Helping a Generation Integrate Their Professional and Jewish Lives

Millennials face new challenges that are unique to their generation. NextDor is a community and professional network of young Orthodox Jews who aspire to further their careers, empower their religious lives, and create spaces where they can help each other succeed at both. Through in-person and virtual networking opportunities, mentorship, interactive content, members-only events, and more, OU’s NextDor program is helping young professionals integratetheir professional future and Jewish lives.

Photo on left: Charlie Harary addresses young professionals’ NextDor networking event at OU’s Torah New York.

Making Connections

Networking That Blends Business with Pleasure

Millennials spend less time on leisure than their predecessors, but they are willing to engage in fun activities that advance their careers. From networking lunches on Wall Street to after-hours social events, NextDor organizes professionally-relevant, inspiring, and engaging experiences to help young professionals grow their skills and make valuable connections.

Building Careers through Camaraderie

NextDor brings together small, select groups of young Jewish professionals at similar points in their careers to create a network of peers who share insight and encouragement. In this program, NextDor members from diverse backgrounds receive the support they need to get to the next stage of their careers.

Harnessing Experiencefor Peer Mentorship

Meeting the challenge to balance workplace pressures with religious life demands guidance, as the two realms fold into each other. NextDor pairs younger members with those more advanced in their careers who can empathize and offer mentorship through sharing their personal successes and sacrifices.

Recent NextDor Young Professional Meetups


Shmuel Rozansky, Tech Lead at Google, talked about the value of Clean Code and best practices for young developers.


Inspirational talk with Charlie Harary during Torah New York at Citi Field.


Networking for Orthodox Jewish lawyers at the law offices of Ropes & Gray.

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