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

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Get to Know Your Own BackYard: CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point

Posted by mjew123 on January 17, 2013


Title: Get to Know Your Own BackYard: CuriOdyessey at Coyote Point

When: 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday, February 17, 2013

Where: CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401

facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/197860543686374/

CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point formally known as the Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education is a Bay Area treasure that many of us went to as kids and is the site of the next Jew’s Next Dor Get to Know Your Own Backyard event.
Featuring 25 naturalistic habitats with 50 non-releasable animals native to California, including a bobcat, river otter, golden eagles, banana slugs turkey vultures and others, an aviary, gardens, science exhibits and, just outside the museum, numerous hiking trails.

We will try and meet up at 10:00am at the Mountain View CalTrain station to make it up to the museum in time for the 12:00pm Otter Feeding. From there, we will explore around the museum and, for those who are interested, go on a short walk around the park. Feel free to bring some light nosh with you.

Admission is only $8 per person. Parking is $6 per car

http://www.curiodyssey.org/

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay. If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

This event was organized by Yonatan B., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer.

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Lunch N Learn with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on January 17, 2013


Title: Lunch N Learn with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 12pm – 3pm, Saturday, February 9, 2013

Where: Congregation Beth David 1900 Prospect Rd., Saratoga, CA

Facebook Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/578931272132527/

Come and join Jews’ Next Dor for some introductory Torah Study at Congregation Beth David on Saturday, February 9th.

After a brief nosh, we will sit down and go over the weeks Torah portion (Mishpatim). No previous knowledge is needed. The only things that you need to bring are an open mind and interest in learning.

If you are interested in reading the portion in advance, you can read the whole thing here: http://www.chabad.org/parshah/torahreading.asp?aid=15564&p=complete

Congregation Beth David has also invited us to join them for Shabbat Morning Services at 9:30am.

“Rabbi Meir (Mai-eer) said: Anyone who engages in Torah study for its own sake (‘lishma’) merits many things. Not only that, but the entire world is worthwhile for him alone. He is called ‘friend’ and ‘beloved,’ he loves G-d, he loves man, he brings joy to G-d, he brings joy to man. It [the Torah] clothes him in humility and fear. It enables him to be righteous, pious, upright, and faithful. It distances him from sin and brings him to merit. [Others] benefit from him advice and wisdom, understanding and strength, as it says, ‘To me is advice and wisdom, I am understanding, and strength is mine’ (Proverbs 8:14). It gives him kingship, dominion and analytical judgment. It reveals to him the secrets of the Torah. He becomes as an increasing stream and an unceasing river. He becomes modest, slow to anger, and forgiving of the wrongs done to him. It makes him great and exalted above all of creation.”
Pirkei Avot

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay. If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

This event was organized by Yonatan B., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer.

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Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on December 23, 2012


What: Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 7pm-10pm, Friday, 1/25/13

Where: A Private Home in San Jose

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/482381261805429/

Join Jews’ Next Dor for our monthly potluck Shabbat dinner! This event is at a private home in San Jose 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 DRINK
If your last name begins with N – R, please bring a DESSERT
If your last name begins with S – Z, please bring an APPETIZER
**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!

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Meet and Greet at Pasta Q with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on December 23, 2012


What: Meet and Greet at Pasta Q with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 7pm-10pm, Wednesday, 1/9/2013

Where: Pasta Q: 160 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/110216699150622/

Delicious vegetarian Italian food: what more can a person ask for? Come join Jews’ Next Dor on January 9th at 7pm for a fun filled night of Italian food at Pasta Q in Mountain View. We will be eating family-style with a pre-selected menu.

The dinner will be between $15 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.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

This event was organized by Matt Gottlieb., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer.

http://www.pastaq.com/

 
Would you like to be a part of the magic that makes these events a success? Want to get involved and spread joy and camaraderie to the South Bay’s Jewish Young Adult community? We are always looking for volunteers to help in whatever ways they’d like – anything from as little as giving feedback about an event, to setup/cleanup help, to organizing their own event for the community! If
you’d like to get involved or just learn more, reach out to us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org
Thanks in advance!

 

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Pre New Year’s Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on December 4, 2012


Title: Pre New Year’s Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 7pm-10pm, Friday, December 28

Where: A Private Home in Mountain View

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/386680654750586/

Join Jews’ Next Dor for our monthly potluck Shabbat dinner! 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.  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 DRINK
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 SIDE/SALAD
**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!

