Jews' Next Dor

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

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Jews’ Next Dor Game Night

Posted by egotesman on July 3, 2012


When: 7 pm – 9 pm, July 19, 2012
Where: Private Home, RSVP for the Address, Mountain View
It is time for the next Jews’ Next Dor Game Night!

There will be many games there, some from Europe, some from the US, some involving dice, some involving cards, and some involving cute little robots.

So if you love playing games, or are interested in learning some new ones, come join us at the Game Night!

Games likely to make an appearance:

Ticket to Ride
Bohnanza
RoboRally
Bridge
Settlers of Catan
Dominon
Thurns and Taxis
Carcassonne
Tzuro: The Game of the Path
and many many more..

Please bring your own favorites to play.

Light nosh provided.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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Mini-Golf with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by egotesman on July 3, 2012


When: 10 am – 1 pm, July 8, 2012
Where: Emerald Hills Golfland, 976 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose
Mini-Golf, The Game of Champions! Or at least the Game of Champions of Mini-Golf!

Come and join Jews’ Next Dor as we head to Emerald Hills Golfland in San Jose for some mini-golf fun in the sun! We will be there from 10am until about 1pm, and try and play at least one full round.

The cost is $8 per round, per person.

Organized by Miriam S.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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Meet and Greet @ Fu Lam Mum

Posted by egotesman on June 25, 2012


When: 7 pm – 9 pm, July 11, 2012
Where: Fu Lam Mum, 153 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Come and join Jews’ Next  Dor as we head to Fu Lam Mum Chinese Restaurant on Castro Street in Mountain View for some yummy authentic Chinese Food for our monthly Meet & Greet.The dinner will be between $12 and $20 per person, please bring cash with you. Small bills are appreciated.

If you have any specific menu requests, their menu can be found at http://www.flmchineserestaurant.com/ or at http://www.flmchineserestaurant.com/files/DinnerMenu.pdf
Contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with dish requests.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

This event was organized by Yonatan B., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer.  Would you like to be a part of the magic that makes these events a success? Want to get involved and spread joy and camaraderie to the south bay’s Jewish Young Adult community? We are always looking for volunteers to help in whatever ways they’d like – anything from as little as giving feedback about an event, to setup/cleanup help, to organizing their own event for the community! If you’d like to get involved or just learn more, reach out to us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. Thanks in advance!

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July 4th Kosher BBQ & Pool Party

Posted by egotesman on June 4, 2012


When: 11:30 am – 4 pm, July 4, 2012
Where: Private Home, RSVP for the Address, San Jose
Come join your fellow Jews’ Next Dor friends as we fire up the grill and head poolside to celebrate the 4th of July!

Our Kosher BBQ will feature a delicious meal prepared by a team of Jews’ Next Dor volunteers, including your choice of a hamburger, a chicken burger, or a veggie burger, plus all-you-can-eat hot dogs. We’ll also be serving up buffet style sides, drinks, and desserts, all for $10 per person. Help us out and head on over to https://www.wepay.com/events/july-4th-kosher-bbq-pool-party to RSVP and let us know your entree choice by June 28th, 2012.

In order to keep this event strictly kosher, we ask that you don’t bring any food at all. We’re sure you have an awesome recipe for this or that dish — we look forward to tasting it at the next Shabbat Potluck. For now, let us treat you!

To make this event a success, volunteers are needed. Some of the tasks include: shopping for food, preparing salads and other items, set up, passing around the attendance list, handing out meal tickets, grilling/cooking, and clean up. Those willing to help out, please send a quick email to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org and indicate which little task you would prefer to assist with. One of the event’s organizers will then contact you with further information.

As if all that great food and fellowship with other young adult noshers isn’t enough, be sure to bring swimsuits, flip flops, towels, sunscreen and other gear to frolic in our host’s pool!

To RSVP visit https://www.wepay.com/events/july-4th-kosher-bbq-pool-party; please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

(Legal disclaimer: please don’t punish our host’s generosity by suing us or them if you get in an accident using the pool. As with any other Jews’ Next Dor event, you participate with us at your own risk.)

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Jews’ Next Dor Goes To the Movies! Rio Bravo

Posted by egotesman on June 4, 2012


When: 7 pm – 10 pm, June 21, 2012

Where: Stanford Theatre, 221 University Avenue, Palo Alto

Rio Bravo, staring John Wayne, Dean Martin  and Ricky Nelson: a western classic and part of the Stanford Theatres Howard Hawks Marathon.

