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JND Shabbat Service

Friday, December 5, 7:30 PM
Pollin Chapel

Can you think of a better way to enjoy a long, dark December night? Come bring in Shabbat with music and prayer. Lauren Shapiro and Sarah Philips will lead this short service, and Grace Anderson will lead d'varscussion. 

Services will be held in Pollin Chapel, in the large brick building across the street on Flanders from the main temple.  Following services, join us for dinner at Kells on NW 21st. JND will provide appetizers.


TIVNU: Building Justice Work Party with JND

Sunday, December 14, 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM
2374 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR 97219 
(in the Greater Portland Bible Church lower parking lot)

Sunday, December 14th, is the last fall community work day with Tivnu, and this event is hosted by JND!  Don't miss your chance to help build a home for a family in need.  Young Jewish people are currently living, learning and building together during Tivnu’s service gap year program right here in Portland.  Come out and join them, and work up a sweat to beat the cold temps.  Each volunteer must register with Habitat for Humanity's online system.

You provide the helping hands, JND will provide the lunch!  Also, be sure to bring warm clothes and rain gear if necessary, as well as safety glasses and work gloves if you have them.  (Otherwise, you can borrow from Tivnu’s stash.)


December Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 17, 5:30-8:00 PM 
Jackknife (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland)

Join us at Jackknife, a bar located in the historic lobby of the Sentinel Hotel and the winner of this year's "Stone Cold Stunner" award! Happy hour goes until 6:30p, so make haste or your waffle fries will cost more. Vegan options are available.


Movie and Chinese Food for Christmas Day!

Thursday, December 25, 5:00 PM
Grace Anderson’s Apt (email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for address)
Watch a happy movie and eat some delicious Chinese food at Grace Anderson's place in Tigard! We'll have food, lots of comfy seating, and a roaring fire! Festivities start at 5:00 PM and run until you're tired of food and socializing! FYI - Grace has a tiny dog and a cat, they can be social or have their own separate party depending on guests’ needs.


General Announcements

Introducing your Jews Next Dor 2015 Board! 

The ballots are in! Here are your 2015 leaders for Jews Next Dor:
Chair: Grace Anderson
Communications Chair: Doug Siegel
Ritual Coordinator: Sarah Philips
Happy Hour Coordinator: Rubi Cammarota
Secretary: Laura Robbins
Treasurer: Stuart 
Members-at-large: Ariella Ross, Michelle Talal, and Eric Feeley

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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: