Chair: Julia Waldinger
Treasurer: Eric Feeley
It has been an honor for me to serve as the Treasurer of JND since July 2011. Over that period we have doubled our budget and increased the number and variety of events. Congregation Beth Israel has acknowledged the importance of the young adult community to the future of the congregation and the recent installation of Rabbi Rachel Joseph is a direct reflection of this. I am very excited to work more closely with Rabbi Joseph and the entire 2013 JND Board in the coming year. We will continue to work on bringing unaffiliated Jewish young adults together to celebrate community, identity, and spirituality.
Membership Chair: Ari Stone
The reason I want to be on the JND board is to help make the Jewish young adult community even stronger. I find that JND is a key necessity to keeping the Jewish faith strong with people in their mid 20s. It can influence them on marrying Jewish or keeping Kosher. I enjoy doing JND and I love the people. I feel JND took me in with a positive vibe and the least I can do is pay it forward by helping out. I attend most Shabbat events and other events that do not clash with my work schedule.
Communications Chair: Rebecca Cloud
Oneg/Happy Hour Coordinator: Michelle Talal My name's Michelle and I am part of the JND Social Programming Committee as your Oneg/Happy Hour Coordinator for the upcoming year! I enjoy my evenings with spectacular Portland views, oreo cookie fudge sundaes, and pink champagne - don't you? Please contact me if you'd like to suggest any happy hour venues for 2013.
Members at Large: Ariella Ross, Ben Weiner
Ben Weiner is the president and founder of YASI (Young Adult Supporters of Israel). Originally from Oklahoma, Ben moved to Eugene where he obtained his masters degree in Economics. After grad school he made the natural transition to Portland, where he became involved in JND. As a member at large, Ben will help JND maintain its pro-Israeli character by raising awareness and creating a comfortable atmosphere to learn and discuss topics related to Israel.