The Next Dor Conversation

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The Next Dor Conversation
October 24-25, Clinton Inn Hotel
Tenafly, New Jersey

If you missed it (or just want to relive it), audio of the main sessions available at NextDor Online, pictures on Flickr 

Next Dor is about engaging Young Jewish Adults (YJA's) where they are - personally,havdallah professionally, geographically, and spiritually, but aspires to bring them where they want to be.

Join us for a conversation about...

  • The emerging lessons and implications from our on-the-ground engagement work in 2009-2010
  • The distinctive features of this relationally based engagement model
  • The challenges facing congregations as centers of young adult engagement
  • And, ultimately, how S3K is building the Next Dor Network and how you can become a part

tribeSynagogue 3000's Next Dor (Next "generation," in Hebrew) initiative engages young Jewish adults (YJAs) using advanced and innovative thinking growing out of the research, experience, and experimentation at a half dozen sites throughout North America. To date, Next Dor's six pilot congregations have pioneered methods of engagement in diverse locales; Washington D.C., St. Louis, Marin County, Miami, Atlanta and New York. Among other YJA engagement projects, Next Dor stakes new ground by a distinctive ethos and combination of features ...

  • It emphasizes building long-term commitment to Jewish life rather than momentary programming
  • It espouses the principles of relational organizing (personal relationships are intrinsic to building community) Its approach is avowedly non-judgmental (everyone is welcome)
  • It embraces social justice as critical to providing meaningful opportunities for involvement It builds long-term engagement through lasting friendships It builds spirituality, understanding that people seek meaningful lives
  • It is marked by inter-personal and intellectual honesty (no conversations are out of bounds)
  • It is grounded in the belief that Jewish tradition is innately enriching
  • Its operations are congregationally based

Join Synagogue 3000 for, "The Next Dor Conversation." The Next Dor Conversation takes place on October 24-25, 2010, at the Clinton Inn Hotel, Tenafly, New Jersey.

The Conversation begins at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 24 and continues through 4:00tribe2 PM Monday the 25th. This is a conversation rather than a conference - not to lecture at but to interface with those who are successfully engaging YJA's and those committed to the next generation.

The Conversation meets at the Clinton Inn Hotel, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly, NJ 07670, (201) 871-3200, easily accessible from both Newark and LaGuardia airports. The cost is $375 per team of up to six participants (meals are included and student discounts are available). We highly encourage you to bring at least two representatives and encourage you to consider at least one of those to be a YJA from your community. Rooms are $109 plus tax per night. Be sure to identify yourself as part of the Synagogue 3000 group when making your reservation.The conference fee also includes the first year's introductory subscription to become a Next Dor Affiliate for qualified synagogues.

Next Dor for those dedicated to the next generation




4:00POpening Ritual 
4:30-5:30How did we get here? Steven Cohen presents the first Next Dor survey
5:30-6Hors d' oeuvres / meet and mingle
6:00-7:30Our first year experience: The Next Dor pilot sites present, Q&A
8:45Larry Hoffman presents The Next Dor Vision
9:15Josh Nelson, Michelle Citrin, Shira Kline - musical program
7:30-8:30AShacharit (two tefillah options, Next Dor and traditional)
9:00-9:30What do senior rabbis say about Next Dor? Susan Talve and Danny Zemel tell us.
9:30-10:15Introducing our experts and Open Space
10:30-11:20Open Space 1
11:30-12:20Open Space 2
1:45-2:30Open Space 3
2:45-3:15What do board members say about Next Dor? Jim Grien tells us
3:15-3:50Next Dor - Ron Wolfson explains how you're now part of this new frontier
3:50pClosing ritual

 Join the S3K team and our pilot site professionals,  

  • Rabbi Rachel Bregman, Atlanta
  • Jim Grien, Atlanta
  • Marc Hurwitz, Miami
  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Westchester, NY
  • Rabbi Noa Kushner, Marin County
  • Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz, Miami
  • Jon Prosnit, Westchester, NY
  • Vanessa Ressler, Miami
  • Yoni Sarasson, St. Louis
  • Rabbi Susan Talve, St. Louis
  • Rabbi Danny Zemel, Washington D.C.
along with a group of distinguished colleagues including:

