Jews' Next Dor

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

President’s Message – April 22, 2011 – Passover, Pizza and More!

Posted by sjwisch on April 22, 2011

Shalom, Chaverim! I hope everyone had wonderful seders earlier this week and are enjoying the feast of matzah for the next five days. I want to extend my whole – hearted thank you to the Rabbis Ohriner for opening up their home both nights to young adults for seder, and to Josh P. for opening up his home for 2nd night seder. These seders provided opportunities to our community for people to enjoy this feast with friends old and new.  “Thank you” does not even begin to describe the generosity and hospitality that were given to our community.

Passover is a time of rebirth, renewal and the beginning of spring – which symbolizes new life. Jews’ Next Dor is going through a time of rebirth as we are looking towards the future as to what the Jews’ Next Dor community will look like 3 months from now, 6 months from now and even further down the road.  Jews’ Next Dor is your community – so what do you want it to look like? As the Passover story says, each of us is responsible to tell the Passover story as if we personally came forth from Egypt. I am tasking with you the responsibility to step forward and continue to contribute to the Jews’ Next Dor community and shape it into what you want it to look like.  What is your vision?  Something to think about as we approach the weeks and month ahead.

Just because its Passover does not mean we have lost our flavor for events.  Please join us for these upcoming happenings:

Saturday, April 23:  Come to services at Congregation Beth David and stay for Doug Brook’s “Laugh and Learn” entitled “Omerican Idle”. He will touch on the topics of counting the Omer, the face of peace in the Middle East and much more. Start time:  approximately 1:15 after Kiddush.

Sunday, April 24:  Passover Picnic and Hike at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  We will meet at Congregation Beth David at 10:30 am for the hike. Kosher for Passover food is being provided, so you please pay and RSVP in advance to ensure there is enough food. Cost is $10/person.

Wednesday, April 27:  Post Passover Pizza Party.  Enough with matzah – let’s eat chametz! Join Jews’ Next Dor, T’Keya, Roots Collective and the OFJCC Young Adults groups at Galeotti’s Pizza in Redwood City. Please pay in advance at Cost is $15 in advance or $18 at the door.

Sunday, May 1: Join Jews’ Next Dor and Temple Emanu-El’s Chai Society for “Schmoozing with Survivors”. Young adults will share a light buffet dinner with survivors of the Holocaust prior to the community wide Yom Hashoah observances.  The event is at Temple Emanu-El in San Jose.  Cost is $12 for dinner. Please pay in advance at by April 28th.

Monday, May 2:  Jews’ Next Dor and Temple Emanu-El’s Chai Society are teaming up again for Bowling Night at Homestead Lanes in Cupertino. Lace up those bowling shoes and get ready to rumble. Time: 7 -9 pm. Cost: $18 gets you two hours of bowling, pizza, shoes and beverages. Please RSVP in advance to ensure enough lanes are reserved.

Friday, May 6: Join us for our first Friday Shabbat Potluck.  Hosted at a private home in Cupertino. Start time is 7 pm. Please see the Facebook invite for more details:!/event.php?eid=190398254338123.

More events are in the works, so stay tuned! I look forward to seeing everyone soon. 


Sari Wisch, President

Jews’ Next Dor – Congregation Beth David’s Young Adult Group

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