At Next Dor lately we've seen a growing movement. Fall brings with it the winds of change. On Waterman Blvd, people are coming together, unifying around one shared passion: dog ownership.
Last weekend Next Dor hosted its first ever event for our beloved pooches, a "yappy hour" at Happy Tails Hotel and Playland
in Marlyand Heights. After an afternoon of treats, games, and playing with new friends, our furbabies couldn't have been happier. People who are just pet owners at heart will always be welcome at future yappy hours.
In the meantime, check out some of Next Dor's friendliest faces:
Owner: Rachel Lippmann
Where is your dog from and how did she come into your life? Pixar spent a good portion of her life at Stray Rescue before I decided to make her my forever dog. I'd been looking for a four-legged friend, and the photos of her on the Stray Rescue website made it clear she had a ton of personality. And she loved to hike.
What is Pixar's favorite thing about St. Louis? Forest Park! She loves the muddy creeks and the acorns and the puddles and the smells. Sometimes, she even likes to walk. She could do without the ducks at the Boathouse, though - they scare her a bit.
If your dog was a television personality, which television personality would she be? Sheldon Cooper. She tries so hard to do well in public settings (and she really is doing better) but she'd much rather be in the apartment with her mama.
Is there anything that makes your dog Jewish? I think my dog might actually be the opposite of Jewish - she'll do anything for bacon. And I adopted her on Easter Sunday.
Owner: Melanie Paticoff
Editor's note: Sophie chose to answer our questions herself.
Hi, my name's Sophie, and I'm a 5 year old maltipoo from St. Louis, Missouri. Ever since my mom, Mel, has been on the board at Next Dor, I've loved visiting the Next Dor house. My favorite holiday to attend is the 4th of July, but sometimes Mel has to stop me from sniffing around the hot dogs! My favorite place in St. Louis is Happy Tails- I've been going to doggie daycare there ever since I was a puppy! Last week I brought my Next Dor friends and their owners to a very special Yappy Hour at Happy Tails. Boy, was it a howling good time! I really loved hanging with Duffy the Pomeranian- did you know he lives at Next Dorwith his mom, Leah? I'll have to visit him there more often, even on days there aren't hot dogs...
If I were a TV personality, who would I be? It's definitely a good question, especially since watching TV is one of my favorite activities. I do a really good job of protecting Mel every time any animals come on screen. You should hear me during Dog with a Blog. It wears me out! I even bark at unicorns, the Geico pig, and the Humpday camel. It's not easy being a dog! Anyway, I don't know that I could choose a TV personality- I think I have enough personality to have my own TV show... but somedays, I have to admit I can identify with Grumpy Cat... can't we all?
I definitely love my Jewish roots! You should see my toy basket- oodles of Kosher bones, Oy Vey toys, stuffed gelt, and even a Meshugennah monkey. I love unwrapping Chanukah gifts and getting dressed up for the high holidays. Even though I'm originally from St. Louis, I travel back and forth to New York with Mel all the time. Our favorite snack to nosh on is a delish bagel and lox. I lick my chops and gobble it down like the good Jewish dog I am! (See photo)
Did you know there's one more special thing I do? I'm the star of Sophie's Tales children's books about hearing loss! Mel thought my spunky personality was perfect for a picture book character, and she writes as if I have a cochlear implant. It's a great way to raise awareness and help kids with hearing loss. The best part is that with my therapy dog license, I'm able to visit schools with Mel to read Sophie's Tales to kids together. It's definitely a favorite activity of mine!
Uh oh... I think I hear a PetSmart commercial coming on TV so I have to run, but I hope to see you at NextDor soon! Love, Sophie
Owner: Joel Frankel
Where is your dog from? Charlie is from just outside of Defiance, MO. I got him from a breeder out there, Osage Ridge Kennel
What is your dog's favorite thing about St. Louis? Charlie’s favorite thing about St. Louis is the park on Lindell & Grand and the very dog-friendly restaurants in the Central West End
Is there anything that makes Charlie Jewish? Charlie is Jewish because he celebrates Shabbat just like the rest of us. (see picture)
If your dog were a television personality, which television personality would he be? If Charlie was a TV personality, he would be Tim Allen from Tool time, always making a mess of things and woofing when he is trying to assert his dominance
Owner: Leah GreenbaumWhere is your dog from and how did he come into your life?