Lisa Alter KruleNorthbrookIL
Jennifer ArndtProvidenceRI
David ArndtProvidenceRI
Victor AppellNew YorkNY
Andy ArensonClosterNJ
Noah ArnowVoorheesNJ
Julia AppelBrooklineMA
Leah BerkowitzDurhamNC
Rosalie BoxtKensingtonMD
Laurie BlitzerNew YorkNY
Dave BordenBuffaloNY
Lindsey BlackCaldwellNJ
Karen BarthNew YorkNY
Pascale BishopChicagoIL
Jonathan BlakeScarsdaleNY
Daniel BrennerNew YorkNY
Michael BlumVoorheesNJ
Lori BermanAspenCO
Emilie BotbolHighland ParkIL
Melissa CohaviStamfordCT
Melissa ConnLos AngelesCA
Martin ColeLos AngelesCA
Rachel ColeLos AngelesCA
Ken ChasenLos AngelesCA
Elliot CosgroveNew YorkNY
Larry CooleyWashingtonDC
Marc DisickStamfordCT
Ali DrummHighland ParkIL
Jamie DubeySan RafaelCA
Ellen DreskinKensingtonMD
David DanishDallasTX
Erika EskenaziDeWittNY
David EliasSt. LouisMO
Joshua FranklinStamfordCT
Avi Fink PosenWinnipegMB
Adina FrydmanWhite PlainsNY
Don FriendSan FranciscoDC
Jane FriedmanSan RafaelCA
Catherine FischerPhiladelphiaPA
Jason FruithandlerNew YorkNY
Marina FanningWashingtonDC
William FriedliebGlen CoveNY
Bill FirestoneSpringfieldMA
Howard GoldbergAlbanyNY
Ariella GoldfeinNew YorkNY
Dru GreenwoodNew YorkNY
Laurie GreenBuffaloNY
Tiffany GreenWest BloomfieldMI
Sam GordonWilmetteIL
James GoldmanNew YorkNY
Eliezer GreenbergWashingtonDC
Alyssa GenshaftAspenCO
Jim GrienAtlantaGA
Archie GottesmanSummitNJ
Melissa GalfondAventuraFL
Jessica GurtmanSpringfieldNJ
Amy HertzPittsburghPA
Dena HerrinPhiladelphiaPA
Irwin HubermanGlen CoveNY
Nikki HamburgerProvidenceRI
Marnee HoreshSan RafaelCA
Kathy HechtFranklin LakesNJ
Rick JacobsScarsdaleNY
Jim JuddFranklin LakesNJ
Jennifer KaluznyWest BloomfieldMI
Molly KaneBrooklynNY
Judith KemplerPinecrestFL
Renana KeynesKensingtonMD
Marti KernerKensingtonMD
Esther KartusCaldwellNJ
Jay KaimanAtlantaGA
Lynne KushnerAtlantaGA
Kathy KahnNew YorkNY
Lanie KatzewNew YorkNY
Leora KayeNew YorkNY
Lori KoffmanNew YorkNY
Terry KayeSpringfieldNJ
Marion Lev-CohenNew YorkNY
Debbie LurieCaldwellNJ
Ariel Lyons-WarrenSt. LouisMO
Michael LauferNew YorkNY
Lisa Lieberman BarzilaiNew YorkNY
Brittany Lakin StarrChicagoIL
Sari LauferNew YorkNY
Adina LewittesClosterNJ
Beverly LernerCherry HillNJ
Glinda LoftonChicagoIL
Sara LoschFranklin LakesNJ
Richard MolineNorthbrookIL
Arel MoodieDeWittNY
Sarah MackProvidenceRI
Jill MadererPhiladelphiaPA
Ed MalbergNew YorkNY
Jamie MarxHobokenNJ
Chris MeyerFranklin LakesNJ
Alyssa MolloKing of PrussiaPA
Geri NewburgeCherry HillNJ
Mara NathanLarchmontNY
Jon ProsnitBrooklynNY
David PasteelnickNew YorkNY
Micah PeltzCherry HillNJ
Michelle RichEdisonNJ
Vanessa ResslerMiami BeachFL
Anne RichardsonNorthbrookIL
Debbie RosenCaldwellNJ
Lauren RosenbergAtlantaGA
Steven ReinNew YorkNY
Lisa RubinNew YorkNY
Peter RubinsteinNew YorkNY
Amanda RossVoorheesNJ
Amy RothmanLarchmontNY
Sadie RosenthalNew YorkNY
Terry RosenbergJamaica PlainMA
Bruce RockmanNorth BrunswickNJ
Harry SilvermanBoca RatonFL
Robert ScheinbergHobokenNJ
Charles SavenorNorthbrookIL
Rachel SteinerFranklin LakesNJ
Ian StaniloffWinnipegMB
Ben SprattNew YorkNY
Deborah ShubBuffalo GroveIL
Alyson SolomonSanta BarbaraCA
David SchwarzSpringfieldNJ
Ariana SilvermanWest BloomfieldMI
Ben SilkesBuffaloNY
Alan SilversteinCaldwellNJ
Amy SutterPhiladelphiaPA
Keith SutterPhiladelphiaPA
Jordan SamiljanNew YorkNY
Jeffrey SirkmanLarchmontNY
Elizabeth SacksNew YorkNY
Michelle SlonimNew YorkNY
David StarrChicagoIL
Rollin SimmonsAspenCO
Emily SigalNew YorkNY
Matthew SofferBostonMA
Eva SternNew YorkNY
Jessica SarterScarsdaleNY
Kim SchweitzerPlainviewNY
Michael SwirnoffGlen CoveNY
Amy SmallSummitNJ
Shoshanna Schechter-ShaffinNorth BrunswickNJ
Rachel TimonerLos AngelesCA
Taron TachmanChicagoIL
Cathi TurowSea CliffNY
Amit WeitzerWest BloomfieldMI
Amit WeitzerWest BloomfieldMI
Gayle WieseneckCaldwellNJ
Larry WeinbergNew YorkNY
Jonathan WoocherNew YorkNY
Grace WichmannHoustonTX
Ben WolfNew YorkNY
Robert WolkoffNorth BrunswickNJ
Emily YoungDurhamNC
Mimi ZimmermanDallasTX

and conversation partners,
  • Michelle Citrin, Brooklyn
  • Lila Foldes, Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi David Ingber, New York, NY
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, New York, NY
  • Shira Kline, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Boulder, CO
  • Josh Nelson, Brooklyn, NY
  • Rabbi Brent Spodek, New York, NY