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

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Lunch N Learn with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by mjew123 on January 17, 2013


Title: Lunch N Learn with Jews’ Next Dor

When: 12pm – 3pm, Saturday, February 9, 2013

Where: Congregation Beth David 1900 Prospect Rd., Saratoga, CA

Facebook Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/JewsNextDor?ref=hl#!/events/578931272132527/

Come and join Jews’ Next Dor for some introductory Torah Study at Congregation Beth David on Saturday, February 9th.

After a brief nosh, we will sit down and go over the weeks Torah portion (Mishpatim). No previous knowledge is needed. The only things that you need to bring are an open mind and interest in learning.

If you are interested in reading the portion in advance, you can read the whole thing here: http://www.chabad.org/parshah/torahreading.asp?aid=15564&p=complete

Congregation Beth David has also invited us to join them for Shabbat Morning Services at 9:30am.

“Rabbi Meir (Mai-eer) said: Anyone who engages in Torah study for its own sake (‘lishma’) merits many things. Not only that, but the entire world is worthwhile for him alone. He is called ‘friend’ and ‘beloved,’ he loves G-d, he loves man, he brings joy to G-d, he brings joy to man. It [the Torah] clothes him in humility and fear. It enables him to be righteous, pious, upright, and faithful. It distances him from sin and brings him to merit. [Others] benefit from him advice and wisdom, understanding and strength, as it says, ‘To me is advice and wisdom, I am understanding, and strength is mine’ (Proverbs 8:14). It gives him kingship, dominion and analytical judgment. It reveals to him the secrets of the Torah. He becomes as an increasing stream and an unceasing river. He becomes modest, slow to anger, and forgiving of the wrongs done to him. It makes him great and exalted above all of creation.”
Pirkei Avot

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.

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Passover Service Times at Congregation Beth David

Posted by challahbackgirl on March 22, 2012


Congregation Beth invites you join them this Passover:

Are you looking for a Seder? Let Beth David match you with a seder or two! For details see this post on their website.

Sell your Hametz by filling in the form found here and returning to Beth David no later than noon on Wednesday, April 5th.

Sunday, March 25: Adult Pesah Workshops During the Passover Mishpaha Program – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 31: Ask the Rabbi Special Pesah Edition – after Shabbat Kiddush lunch (about 1:15 p.m.)

Passover Service Schedule
Passover Begins at Sundown
Friday, April 6, 2012
Candle lighting at 7:17 p.m.
No Friday night service

Congregation Beth David is located at 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga , CA

Saturday, April 7 – Pesah Day 1
Service – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 8 – Pesah Day 2
Service – 9:30 a.m.

Friday, April 13, 2012 – Pesah Day 7
Service – 9:30 a.m.
Service – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – Pesah Day 8 – Yizkor
Service – 9:30 a.m

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Jews’ Next Dor FREE 2nd Night Passover Seder with Rabbis Ohriner

Posted by challahbackgirl on March 7, 2012


When: 7:30pm-11:30pm, Saturday, April 7, 2012

Where: Private Home in Saratoga – Space Limited – YOU MUST RSVP BY EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT – JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

Rabbis Philip and Shoshana Ohriner, of Congregation Beth David, and their family cordially invite Jews’ Next Dor, for a lively, engaging, and informative Passover Seder.

Join us for an evening of discussion, singing, and of course, plenty of delicious food. This event is open to 20 Jewish young adult, first-come-first-serve. Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.

Please RSVP to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org by Wednesday, March 28, 2012. In your email RSVP please include the names of those you’re RSVPing for.

Hosts keep Kosher for Passover and request you do not bring anything other than yourself to the event, and their home

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Board Game Mingle at Beth David with Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by challahbackgirl on March 1, 2012


When: 7pm-9pm Friday, March 30, 2012

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

Bring your favorite board games and join Congregation Beth David following Shabbat evening services for a fun evening for all ages. Play games with your Beth David friends and meet some new ones too. We will provide light (and sweet!) refreshments. Please be sure not to bring any games that require electronics or writing to play.

If you are interested in joining Beth David for Shabbat evening services, they begin at 6:30pm.

Jews’ Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay and would love to have you join us.

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

Organized by Shelley T.