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Meet and Greet at Amarin Thai Cuisine with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on December 4, 2012


Title: Meet and Greet  at Amarin Thai Cuisine with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 7pm-9pm, Wednesday, December 12

Where: Amarin Thai Cuisine
174 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/446768865389795/

As the nights get longer and the Latkes pile up, come and get some delicious vegetarian Thai food at Amarin Thai Cuisine on Castro Street in Mountain View for the monthly Jews’ Next Dor Meet and Greet.

Come and join us for some fun, food, and fascinating conversation.

For more information about Amarin, please check out thier website at www.amarinthaicuisine.com/

The dinner will be between $15 and $20 per person.  Please bring cash with you. Small bills are appreciated.
Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-
david.org with any questions.

 
This event was organized by Yonatan B., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer.
 
Would you like to be a part of the magic that makes these events a success? Want to get involved and spread joy and camaraderie to the South Bay’s Jewish Young Adult community? We are always looking for volunteers to help in whatever ways they’d like – anything from as little as giving feedback about an event, to setup/cleanup help, to organizing their own event for the community! If you’d like to get involved or just learn more, reach out to us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. Thanks in advance!

 

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Jews’ Next Dor goes bowling at Homestead Lanes

Posted by mjew123 on November 4, 2012


What: Jews’ Next Dor goes bowling at Homestead Lanes

When: 1pm-4pm, Sunday, November 25th

Where: 20990 Homestead Road  Cupertino, CA 95014

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/375936389152970/

Bowling! The sport of kings!
When Sir Francis Drake was informed, while bowling, that the Spanish armada had been sighted, heading toward England, he is supposed to have said “There is plenty of time to win the game and beat the Spaniards too!”

After the success of the last Jews’ Next Dor bowling night, join Jews’ Next Dor on November 25th as we head to Homestead Lanes in Cupertino to try our hands at the sport of kings.

The price is $10 for 2 games (shoes included)

Jews’ Next Dor has no official comment on the possibility of an appearance by the Spanish Armanda, but the chances are low as they did not make an appearance last time we bowled.

Organized by Yonatan B.
Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on November 4, 2012


What: Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

When: Friday, November 23rd, 7pm-10pm

Where: A Private Home in Fremont

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/349288585167277/

Join Jews’ Next Dor for our monthly potluck Shabbat dinner! This event is at a private home in Fremont and its address will be released closer to the event. Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.

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 DESSERT
If your last name begins with H – M, please bring a APPETIZER
If your last name begins with N – R, please bring an SIDE/SALAD
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.

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

We look forward to seeing you!

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Paint Your Own Pottery at Create It Ceramics with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on November 4, 2012


What: Paint Your Own Pottery at Creat It Ceramics with Jews’ Next Dor

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012  from 10am – 12pm.

Where:  Create It in the Town and Country Shopping Center
855 El Camino Real, Suite 108, Town and Country Village, Palo Alto, CA

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/329090907190067/
The holiday season will soon be upon us so let’s get our lights shining bright by decorating our own Candlesticks or for those of us with ambition – A Menorah!

Please join the Jews’ Next Dor for a paint your own pottery gathering at the Create It studio in Palo Alto.  You’ll have the chance to bring out your inner artist.   Design an item (or items) for your home, or to make as a beautiful gift for someone else. 
 
Come early for bagels and brioche. Make some new friends and exercise your imagination!

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012  from 10am – 12pm. 
Where:  Create It 
Town and Country Shopping Center
855 El Camino Real, Suite 108, Town and Country Village, Palo Alto, CA  
Why:  Because it’s fun!
 
Cost: ~$25 covers food, coffee and an item of your choice to decorate.

Jews’ Next Dor will help subsidize $10 towards a smaller holiday gift for you to paint so that we can donate and brighten up the holiday for others at a local elderly residence for Jewish adults. This offer is only for the first 10 people and space is limited so RSVP early!

For more information on where we are going, please check out thier website at http://createitceramics.com.

Available Judaica:
Kiddush Cup:
Dreidel Plate 
Magen David Plate or Box
Tzedakah box
Candle Sticks

Other available items:
Menorah – additional $25
Seder Plate – additional $22
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.
Organized by Claire S., Daniel W.

