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Election for Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee

Posted by mjew123 on October 23, 2012


What: Election for Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee

When: Tuesday, December 18th, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: A Private Home in Mountain View

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/185915748212195/

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 Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 8pm at a private home in Mountain View. The address will be sent out to those who have indicated they will be attending closer to the event.

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 November 31, 2011 and November 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. 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 January to June, plus remain available to advise the next Steering Committee during the month of June.

– -> How to Submit Candidacy

To submit your candidacy, you must e-mail JewsNextDor@beth-david.org by December 4th, 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 December 17th, 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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Hangin’ in the Hut with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on September 16, 2012


Title: Hangin’ in the Hut with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Wednesday, October 3rd

Where: Private Home in Saratoga

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/160590314064806/?context=create
Come hang in the Sukkah with Jews’ Next Dor!

Eat and drink under the stars as we give thanks to the many volunteers that make Jews’ Next Dor the fantastic organization it is today. Jews’ Next Dor would not be possible without the ongoing dedication of our many coordinators. Hear the fun stories and share the laughter with us as we show our appreciation for our volunteers and all the hard work they do.

As dinner is being provided, please RSVP by October 2nd, either on the Facebook event page or by e-mailing JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.  The address will be sent to everyone who RSVPs.

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.

Organized by Kristin S.

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Jews’ Next Dor Breakfast Break-Fast at Congregation Beth David

Posted by mjew123 on September 16, 2012


When: 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Wednesday, September 26th

Where: Congregation Beth David 19700 Prospect Road  Saratoga, CA 95070
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/364177543665111/
After the High Holy Days are finished, the year 5773 has dawned, and we have all been to services and fasted for a day…

It’s time to eat again!

Please join Jews’ Next Dor and Congregation Beth David for a fun and relaxing Jews’ Next Dor only event as we break the fast with some breakfast foods in Multi-Purpose Room D at Congregation Beth David.

The meal will begin after services at approximately 8:00 pm.

Tickets will be $10 a person

To purchase tickets please visit https://www.wepay.com/events/breakfast-break-fast-at-congregation-beth-david

Organized by Ben L.

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Career Networking with Jews’ Next Dor and Congregation Beth David

Posted by mjew123 on August 14, 2012


Title: Career Networking with Jews’ Next Dor and Congregation Beth David

When:  2pm-4pm, Sunday, August 26, 2012

Where: Congregation Beth David 19700 Prospect Road  Saratoga, CA 95070

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/360270677375134/?context=create

Want to meet the Recruiter for Evernote?  Looking for a friendly, low pressure networking opportunity?  Can you help mentor high school students, graduates preparing for college, or young adults at the start of their careers?  Would you like advice for your own career from a successful business person in your field?
 
Join the Beth David community — including Jews’ Next Dor and the Beth David Career Advancement Chavurah — for a special event on August 26 during the Beth David Summer Showcase.
 
2:00pm
We will kick off the event ON TIME with a Q&A session with a professional recruiter.  Alina Basina has recruited for Google and Skype, and now has brought her recruiting expertise to Evernote.  Bring your burning questions and find out what the HR rep on the other side of the submit button is thinking.
 
2:30pm
Networking will be facilitated by seating small groups at tables, then rotating those tables every 5 minutes.  With each rotation, you will sit with new people.  Think speed dating but with much less pressure.  Afterwards you can use our check-the-box form to make your contact info available to specific people.
 
Concluding
We will wind down the event with a more traditional form of networking, the chance to continue schmoozing over some kosher nosh.  Be sure to bring your business cards and resumes.
 
RSVP
Either via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/360270677375134/?context=create or via the website at http://bit.ly/OVMqGA or e-mail RSVP at recsecretary@beth-david.org

For more information, please contact recsecretary@beth-david.org
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.
Organized by Shelley T.

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Rosh Hashana Food Packages with Jews’ Next Dor and JFS

Posted by mjew123 on August 13, 2012


What: Rosh Hashana Food Packages with Jews’ Next Dor and JFS

When: 7pm-10pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where: JFS Classroom on the second floor of the JCC in Los Gatos 14855 Oka Road, Suite 202 Los Gatos, Ca 95032

Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/212602632200850/

It is time for you to do a Mitzvah!

The Jewish Family Services plans to make about 300 food packages to be delivered to families and seniors the week before Rosh Hashana. Meet us in the classroom of Jewish Family Services (second floor, in front of the elevator door) on Wednesday, September 5th at 7pm to help assemble the food packages.

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Services and Jews’ Next Dor.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay, and we would love to have you join us. If you have any questions about our group or this event, feel free to email us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org
 
Organized by Yonatan B.

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Jews’ Next Dor Hikes Butano

Posted by mjew123 on July 26, 2012


Title: Jews’ Next Dor Hikes Butano

Where: Butano State Park

When: 10:00am-1:00pm, Sunday, August 5, 2012 

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/268004616647539/

Come discover a local hidden gem of breathtaking beauty as Jews’ Next Dor hikes at Butano State Park. Tall redwoods, babbling creeks, and lush foliage await at this park nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Our adventure will take us along Little Butano Creek Trail and Six Bridges Trail.  Total hiking distance is approximately 3 miles with slightly moderate hills. There will be plenty of shade along the way, but make sure to bring sunscreen, a pair of hiking shoes, water, and a dairy/vegetarian meal.

We will meet at Congregation Beth David (19700 Prospect Road  Saratoga, CA 95070) at 10:00am and drive to the park from there.

Park Entrance Fee is $10 per car.

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.

Organized by Daniel W.

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Potluck Shabbat with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on July 8, 2012


When: 7pm-10pm, Friday, July 27, 2012

Where: Private Home, Mountain View, CA  — RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

Join Jews’ Next Dor for our monthly potluck Shabbat dinner! This event is at a private home in Mountain View and its address will be released closer to the event.

The host will provide challah, wine, the main dishes, and cutlery and plates.  Please bring a vegetarian/dairy appetizer, side, dessert, and/or drink to share.  If there is a particular thing you want to share with us, please do; if you aren’t sure what to bring, please follow these suggestions to help us get an even distribution of courses:
If your last name begins with A – G, please bring a DESSERT
If your last name begins with H – M, please bring an APPETIZER
If your last name begins with N – R, please bring a SIDE/SALAD
If your last name begins with S – Z, please bring a DRINK
**Note: if the host contacts you about bringing a main dish, you do NOT also need to bring something else from this list.

If you have questions about this event, please email JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

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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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