By Joshua Ladon Last November, when Moishe House gathered a bunch of Jewish educators, funders, residents, and staff to talk about their Jewish educational work and how it reflects the scope of the broader Jewish landscape for emerging adults, we uncovered an interesting gap in the field: the skills and content demanded by institutions serving Jews between the ages of 18-35 (at least) are not the same as the ones needed for training Jewish … [Read more...] about What Does Ground-Up Jewish Education Look Like?
By Casper ter Kuile A rich tapestry of practices and stories, traditions and values, Jewish education is woven through the lives of Jews and those who love them. It teaches and practically supports us to live lives of greater meaning, justice, and connection. As someone who didn’t grow up with a religious background and isn’t Jewish, my life and work have been deeply enriched by it. Through our How We Gather research at Harvard Divinity … [Read more...] about The Purpose of Jewish Education is to Help Us Become.
By Roey Kruvi
Universities and cosmopolitan cities have something new in common - they are spending billions on spaces and buildings that are meant to “foster innovation.” Hundreds of millions of dollars are pouring into the construction of buildings that are supposed to inspire more ideas for the people inside; ideas that are, preferably, better than the ones they had before. Designing physical spaces for innovation has become an increasingly … [Read more...] about Flexibility, Freedom of Ideas and Permission to Fail:
A Recipe for Collaboration and Innovation at Moishe House
By Yana Tolmacheva Recently I’ve been reflecting on my experience leading the 7th Annual Moishe House Russian Speaking Jews (RSJ) Training Conference, held in Chisinau, Moldova this September. Well-timed with Rosh Hashanah, the three days spent learning together with 45 young leaders (22-32 years old) from the Moishe House RSJ global network truly brought to life the meaning of community and the efforts to engage the RSJ community to … [Read more...] about For Russian-Speaking Jews, Creating a Place to Call Home
By Faustine Sigal It starts like a joke, or perhaps a text from the haggadah… A Russian, a Czech, an American, two British, an Uruguayan, an Argentinian and a French were sitting in the countryside, in the outskirts of Paris. The whole morning, they were discussing attributes of Jewish learning at Moishe House, until one of the colleagues said to them “my friends, we should write that and share it with the world!” A couple months ago, while … [Read more...] about Moishe House: (How) is our Jewish Learning Different from all the Other Jewish Learnings?