View. Register in advance for a discount and your first drink free.

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Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on team Jews’ Next Dor. Start the Jewish New Year with a mitzvah and walk with your peers to help find a cure.

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
Friends and Neighbors,

This time of year is a time of change and reflection, for both Americans and Jews. Our events this month reflect this while also keeping our regularly scheduled programming. Our ears and inboxes are always open to your feedback, input, and help in developing what this next year will bring for Jews’ Next Dor. How can we make your Jews’ Next Dor experiences the best they can be?

This Labor Day weekend, take some time off from the daily grind and play some board games with us. The address has been sent to those who RSVP’d, so message us if you need the address.

To commemorate the events of September 11, 2001, Jews’ Next Dor is holding a private showing of United 93 as well as participating in theBlood Drive at Congregation Beth David. Please register online to honor the memory of those lost by helping those living.

Learn about Teshuvah, poorly translated as “repentance” at Beth David’s Scholar in Residence weekend.

Gear up for a sweet New Year at our 4th Annual Apples & Honey Cook-off. Come to judge (eat) or enter in either or both our savory and sweet categories. Read the official rules to make sure your entry qualifies. Note that recipes must be submitted by Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Jews’ Next Dor will again be attending and participating in High Holy Day services with Congregation Beth David. This year they are offering free admittance to High Holy Day services for all Jews’ Next Dor members. They request that you register online with them in advance.

We’ll be starting the Jewish New Year off on the right foot with a mitzvah as Team Jews’ Next Dor walks in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes to support the American Diabetes Association on Sunday, October 9th, 2011 in San Jose. Please register online today for our team.

Our events don’t just happen on their own, thanks to the dedicated volunteers who helped with our August events, including: Aleeza A, Amir C, Anna S, Ben L, Bianca M, Daniel W, Erin G, Ilya G, Jennifer M, Michelle L, Micki A, Moshe Z, Nadav S, Neil G, Rebecca S, Shelli C, Shira H, Shira S, and Yonatan B.

See you at one of the September events below,
Aleeza, Ben, Bianca, David, Ella, Levi & Shelli

JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

High Holy Days
Jews’ Next Dor will be participating in High Holy Day services with Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA.

Joining us is FREE but we ask that you
REGISTER ONLINE in advance.

For some services Beth David holds two services, one in their main building and one at Worner Hall (across the parking lot). Jews’ Next Dor will be at the services in Worner Hall for all of these; some of our members will be participating in the services. 

September 28th – Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:00pm:     Service (Incl. youth services & babysitting)
8:00pm:     Service September 29th – Rosh Hashanah
8:30am:     Services begin*
9:30am:     Babysitting
10:00am:   Youth Services
11:00am:   Tot Service
4:00pm:     Tashlich @ Calabazas Park – Rainbow & Blaney
6:00pm:     Meditation and Maariv Evening Service
8:00pm:     Ma’ariv September 30th – Rosh Hashanah
8:30am:    Services begin
9:30am:    Babysitting
10:00am:  Family Services
October 7th – Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
5:45pm:   Service (Incl. youth services & babysitting)* October 8th – Yom Kippur
9:00am:   Services begin*
9:30am:   Babysitting
10:00am: Youth Services
11:00am: Tot Service
4:45pm:   Afternoon service
5:00pm:   Youth Activities
6:15pm:   Closing service* At these times, additional services will be held at Worner Hall (across the parking lot) in parallel with services in the CBD sanctuary (19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA)
Volunteer
Help Wanted - Volunteer with Jews' Next Dor

The 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.

Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org to volunteer or learn more.

Check out this blog post for more ideas of what volunteers do.

 

Upcoming Events
Board Game Mid-Afternoon
Sunday, September 4, 2011
1pm-6pm
Private Home in Mountain View
Games, Games and More Games!(Well, maybe not the third one, but you get the point)There will be many games there, some from Europe, some from the US, some involving dice, some involving cards and some involving cute little statues of zombies.

So if you love playing games already, or are interested in learning, come on down and see how you like it.

Games Likely to make an appearance:

Ticket to Ride

Wings of War

Bohnanza

Zombies!

