Next Dor STL, a vibrant center of activity that builds community for young Jewish adults, announced today that Ruth Schachter has been appointed to the Executive Director position at Next Dor STL.
Ruth is the first Executive Director for the non-profit organization. She will be primarily responsible for cultivating connections in the Jewish community, both to potential users of Next Dor STL and to possible donors willing to support the efforts of Next Dor STL. Growing up in St. Louis, Ruth brings an academic background in Jewish Studies and Education. She received an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
“I look forward to helping Next Dor STL continue to grow and reach young adults in their 20s and 30s who are exploring their Jewish identities in St. Louis,” said Ruth Schachter, Executive Director of Next Dor STL. “Next Dor STL is both a welcoming, urban physical space, and an incubator for new ideas and possibilities for creating Jewish community. I am excited for the opportunity to become part of such an innovative organization.”
The mission of Next Dor is to strengthen the Jewish community by creating a post-denominational, non-institutional, urban Jewish community space for young adults in St. Louis. The programs and activities at Next Dor STL are created by young adults and community organizations specifically for young adults. Located in St. Louis city, the house serves as a catalyst to create thriving young adult Jewish community. The space is open to individuals, informal groups, and existing organizations.