Jews' Next Dor

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

March Madness

Posted by jewsnextdor on March 1, 2009

It’s March Madness of a Jewish Kind. With Purim just a week away this March is going to be mad busy and loaded with fun!

Join fellow Jewish young adults for a crazy good time at any of Jews’ Next Dor’s March events:

  • Friday, February 27, 6:30pm, Young Adult Shir Shabbat and Potluck

    It’s time for Young Adult Shir Shabbat, but with a few twists. Shir Shabbat will now be at 6:30pm. Young Adults will have a potluck Shabbat dinner together in room one following the service. Please bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to share. Please note there will be no way for it to be kept warm, or to warm it up. Please include the type of food you’re bringing in your RSVP. Drop off your potluck dish in room 1 then head over to sanctuary to join with the congregation for a lively Shabbat service.  Shir Shabbat is an upbeat and joyous Friday evening service (held every 4th Friday) welcoming in Shabbat, complete with Carlebach melodies, dancing and instruments. After the service, young adults will head back to room room for a separate kiddush, potluck dinner and a chance to unwind and celebrate Shabbat. R SVPs appreciated to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com.

  • Wednesday, March 4 , 7:15pm, Jews’ Next Dor Volunteer Meeting

    Come weigh in on group decisions, learn about our new ultimate guide to be being a JND volunteer, our online volunteer headquarters and program bank, plus help us calendar for the coming months.  We’re fully volunteer led, depending on volunteers for all aspects of operations. We love our current volunteers, and welcome new ones and fresh ideas. If you cannot make the meeting, we still want your participation. Send your feedback,  event ideas, or if you’d like to become a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com. The meeting will take place at a private home in Cupertino, RSVP for the address to the above e-mail.

  • Saturday, March 7, 8pm, Purim Party

    Saturday, March 7, 2009
    8pm – midnight
    Stanford Graduate Community Center
    750 Escondido Road, Stanford, Ca
    21+
    1 Free Drink
    Live Israeli Band MusiCA
    DJ D-Doff
    FREE
    Costume Contest with prizes for Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple and an iPod Touch awarded to Best Costume Overall.
    Co-sponsored by Hillel at Stanford Grad and Young Adult Group, Beth Am Roots Collective, Jews’ Next Dor, Congregation Beth David, SVYAD, Israeli Student Organization at Stanford, Oshman Family JCC, Kol Emeth Young Adults.

  • Sunday, March 8, 11am-2pm, CBD Purim Carnival with Queen Esther’s Kitchen

    CBD invites you to their annual Purim Carnival featuring carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, Israeli dancing, a silent auction, library book sale, a Magnes Museum presentation: Shushan and Beyond and of course Queen Esther’s Kitchen by Sisterhood. Delicious homemade Cabbage Rolls, Knishes, Hot Dogs, Hamentaschen and other yummy treats will be available for purchase. View the flier online for more information. They are also looking for volunteers to help sell tickets, staff carnival booths, doing arts and crafts, etc. If you’re willing to lend a hand please contact graubart [at] sbcglobal.net.

  • Sunday, March 8, 3pm, Nosh Nosh on a Hamantashen: But First You Have To Bake Them

    Join us at Aleeza’s after CBD’s Purim Carnival to bake hamantashen. We all love the traditional triangular pastry of Purim, so join us in making them. We’ll have traditional and fun fillings, from apricot to cherry chocolate chip. Besides noshing on a hamantash, the best part is you won’t be baking alone. You have to help bake in order to help eat. $10 a person. You’ll leave with a bag full of these yummy holiday treats. RSVP to jewsnextdor[at]beth-david.org for the address and with your favorite filling.

  • Monday, March 9, 6:30pm, Megillah Reading at Beth David

    Join Jews’ Next Dor (in costume, of course) for Beth David’s abridged Megillah reading and purim spiel. For those that prefer the whole gantze mehillah there will be a reading at 8pm. Beth David will also have a reading with weekday morning service at 8am on Tuesday, March 10.
    Come early to enjoy pizza with the congregation.  Pizza Dinner – 5:30 pm: Join us for dinner before services! Cost: $7.00 (free for tots under 3). Click here to RSVP.(http://www.beth-david.org/rsvp_pizza_megillah.htm)

  • Wednesday, March 11, 7pm, Meet & Greet at Zeni Ethiopian

    It’s time for our monthly Meet and Greet.
    It’s going to be really neat.
    Get your taste buds ready for a treat
    As always there’ll be no meat.
    Don’t be surprised when there’s no table to cover your feet.

    It will be Jews’ Next Dor’s traditional Meet & Greet in traditional Ethiopian style. Join us at award winning Zeni Restaurant (1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, at Payne). Schmooze with your Jews’ Next Dor friends and make new ones too. Please RSVP to  jewsnextdor[at]beth-david.org. It will be around $15 a person.

    Jews’ Next Dor Meet & Greets are monthly on the second Wednesday of the month.

  • Sunday, March15, 10:15am, Yom HaShoah Mitzvah
    Come at 9:30am to be a Minyanaire.

    Help preserve the memory of the six million victims of the Holocaust, by preparing special memorial candles for mailing to the CBD community. Jews’ Next Dor along with Men’s Club and some religious school students will be preparing these candles for mailing in time for Yom HaShoah. Come for Minyan at 9:30am at Congregation Beth David (19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, Ca)and then help us with the Mitzvah of keeping the memory of those who perished alive. Contact jewsnextdor[at]beth-david.org.

  • Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm, People of the Hook: Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
    Come at 7pm to be a Minyanaire.

    Jews’ Next Dor is joining CBD Adult Education‘s Conversation in Jewish Learning.

    Speaker: Louis Dombro, Beth David member and Jewish history lecturer

    1492 was a tragic and pivotal year in Jewish history, as the Jewish community in Spain was told to leave and not return under penalty of death. Since the Jewish community was well established in commerce and seafaring, unsurprisingly some Jews sought revenge on Spanish shipping. The most adventurous Jews took to the high seas as outlaws, attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet, and formed alliances with European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding. Based on his own extensive research on Jewish pirates and information from the new book Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler, Louis Dombro will reveal the exploits of successful Jewish pirates, ignored by historians for many centuries, during a gritty and glorious era of history.

    About the Speaker

    Louis Dombro has been a member of Congregation Beth David since 1963 and was president of Beth David in 1966. He has been involved with adult education at Beth David for many years. He retired from a 30-year career in space communications in 1991. As a stamp collector and history buff, he decided to combine both of these interests during his retirement years into presentations on Jewish history through stamps. He has lectured extensively on Jewish history in the Bay Area since the early 1990s and was also a lecturer at the Magnes Museum in Berkeley. He has visited many places in Europe and South America that are significant in Jewish history, incorporating pictures from these lands in his lectures

  • Monday, March 30, 7pm, Passover Bags

    Passover is quickly approaching, and with it comes a great social action opportunity. We’re again teaming up with SVYAD and Jewish Family Services to put together Passover Bags for seniors in our community. We’ll  have nosh for us, and lots of fun. Join us at 7pm at the Federation Office at the Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, Ca. jewsnextdor[at]beth-david.org

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