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?
Ninety-two Moishe Houses in cities spanning 21 countries will mark the organization’s 10th anniversary of re-defining Jewish life for young adults by celebrating Shabbat together on Sept. 23rd. … [Read more...] about Moishe House Marks a Decade with Global Shabbat Celebration
On September 15, Repair the World, and more than 30 partners in Jewish service, social justice, leadership development, and communal engagement, will convene Service Matters: A Summit on Jewish Service. The nearly 200 expected participants who help engage people, especially Jewish millennials, in authentic Jewish service will uncover existing breakthroughs and generate new ideas to make meaningful service a central part of American Jewish … [Read more...] about Empowering Young Adults to Make the World a Better Place
By Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein Approximately 6 years ago an intern from the Jewish Federations of Middlesex came to my Moishe House (MH) in Hoboken as part of an exploratory endeavor to see if it was something they would support in their catchment area. Currently, they are recruiting residents for a MH in New Brunswick, NJ. Over 9 years ago, in January 2007 two friends and I opened the Hoboken branch. MH was a relatively new organization with … [Read more...] about Moishe House’s Inability to Say No