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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First Friday Art Walk & Portland Museum of Art Visit

Friday, September 7, 6:00 PM
Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Street, Portland

Meet up at the Portland Museum of Art to check out the First Friday Art Walk with your NextDor friends and visit the museum free of charge.

Facebook event


September Book Club

Sunday, September 23, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
TIQA Cafe & Bakery

NextDor's September 2018 book club selection is The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.

We will meet at TIQA Cafe& Bakery in Deering Park. A rain location will be provided if it looks nasty.

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Shabbat Potluck

Friday, October 12, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

RSVP here:

Address will be emailed to those who RSVP.

Free! Please bring a kosher-style vegetarian dish to share.


Bob Ross Paint NIght

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Jewish Community Alliance
1342 Congress St. Portland, ME 04102

Join NextDor friends for a relaxing evening of painting along to a classic Bob Ross video. Remember, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.

$20 covers all supplies and you will take home a finished painting.

Bring a snack to share.