NextDor

NextDor is for young adults in their 20s and 30s looking to engage with Jewish life in Southern Maine. Open to all, regardless of religion or background.

NextDor hosts peer-led social, cultural, and educational events for young adults in Southern Maine.

'Dor' is the Hebrew word for 'generation,' and NextDor is an accessible and inclusive way to connect with the Jewish community if you are in your 20s or 30s.

NextDor programs are always open and welcoming to anyone, regardless of faith or background.

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February Trivia Crawl

In an effort to create the world's greatest trivia team, NextDor will be trying out the following trivia nights around Portland during February:

Monday, February 4th at Bull Feeney's, 7 PM

Thursday, February 7th at Binga's, 7 PM

Wednesday, February 13th at Brian Boru, 7 PM  (canceled due to weather)

Sunday, February 17th at Salvage BBQ, 6:30 PM 

           (Note: that one is actually Bingo, but their prizes look rad)

Thursday, February 21st at Munjoy Hill Tavern, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, February 27th at Salvage BBQ, 8 PM

Trivia Night (1)

NextDor Goes to the
Maine Jewish Film Festival

The following events are FREE, but tickets are required.

Reserve your seats to the following films and meet up with NextDor!

The Automat: Free Work in Progress Screening
Sunday, March 10th at 11 AM
Portland Museum of Art

Seeing Allred
Wednesday, March 13th at 6 PM
Portland Museum of Art

On The Map
Sunday, March 17th at 1 PM
Jewish Community Alliance

 

March Book Club:
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Sunday, March 31st at 3:30 PM
Coffee ME Up
221 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

 

Our book for March is The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas, which won a National Jewish Book Award in 2018.

Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family. For generations, the men of the al-Raqb family have served as watchmen of the storied Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, built at the site where the infant Moses was taken from the Nile. Joseph learns of his ancestor Ali, a Muslim orphan who nearly a thousand years earlier was entrusted as the first watchman of the synagogue and became enchanted by its legendary—perhaps magical—Ezra Scroll. The story of Joseph’s family is entwined with that of the British twin sisters Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 depart their hallowed Cambridge halls on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue.