The Next Dor (generation) Corps program was created to 1) to invite young people to lead our services and participate in the ritual life of the Temple on a more regular basis and 2) to give them an opportunity to connect with each other and with others in the congregation.
All young people at Temple Emunah who have celebrated becoming a bar or bat mitzvah within the last several years—7th to 12th graders—have been invited to join Next Dor Corps. The first time they lead or read Torah or Haftarah in the main service after their simha, they will be recognized by the congregation in several ways and given a specially designed pin and T-shirt. If they've already done this, they are considered a founding member of Next Dor Corps.
Those who wish to participate in the Temple's ritual life in other ways, such as serving as a greeter or mashgiachim, will also have the opportunity to join the Corps. Perhaps most important of all, they will be developing leadership skills that will serve them well in college, in their careers, and in their communities.