Settlers of Catan

Dominon

Thurns and Taxis

Carcassonne

Tzuro: The Game of the Path

and many many more..

Please bring your own favorites to play.

Light nosh provided.

Please RSVP for the address.

Contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

United 93 Showing
Sunday, September 11, 2011
7pm-10pm
Private Home in Sunnyvale
Incredibly, it has been ten years since the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001.  On what is now known as Patriots’ Day, Jews’ Next Dor comes together to remember and reflect upon the tragic events of that day.  We as a people understand better than most the importance of never forgetting–in this case, we make use of good cinema to help us recall.  United 93, a fictional recreation of the events of September 11 from the perspective of the fourth hijacked plane–the one that never made it to its intended target because of the heroism of the passengers on board–is a very tough movie to watch.  Yet it is precisely this sort of catharsis that makes us stronger: as friends, as a people, and as a nation.

Due to the limited space of the venue, this event is open only to the first 15 RSVPs to jewsnextdor@beth-david.org.  RSVPs on the Facebook event are welcome, but are not considered “official” RSVPs for quota purposes.  RSVPs beyond the first 15 will be queued on a waiting list, and will be notified of availability as soon as possible.

Please direct any questions to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Blood Drive with Congregation Beth David
Sunday, September 11, 2011
3pm-8pm
Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
Donating blood is a mitzvah that will directly help other human being and can save their life, which, as we all know, is like saving the world. So come save the world with Jews’ Next Dor and Congregation Beth David on September 12, 2011!

You may schedule an appointment by visiting http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu, click on “schedule an appointment” and search by zip code – 95070, for “Louis Chevlen Memorial Blood Drive” at Congregation Beth David. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.

For ease in coordination with other participants please post your appointment time either on the wall of the facebook event, comment on our blog or email us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

If you have never donated with Stanford before, they also request a phone number, birthdate, and a photo ID.  Please see the links provided below for directions and Frequently Asked Questions. Please also pay attention to the section on how best to prepare for donation.

Frequently Asked Questions (includes how to best prepare for donating):

http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/donate/faqs.html

Questions? Email us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Organized by Shelley T.

Meet & Greet at Merit Vegetarian
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
7pm-10pm
Merit Vegetarian, 548 Lawrence Expressway Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Chicken and beef at a Jews’ Next Dor Meet and Greet?! What madness is this?! All of the food is, as evidenced by the name of the restaurant, vegetarian, and is known for many delicious fake “meat” dishes, including pot stickers, Mongolian “chicken”, orange “chicken” and lemongrass “beef”. We will be eating family-style with a pre-set menu. See http://www.meritvegetarian.com/ for the complete menu and submit your favorite choices by September 7th. We’ll try to accommodate as many as possible.

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.

Organized by Yonatan B.

Tzedek with a Twist: A Social (Justice) Happy Hour
Thursday, September 15, 2011
7pm-10pm
Tied House, 954 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA
Hear from Jewish activists, learn why advocacy is an important part of Jewish life, and take action all while mixing & mingling over cocktails and some delicious hors d’oeuvres.

We’ll begin at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 in advance (includes food & first drink), $15 at the door.

For tickets go to: http://rac.org/southbay

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism asks: Do you care about the environment? What about reproductive choice? How about economic justice?

The Religious Action Center works to teach, advocate and mobilize on critical issues of social justice in Washington, D.C.

Bring your friends and kvetch with purpose at a fun-filled evening exploring what it means to be a voice for justice on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Tied House in Mountain View.

Co-sponsored by: Jews’ Next Dor, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Birthright Israel NEXT Bay Area, Roots Collective of Congregation Beth Am, Gesher at Stanford Hillel, Hillel of Silicon Valley, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Addison-Penzack Jewish Community Center, Congregation Shir Hadash, Moishe House Palo Alto.

