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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Chanukah Movie Night

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

Join NextDor for a Chanukah-themed movie and some holiday noshing.

Sign up for the NextDor newsletter to find out which movie we're watching!

Please bring a dairy/vegetarian snack or beverage to share.


Chanukah Potluck Party

Sunday, December 9, 5:00 PM
RSVP for address
Portland, ME 04102

Two fellow NextDorians have graciously offered to host a NextDor Chanukah Party!

Bring your best dairy, vegetarian, potluck-style dish and come celebrate the last night of Chanukah.


December Book Club

Sunday, December 16, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Arabica Coffee
2 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101

This month's book is The Power by Naomi Alderman.

Heralded as today's The Handmaid's Tale, this book "sparks with such electric satire that you should read it wearing insulated gloves," according to The Washington Post.

We will meet at Arabica on Free Street, near Monument Square, to discuss.