Jews' Next Dor

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

Jews’ Next Dor Shabbat (Part of the Shabbat Hop Series)

Posted by challahbackgirl on February 29, 2012

When: 9:30am-1:30pm, Saturday, May 5, 2012

Where: Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga CA

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to share Shabbat with other young adults? Join Jews’ Next Dor for this month’s Shabbat Hop: Jews’ Next Dor Shabbat at Congregation Beth David. Fellow young adults will be leading a participatory Saturday morning service (see below for how you can get involved in the action) followed by a delicious Kiddush lunch complete with schmoozing and desserts.

Shabbat Hop is a collaborative effort of local synagogues and Jewish communal organizations, where a monthly young adult Shabbat experience “hops” from one synagogue to another. Jews’ Next Dor Shabbat, where young adults lead the entire service, is an annual tradition; this year, we are excited to join Shabbat Hop and invite the entire young adult community to join in the festivities.
At Congregation Beth David, egalitarian worship begins at 9:30am; we encourage you to join us then, but you of course are welcome any time. Most of the service is in Hebrew, but transliterated prayer books are available. Males are required to wear a kippah; you can bring your own or borrow one from the synagogue.

Congregation Beth David is located at 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA 95070; visit them online at We’re looking forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions related to Jews’ Next Dor or this event, please contact The next Shabbat Hop will occur on June 8 at 6:15pm at Congregation Beth Am.

In order for us to fulfill our goal of an entirely young adult-led Shabbat service, we need your help! The following honors in the worship service are available; please contact if you’re interested in any of these:

  • Birkhot Ha’Shahar /Pseukei D’Zimra
  • Torah Service
  • Musaf Service
  • Open Ark (2 people)
  • Close Ark (2 people)
  • Carry Torah (2 people)
  • Aliyah (5 people)
  • Chant Torah (7 or 8 people)
  • Hagbah (Lifting the Torah, 1 person)
  • Gelilah (Dressing the Torah, 1 person)
  • Prayer for Our Country (English, 1 person)
  • Prayer for Israel (1 person)
  • Prayer for Peace (English, 1 person)
  • Kiddush (1 person)
  • Motzi (Blessing over Bread)
  • Birkat Hamazon (Blessings After the Meal)

Anyone performing any of these honors must wear a kippah and a tallit. You can bring your own or borrow from the synagogue. Your peers are here to help you if you’d like to brush up or learn something new. Join Congregation Beth David any Saturday morning to get familiar with the service. Look for fellow young adults on the 4th Saturday of the month in a back row. Stay after lunch for Wisdom and Witdom with Doug Brook.

Jews’ Next Dor Shabbat needs a few other volunteers including shoppers and bakers in advance. We look forward to you contacting to volunteer or for more information.

Organized by Aleeza A. & Ben L.

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