Potluck Shabbat
Friday, September 23, 2011
7pm-10:30pm
Private Home in Daily City, CA
Join Jews’ Next Dor for our monthly potluck Shabbat dinner! This event is at a private home in Daly City 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.  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 a SIDE/SALAD

If your last name begins with H – M, please bring a DESSERT

If your last name begins with N – R, please bring an APPETIZER

If your last name begins with S – Z, please bring a DRINK

**Note: if the host contacts you about bringing a main dish, you do NOT also need to bring something else from this list.

Our host’s home this month has a gentle indoor cat. He will be inside one of the rooms during the event so he will not bother people.

If you have questions about this event, please email JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

Jews’ Next Dor Potluck Shabbats occur on the 4th Friday of the month.

4th Annual Jews’ Next Dor Apples & Honey Cook-off
Sunday, September 25, 2011
5pm-7pm
Private Home in Cupertino
Show off your culinary talents. Enter Jews’ Next Dor’s 4th annual Apple and Honey Cook-off to be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011, 5pm at a private home in Cupertino. RSVP for the address to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Be sure to the read the rules http://wp.me/p3HcM-MZ in advance and carefully, to ensure your dish qualifies for judging. No competition would be complete without prizes, but you must enter to win.

Of course, you’re welcome to come wish your fellow Jews’ Next Dor friends (Jewish 20 and 30 somethings) a sweet new year, without entering a dish. Please bring drinks (doesn’t have to be apple and honey theme).

All those present will be judges.

Looking for inspiration? Check out past entries https://cbdyag.wordpress.com/recipe-exchange/ on our Recipe Exchange.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Team Jews’ Next Dor
Sunday, October 9, 2011
8am-2pm
Guadalupe River Park, Arena Green East (across from HP Pavilion main entrance), 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
Jews’ Next Dor is taking part in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes to support the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on Sunday, October 9, 2011 in San Jose.

Join Team Jews’ Next Dor and raise funds to help the ADA provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

Register to walk with our team at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/jewsnextdor.

Make a donation directly to the Jews’ Next Dor team by visiting our team’s web site athttp://main.diabetes.org/goto/jewsnextdor. Participants who raise $100 will receive a shirt from the ADA.

We will be joining thousands of walkers in a 5K walk to help Stop Diabetes. Stop Diabetes is the movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on millions of individuals and families across our nation. It inspires and mobilizes the general public, volunteers, donors, corporations and the scientific and medical communities to rally around our cause and our call to “share, act, learn and give.” Through these actions, millions will have the chance to get involved and help raise awareness, promote healthy living, and raise money to fund educational outreach, advocacy efforts, and critical research that will ultimately stop diabetes once and for all.

If you would like more information, please contact: JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. Thank you in advance for any help and support you can provide.

Organized by Jennifer M.

 

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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BBQ & Barkhu, Hike, High Holy Days, ADA Walk, Apples & Honey Cook-off, and more from Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by jewsnextdor on August 23, 2011


Friends and Neighbors,

We’ve been growing.  We’ve had the same great events you’ve come to know and love, but we’ve seen many new faces join us this summer and new volunteers stepping up. Thank you to everyone to has made this summer one for the Jews’ Next Dor record books.

Before we say goodbye to our summer fun, we have two outdoor events this weekend. RSVP today (it’s the deadline) http://wp.me/p3HcM-Mt to join the Jews’ Next Dor table at Beth David’s BBQ & Barchu on Friday night. After a restful Shabbat come out to hike at our Marin Waterfall Hike on Sunday http://wp.me/p3HcM-Ni with Yidventure.

Looking ahead a little, the High Holy Days are just a few weeks away. Congregation Beth David offers free admittance to those who click here to register, visit http://wp.me/p3HcM-Ne for their service times. Let them know you’re part of Jews’ Next Dor.

To warm up for the High Holy Days we’re bringing back a Jews’ Next Dor tradition with the 4th Annual Apples & Honey Cook-off on September 25th.  See http://wp.me/p3HcM-Nl for details and rules to enter. Everyone who attends will be the judges, but you must RSVP for the address.