I was always a cat person so I figured the Duffman would be an easy transition with his vulpine features and gentle personality. He comes from St. Louis County Animal Control. They picked him up from a vacant lot, where he'd been wandering around for weeks. He's a real dumb-dumb when it comes to avoiding traffic and catching prey (so far no luck getting him to eat spiders for me), so I have no idea how he survived—really makes me believe in guardian angels.
He is as sweet as can be—truly our house's No. 1 charmer (sorry Adam). Come visit him at Next Dor anytime! What is your dog's favorite thing about St. Louis?
Like his mama bear, Duffy believes St. Louis County parks are St. Louis' best kept secret. He has painstakingly reviewed every work of art at Laumeier Sculpture Park (by peeing on each one). He also loves the winding stairs that lead to the bluffs at Castlewood State Park. In another life, he must've been a mountain goat. Or the NYTimes art critic. If your dog were a television personality, which television personality would he be?
Conan O'Brien, and not just because of the weirdly fluffy red hair or the fact that he is constantly sending me into fits of laughter. Sometimes I could just swear Duffy is doing Coco's string dance
. Is there anything that makes Duffy Jewish?
Like me, he vomits whenever he tastes bacon.
The holiday of Sukkot begins this evening and lasts until the evening of September 25. Sukkot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Jewish tradition, is both an ancient autumnal harvest festival, as well as a commemoration of the temporary shelters in which Jews resided as they wandered the desert after the exodus from Egypt. It is customary to live, dine, and celebrate in sukkot (temporary dwellings) during the holiday. While it may not yet feel like fall in St. Louis, the holiday is a time to celebrate our environment, community, and traditions. We welcome everyone to join us in our Next Dor sukkah (or in community partners' sukkot), to shake the lulav and etrog, and to meet friends old and new. Feel free to be in touch about upcoming programs, and Chag Sameach!Happy Sukkot! We look forward to celebrating with you!
You may not have High Holidays on the brain yet, but don't worry - Next Dor has you covered for a fantastic 5774! Check out our calendar below and find out more details on times and locations on our website: http://www.nextdorstl.com/whats-happening.html
. Email us to be in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call, 314-632-6398. We always love hearing from friends old and new. Also, are you looking for synagogue services? We have information on area offerings (including those with free or reduced-rate tickets) and are here for you!
PLEASE RSVP so that we can plan accordingly! You can RSVP via the following link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iay59Q7ywuPi2Vb77AsirNT9Q-F-P2y7dIfXg-92mJY/viewform#start=inviteHigh Holiday Prep:
- Saturday, August 31 - Selihot with Flair: An Evening of Community, Ruach, and Food (at Next Dor and Central Reform Congregation)
- Wednesday, September 4 - Rosh HaShanah (First Night) ReJewvenation and Picnic
- Friday, September 6 - First Shabbat!
- Friday, September 13 - Yom Kippur Pre-fast open house meal
L'Shanah Tovah - Happy New Year St. Louis!!!
- Sunday, September 15 - Sukkah Building @ Next Dor
- Friday, September 20 - Shabbat in the Sukkah (@ Bais Abe)
- Saturday, September 21 - Concert in the Sukkah!
- Sunday, September 22 - Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative
- Monday, September 23 - Sukkot Torah on Tap with Rori Picker-Neiss
Melanie Paticoff, 23, is a Next Dor STL board member who moved to St. Louis in 2008 from Jericho, New York. She is a graduate of Fontbonne University (2011) and Washington University School of Medicine (2013). Mel is the author of two children’s books about hearing loss and cochlear implants called Sophie’s Tales
. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children with hearing loss.
Find out ways you can become more involved with Next Dor STL by coming to an event, sending us an email (email@example.com), or giving us a call, 314-632-6398. We look forward to hearing from you!
