by Daniel S. Horwitz In late 2011, Moishe House received the results from a two-year external evaluation by the TCC Group. Two major findings included: Young Jewish adults in the Moishe House network were seeking additional content-rich and skill-building Jewish educational experiences; and The majority of Moishe House residents did not grow up doing the types of Jewish rituals and experiences that they are now leading. … [Read more...] about What We Have Learned About Jewish Learning
by Rabbi Gabe Greenberg During the past academic year, Berkeley Hillel has embarked upon a strategy that will be familiar to keen observers of Jewish organizational life. Picking up on the widespread and growing DIY - “do it yourself” - movement in general culture, we launched our own “JIY - Jew It Yourself” campaign. Acknowledging that a) students will make deeper commitments to a Judaism which they’ve helped create and feels their own, and … [Read more...] about The DIY Approach to Jewish Education
by Daniel S. Horwitz This past week while in Beijing, I had one of those conversations that as a rabbi you dream about. Ben - a 26 year old resident of the local Moishe House who is a Toronto native and works at the Canadian Embassy - and I spent almost 3 hours over dinner discussing the ins and outs of the organized (and not so organized) Jewish community, Israel, and the future of the Jewish people. … [Read more...] about Jewish Day School Education – A More Inclusive Model?
by Olga Bard Being a young Jewish adult in a city with many varied ways of spending your free time can easily leave you without a “Jewish” focus. That is why when Moishe House came to Kiev in September 2010, a quiet revolution started. It was the first time young adults were creating programs for their peers, offering a pluralistic space where everyone could find their Jewish identity and explore it in their own way. Moishe House has … [Read more...] about Creating Community in Kiev
We need to move beyond offering just a gateway to the Jewish community and Judaism 101 experiences but also a way for young adults to continue growing Jewishly. by Yasha Moz Ten years ago I was a university student in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Studying international relations was good, but as a local Hillel activist at the time, my most memorable education came from my involvement in Jewish life. Working at Jewish camps, going on Birthright, … [Read more...] about Reflections from Moscow