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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.

2018/19 NextDor Cabinet

Rachael Schertzer: 2018-2020 Chair

Cluster Chairs:

  • Erik Lustgarten: Network NextDor
  • Eric Larkin: Jewish Singles of the Capital District
  • Gayle Abrams: Shabbat Connections
  • Chanie Simon: NextDor Young Families
  • Rob Levine: Arts & Entertainment
  • Dave Hausler: Outdoors
  • Emily Handelman: Tikkun Olam
  • Ilene Friedman: Funlanthropy
  • Sharon Watkins-Fox: LGBTQA
  • Members at large:
  • Rachel Ainspan
  • Sara Berg
  • Helena Rosenstrauch
  • Joanna Sanzo
  • Lori Stein
  • Gary Ginsburg (Past Chair)

Join a Cluster...

Coming up...

  • Jul

    12:30 pm

    Join the NextDor Outdoors cluster for a Day at the Track! Amazing cluster chair David Hausler will be claiming picnic tables for us in the morning, from which we’ll hang out and enjoy the races! Exact location will be posted the day of the event. RSVP to by 7/28.

  • Aug

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join NextDor at the New York State Food Festival featuring Everclear! The New York State Food Festival showcases New York producers and specialty products, New York State beers, and the popular Empire State Plaza Farmers Market. Enjoy local food vendors and stay for a night of live musical entertainment with a featured performance by Everclear. Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits like “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine.” With plans to mix it up and dig into the catalog, Everclear’s performance promises to offer fans a rare treat into past material.

    For questions/RSVP email

    More info here:

  • Aug

    7:00 pm

    More information to come!

  • Aug

    All Day

    More details to come!

  • Sep

    10:30 am

    More information to come!

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