- How did you get involved with Next Dor STL? When I came to St Louis in 2008 to study deaf education at Fontbonne University, both my parents and I recognized the importance of being surrounded by a strong Jewish community when I was so far from home and attending such a small school. We visited St Louis Hillel at Washington University, and I attended Shabbat dinners and events there for the first couple years. Between support from Hillel and having a wonderful 'surrogate family' through the Homeplate program, I was really happy with my experience until the summer before senior year. At that point, I was looking for the next step now that my peers at Hillel were often two to three years younger than me. They recommended that I attend a Next Dor event that summer. My friend Amy, who also later became a board member, and I began attending game nights and barbecues that summer, and were welcomed into the Next Dor community. It was immediately a place to go on holidays when we felt so far from home.
- What is your current role at Next Dor STL? Currently I am serving my second term as a board member at Next Dor. My focus is on programming, particularly in improving the ways users can access and create new events.
- What is your favorite part of living in St. Louis? Summers in St Louis have a special place in my heart. There is always so much to do and a great energy in the city. Amy and I are huge MUNY fans! I also love being a part of continual innovation in hearing loss awareness and education here, which is what brought me to St Louis, and the overall feeling of warmth, support, and community that I've experienced here in general.
- Provel cheese, yea or nay? NAY!!!!! I hate cheese. Pizza (New York Style!) is the only exception. Provel is a HUGE N-O!
- Who are your role models? I really like role models who have paved their own ways and think out-of-the-box. One person that comes to mind is Maxine Clark, CEO (or CEB- Chief Executive Bear) of Build-A-Bear Workshop. She is really inspiring as a Jewish woman who had an idea and believed in it and went for her dream. That is something I strive to do with my children's books and other endeavors.
- How do you define leadership? I'm still learning a lot about leadership from being a part of Next Dor and other organizations. As the oldest sibling in my family, I've always been the 'director' so-to-speak, and often thought of myself as a leader, although I was mostly just being bossy! Now I know that a leader is much more than that- it's about recognizing others' strengths and facilitating the strongest teamwork possible. As someone fresh out of school, I haven't had much leadership experience just yet, but it's a skill I'm always looking to improve on.
- What motivates you each day? My cousin Julie is profoundly deaf and uses two cochlear implants to listen and speak. She is the reason that I came to St Louis to study listening and spoken language for children with hearing loss. Knowing how successful she is now because of the opportunities she had when she was younger pushes me every day to help support other children with hearing loss so that they can have the same opportunities she did. It really drives my passion.
- If you had to compose a tweet about yourself, how would it read? I'm pretty sure it would just be a string of hashtags: #jewgirlproblems #epicfail #cochlearimplant #livingthedream #applegeek #stillwatchesdisney
- Do you have an upcoming event or initiative you would like to share with people? My best friend and fellow board member Amy Pakett and I have a food blog on jewishinstlouis.org called “It Takes Two.” We often create menus or host theme parties for small groups of friends at our apartments, but we are very excited to be hosting our first blog event at Next Dor! We will be incorporating tropical flavors from our recent trip to Aruba to create an awesome summer party on Saturday June 8th! Whether people are fans of our blog, Next Dor users, or just interested in fruity drinks, we really hope everyone will join us as Next Dor is transformed into a tropical tiki destination!
Blog Post by Ruth Schachter
Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, falls this year on May 14-16. One of the three pilgrimage festivals in Judaism (the other two being Sukkot and Passover), it is associated with an ancient grain harvest and the bringing of offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday also commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, the beginnings of the covenant between God and the Jewish people.
One custom associated with the holiday is the Tikkun Leil Shavuot, or all night study session. It originated among the Jewish mystics of the sixteenth century and has developed into a time of Jewish study, discussion, and reflection. When I lived in Jerusalem, there was a palpable excitement that surrounded Tikkun Leil Shavuot. At any hour of the night people - dressed in white - were walking the streets, heading to the next class on their schedule and, more often than not, going to the Old City in time for sunrise. I had classmates who created excel spreadsheets so they wouldn’t forget particular teachers’ or organizations’ sessions. A little bit nerdy? Perhaps, but some of my best memories of my time in Israel are of sitting out on my balcony, looking out on a darkened Jerusalem while eating cheesecake with friends and preparing ourselves for a holiday “night on the town.”
