NextDor is a JCA program for young adults that offers opportunities for peer-led social, cultural, and educational engagement guided by Jewish values. 'Dor' is the Hebrew word for generation. NextDor programming is developed with the aim of helping to connect and engage community members in their 20s and 30s in settings that are accessible, inclusive, and uniting. NextDor programs are open and welcoming to Jews and non-Jews alike.


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Jewell Falls Walk

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Fore River Sanctuary, Portland, ME 04102
Park at end of Rowe Ave.

Take a nice stroll and see Portland's semi-urban waterfall, Jewell Falls.

Meet at the Rowe Ave. Trailhead at 7:00 PM. Sunset is at 8:26 PM.

Trail info:

Parking Information.


June Book Club

Sunday, June 24, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Eastern Prom, Portland, ME 04101

NextDor's June book club book is Nathan Englander's short story collection "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank." Join us for a nice discussion and time to catch up with friends.

Rain location: Hilltop Coffee Shop, 100 Congress St. Portland


NextDor Shabbaton

Friday, July 13, 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 15, 10:00 AM

Center Day Camp
74 Hackett Rd, Windham, ME 04062

Join your NextDor friends for a weekend getaway on Sebago Lake at the rustic Center Day Camp. Spend the night outdoors, enjoy the waterfront, unplug with Shabbat friendly activities, and engage in a learning session with rabbinical intern Josh Pernick.

$20/person. Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast included. Friday dinner is a kosher style vegetarian potluck. Packing list will be provided for participants.

Registration deadline: July 6, 2018.
Email to register.

Slugger in front of Hadlock Field

Jewish Community Night at the Sea Dogs

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 PM

Hadlock Field 271 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102

Join NextDor for some good old American baseball.

We will be in section 210 of Hadlock Field.