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04/08/2015 - How do you want to be included? Part 1 - The Genesis Prize.tumbler.com

I often say that I chose to be Chosen. I consider myself both born a Jew and a convert, a “Jew-by-choice.” I come from an intermarried family: a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. Thanks to my mother’s large, tightly-knit extended family, my childhood was peppered with baptisms, weddings, funerals, countless holidays and church events in which I was participant. Yet there was never any question of my family’s nuclear Jewishness. For my entire childhood, we lit candles on Shabbat and Hannukah, we said blessings over Kiddush and challah, and I am still tasked with reciting the four questions at the Seder we have attended since before I was born. For the sake of her Jewish daughters, my mother did everything from finding us the best Hebrew school in the neighborhood to making matzah brei and kasha varnishkes. Although I have always had a keen sense of being ‘mixed,’ and have a strong ethnic identity from my mother’s side, I have always, unwaveringly, been a Jew.
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04/06/2015 - Moishe House Global Community Fund Allow “Yes” Answers to International Applications - SabrinaMerageFoundation.org

When this 22-year-old University student in Amsterdam submitted her video application to Moishe House, she expressed that she wanted to open a new Moishe House in her local community to contribute to the local Jewish community and create a new space and home for people to feel connected and welcome to practice Judaism. Fortunately, due to the creation of the Global Community Fund (supported with matching funds from the Sabrina Merage Foundation), Moishe House was able to say “yes” to her, and plans are currently under way to launch an Amsterdam House.
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04/02/2015 - Israelis and Palestinians to participate in Interfaith coexistence seder - Jewish News UK

This Pesach, outside of Jerusalem, there will be a second seder for some, a first ever for others. A group of 30 young adults – Jewish Israelis and Palestinians together – will be taking part in an interfaith coexistence Pesach seder.
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03/03/2015 - Moishe House Has a New Home for Young Jewish Adults in Aventura - JewishMiami.org

Moishe House International has opened a second home in Miami, aiming to connect the flourishing Jewish young adult population in North Dade. Thanks to the generous long-term support of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, Moishe House Miami-Aventura will provide local, accessible programs for Jewish young adults and continue to serve as a vibrant center of Jewish life.
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02/27/2015 - At Moishe House, a central address for Jews in their 20s - Jewish Weekly of Northern California

It hasn’t achieved Starbucks-level growth, with a franchise on every corner. Not yet. But Moishe House, which offers subsidized housing to young adults who agree to live and work together on promoting Jewish life to their peers, has expanded at a dizzying pace. Since its establishment in Oakland in 2006, it has grown to 75 houses in 17 countries on five continents, with more than 5,700 people calling Moishe House home last year.
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02/27/2015 - Designing Opportunities for Jewish Young Adult Leadership Part 2: The DC Design Workshop - eJewish Philanthropy

A former CEO of Harley-Davidson once argued that the company didn’t just sell motorcycles. “What we sell is the ability for a 43-year-old accountant to dress in black leather, ride through small towns and have people be afraid of him.” The value of products and experiences is reflected in the emotional response of the consumer – how does it make you feel? What does this mean for young adult Jewish programming? It suggests that it doesn’t really matter what happens at your Chanukah party. What’s more important is how we make community members feel by attending our programs.
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02/20/2015 - From Strength to Greater Strength: How Capacity Building Grants Elevate Organizations - Jim Joseph Foundation.org

In the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to identify and analyze best grantmaking strategies, we have seen grantees achieve outcomes that both strengthen organizational capacity and position organizations for future growth. By virtue of grantees’ strong performance, the Foundation is gaining experience as a capacity building funder.
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02/18/2015 - Moishe House Expanding Peer-Led Communities For Young Adults, From Asia to Europe to Latin America - Jewocity.com

Encinitas, CA, Feb. 17 – With growing demand from eager 20-somethings passionate about creating Jewish community for their peers, Moishe House is expanding its presence around the world. Due to significant interest from young Jewish communities, Moishe House opened 16 houses last year, including several across Europe and South Africa.
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02/18/2015 - Moishe House Expanding Peer-Led Communities for Young Adults, From Asia to Europe to Latin America - SabrinaMerageFoundation.org

With growing demand from eager 20-somethings passionate about creating Jewish community for their peers, Moishe House is expanding its presence around the world. Due to significant interest from young Jewish communities, Moishe House opened 16 houses last year, including several across Europe and South Africa.
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02/18/2015 - Incubating Jewish identity — without leaving the house - The Jewish Sound

This is the true story of three to five strangers picked to live in a house to work together for pluralistic and innovative Jewish programming. Moishe House, with 75 houses across the country and in several international cities, is dedicated to bringing Jewish twenty-somethings together in communal living situations to study, program, and grow their Jewish identities. (No, it’s not a taped reality show, but I would watch it if it were.)
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02/18/2015 - Moishe House continues expansion around globe - San Diego Jewish World

