Jews' Next Dor

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

Join Jews’ Next Dor this January

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 3, 2010

  • Wednesday, January 6, 7:30pm Jews’ Next Dor Volunteers Meeting

    Be part of the Jews’ Next Dor volunteer crew! We hold meeting with our volunteers bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at a private home in Cupertino. RSVP for the address, meetings are open to all, showing up is not committing to anything further. Volunteering with Jews’ Next Dor is a rewarding experience we encourage all Jewish 20 & 30 somethings to get involved with the Jews’ Next Dor community. RSVP to JewsNextDor[at]

  • Sunday, January 10, 7:30pm Movie Night “Sixty-Six”

    Jews’ Next Dor is teaming up with Congregation Beth David’s Adult Ed Committee to bring  “Sixty-Six” to the screen at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs appreciated to JewsNextDor[at]

    Bernie’s bar mitzvah coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final. Will his big day be a disaster as all of Britain is focused on the final? The tension plays out against the eccentric Rubens family, portrayed by a star cast with Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter, etc.) as Bernie’s mother.
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  • Wednesday, January 13, 7pm, Meet & Greet at Bucca di Beppo Palo Alto

    Join Jews’ Next Dor for a wintery Meet & Greet at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant in Palo Alto, 643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301!  There’s no better place to enjoy a meal family style, while sharing in laughs and conversation with friends new and old from the South Bay’s Jewish Community.  Please RSVP to  JewsNextDor[at], and include any menu requests (must be vegetarian/Kosher dairy).  Expect to pay no more than $20/person (cash is necessary and $1’s are much appreciated.)  Afterward, walk across the street to cleanse your palette with some frozen yogurt from Fraiche! Jews’ Next Dor Meet & Greets are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month.

  • Saturday, January 16, 7pm, A Night of Illusion Theatre

    The Bay Area’s longest-running magic show, “The Magique Bazaar”( is coming to Congregation Beth David–of course Jews’ Next Dor will be there. “A Night of Illusion Theatre” stars Michael Stroud as Majinga the Magician along with Magique Genii in a new show for 2010 for all ages that promises to inspire your wonder and imagination.  The award-winning cast includes the graceful dancer Jeanne Perry, as well as popular Bay Area world music group Fontain’s Muse (

    Watch in disbelief as beautiful birds appear from thin air, the forces of nature are altered as a person floats in the air; witness the Houdini shackle escape and magic from many lands-including a rare Chinese quick-change mask act. The original, unique and eclectic live music in the show adds an electrical element to the excitement of the magic.

    Doors open at 6:30 and the show, which includes an intermission, is from 7-9 p.m at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, Ca. Open to the public.

    Jews’ Next Dor is selling group tickets for Jewish Young Adults at a discounted $13 which includes a $.50 donation to Jews’ Next Dor. Please email JewsNextDor[at] for your ticket to this special engagement.

    General tickets may be purchased online for $15 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or $20 at the door.

    Michael Stroud, aka Majinga, is a 12 time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He has appeared on radio and television across the US, as well as Japan, Europe and India and has been featured on a Bill Moyer PBS Special on deception. He has performed as a headline entertainer in 12 countries as well as throughout hotels in Las Vegas and at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.  As an author, his best-selling “Book of Magic” has sold over two million copies. When performing for adults, he is known the world over as “Majinga the Magician,” and blends comedy, audience participation, and circus skills with surprising special effects.

  • Sunday, January 23, 8pm  Music Jam Havdalah Party

    You’re invited to a musical evening at a private home in Sunnyvale.  Come play with us, or just clap along.   Bring your favorite instrument, and come prepared to teach one song.  Potluck dessert and wine party to follow.

    The night will start with cozy havdalah goodness including fire, wine, and spices.  Then we’ll circle round and make some noise with a brief lesson in harmonica.  Hosts will provide a few $5 harmonicas for the playful.  Next we’ll open it up to all.  Doesn’t matter if you are a professional musician or if you learned to pick out Oseh Shalom one crazy summer at Camp Tawonga.  After a couple of glasses of wine, everyone sounds great.

    Please bring wine or dessert of your choice.  Note that our host has a cat.  The cat prefers kitty treats and sometimes joins in the singing if he thinks there is a kitty treat involved.  Please bring 5-10 copies of the lyrics to your song, guitar tabs, or sheet music to share.  See to print out free lyrics.  Jewish music preferred, secular music okay.  Harmonica, clarinet, guitar, your voice, drums, what you played in 6th grade band — all welcome.  And if you just want to listen, that’s okay, too.

    8:30 Havdalah candle lighting

    9:00 Harmonica for beginners

    9:30 Music jam

    12:30 We kick you people out

    Please RSVP for the Sunnyvale location by 1/20/2009 for the address.  Also, we need volunteers to help with clean up.  Can you help?  Let us know.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 5:50pm, Jews’ Next Dor 2nd Harvest Food Bank Warehouse Food Sort

    Jews’ Next Dor  monthly mitzvah for January is organizing a group of volunteers to  sort food at the Second Harvest Food Bank Warehouse in San Jose. We only have room for 10 people who must show up by 6pm on January 26th to the San Jose location. RSVPs for this only accepted through e-mail by January 17th, a confirm email with more details including the location address and map will be sent to confirm your spot.

  • Sunday, January 31, 9am-5:30pm, Super Sunday

    Super Sunday is an annual event of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley bringing volunteers from across the community to raise funds through a large phone-a-thon.  Funds raised go to support Jewish programming across our local community and abroad. This year the organization with the most volunteers participating gets a free full page ad in the Jewish Community News. Help Congregation Beth David and Jews’ Next Dor win, while helping fund programs for our Jewish community. There will be 3 shifts of callers through out the day 9am-11:30am, 12pm-2:30pm, 3pm-5:30pm. Look for more information coming soon. Contact JewsNextDor[at]

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