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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Upcoming NextDor Events

Paint Night

Thursday, November 30, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

1342 Congress St., Portland

$20 for materials. Snacks provided. BYOB

Settle down from the Thanksgiving holiday with NextDor and Bob Ross. We'll be painting along to a classic Joy of Painting episode and enjoying delicious snacks.

No painting experience needed! No mistakes, only happy accidents.

This event is $20 to cover all materials (canvas, brushes, paint) and you'll take home a finished painting. Snacks provided. BYOB.

Please RSVP to Ethan at by Sunday 11/26/17 if you plan to attend.

Shabbat Potluck

Friday, December 8, 6:00 PM

RSVP for address

Join NextDor for a cozy shabbat potluck. Bring your favorite vegetarian or dairy dish to share.

Please RSVP to Ethan at by Monday, 12/4/17 if you plan to attend.

January Book Club

Sunday, January 7, 2:00 PM

Arabica Coffee 2 Free Street, Portland

NextDor's book club is reading All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan for our next book.

Come ready to discuss the book and enjoy your favorite coffee or tea based beverage at Arabica Coffee (the location near Monument Square).

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