With growing demand from eager 20-somethings passionate about creating Jewish community for their peers, Moishe House, which has a branch in this San Diego suburb, is expanding its presence around the world. Due to significant interest from young Jewish communities, Moishe House opened 16 houses last year, including several across Europe and South Africa.
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02/18/2015 - With 16 New Houses, Moishe House Now at 75 - eJewish Philanthropy

Due to significant interest from young Jewish communities around the world, Moishe House opened 16 houses last year, including several across Europe and South Africa. Their global network now includes 75 houses in 17 countries.
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02/13/2015 - Moishe House Mezzuzah Hanging Ceremony - Las Vegas Israelite

Las Vegas first-ever Moishe House was formally dedicated recently in a beautiful Mezzuzah ceremony led by Rabbi Bradley Tecktel, President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern Nevada. The vision and mission of Moishe House is to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young Jewish adults around the world by supporting leaders in their 20s as they create vibrant home-based Jewish communities for themselves and their peers.
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02/05/2015 - Introducing The Best Hangout Spot For 20-Somethings In Israel - Nefesh B'Nefesh

Often an Oleh arrives to Israel and seeks out their new community. Not often are they the ones to create that new community. Building a new community is no easy task, but that hasn’t stopped Olim from being a part of the developing Moishe House communities in Israel.
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02/02/2015 - A New Moishe House - Jewish Independent

Earlier this month, Moishe House opened its doors for the first time in Toronto, providing Jewish 20-somethings there a home from which to connect to each other locally, as well as to one of the largest Jewish networks in North America.
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01/29/2015 - Moishe House opens second Canadian outpost in Toronto - The Canadian Jewish News

Moishe House, an international organization that seeks to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults, opened in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood earlier this month.
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01/26/2015 - Awakening My Jewish Spirit: The Role of Moishe House in my Life as an Empowered Young Jewish Adult - Schusterman.org

I’ve had quite a Jewish journey. In high school I explored traditional Judaism, attending a modern Orthodox Jewish day school, spending Shabbat weekends with Rabbis and their families, davening frequently, studying Torah, and working to increase my Jewish observance level.
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01/20/2015 - Going Beyond Professional Growth to Personal Growth - eJewish Philanthropy

When I started my first job in the Jewish community, my boss had just begun his six week summer trip to Cambodia. Instead of setting up a training or onboarding schedule for me before he left, he simply told me to “read books that will make you better, spend time with people who are smarter than you and go places where you will learn.” Morris, 83-years-old at the time, said we would work on implementing a strategy together when he returned. But I wasn’t sure what to do for the six weeks until then.
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01/14/2015 - All Aboard Moishe House! - Orange County Jewish Life

Moishe House Orange County (MoHo) is the definition of community for Jewish adults in their twenties living in O.C. With residents living in the house who are zealous about a vibrant community, and members who are fervid about attending MoHo events, excitement pours into and out of this unique Costa Mesa home.
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01/14/2015 - Une émission proposée et animée par Jérémy Navon. - RJC - La Radio de la Communate Juive

Moishe House Paris residents had an incredible opportunity to do a radio podcast with RJC. It begins at the 31:17 mark and is French!
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01/14/2015 - Young, Jewish and Staying in Paris - eJewish Philanthropy

Mourning and anger after tragedy. This is currently the state of mind of the Jewish community in France. We have been cowardly attacked in the heart of the Jewish life, a kosher supermarket, a few hours before Shabbat. How much more can we take? Didn’t we say the same thing after Ilan Halimi and the Jewish school shooting in Toulouse. Enough is enough! France is home to the largest Jewish population in Europe, and in 2014, we saw 7,000 French olim, the highest number of all times. I believe that 2015 will follow that trend, but even so, the Jewish population in France will remain large and we will stay strong.
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01/07/2015 - New Moishe House Puts Accent on Russian Jews - Jewish Exponent

Calling all Jewish Russian speakers in their 20s in the Greater Philadelphia area: Moishe House, an international nonprofit that runs a collection of 71 homes from Beijing to Boston to Budapest that serve as hubs for young adult Jewish communities, is in the market to open its 13th Russian-speaking locale right here in Philadelphia.
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01/06/2015 - New Move Puts Moishe House in the Spotlight - Oregon Jewish Life Magazine

It was like a Kiddush cup filled to the brim with wine spilling over, says Eli Gregory, when asked about Passover 2014 at Moishe House, a Portland young adult organization. Sixty-five people crammed onto couches, giant beanbags and extra chairs borrowed from the Oregon Jewish Museum. They followed Eli’s socially conscious adaptation of the Haggadah on smartphones while enjoying delicacies like gluten-free, dairy- free, avocado-based chocolate mousse and, of course, homemade gefilte fish.
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