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JND April Shabbat

Friday, April 1, 7:30 PM
Pollin Chapel

Join us for our monthly Shabbat services, led by board member Sarah Philips, with a d'varscussion led by Stuart. Parking is available in the lot on the corner of 19th and Flanders across from the Main Sanctuary; Pollin Chapel is located in the Schnitzer Family Center, which is the brick building on the south side of Flanders. After services we will walk to a nearby restaurant for drinks and nibbles.


JND April Happy Hour: Mazatlán

Wednesday, April 20
Mazatlán Mexican Restaurant

3244 SE Belmont Street

Join us for April Happy Hour at Mazatlán! Mexican food and Margaritas, Olé! As always, we have a Facebook event page.


PDX Pathways Application!

PDX PATHWAYS is a unique group networking, mentorship and community involvement experience. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (JFGP) is proud to offer this exclusive opportunity to Jewish young professionals from any occupation, ages 22-35 years old. Whether you are new to Portland or a life-long Portlander, this initiative will provide you with networking opportunities, exposure to meaningful Jewish experiences in Portland, as well as access to and mentoring from prominent community and business leaders.

Learn more and submit your application here. The application deadline is Friday, April 8.


Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 17, 9:00 AM
Mittleman Jewish Community Center (6651 SW Capitol Highway)

Join Jews Next Dor and hundreds of other Jews in Portland to gather for Good Deeds Day on April 17th! There are two projects that the young adult community have chosen collectively to attend: Portland Jewish Response Group to decorate mani/pedi bags for survivors of child sex trafficking, and the NE Portland Backpack Lunch Program/PJA to pack sack lunches and write notes of encouragement for hungry schoolchildren. The Moishe House and Members of the Tribe (MOT) communities will be joining us there. (You can certainly also attend any or all of the other projects if you choose!)

The two options above are the last ones listed on the registration page. Please register before April 7th. We're looking forward to mingling and volunteering with the entire Portland Jewish community! You can find out more on the Facebook Event Page.


Passover Seders!

Looking to attend a Passover Seder? Here are some community options for first and second nights. If you're looking for a smaller Seder to attend, or if you're hosting a Seder and would like to invite JND members, you can also post to the JND Facebook page to connect!


First Night MOTS Seder

What: 2nd Annual PDX MOTS Adults Only Seder
Who: MOTS in their 30s and 40s
When: Friday, April 22nd (1st Night)
Where: Simpatica
How Much: $45pp includes 1st glass of wine, dinner and gratuity
Expected # of People: 40-56

Notes: Confirmation given once pre-paid. Non-kosher dinner. Due to our incorporating a conversation about the refugee crisis into our Seder, the non-profit TurnTheTables is providing us a $15 per person subsidy. One of our MOTS is also graciously donating everyone's first glass of wine. For more wine or other alcohol, choice of $5 corkage fee per bottle if you want to bring your own or buy by the glass at no-host bar.

Our Fabulous Passover Dinner Menu

  • Apple Walnut Charoset
  • Soup Course: Homemade Matzoh Ball Soup
  • Family Style Dinner
  • - Salad of Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Radish, Sliced Almonds with Citrus Honey Vinaigrette
  • - Braised Beef Brisket with Smoked Onion Jus
  • - Tzimmes with Roasted Root Vegetables, Dried Fruit and Honey
  • - Choice of Apple Raisin Matzah Kugel or Potato Kugel
  • - Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Espelette Chili

This participatory Seder will be led by a few of our MOTS meetup members. Additional details can be found on the MOTS Facebook Page, the Event Page, through the MOTS Meetup Group, or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many thanks as well to the Federation of Greater Portland for a $500 contribution allowing us to reserve the space. To have the event, we must have a minimum of forty people.


Second Night Moishe House Seder

Saturday, April 22, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Congregation Beth Israel- Goodman Hall
1972 NW Flanders (19th & Flanders)

This year, we can't wait to host our biggest and best Passover Seder yet! Join us for a meaningful, creative, and fun Seder, a delicious traditional meal featuring local ingredients, and even live music by Michael Galen (of PopGoji) and his quartet! Since our community has grown since last year, we're thrilled to be holding our Seder in Goodman Hall at Congregation Beth Israel. The Seder is free to attend for all Jewish young adults, so we'd appreciate if you would please bring a bottle of wine to share! Please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 16th so we can be sure to have plenty of food.

This event is not affiliated with Congregation Beth Israel or Jews Next Dor.


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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: