If you haven't heard (or if you have and were waiting to RSVP), this Saturday night, the Purim Party Pub Crawl is going down. Join Krewe de Jew as we hit basements, temples, and bars in honor of our sacred duty to drink and celebrate.
This past weekend at Next Dor was certainly one for the books. Starting with 3rd Fridays, a casual Shabbat dinner idea brought to St. Louis by Roland Roth, around 70 people came over, ate, hung out, and generally had a good time.
Then, on Saturday, Next Dor Art Coordinator Sarah Bernstein moved into the house. She has already started reorganizing the place and has some pretty grand ideas.
On Sunday, between Hamantaschen baking, board meetings, and mezuzah hanging, the house was pretty lively all day. Check out the pictures on our facebook page!
Tu B'shvat is like the Jewish arbor day. We celebrate our ancient and sometimes mystical connection to nature and take a moment to reflect on the sheer wonder of our natural world.
Thanks to Molly Zeff, Next Dor was able to host a Tu B'shvat Seder this past Saturday night. You can read a press release from JewishinStLouis here.
Check out Zeff's thoughts on the event:
"Having never been to a Next Dor event or met anyone from the community besides [Yoni Sarason], I had no idea what to expect when I led a Tu B’shvat seder there this past Saturday night that was focused on the interrelated themes of awe and stewardship within Judaism's texts on the environment. At Next Dor, I found a welcoming, easygoing bunch of Jewish twenty-somethings, and we ended up having a fun (and sometimes humorous) seder full of engaging discussions about topics such as what we need beyond action when it comes to Jewish environmental activism and what we care about changing with regards to "greening" St. Louis.
"I am thinking about moving back to St. Louis, and it was exciting to see that there is a venue through which young Jews can act on issues that are important to them, as well as a place where you can get to know people with similar interests. Next Dor is really fulfilling its vision of being a community built by and for young Jews -- as well as a place that is continuously open to the ideas of anyone who walks through its doors."
The house is always open to great ideas like this one. Check out the full text of the Seder below: