Jews' Next Dor

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


Oyster and RZ Ice Skating

What is Jews’ Next Dor?

(“Dor” means generation in Hebrew)

Jews’ Next Dor is Congregation Beth David`s Young Adult Group (CBDYAG). It is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay, Ca . We enjoy multiple events a month including celebrating holidays, social action, educational and of course social events around the Bay Area.

You don’t have to be a member of Congregation Beth David to be part of our group or attend our events. Our community is comprised of singles and couples and is fully volunteer run. We’re partially subsidized by and associated with Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, Ca.

Don’t miss out on all the fun being had! We look forward to meeting you at a future event.

Jews’ Next Dor also serves as a resource for Young Jewish Life in the Bay Area.

For more information, see our welcome page

Smiling at Ice Skating

Like to write? We’re always looking for new talent to join our blogging crew, contact us for more information.

Ice Skating 2006 Our heart is the volunteers who plan our programs, contact us to find out how you can lend a helping hand.

Our Blog Policy


Meet the Writing Team



ChallahBackGirl has lived in the Bay Area all her life and has been attending Beth David since she was in first grade. She’s been writing for years, including in high school as communication VP for Saratoga USY and in college for Leviathan, the Jewish Student Paper of UC Santa Cruz. She loves dancing, olives and patterned socks. She can be spotted at CBD on most Saturday’s mornings and servers as the fearless leader of CBDYAG coordinating volunteers and heading up the publicity. She’s a great asset to the group and she looks forward to meeting you at one of our events. But you don’t have wait for an event to contact this Jewess, she checks the cbdyag [at] e-mail for us, so drop her a line.



CBDYAG is honored to have Oyster, founder and editor-in-chief of Oy Bay, as part of our blogging crew. As his own blog describes him, “He has lived in the Bay Area his entire life, and has always been active in the Jewish community. In high school he was the regional vice-president for cultural, religious, and Zionist programming for BBYO, and in college at UC Berkeley was for a time the chair of the Israel Action Committee. He helped start the Jewish Students For Peace pro-Israel Zionist student network during the worst times of the second intifada.” Oyster has been an active member of CBDYAG for the past few years and you can often spot him at CBD on Shabbat mornings. He’d love for you to join his hevruta and study a little Torah with him after Kiddush on Saturdays in the Library.

Ish Tov's Shana Punim


Ish Tov moved to the Bay Area in 2006 from New England and has been attending CBDYAG events almost since he got here. This nice Jewish boy is a huge Star Trek and Star Wars junkie, who begs you not to make him choose which one he likes more. He’s a kosher omnivore who enjoys learning Kabbalah, keeping Shabbat, playing basketball, and hiking. True to his roots you’ll find him cheering on the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.



CBDYAG is excited to welcome Squeedle to our blog team. We’ve only know her for a short while, but she rocks, literally playing in two bands including Klezident Evil who play “Klezmer and other Eastern European folk music, with a little bit of jazz and video/computer game music thrown in.” She adds her articulate opinions and insights to our oneg conversations and Torah Studies on Shabbat at CBD, and now she’s sharing them with you. We’re all in for a treat. Welcome Squeedle, welcome.



Jewcrew42 is a Beth David baby. She’s now 25 and working in theatre in the Bay Area. She enjoys indoor rock climbing, yoga, dogs, her cat Bixby, puzzles, knitting, and making soup.

Moshe's head shot


MosheZ is a new comer to the SF Bay Area. He is a software engineer, working for VMware in Palo Alto. He enjoys science fiction (and writing songs about science fiction), open source software development (especially in Python) and dancing it up every now and then.


17 Responses to “About”

  1. Oyster said

    Yes, I’m really missing a tooth. No joke.

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    this looks like a lot of fun, happy to join

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