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Election for Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee

Posted by mjew123 on October 23, 2012


What: Election for Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee

When: Tuesday, December 18th, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: A Private Home in Mountain View

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/185915748212195/

Jews’ Next Dor plans over 100 events each year because of the amazing volunteers, like you, who step up to lend a hand. As our group continues to grow, we have instituted an official leadership structure to give us the additional coordination we need to run smoothly. Our first two Steering Committees were smashing successes, and now it is time to elect our next leaders who will serve from July to December. So, we need you: to participate, to volunteer, to vote, and to lead.

The election is Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 8pm at a private home in Mountain View. The address will be sent out to those who have indicated they will be attending closer to the event.

Please make the time to join us and have your voice represented in the future of the group. We know there’s a lot of information here so please don’t hesitate to contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for anything elections or Jews’ Next Dor related.

- -> Voter Eligibility

Any Jewish young adult (20-39) who attended 3 or more Jews’ Next Dor events since June 7, 2011 is eligible to vote. You must be present to vote. A minimum of 10 eligible voters is required.

- -> What is the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee oversees the vision of the group and sets our policies. They also appoint sub-committees to do the daily work of our organization (planning and publicizing events, managing our finances, etc.), and oversee those committees throughout the term. There are 7 spots on the committee; all 7 are elected every 6 months.

- -> Steering Committee Eligibility

Any Jewish young adult (20-39) who attended 5 or more Jews’ Next Dor events between November 31, 2011 and November 31, 2012 is eligible to serve on the Steering Committee. We encourage all candidates to be present at the election, but this is not strictly required.

- -> What’s Required of Steering Committee Members?

Each member of the Steering Committee will take on a significant role in our organization, to be specified as a group at a mandatory new-leader orientation. Each member should be able to allocate a minimum of 2 hours per week to committee work and meetings, outside of attending or planning individual Jews’ Next Dor events. Additionally, Steering Committee members are expected to attend an average of two Jews’ Next Dor events per month. Steering Committee members will serve a six-month term, from January to June, plus remain available to advise the next Steering Committee during the month of June.

- -> How to Submit Candidacy

To submit your candidacy, you must e-mail JewsNextDor@beth-david.org by December 4th, 2012 with: your full name; a professional-looking headshot; a description of the area(s) in which you are most interested in working; e-mail and phone contact information in case we need to follow up with you; and whether you’re a member of Congregation Beth David and, if not, whether you would be willing to become one (we’ll explain why below, but this is NOT inherently a requirement for eligibility). If you will not be able to attend the election, you may also submit by December 17th, 2012 your two-minute campaign speech (see below for content requirements) in one of the following alternative formats: video recording (one continuous shot of your face with a plain background), audio recording, or text to be read by the election official.

- -> How Elections Work

Nominations can be made from the floor at the beginning of the election. Each candidate will be given two minutes to talk about a) what draws them to Jews’ Next Dor, b) what they are interested in doing for Jews’ Next Dor, c) skills and experience they possess to help serve these interests, and d) their vision for the future of Jews’ Next Dor. After all speeches have been delivered, ballots will be distributed to all eligible voters. Voters will indicate any and all candidates with whom they would be comfortable leading the group (be this number greater than or less than seven). The ballot will also contain space for write-ins. The seven candidates receiving the greatest number of approvals will be elected to the new Steering Committee. (By virtue of being an auxiliary group of Congregation Beth David (CBD), at least one member of the Steering Committee must be a member of the synagogue. This means that if none of the top seven vote-getters expressed at least willingness to be members of CBD, a lower vote-getter will be elected instead of the seventh-place vote-getter. Beth David offers discounted memberships to students, singles, and young adults under age 33, and is sensitive to financial hardship. We are happy to answer any questions about what Beth David membership entails.)

- -> Other Ways to Get Involved

In addition to the Steering Committee, there are other non-voting positions that will need to be filled after the election. These include Recording Secretary and Treasurer (who must be a Beth David member), sub-committee managers and members (for event organizing, marketing and publicizing events, volunteer training, scrapbooking and blogging, just to name a few), and occasional volunteers. Please let us know if you’d be interested in any of these opportunities; we’re happy to have you on board!

We look forward to seeing you at the election. Please RSVP and send any questions to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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