Thursday, March 12, 2015

NextGen Throws Epic Purim Party

On Saturday, March 7, 270 NextGeners arrived at Tin Roof dressed in their most creative Purim costumes and ready to celebrate the joyful Jewish holiday. It was a fun-filled night of dancing, comedy, mingling, and hamentashen!

The night began with a performance by ImprovCity, a popular comedy group from Orange County. The Purim celebration wasn’t just a great party thrown by NextGen and community partners; it also benefited a great cause. Event proceeds went to the San Diego’s Young Leadership division of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), and will benefit Israeli soldiers in the Givati unit – one of Israel’s first infantry brigades.

“It was amazing to see our community come together for such an incredible celebration - I can’t wait for another excuse to bring everyone together” said Danny Fleischer, NextGen Manager. “We wouldn't have been able to pull off such a successful event without the support from our seven community partners, and I would like to acknowledge and thank all partners who contributed to the success of this event.”

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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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