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. All that, and a song from Dean Martin

Come join Jews’ Next Dor as we take in this 1959 classic for the 7:30 showing at the majestic Stanford Theatre at 221 University Avenue in Palo Alto.

Tickets are $7.00.

Organized by Yonatan B.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.  If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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Candidates for the Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee, June 2012

Posted by egotesman on June 1, 2012


The June-December 2012 Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee will be elected on June 7, 2012, at 8 pm in a private location (RSVP for the address). Seven people will be elected to seven undifferentiated positions, and will self-organize thereafter. The seven candidates receiving the most votes will be elected, with the exception that at least one member of Congregation Beth David must be elected; as such, if none of the top-seven vote-getters are members of Congregation Beth David, the seventh-place vote-getter will be replaced by the Congregation Beth David member candidate receiving the most votes. The candidates who declared by the candidacy deadline are:

Benjamin L.

Meets Congregation
Beth David Requirement

Daniel W.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2012

Heath W.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2012

Kristin S.

Meets Congregation
Beth David Requirement

Miriam S.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2012

Rachael P.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2012

Yonatan B.

Jews’ Next Dor
Candidate June 2012

Nominations from the floor and write-in candidates will also be accepted at the election.  If you’d like more information or have questions regarding election policies and procedures, please email JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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New Member Meet & Greet

Posted by challahbackgirl on April 23, 2012


When: 7pm-10pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Where: Jerusalem grill & bar, 1740 South Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 07020

Are you a Jewish young adult (20 or 30 something) who just moved into the area, and looking for company? Did you recently graduate from a local University, and are wondering where you can find fun Jewish social events without Hillel? Or maybe you’ve heard of the amazing Jewish young adult group called Jews’ Next Dor, but have been waiting for a good opportunity to make an impressive first entrance at one of our popular events. If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions, your opportunity has just arrived!

Jews’ Next Dor is hosting our first ‘New Member Meet & Greet’ on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Jerusalem Bar & Grill in Campbell. The Jerusalem Grill & Bar is a glatt kosher establishment with very delicious meat and vegetarian dishes. This event is intended specifically for Jewish young adults (20 and 30 somethings) who have attended Five or fewer Jews’ Next Dor events in the last 6 months.

Singles, couples, and any level of Jewish observances are all welcome! At this easygoing Meet & Greet, you will enjoy delicious food, chat with other Jewish young adults who are new to the group, and meet the group’s Steering Committee who make these events and many more happen.

And, as has been the case for several months now, you get all this for the low, low price of $10, thanks to a generous grant from the Young Adult Department of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. So come hungry and ready to meet (and greet!) other new members of Jews’ Next Dor!

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay. If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

This event was organized by Kristin S., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer.

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Election for Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee

Posted by challahbackgirl on April 18, 2012


When: 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Thursday, June 7, 2012

Where: Private Home in Cupertino, RSVP for Address to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

Jews’ Next Dor plans over 100 events each year because of the amazing volunteers, like you, who step up to lend a hand. As our group continues to grow, we have instituted an official leadership structure to give us the additional coordination we need to run smoothly. Our first two Steering Committees were smashing successes, and now it is time to elect our next leaders who will serve from July to December. So, we need you: to participate, to volunteer, to vote, and to lead. The election is Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8pm at a private home in Cupertino. Please make the time to join us and have your voice represented in the future of the group. We know there’s a lot of information here so please don’t hesitate to contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for anything elections or Jews’ Next Dor related.

– -> Voter Eligibility

Any Jewish young adult (20-39) who attended 3 or more Jews’ Next Dor events since June 7, 2011 is eligible to vote. You must be present to vote. A minimum of 10 eligible voters is required.

– -> What is the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee oversees the vision of the group and sets our policies. They also appoint sub-committees to do the daily work of our organization (planning and publicizing events, managing our finances, etc.), and oversee those committees throughout the term. There are 7 spots on the committee; all 7 are elected every 6 months.

– -> Steering Committee Eligibility

Any Jewish young adult (20-39) who attended 5 or more Jews’ Next Dor events between May 31, 2011 and May 31, 2012 is eligible to serve on the Steering Committee. We encourage all candidates to be present at the election, but this is not strictly required.

