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Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

What is NextDor

NextDor: The Next Generation of Leadership is the Young Adult Division of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

The name, NextDor, reflects our desire to create a lasting commitment, among Jews 22-40, to ensure the future of our Jewish community.

We believe that by creating a culture of engagement, we cultivate an active and vibrant Jewish community locally, and allow for the empowerment of tomorrow’s Jewish leaders everywhere.

NextDor events and activities include community-wide programming, social events, Israel advocacy and education, and lectures.

2019/20 NextDor Cabinet

Rachael Schertzer: 2018-2020 Chair

Cluster Chairs:

  • Erik Lustgarten: Network NextDor
  • Eric Larkin: Jewish Singles of the Capital District
  • Helena Rosenstrauch: Shabbat Connections
  • Chanie Simon: NextDor Young Families
  • Rob Levine: Arts & Entertainment
  • Joanna Sanzo: Outdoors
  • Emily Handelman: Tikkun Olam
  • Ilene Friedman: Funlanthropy
  • Sharon Watkins-Fox: LGBTQA

Members at large:

  • Gayle Abrams
  • Rachel Ainspan
  • Lisa Appelbaum
  • Sara Berg
  • Dave Hausler
  • Lori Stein
  • Gary Ginsburg (Past Chair)

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