Jews’ Next Dor this November
Posted by challahbackgirl on October 28, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 9:30 am (during services) Storahtelling Shabbat (Creative & Inspiring Torah Reading & Enactment)
Come to Shabbat services at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, Ca, and see the Torah reading (Parasah Noahach) come to life as only Storahtelling can do it! Members of the Storahtelling company will incorporate innovative translations, dramatic commentary, and modern stagecraft into the traditional chanting of Torah to bring the Torah front and center as an inspiring and creative part of Jewish life. Storahtelling brings personal, contemporary meaning to 5,000 years of Jewish tradition. Kiddush Luncheon and discussion with the Storahtellers after services. This event is being sponsored by Hazak. FACEBOOK EVENT
This is a great time to come check out the CBD Shabbat morning service that Jews’ Next Dor will be leading on December 20, 2008.
Thursday, November 6, 7pm Meet & Greet Indian
Meet & Greet returns, as we head back to Mayuri for Indian cuisine. Join us for a vegetarian meal in good company as we dine at Mayuri (2232 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050) which features both Northern and Southern Indian delights. RSVP to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com. FACEBOOK EVENT
Sunday, November 9, 4:30pm, SVJFF: My Mexican Shiva
Jews’ Next Dor and Hillel at Stanford’s Grad & Young Adult Group invite you to the movies. We’re going to see My Mexican Shiva as part of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $9 each. We have a limited number of tickets, so you must RSVP to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com to reserve yours. We’ll meet outside the theater (Camera 12 Downtown, 201 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113) at 4:30pm, the movie is at 5pm in Spanish, Yiddish and Hebrew w/subtitles.
My Mexican Shiva is about an Ashkenazi family in Mexico City who celebrates shiva for its patriarch, who had a Gentile mistress many years younger than him. The family is dysfunctional, almost beyond belief. The deceased has brought together family, friends and former lovers who have side-splitting stories, conflicts and rivalries that are cataloged over the seven-day shiva mourning period. The film is a consistently entertaining and wacky cinematic experience. FACEBOOK EVENT EVITE
Tuesday, November 11, 7:30pm, A Lost Boy’s Journey
Come meet Deng Jongkuch, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, and hear his dramatic story at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, Ca. In 1987, at the age of 5, Deng–with no one from his immediate family–escaped from his village in Southern Sudan while it was under attack from Sudan government troops. He walked many miles–with no water or food–from Sudan to Ethiopia and then to Kenya to seek safety. In 2001, after nearly fourteen years in refugee camps, Deng was selected with 3,800 other boys to come to the United States. He recently graduated from San Jose State University. Deng returned to his village in the summer of 2005 and was joyfully reunited with his family but was dismayed to see his village in poor condition with no roads, clean water, medical supplies or a school. Deng now returns to his village every summer and is passionately committed to helping rebuild it and other villages in Sudan. The event is free, but donations to ImpactAVillage are greatly appreciated. Sponsored by the Beth David Social Action Committee. FACEBOOK EVENT
Saturday, November 15, 7:30pm. Got Game? Ice Cream Social & Game Night
Jews’ Next Dor board game night and ice cream social returns. Please bring your favorite board game(s) to share and join your fellow Jewish 20 and 30 somethings to indulge in ice cream with all the fixings! $5 a person. We’ll be in the Beth David social hall from 7:30pm to 11:30. RSVPs appreciated to jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com. Contribute to our annual Toy Drive by bringing a new toy or more for our annual toy drive to support Jewish Family Services. We’re looking for new toys for ages 0-17 unwrapped.
We’ll also be celebrating some Jews’ Next Dor November b-days, (If you have a November birthday and want to be included let us know). FACEBOOK EVENT
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Contact jewsnextdor[at]gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.