– -> What’s Required of Steering Committee Members?

Each member of the Steering Committee will take on a significant role in our organization, to be specified as a group at a mandatory new-leader orientation, to be held on the morning of June 10, 2012. Each member should be able to allocate a minimum of 2 hours per week to committee work and meetings, outside of attending or planning individual Jews’ Next Dor events. Additionally, Steering Committee members are expected to attend an average of two Jews’ Next Dor events per month. Steering Committee members will serve a six-month term, from July to December, plus remain available to advise the next Steering Committee during the month of January.

– -> How to Submit Candidacy

To submit your candidacy, you must e-mail JewsNextDor@beth-david.org by May 24, 2012 with: your full name; a professional-looking headshot; a description of the area(s) in which you are most interested in working; e-mail and phone contact information in case we need to follow up with you; and whether you’re a member of Congregation Beth David and, if not, whether you would be willing to become one (we’ll explain why below, but this is NOT inherently a requirement for eligibility). If you will not be able to attend the election, you may also submit by June 6, 2012 your two-minute campaign speech (see below for content requirements) in one of the following alternative formats: video recording (one continuous shot of your face with a plain background), audio recording, or text to be read by the election official.

– -> How Elections Work

Nominations can be made from the floor at the beginning of the election. Each candidate will be given two minutes to talk about a) what draws them to Jews’ Next Dor, b) what they are interested in doing for Jews’ Next Dor, c) skills and experience they possess to help serve these interests, and d) their vision for the future of Jews’ Next Dor. After all speeches have been delivered, ballots will be distributed to all eligible voters. Voters will indicate any and all candidates with whom they would be comfortable leading the group (be this number greater than or less than seven). The ballot will also contain space for write-ins. The seven candidates receiving the greatest number of approvals will be elected to the new Steering Committee. (By virtue of being an auxiliary group of Congregation Beth David (CBD), at least one member of the Steering Committee must be a member of the synagogue. This means that if none of the top seven vote-getters expressed at least willingness to be members of CBD, a lower vote-getter will be elected instead of the seventh-place vote-getter. Beth David offers discounted memberships to students, singles, and young adults under age 33, and is sensitive to financial hardship. We are happy to answer any questions about what Beth David membership entails.)

– -> Other Ways to Get Involved

In addition to the Steering Committee, there are other non-voting positions that will need to be filled after the election. These include Recording Secretary and Treasurer (who must be a Beth David member), sub-committee managers and members (for event organizing, marketing and publicizing events, volunteer training, scrapbooking and blogging, just to name a few), and occasional volunteers. Please let us know if you’d be interested in any of these opportunities; we’re happy to have you on board!

We look forward to seeing you at the election. Please RSVP and send any questions to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

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Meet & Greet: Menara Moroccan Restaurant

Posted by challahbackgirl on April 5, 2012


When: 7pm-9pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Where: Menara Moroccan Restaurant, 41 E. Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

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For our second-to-last $10 Meet & Greet, we head south to San Jose’s acclaimed Menara Moroccan Restaurant. At this restaurant, we’ll get to sit on cushions at low tables, watch live belly dancing, and feast on a 6-course, vegetarian*, family-style meal.
(*Menara Moroccan can also provide vegan and/or gluten-free options – please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org if you require either of these accommodations.)

And, as has been the case for several months now, you get all this for the low, low price of $10, thanks to a generous grant from the Young Adult Department of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. So, come hungry and ready to meet (and greet!) new and old friends alike, and we’ll see you there!

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay. If you have any questions about our group or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org with any questions.

This event was organized by David H., a Jews’ Next Dor volunteer. Would you like to be a part of the magic that makes these events a success? Want to get involved and spread joy and camaraderie to the south bay’s Jewish Young Adult community? We are always looking for volunteers to help in whatever ways they’d like – anything from as little as giving feedback about an event, to setup/cleanup help, to organizing their own event for the community! If you’d like to get involved or just learn more, reach out to us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. Thanks in advance!

This program is made possible (in part) by the support of the Young Adult Department of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

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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 http://beth-david.org/. We’re looking forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions related to Jews’ Next Dor or this event, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. The next Shabbat Hop will occur on June 8 at 6:15pm at Congregation Beth Am.

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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 JewsNextDor@beth-david.org 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 JewsNextDor@beth-david.org to volunteer or for more information.

Organized by Aleeza A. & Ben L.

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