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Jews’ Next Dor Events in April: You’re Invited

Posted by challahbackgirl on April 2, 2008

Jews’ Next Dor is for Jewish 20 and 30 somethings. They’d love to see you at an upcoming event this month:

Thursday, April 3, 7:30pm, The History of the Jews in San José , A Conversation in Jewish Learning

Join us for CBD’s Adult Ed’s Conversation in Jewish Learning all about the Jewish roots in San Jose. We’ll get a chance to schmooze after the talk by long time CBD member Stephen Kinsey. RSVP appreciated to

cbdyag[at]gmail.com. From colonial America through the 19th century the formation of synagogues in the United States offered Jews an opportunity to maintain and expand their traditions with each other and the coming generations. The Jewish presence in Santa Clara Valley was no different. This evening we will explore the development of the San Jose Jewish community in the 19th century and its further growth into the 20th century.

About the Speaker:

Stephen Kinsey and his wife, Lynne, have been members of Congregation Beth David since 1978. Stephen is a middle school history teacher. As a Trustee of the Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks at the Judah Magnes Museum in Berkeley, he lectures on and leads tours to Jewish Gold Rush cemeteries.

“Conversations in Jewish Learning” is sponsored by Congregation Beth David in partnership with Sharone Hadassah, Silicon Valley Ner Tamid Lodge of B’nai B’rith, and Brandeis University Women’s Committee of Santa Clara Valley. These lectures are free to members of Congregation Beth David or partnering organizations. We ask non-members for a $5 donation per lecture.

Tuesday, April 8, 7pm, Passover Baskets Factory

Passover is quickly approaching, and with it comes a great social action opportunity. We’re teaming up with SVYAD and Jewish Family Services to put together Passover Baskets for seniors in our community. We’ll also being filling up on Hametz (Pizza), having lots of fun, and compete for Kosher for Passover prizes. Join us at 7pm at the Federation Office at the Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, Ca.

Wednesday, April 9, 7pm, Meet and Greet: Thai

Join Jews’ Next Dor as we continue to eat our way around world. Our April stop is at Amarin Thai Cuisine (5205 Prospect Rd. #110, corner of Saratoga Ave. and Prospect). We’ll enjoy vegetarian Thai delights and schmoozing with each other. Please be respectful of others and join us on time (7pm). RSVPs are greatly appreciated to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com

Saturday, April 12, 9:45pm, Bowling

Get ready to lace up those styling bowling shoes, Jews’ Next Dor is rollin’ into Homestead Lanes to try our hand at bowling. We’ll enjoy laughs and scoring on the lanes and at 10:30 the night heats up with Cosmic Bowling! Come alone or with friend to roll in the good times with us, $16 a person for shoes and 2 hours of bowling for the nite. Please RSVP in advance so we can reserve enough lanes. Contact jewsnextdor [at] gmail.com.

Monday,  April 14, 7pm Matzah Cookoff

Jews’ Next Dor invite you to enter our first every Matzah Cookoff.  Bring your ready to eat dish, after official judging  everyone will get to eat the dishes. See below for the official rules.  Judging will be at a private home in San Jose. Please RSVP for the Address to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com.

The Rules:

  • Your dish must feature matzah
  • It must be something that could be made kosher for passover

(You’re welcome to bring a kosher for passover dish that doesn’t have matzvah to share, but your dish won’t be eligible for judging)

  • All items should be cooked in advanced.
  • All dish are eligible to be consumed by participants and event attendees after official judging
  • Submit your recipe to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com to be shared with everyone by Sunday, April 13 at Noon.  (Recipes will be also be included on our recipe exchange on our website)

The Judging:

  • Shelley is the official judge
  • All judging will take place on Monday, April 14.
  • Chef of winning dish will receive a cookbook

Sunday, April 27, 8:45pm, Post Passover Pizza Party

Look, we all love matzah, but enough is enough. So let’s nosh on some serious hametz right after Passover. Join us for vegetarian pizza at Pizz’a Chicago (4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto) on Sunday, April 27 at 8:45pm. Cost TBD. RSVPs are greatly appreciated to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com or cbdyag[at]gmail.com.


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