Spotlight on MHWOW Alum & Camp Nai Nai Nai Program Manager Mollie Rose

In a word, Mollie Rose describes her experience with Moishe House as fulfilling – both professionally and personally. As a former Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW) host and a current member of the Moishe House staff, some would say it’s the best of both worlds.  

Mollie’s Moishe House journey began when she moved back to her hometown of Dallas, Texas from Austin in 2017 for graduate school. She attended a Shabbat dinner and instantly felt connected to so many people she had never met or knew before who were also from Dallas. “It became another home away from home for me locally, and they became my best friends and biggest connectors. I finished grad school in 2019 and after working in higher education for a few months, I was approached by a friend who encouraged me to apply for a community manager job at Moishe House,” she said. Mollie applied for the job and never looked back! Almost four years later, she now coordinates Moishe House’s signature adult summer camp program, Camp Nai Nai Nai as program manager, a role she recently took on after three and a half years of overseeing community builders in the Southern region of the United States.  

“Moishe House has been the best place I’ve ever worked and has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. Not only is it my place of work, but it is my passion and has helped me grow deeper within my Jewish identity and connection. I get fulfillment and joy when I see community builders having an impact on folks who weren’t previously involved or connected to their Jewish identity and have created a space for them that gives them a reason to keep coming back for more,” Mollie said. 

Prior to starting her new role, Mollie immersed herself in all that Moishe House had to offer, volunteering as a Camp Nai counselor, participating in Moishe House’s 4HQ program, and staffing retreats. To deepen her experience, she became an MHWOW host in 2021, hosting monthly events for young adults in Dallas for the past two years.  

Her most memorable program was a Shabbat dinner at the park in her apartment complex. “The weather was perfect and I was able to get all the food I needed and nobody left hungry! I had a lot of people come surprisingly and some who had never experienced a Shabbat dinner before,” she said. Mollie draws inspiration from attending learning retreats and Camp in both a participant and staff capacity each year because it’s where she connects with old and new friends – especially during Havdallah. “It’s the one time everyone is connecting through prayer and community. This has happened each time at the immersive experiences Moishe House offers and at our national conference (Natty Con)!” 

If given the opportunity to send a thank you card to Moishe House, Mollie would say, “Thank you for endlessly supporting me, giving me opportunities and challenges to grow, helping me find my path professionally and Jewishly, and believing in me to continue our mission for years to come.” 

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