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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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Shabbat Hop @ Etz Chayim

Posted by challahbackgirl on February 27, 2012


When: 7:30pm -11pm, Friday, March 2, 2012

Where: Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to share Shabbat with other young adults from the South Bay and Peninsula? Join us for “Shabbat Hop.”

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.

Congregation Etz Chaim are excited to host the third “Shabbat Hop” on March 2nd. Services will take place at 7:30pm, featuring lively singing led by young adults and Rabbi Ari Cartun. Following services young adults are invited to a free Keg Oneg and late light kosher dairy dinner in the Library. Details of the kashrut policy can be found at
http://etzchayim.org/content/food-guidelines.

Congregation Etz Chayim melds Reform and Conservative traditions with elements from across the spectrum of Judaism. They focus on spirituality, lifelong learning, and service, and offer a warm, inclusive egalitarian community. Their services are conducted in Hebrew and English, with prayerbooks that include both transliterations and English translations. They love music and like to sing as they pray together.

If you have any questions related to Jews’ Next Dor, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Future Shabbat Hop dates:
April 21, 7:30 pm at Congregation Beth Jacob
May 5, 9:30 am at Congregation Beth David
June 8, 6:15 pm at Congregation Beth Am

 

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Shabbat Hop @ Shir Hadash

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 10, 2012


Shabbat HopWhen: 8pm – 11pm, Friday, January 13, 2012

Where: Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032

Looking for a fun and meaningful way to share Shabbat with other young adults from the South Bay and Peninsula? Join us for “Shabbat Hop.”

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.

Congregation Shir Hadash is excited to be hosting the first ever “Shabbat Hop” on January 13th. The informal 8pm service featuring lively music will be followed by a special wine and cheese reception for young adults in attendance. Shir Hadash is located at 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

RSVP for this month’s Shabbat Hop at http://www.jvalley.org/events/2012/1/13/shabbat-hop. For more information, contact Amanda Orrin at 408-357-7503 or amanda@jvalley.org. If you have any questions related to Jews’ Next Dor, please contact JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.

Upcoming Shabbat Hop dates:
February 24, 6pm at Congregation Kol Emeth
March 2, 7:30pm at Congregation Etz Chaim
April 21, 7:30pm at Congregation Beth Jacob
May 5, 9:30am at Congregation Beth David
June 8, 6:15pm at Congregation Beth Am

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Wisdom & Witdom: Ireland or Oyreland

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 1, 2012


When: 9:30am -3pm, Saturday, January 28, 2012

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

Come and join Jews’ Next Dor at Saturday morning services with Congregation Beth David and lunch followed by this months installment of Wisdom & Witdom with Doug Brook. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with Congregation Beth David’s service that we’ll be leading on May 5th, 2012. Come sit with Jews’ Next Dor near the back.

Jews Next Dor is an active community of Jewish 20 and 30 somethings centered in the South Bay.

Wisdom & Witdom occurs on the 4th Saturday of the month. This month we’ll seek to answer the question: Were there ever Jews in Ireland, aside from emergency landings at Dublin Airport?

In conjunction with opening night of “Finian’s Rainbow” — directed by Doug Brook, at South Bay Musical Theatre in Saratoga — we’ll Eire out this question, and also explore how three New York Jews in the 1940s wrote Broadway’s definitive Irish musical.

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This is the fourth installment of Wisdom & Witdom, the successor to last year’s popular Laugh & Learn, led by Doug Brook.

Starts right after the kiddush, around 1:15. Session runs under an hour. Don’t let Facebook RSVPs fool you; there’s always at least a couple dozen people there, sometimes many more.

Open to the public. No prior knowledge required, as proved by the instructor.

For more questions, feel free to email us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

Organized by Aleeza A.

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Beth David Welcomes You for Sukkot Services

Posted by challahbackgirl on October 11, 2011


Congregation Beth David at 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA welcomes you for Sukkot services & Simchat Torah. During the day on Simchat Torah see a full Torah scroll unrolled. It’s a site to behold and I recommend seeing it. Markers will be placed near it to show where various portions, narratives, poems or mitzvahs are along the scroll. Walk from one end to the other as finish and begin the Torah reading cycle.