Shavuot is a time to ask questions and to explore ideas of Jewish religion, history, and identity. Rabbi and Professor David Hartman taught that the covenant between God and the Jewish people can be a truly empowering experience. The Jewish people were given tools to create an ordered world, to behave morally, and to question life around them. Shavuot is not a passive holiday; rather it is one where we can explore ideas and what it means to be Jewish in today’s world.
As 21st century young adults our identities are complicated and influenced by many sources. Everyone is invited to Next Dor (5062 Waterman) on May 14 at 6pm for a Shavuot dinner and discussion. We will have our own program and will then join various community celebrations. All are welcome regardless of background, belief, or practice.
Hope everyone has a happy and meaningful Shavuot!!!!
Blog Post by Rachel Lippmann
The idea of wandering is an oft-repeated theme in Judaism. After all, the ancient
Israelites were told that as they entered the Promised Land, they were to declare to G-
d, “My father was a wandering Aramean …” (Deut. 26:5). And late next month, Jews
around the world will begin the celebration of Sukkot.
Central to the holiday is the building of and dwelling in the sukkah – the temporary
structure meant to represent the huts that housed us in our 40-year wanderings in the
desert. “By deliberately giving up solid construction,” writes Rabbi Irving Greenberg
in his chapter on Sukkot in The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays, “Jews admit their
vulnerability and testify that the ultimate trust is in the divine shelter.”
We know it was difficult for the ancient Israelites to maintain their faith in G-d through
long years in the desert, and the Torah is filled with stories of those who lost that faith.
Think about, then, how hard it must be in modern times to live the life of that “wandering
Aramean,” with no permanent shelter, and when the protection of some divine being
seems so remote. That’s what children and families who use the services at Gateway 180
– the largest shelter for homeless families in Missouri – face every day.
For the past six months, Next Dor STL, through the Karen Solomon Young Adult Service
Initiative, has provided Gateway 180 with hundreds of hours of volunteer support –
everything from painting, cooking meals, sorting cans, playing with the children. But
time, while valuable, can only go so far. In order to fulfill its core mission of reversing
homelessness, G180 needs money.
And that’s where the Jewish community comes in. Gateway 180 is sponsoring its first-
ever “Reverse Walk to Reverse Homelessness.” The idea, according to Jenn Lyke,
the development director at G180, grew out of ideas to break the world record for the
number of people walking backward at the same time. We’ll be walking the right way -
it’s a first-time event, after all – but it will still provide important funding for the shelter
and its services.
Next Dor STL will have a team (https://gateway180.myetap.org/fundraiser/
at the walk, which
is Saturday, September 8, 2012. All of the details and registration are here (https://
, but these are the highlights. For a $50 donation, you get:
• A chance to walk on the field at Busch Stadium before the 6:15 game against the
• A ticket to the game
• A “Reverse Walk” t-shirt
Unable to make the walk but still interested in helping out? Part of your
will allow a child from the shelter to attend the
game – an experience many of them have probably never had.
And as if leading into 5773 by doing a mitzvah wasn’t enough:
• Everyone who registers with the Next Dor team will get a cookie from Grandma’s
Cookies in St. Charles.
• The person who raises/donates the most for the team will get a dozen Grandma’s
• The person who pushes us over our $500 minimum will get a loaf of homemade
banana bread (or a kosher baked treat of your choice).
Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ruth at email@example.com
or clink on the links above.
There have been constant messages in the media saying that the Millennial generation (those of us born between 1980 and the early to late 1990s) care little about our community, and that we are more likely to spend time in front of a computer than interacting with our peers. In fact, these are both wrong statements. Among Jewish young adults, volunteerism and social interactions are strongly linked.
