The largest organization in the world serving post–college Jewish young adults recently celebrated its first decade of re–defining millennial Jewish life.
Moishe House is celebrating its 100th home for 20-something Jews: Moishe House Atlanta – Buckhead will create a hub for young Jewish life in Atlanta and will be home to three dynamic residents – Amy Abelson, 28; Cassidy Artz, 25; and Matthew Spruchman, 25 – who are eager to build and create their own grassroots community by hosting at least 60 programs annually reaching more than 300 unique participants over the next year. The residents will celebrate the opening by hosting a Shabbat dinner tonight with their local community members.
“This historic milestone shows just how empowered young adults have changed the face of post-college Jewish life over the last 10 years. But even more important than this number are the hundreds of residents – and tens of thousands of participants – whose Jewish lives have been enriched by opening their homes and creating their own innovative programming. Every Moishe House is an opportunity for passionate young adults to create frequent Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers,” said David Cygielman, founder and CEO of Moishe House.
Since its founding with a single house and four people who hosted Shabbat dinners in Oakland, Calif., in 2006, the number of Moishe Houses has multiplied worldwide, with demand booming for the peer-led Jewish homes and programs. In its first decade, Moishe Houses across six continents have hosted 35,000+ programs engaging 600,000+ Jewish young adults in total attendance. The organization currently has 100 homes in 74 cities and 24 countries around the globe.