Visit their website for more Sukkot activities for all ages. All Jewish 20 & 30 somethings are invited to join Jews’ Next Dor for our 8th Annual Hanging in the Hut and Toy Drive Kick-off.

Sukkot Services Schedule
Thursday, October 13th – Sukkot I
Services                                               9:30 am

Friday, October 14th – Sukkot II
Services                                               9:30 am
Services                                               6:30 pm
Supper in the SukkahRSVP              7:30 pm

Saturday,  October 15th – Sukkot III
Services                                               9:30 am
Youth Congregation                             10:00 am
Haverim Service                                   10:30 am

Wednesday, October 19th- Erev Shmini Atzeret
Hoshanah Rabbah @ Congregation Sinai          8:00 am
1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose, 95125

Thursday, October 20th – Shmini Atzeret
Services                                               9:30 am
Erev Simchat Torah Services              7:30 pm

Friday, October 21st – Simchat Torah
Services                                               9:30 am
Meditation and Ma’ariv                          6:30 pm

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Breakfast Break-Fast, Hanging in the Hut, Angel Island, Wisdom & Witdom, and more from Jews’ Next Dor

Posted by challahbackgirl on October 4, 2011


Friends & Neighbors,

Shana Tova! Welcome to 5772. There’s a lot going on (as always) so let’s get right to it.

This week, join us on Wednesday for Meet & Greet at Pasta Q in Mountain View http://wp.me/p3HcM-PT. This Meet & Greet comes one week early due to Sukkot. We’ll resume holding our flagship event on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in November.

Friday and Saturday, we hope to see you at Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur services http://wp.me/p3HcM-Ne at Congregation Beth David’s Kehillah Ketana (in Worner Hall across the parking lot from the synagogue). CBD appreciates if you register at https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNOOE1uU2ozcVZkeHJjRkpQaHZUYXc6MQ. We wish you all an easy fast.

After services on Saturday, head over to IHOP with us for a Breakfast Break-Fast http://wp.me/p3HcM-Ql. It’s $15 a person, so please make it easy on our organizers who will be fasting all day and register in advance at https://www.wepay.com/xjpjft–this will also enable us all to eat sooner.

The very next morning we’re starting the year off on the right foot, by walking a 5k in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. It’s not to late to join our team or donate to our walkers at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/jewsnextdor.

On Monday, October 17, all Jewish 20 & 30 somethings are invited for a free dinner at our annual Hanging in the Hut event http://wp.me/p3HcM-Pt, where we’ll be taking a look at the past year and thanking the many volunteers that make this group function day-in and day-out.

Hanging in the Hut also marks the kick-off of our annual Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with Jewish Family Services. Please consider donating new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-17 any time between Sukkot and early December. You can bring them to a Jews’ Next Dor event or look for a box in the Congregation Beth David lobby.

On October 22, join us for Shabbat morning services at Congregation Beth David, schmooze over lunch, and enjoy the educational comic relief of Doug Brook’s new series Wisdom and Witdom http://wp.me/p3HcM-Qp. Look for young adults sitting in the back.

As with every month, we’ll be enjoying Potluck Shabbat dinner on the 4th Friday, October 28 . This month we’ll be hosted in a private home in Cupertino. If you’re interested in joining the rotation of who brings an entree, please contact us. Of course, don’t forget to RSVP for the address; we’d love to have you join us http://wp.me/p3HcM-Qv.

Rounding out the month, we’ll be “immigrating” to Angel Island as we hike with Yidventure on Sunday, October 30 http://wp.me/p3HcM-Qr.

Phew! Thank you to all the volunteers who made our September events happen, those working on these October events, and those planning ahead for the coming months. We truly could not exist without all of your time and dedication to making our events happen! If you haven’t yet given back to our community, we’d love for you to join our volunteer core. From helping to publicize our events to hosting a potluck, we depend on you, your ideas, your enthusiasm and your passions for all our tasks both large and small. Please contact us at JewsNextDor@beth-david.org for more information or to step up.

We look forward to seeing you and your Jewish 20 & 30 something friends,
Aleeza, Ben, Bianca, David, Ella, Levi, & Shelli
JewsNextDor@beth-david.org

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