Next Dor seeks young adults to serve as live-in fellows


ERIC BERGER, Associate Editor

Next Dor, a Jewish community organization for young adults, is seeking two fellows to live at the group’s house in the Central West End and plan and host events.

The organization is making the request as it starts to again host in-person events after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are really excited to be back up and running again,” said Helen Rodgers, a Next Dor board member. “Events are still kind of small” but attendance is slowly increasing.

The fellows should be between the ages of 21 and 35. They would live at the house, which is located on Waterman Boulevard next to Central Reform Congregation. The organization subsidizes rent so fellows pay only $200 per month, including utilities, though additional financial assistance is available.

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The fellows plan events and commit to about five hours for the organization each week.

Rodgers, who is from St. Louis, returned to St. Louis as an adult and found that most of her friends had left. In 2016, she moved into the Next Dor and found a new group of friends, she said.

“The people are so great in the Next Dor community, and I have made such wonderful, devoted, caring friends over the past five years. It really just created my social network,” said Rodgers, who belongs to CRC.

The organization hopes to have fellows move in before Sept. 6. The group is also seeking new board members. For more information, email [email protected]

The organization also has several upcoming events, including a Havdalah gathering July 31 to welcome a new fellow, Tanner Smith, and an outdoor guided meditation on Aug. 7.

For details, visit the Next Dor Facebook page at