Grace-AndersonGrace Anderson

Grace has served as Board Chair for Jews Next Dor since January 2015. She enjoys meeting with the board to plan upcoming events and seeing them unfold in the community. Grace feels that the best part of her position is seeing the friendships and connections that have been forged in the young Jewish community thanks to the hard work of the JND board.

SSarah-Philipsarah Philips
Religious Coordinator

Sarah is an experienced song leader and Jewish educator who minored in Jewish Studies in college. She connects with Judaism through culture, music, food, and community, and loves helping others find their own connections through JND. Sarah is also a resident of the Portland Moishe House, where she loves bringing the city’s many young adult communities together. When not doing Jewish things, Sarah works as an environmental educator, and is always looking for new hiking buddies!

Paul-VinelliPaul Vinelli
Communications Coordinator

A former New Yorker, Paul runs a consulting firm that assists clients seeking admission to colleges and graduate schools. In the past, he's served as an academic researcher, college instructor, writing mentor and baseball librarian. Paul is thankful for the community that JND has provided, and looks forward to supporting its members in the coming year.

Eli-WallEli Wall
Happy Hour Coordinator

Eli was born and raised in Portland, attended Tulane University in New Orleans, and spent five years working on Wall Street in New York City before returning home to Portland in 2012. He plays competitive tennis in the USTA, enjoys playing guitar and seeing live music shows.

LLaura-Robbinsaura Robbins

Laura has been a board member of JND, and a Portland resident, since September 2015. Originally hailing from the East Coast, Laura loves to explore the breweries, rock climbing walls, and hiking trails the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She lives in SE with her husband and their Aussiedoodle.


Stuart has enjoyed being involved with Jews Next Dor since he moved to Portland. Congregation Beth Israel’s support, and its many volunteers, have enabled the group to thrive. He looks forward to the spiritual and social events JND has planned for 2016.

Ariella-BrennerAriella Brenner

Ariella has been on the JND Board since January 2011. She loves seeing so many new and returning people at the events, and that the group keeps getting stronger as time goes on. Aside from Jewish events around town, you might see Ariella taking care of a foster golden retriever, skiing on Mt. Hood, checking out cool new home automation technology or playing board games.

Hannah Herman

Hannah has been on the JND board since 2015. She moved to Portland in 2014 after spending a year in the Negev desert. She loves being part of JND and meeting so many awesome new people very similar to those she met abroad.



Please say hello at events, friend us on Facebook, and let us know if you have suggestions or would like to help plan an event.  We’re looking forward to a great year!

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Click here to read this article in the
September issue of Oregon Jewish Life

JND has done a number of social action projects for the Ronald McDonald House. We were honored to receive these letters of thanks for the work we've done for them: