Calling mid 30s to early 50s MOTs of Portland! Looking for a Jewish place meant solely for you in PDX where you can create friendships and kick back with a good group of people? Best word used to describe what the PDX MOTS meetup group is all about... community. The second best word: fun.
We provide fun adults-only ways to meet our fellow members of the tribe while enjoying what Portland has to offer. This group is for MOTs who were raised Jewish (whether only identifying as culturally so now) or converted. If you grew up Christian but might want to explore Judaism as a result of learning about a family connection to Judaism, we instead suggest you go to a Congregation to learn more. Recognizing lots of Jewish events already happen for families with children and groups already exist for the 20 somethings, our goal is to provide a fun, easy way to bring together everyone else in their 30s and 40s.
Whether it's happy hour, meeting at a food truck pod, heading to the latest movie or onto a great trail, Shabbat dinners, Jewish Holiday activities, or of course enjoying some of the other organized Jewish events around town... we endeavor for this meetup group to be a way MOTS in our age range get together more often, make more Jewish friends, have fun and/or meaningful, thoughtful interactions.
Events will often have a loose Jewish twist to it (ie Jewish head chef for a foodie event). Feel free to join regardless of whether single or married (inc. interfaith), etc. The pre-requisites are that you grew up Jewish (or already converted) and fall within the ages mentioned above and are based in Portland. Non-Jewish spouses of MOTS are welcome too.
Our mission is to build a fun, close-knit community of Jews in this age range. We always have a great time together. There are definitely regulars and also new people that come to events and quickly become regulars as well. What we are NOT is a dating solution. If you come looking for a mate, you are going to be disappointed. However, if you come looking to build friendships with other Jews your age, you will likely find you love the group.
Everyone is encouraged to host meetups. Contact Aaron with any questions.
Two Year Update (http://www.meetup.com/PDXMOTS-30s-40s/messages/boards/thread/50140360/0#129620534)
Ground Rules (http://www.meetup.com/PDXMOTS-30sto40s/pages/Ground_Rules/)