Jews’ Next Dor is working on a logo for the group. Do you have creative talents to share? Do you have an idea? Want to be part of the committee? Please contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

There’s many other ways to volunteer with Jews’ Next Dor that can be seen on our blog at http://wp.me/p3HcM-NN. Help with our advertising and marketing, plan an event, help with an event, take pictures at events, share your feedback with us, and much more. Drop us a note with what you’re interested in any time to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Jews’ Next Dor is walking as a team http://wp.me/p3HcM-NG in the American Diabetes Association’s San Jose Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on October 9th. This is right after Yom Kippur, so start out the New (Jewish) Year with doing a Mitzvah. Walk with us or support our walkers with a donation at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/jewsnextdor (note: you must select an individual walker to donate to).

We have many more opportunities for you to make more Jews’ Next Dor memories. Many of them require you to RSVP for the address.

September 4 – Board Game Mid-Afternoon – http://wp.me/p3HcM-Ns
September 11 – Patriots Day Showing of United 93 – http://wp.me/p3HcM-Nu (Space limited must RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org to reserve your spot)
September 12 – Blood Drive at Congregation Beth David – http://wp.me/p3HcM-NE (Advance sign-up requested)
September 14 – Meet & Greet at Merit Vegetarian – http://wp.me/p3HcM-NJ
September 15 – Tzedek with a Twist – http://rac.org/southbay
September 23 – Potluck Shabbat in Daly City – http://wp.me/p3HcM-O1

Shavuah Tov (Have a good week),
Aleeza, Ben, Bianca, David, Ella, Levi, & Shelli
JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

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Event: United 93 Showing

Posted by jewsnextdor on August 12, 2011


When: September 11th, 2011, 7pm-10pm
Where: Private Home in Sunnyvale, CA; RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for the address.

Incredibly, it has been ten years since the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. On what is now known as Patriots’ Day, Jews’ Next Dor comes together to remember and reflect upon the tragic events of that day. We as a people understand better than most the importance of never forgetting–in this case, we make use of good cinema to help us recall. United 93, a fictional recreation of the events of September 11 from the perspective of the fourth hijacked plane–the one that never made it to its intended target because of the heroism of the passengers on board–is a very tough movie to watch. Yet it is precisely this sort of catharsis that makes us stronger: as friends, as a people, and as a nation.

Due to the limited space of the venue, this event is open only to the first 15 RSVPs to jewsnextdor@beth-david.org. RSVPs on the Facebook event are welcome, but are not considered “official” RSVPs for quota purposes. RSVPs beyond the first 15 will be queued on a waiting list, and will be notified of availability as soon as possible.

Please direct any questions to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

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Event: Board Game Mid-Afternoon with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by jewsnextdor on August 11, 2011


When: September 4th, 2011, 1pm-6pm
Where: Private Home in Mountian View, CA; RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for the address.

Games, Games and More Games!
(Well, maybe not the third one, but you get the point)

There will be many games there, some from Europe, some from the US, some involving dice, some involving cards and some involving cute little statues of zombies.

So if you love playing games already, or are interested in learning, come on down and see how you like it.

Games Likely to make an appearance:

Ticket to Ride
Wings of War
Bohnanza
Zombies!
Settlers of Catan
Dominon
Thurns and Taxis
Carcassonne
Tzuro: The Game of the Path
and many many more..

Please bring your own favorites to play.

Light nosh provided.

Please RSVP for the address.

Contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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Event: 4th Annual Jews’ Next Dor Apples & Honey Cook-off

Posted by jewsnextdor on August 11, 2011


When: September 25th, 2011, 5pm-7pm
Where: Private Home in Cupertino, RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for the address.

Show off your culinary talents. Enter Jews’ Next Dor’s 4th annual Apple and Honey Cook-off to be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011, 5pm at a private home in Cupertino. RSVP for the address to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Be sure to the read the rules http://wp.me/p3HcM-MZ in advance and carefully, to ensure your dish qualifies for judging. No competition would be complete without prizes, but you must enter to win.

Of course, you’re welcome to come wish your fellow Jews’ Next Dor friends (Jewish 20 and 30 somethings) a sweet new year, without entering a dish. Please bring drinks (doesn’t have to be apple and honey theme).

All those present will be judges.

Looking for inspiration? Check out past entries on our Recipe Exchange.

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