In June 2011, Repair the World published the results of the study conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University and Gerstein-Agne Strategic Communications. The report, titled “Volunteering +Values: A Repair the World Report of Jewish Young Adults,” was commissioned by Repair the World to learn more about volunteer service among young Jewish adults in the United States.
The study found that a majority of the nearly 1000 respondents had reported volunteer involvement in the 12 months prior to the study. Nearly 40% of these respondents volunteered on an irregular basis of less than once a month. 52% of respondents reported that in a typical week, they do not spend time volunteering. Even so, 29% of the respondents volunteer at least once a month, and 10% volunteer at least once a week. While Jewish young adults may not physically be out in their communities volunteering on a regular basis, most Jewish young adults are involved in “low-threshold activism,” which includes signing petitions, donating money, and buying goods that align with their political and social values. Being involved in our communities at times that are agreeable with our increasingly busy schedules is important, and it is more likely for Jewish young adults to be involved when the level of energy to be engaged is minimal and the activities can be easily incorporated into their regular schedule.
Because Jewish young adults are busy with jobs, social events, professional development, and families, the study reported that we prefer small local change in which we are able to see the results of our work through consistent low-threshold volunteering opportunities. Recurring events requiring just a small time commitment make it easy for young adults to fit volunteering into their busy schedules by offering a wide variety of activities at varying times. One hour of service for a few times a month at a easily accessible site is most appealing to Jewish young adults.
Importantly, projects that give Jewish young adults time to socialize with their peers while doing social justice are the most likely to recruit Jewish young adults. The research shows that those Jewish young adults who are not self-motivated to volunteer individually are most likely to get involved when their friends or families encourage them.
Luckily, Next Dor STL, in collaboration with JCRC and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, will being offering easy-to-join volunteer opportunities specifically for Jewish young adults in St. Louis. The projects will be hosted at Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed, a St. Louis homeless shelter. For more information, or to get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is adapted from an article entitled, "Cincinnati Native Uses Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Community"
by Elana Itzkowitz, Special to The Bimah
Jerusalem, Israel – As cyber-activism and Facebook revolutions sweep the Middle East, Jewish social and business entrepreneurs, technology whizzes, thinkers and artists from Hong Kong to Zagreb, Sao Paulo to San Francisco, and Melbourne to Beersheva, converged on Jerusalem for the ROI Global Summit of Young Jewish Innovators, to connect and create new tools and novel approaches to shape the Jewish world and beyond.
ROI Community is an international network of 600 social entrepreneurs and Jewish innovators in 40 countries on six continents who are creating innovative ways to connect to Jewish life. At the heart of the program is peer-to-peer training and collaborative project-building led by ROI’s network of members from around the world.
“The ROI Summit was very impressive,” said Next Dor St. Louis Program Director and ROI participant Yoni Sarason. “You see face-to-face people who are dealing with the same issues in their own communities. It is a great opportunity to learn from their experience. These partnerships are crucial and help make the pieces of the Jewish community puzzle fit together.”
Sarason was one of 150 ROIers at the summit this year. Sarason has been in St. Louis since 2003, when he began college at Washington University.
Since graduating from Wash U, Sarason founded the St. Louis Moishe House, HipHopInspires.us
and Next Dor STL. Sarason blogs extensively, running his own blog called TheStLouJew.com, and has spoken to small and large groups on Israel, the Middle East conflict, Jewish young adults in the USA, Judaism, social media and social entrepreneurship.
His most recent project, Next Dor, is a vibrant center of activity that builds community for young Jewish adults in St. Louis City, Missouri. “The concept behind Next Dor is creating a platform for community-building for young Jews,” says Sarason. “Next Dor functions as kind of a hospitality committee to young Jews moving to St. Louis. We get emails from people moving to St. Louis asking for help finding housing as well as connecting them to their peers.”
Next Dor engages young Jewish adults by providing coordination, networking and marketing support for individuals, groups and organizations who wish to connect to other young adults. Next Dor uses a space donated by Central Reform Congregation to host events that leverage the interests and talents of community members to provide engaging and diversified programs that often cost little or nothing to execute.
