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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Bowling Night

Saturday, January 27, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Bayside Bowl 58 Alder Street Portland, Maine 04101

Hide from the January cold by going bowling with your NextDor friends!

We'll start bowling at 7PM. Shoe rentals are $3.50/person.

Know someone new in town who is looking to meet rad young Jews? Invite them and spread the word!


Happy Hour + Jewish AMA

Saturday, February 24, 7:00 PM

Bunker Brewing Co. 17 Westfield Street, Portland

Have a burning question about Judaism you've always wanted to ask? Want to drink a beer? Want to do both at the same time?

Join NextDor at Bunker Brewing Co. for a Jewish Ask Me Anything. Rabbinical intern Josh Pernick will be on hand to field questions and enjoy a few beers himself. Google, crowd sourcing, and good old pondering may also be brought into play.

Waking Lions book cover

February Book Club

Sunday, February 25, 2:00 PM

Alex and Daniel's apartment, Portland - RSVP for address

NextDor's book club is reading Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen for our next book.

Come ready to discuss the book and enjoy some delectable refreshments.

The NextDor book club is free and open to all young adults regardless of faith or background.