Co-Chair: Michelle Talal
Hi All ~ I'm Michelle Talal and am your interim JND Co-Chair with Eric Feeley for the rest of the year 2013. I've been on the JND Committee for two years and have enjoyed exploring my Jewish identity, schmoozing, planning social events, and making wonderful friends since I moved back to the Portland area. So, whether you're new to Portland or have been here for awhile, we want to meet you and find out what's important to you as a member of the Jewish Community. See you all soon!
Co-Chair: Eric Feeley
Before I began serving as Co-chair, I served as the Treasurer of JND. 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 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 JND Board in the coming year. We will continue to work on bringing unaffiliated Jewish young adults together to celebrate community, identity, and spirituality.
It has been wonderful to be involved with Jews Next Dor since I moved to Portland. Congregation Beth Israel’s support and the many volunteers have enabled our group to thrive. I look forward to the spiritual and social events we have planned for 2014.
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
Member at Large: Ariella Ross