In the year since its inception, Next Dor has quickly grown to be one of the most dynamic organizations for young adults in St. Louis. More than 2000 visits have been made to Next Dor, connecting over 350 young adults. Sarason explains that “Next Dor enriches local Jewish experiences. For example, we sponsored a Tu Bishvat seder and connected with people who had no idea such tradition existed. We also hosted the first-ever Mimouna celebration in St. Louis. Additionally, we host visiting Israeli artists, activists and leverage each skill within our community and produce talent shows and the like.”
Sarason expressed how important attending summits like the ROI Young Innovators Summit is for social entrepreneurs like himself. “Next Dor by its nature is connected to innovative initiatives and fits naturally within the ROI Community. I see a lot of room for collaboration. For example, I’d like to screen in St. Louis fellow-ROIer Evan Kleinman’s Punk Jews documentary to expose alternative ways to connect Jewishly.”
What Sarason took away from his participation in ROI is a sense of social empowerment and inspiration. “The greatest challenge of social entrepreneurship” he explained, “is that if the idea is a good enough one to make money, why make it social/non-profit, and if it is important enough work, how to you find a way to generate enough revenue to support yourself.”
By providing a forum for young social entrepreneurs to come together and exchange ideas, ROI effectively “creates the social fabric in which there is no longer a dilemma” says Sarason. “ROI creates a community which socializes and normalizes the idea of being a part of something bigger, something that is worth putting aside immediate monetary concerns and stresses the importance of the greater cause.”
ROI Community not only provides networking opportunities for young Jewish innovators, but it also provides inspiration to continue their cause. Sarason explained that “knowing that I am now connected to a network of 600 young innovative, interesting, and creative individuals is truly powerful and helps me to push the boundaries of the community development work in which I have been engaged.”
ROI Community has played a key role in seeding and supporting other cutting-edge Jewish start-ups, including Moishe House, G-dcast, Jewcology, Omanoot.com, and Haggadot.com. ROI also offers an expansive Micro Grants program to help ROI members turn ideas into actual meaningful projects.
“These young Jewish social entrepreneurs are transforming the Jewish world through their vital initiatives and commitment to tikkun olam, repairing the world,” said Lynn Schusterman, the American Jewish philanthropist who, in 2005, created ROI Community as a partnership with Taglit-Birthright Israel. “As change agents within their own communities, in Israel and beyond, these 20- and 30-somethings are key to ensuring the vibrancy of Jewish life 3,000 years down the road.”
“ROI Community creates a space where connection and innovation happens,” said Justin Korda, ROI Community Executive Director. “Our ultimate goal is to link up dynamic, creative young Jews, enabling them to translate their ideas into initiatives that bring the joy of Jewish life to Jews around the world and impact the world around them. Ultimately, we envision a thousand-strong network of innovators engaging a million people in diverse forms of Jewish life.”
We are excited to welcome Eli Temkin to Next Dor as the new Program Manager. Eli has worked with St. Louis Hillel at Wash U, the Jewish Federation, and led a Birthright trip with Mayanot. He was in AEPi at Wash U, and studied Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. Eli spent a year in Israel for Young Judaea's Year Course, and learned to curse fluently in Hebrew. He has followed Phish and some lesser known jam bands and is always down for a show or music festival. Upcoming Events
Friday, June 3rd: Pot-luck Dinner and Art Opening Bike Ride
with Next Dor - Bring a dish, and your bike and join us to a tour of some of St. Louis' best new art gallery openings. Everything is free, and if you don't feel like biking, you can meet us there. Check out the FB event for more info.
Sunday, June 5th: Community Gardening at Next Dor
- Stop by the house between 11:30 am and 2 pm and get your hands dirty. Or just run through our sprinkler. If you're lucky, you may even find some potluck leftovers.
Monday, June 6th: Torah on Tap with Rabbi Hyim Shafner: "Shavuot: Finding Water in the Desert"
-Rabbi Shafner will be back in the building to lead a discussion as only he can. Join us for hot knowledge and cold beer! Starts at 8 pm.
