"These grants will not just transform Hillel, but transform the Jewish world." Eric D. Fingerhut To applause, followed by a standing ovation and dropping balloons, Hillel International announced the launch of Hillel Talent Grants, a new initiative which will infuse campus Hillels with the resources needed to recruit, train and retain talented professionals who will inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, … [Read more...] about GAME CHANGER! With $38m gift, Hillel International Launches Talent Grants
By Sandy Cardin Imagine the scene: you walk into the dining room or kitchen and see the table filled with empty platters, messy plates, strewn utensils, crumpled napkins and even a few spills. In the next room, there is a crowd of guests in a post-meal daze, some praising the meal, some critiquing it, all perhaps acknowledging that they ate and drank a bit too much. Some people feel satisfied, some feel like they ate in excess, and more than a … [Read more...] about Shabbat and the Sacredness of Healing
By Rabbi George Wielechowski The Open Dor Project is a new initiative, inspired and powered by Moishe House, and designed to further the creation and development of emerging Jewish spiritual communities across the country. Applications open today, November 14th, at www.opendorproject.org, and will be accepted through January 13, 2017. The idea for the Open Dor Project is, in some ways, a simple one: Create a learning community that helps … [Read more...] about Announcing the Open Dor Project: Applications Open Today
By David Cygielman Ten years ago, Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back” topped the Billboard charts, the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was the highest-grossing movie of the year, Google purchased a quickly growing video-sharing site called YouTube, and I had a full head of hair. At the same time, a group of Jewish friends living in the San Francisco Bay Area in their early 20s were trying to figure out how to be … [Read more...] about 10 Years Later, Moishe House Remains More Committed Than Ever to the 20-Somethings Building Communities
By Hannah Gaventa I have always struggled with the balance between education and facilitation. When we educate about an idea or concept, what gives us the right to impose a message or agenda on our learners? Who determines whether what we have to say is interesting, useful or important? In my role as International Director of Jewish Education at Moishe House, I’ve noticed that a predominant trend with Moishe House residents and community … [Read more...] about The Jewish Educator: The Owner of Jewish Knowledge?