Jews Next Dor (20s-30s)

Jews Next Dor (20s-30s)

Welcome to Jews Next Dor

Looking to connect with some Jews your age?

New to the Jewish scene in Portland?

Jews Next Dor (JND), Congregation Beth Israel’s group for 20/30-somethings, is for you!

Operating under Portland’s largest Reform synagogue, JND creates opportunities for the young adults of Portland’s Jewish community to come together in a relaxed and open environment. Offering both spiritual and social events, JND is excited to be back in action after our Covid-19 hiatus. 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click the button and let us know (we only send out one-two emails a month). If you haven’t already, join us on Facebook so, you can see upcoming events and get invited to any ad-hoc gatherings! You do not need to be a member of Congregation Beth Israel (or of any synagogue, for that matter) to participate.

Up Next with JND!

JND has a beautiful, busy summer ahead, with Shabbat on the Plaza and a Portland Thorns Game in June, marching in the Portland Pride Parade in July, and Shabbat on the Plaza one again in August. See below for details…and see you soon with JND! 


Pride Parade 
Sunday, July 16, 12:00 PM 
In-Person ONLY
NW Flanders and NW Park

We are #110 in line; while the parade steps off at 11:00 AM; we are not likely to move after 12:00 PM

Celebrate  LGBTQ+ Pride with your fellow young Jewish friends at Portland’s Pride Parade. After we march, we will grab lunch and explore the carnival together. Let us know below if you are interested in joining us! 



Shabbat on the Plaza
Friday, August 18, 6:00 PM
CBI Plaza 

Grab a picnic and a friend for Shabbat on the Plaza, an outdoor musical service–community and a beautiful Portland summer evening? Nothing could be better!  RSVP details coming soon! 

Coming Soon

JND brings the Portland Jewish community monthly opportunities to socialize and connect. Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events. We’d also love YOUR input for future gatherings, so please take a minute to fill out this brief survey. We are finalizing our fall schedule, so keep an eye on this space! 

Past JND Events

We marked our return with our JND Chanukah Kickoff in December 2022, gathered for CBI’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service in January, ShabBrunch in February, and shook our groggers at a Purim Schpiel and Sip. For Passover, we partnered with Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Congregation Neveh Shalom, Congregation Shaari Torah, Moish Pod, Moishe House, and OnceTable for the PDX Young Adult Seder on the CBI Campus. In May, as part of Mitzvah Day at CBI, we volunteered with with the Cascadia Cluster group to build cedar planter boxes as part of their efforts to build and operate the first sober living tiny home village in Portland. Summer started with the first Shabbat on the Plaza–after which we cheered on the Thorns at Providence Park!  

Do you have any great pictures of our good times with JND? Click here to pass them along, or post them on our Facebook page!