Tuesday, June 7th: Shavuot at Twilight Tuesday with Moishe House
- Join us in front of the History Museum at 6 pm where we will have a discussion group about Shavuot and different ways we can observe followed by a concert at 6:30.
Tuesday, June 7th: Shavuot Night of Torah Study
- It is traditional to stay up all night learning Torah the night of Shavuot. This year on Tuesday, June 7 at Bais Abe, members of the St. Louis Jewish community will join together in Torah study late into the night. A variety of classes by inspiring rabbis and teachers will be held from 11:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m. Cheesecake and coffee will be served throughout the night.
Friday, June 10th: Funny T-Shirt Shabbat at Moishe House
- Throw on your most humorous t-shirt, bring drinks, desserts, or appetizers and come on over to Moishe House STL for an entertaining Shabbat dinner! Starts at 7:30.
Friday, June 17th: Third Fridays at Next Dor - You know the drill. Good food, good people. Come to the Next Dor house to celebrate Shabbat! More details to come...
Thursday, June 23rd: Thirsty Thursdays with Young Professionals Division at McGurk's
- Thirsty Thursdays are back for the summer! Please join YPD May-August as we travel around the world, and around St. Louis, to visit the trendiest happy hour spots and mingle with new and old friends. Free!
Wednesday, June 29th: Jazz at the Botanical Gardens with Moishe House - Moishe House is getting a group together to get outside and enjoy some Jazz. Starts at 7:30.
Now that summer has finally arrived, St. Louis is full of activities
(many free)--Twilight Tuesdays at the History Museum, Jazz at the Botanical Gardens on Wednesdays, etc. If you're ever looking for people to go with, post on our Facebook wall
Now that Eli's moved in, he'll be hanging around the Next Dor House quite a bit. Feel free to drop in for a while, say hi and get to know him! Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer Eli will plan to be at the house from 6 pm until 9 pm. Other than that, just give a call (314-632-6398
)--he should be around.
Got Passover Plans?
Passover starts Monday night, April 18th, do you need a place for Seder? Chabad is hosting young adult seders
both nights, Rabbi Shafner of Bais Abe is opening up his house
, and Central Reform is placing young adults with families
.. For some light reading, check out NEXT Dor's idea for a '5th Question
' on Birthright NEXT's webzine, Alef.
The Main Event(s)
Thursday, April 14 - Next Dor's Organic Garden kicks off and you can help. From 4 PM until it gets dark, help dig, plant, and make the garden bloom. If you have access to spades, wheelbarrows, or tillers, let Next Dor know: email@example.com
or RSVP here
Thursday, April 14 Young Adults at Bais Abe (YABA) in conjunction with Next Dor St. Louis and JGrads St. Louis presents the 2nd Annual Pre-Passover Wine Tasting
(back by popular demand)! FEATURING *A choice variety of kosher for Passover wines for your tasting pleasure *An assortment of cheeses and fruits to cleanse the palate (and because... we like cheese and fruit) 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Bais Abe 6910 Delmar Boulevard Saint Louis, MO
Saturday, April 16 · Moishe House is hosting a Shabbat Brunch
. Begin your Saturday the best way possible...with Moishe House STL for Shabbat brunch. Appetizers, drinks, and desserts are always welcome! 11:00am - 2:00pm at 915 Concordia Ln Clayton, MO
Sunday, April 24th, Moishe House is hosting a Rock-a-Thon to raise money alongside Mizzou's AEPi for charity. 1:00PM at 915 Concordia
Wednesday April 27th - YPD hosts Benyamin Cohen, the Atlanta-born son of an Orthodox rabbi, traveled around the Bible belt visiting various places of worship to find out why Christians seem so excited about Christianity. He wrote this humorous yet sincere account of how this transformative experience impacted his own spirituality and Jewish identity. 7 PM at Fallon's Bar and Grill in Olivette. Contact Lee’at Bachar at firstname.lastname@example.org
to RSVP or with questions.