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Judaism is passed down from generation to generation, l’dor vador, and we are the Next Dor next door! Next Dor is a group for young Jewish adults in the Metro D.C. area who want to connect to each other through Judaism.

Through events like our High Holy Day services, Shabbat potlucks, book club discussions, volunteering, classes, and holiday gatherings, we strive to build an inviting and dynamic Jewish community where everyone is welcomed and inspired.

Next Dor is Temple Micah’s home for all young adults, members and non-members.  While focused on this specific age cohort, Next Dor is also a part of Micah, and sometimes enjoys Shabbat services and congregational conversations with the greater Micah community.  Rabbi Crawley and Rachel Carlson run the group and are eager to hear new ideas for programming from Next Dor participants.

Young adults are also welcome to become members of Temple Micah. We have special membership rates for first-time members under the age of 30. Dues for the first year are $36. Each subsequent year dues increase in small increments, to a cap of $180.

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ABOUT US

Rabbi Stephanie Crawley

Rabbi Crawley is the Next Dor Rabbi. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent her summers playing competitive softball and attending Jewish summer camp. Stephanie is a proud alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, where she received her degree in Political Science and International Relations, with a minor in Jewish Studies. She has served as a Jewish educator and musician in a variety of capacities in Manhattan, Connecticut, D.C., Jerusalem, Czech Republic, Belarus, Washington, California, and Ohio, and spent a transformative summer as a Spiritual Counselor at Beit T’shuvah, a Jewish addiction treatment center. While at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Crawley was part of the highly regarded Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinical Fellowship, and worked for Rabbi Larry Hoffman in the development of a worship center for the Reform Movement.  She loves tacos almost as much as she loves Torah, and believes that the search for hidden voices in sacred texts helps us find our own. Stephanie is a passionate recycler, book collector, and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Reach out to Rabbi Crawley here!

Rachel Carlson

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Rachel Carlson has been at Temple Micah as the Community Coordinator for Youth and Young Adults since July 2017. Rachel moved to Washington DC in 2016 after graduating from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in psychology and social justice. At Micah, she develops and runs teen programs including Reason 2 Believe, MiTY, and TM Teens. She also helps organize and plan events for Next Dor, Temple Micah’s 20s-30s group. Rachel loves getting to work with so many different people at Micah and learning about what makes people love being Jewish. A lover of all food, she loves trying new restaurants in the city and cooking new recipes at home, and also enjoys traveling and spending time with dogs.

Reach out to Rachel here!