Friday, December 12, 2014

NextGen Hosts Latke Vodka 2014

On Wednesday, December 10, NextGen hosted their annual Chanukah party – Latke Vodka 2014. More than 170 young, Jewish San Diegans celebrated at Bottles & Wood – a unique Jewish owned storefront and factory that upcycles bottles, wood, and metal into pieces of art – that graciously offered the host the event.

Latke Vodka was an extraordinary simcha (celebration) with The New York on Rye Food truck frying up hot latkes, cold vodka beverages flowing, and bumping tunes by DJ Bobby Israel. Laughter and chatter filled the spacious and well-decorated room as old and new friends gathered to schmooze, booze, nosh, network, and rejoice in spirit of Chanukah.

“I’m thrilled by the amazing attendance of Latke Vodka 2014, it was great success,” said Danny Fleischer, new NextGen Manager. “I am excited and inspired by all the new people I continue to meet in San Diego, the Jewish community has been extremely warm and welcoming. I can’t wait to return the favor through some amazing NextGen programs in store for 2015.”

The party isn’t over yet! On December 24, NextGen will host Place2Be at the beautiful Andaz Hotel. NextGen is expecting more than 500 people to attend the Jewish Christmas Eve celebration, which will benefit several local philanthropies. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes and gelt for tzedekah!

To learn more about upcoming events and to learn how to get involved visit or contact Danny Fleischer, NextGen Manager.

About NextGen:

NextGen – a Jewish Federation of San Diego County initiative – is dedicated to engaging Jewish young adults in San Diego County at a level that speaks to them. NextGen is an innovative collaboration of more than 15 young adult organizations, designed to inspire thousands of young philanthropists to get engaged and embrace their Jewish heritage.

NextGen’s mission is to double Jewish young adult engagement over the next four years through educational, social, religious, professional, and philanthropic programming. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 Jewish young adults involved in Jewish activities in San Diego. By 2017, NextGen aims to spur Jewish engagement for 5,000 young adults.


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