The Moishe House International Digest

Welcome to the International Digest! This is a resident resource for upcoming retreats, grants available to use and program resources to help you create vibrant and exciting programming. You will also find opportunities for personal growth such as fellowships, jobs and travel. Any questions: email your Regional Manager!

 

Last updated on November 11th, 2019

Moishe House Opportunities

Grants

 

See below for our current grant offerings and click on the logo above the grant to apply.

Hanukkah Grant

We are offering a Hanukkah incentive grant up to $100 to help residents create their Iron Chef Latka wars, Hanukkah bonfires, Menorah lightings, deep fry parties,  Latkas and pina-coladas, and study sessions about miracles! Gather your community to bring in light and celebrate during this darkest time of the year. Faustine approves for the International Team.

Tikkun Olam Incentive Grants

This grant is to be used for community builders to engage with a 2019 Tikkun Olam pillar: (Mental and Physical Health & Wellness, Environmental Issues & Global Climate Change, Prejudice, Discrimination & Oppression, and Hunger, Food Insecurity & Access to Clean Water) to enhance the program, invite more folks, bring in a speaker, pay extra for locally sourced produce, etc. The grants will be given out on a first come first serve basis through December 2019 and must be used in the year 2019. You may apply multiple times (up to once a month) but preference will be given to residents who haven’t received the grant before.

Grassroots Interfaith Grant

Moishe Houses in Europe & the Former Soviet Union are eligible to apply for the Grassroots Interfaith Grant. This grant opportunity offers an added $100 of funding, up to once a month, to be put towards a programme that is open to young adults from other faiths – preference for, but not exclusive to, Muslims.

If you have any questions or would like advice on hosting an interfaith programme, please email Eva.

Israeli Culture

This opportunity can be utilized one time per month for up to an added $100 of funding towards the specific program. The program must focus on Cultural aspects of Israel such as food, music, art, language, or domestic activities and policies.

Shabbat EPF

This is a great grant to use to enhance a Shabbat Experience! This grant is here to help you create more meaningful Shabbat experiences for your community. International houses have up to $50. Programs must have at least 16 participants to qualify.

EPF (Extraordinary Programming Fund)

EPF is for programs with an intention to create EXTRAORDINARY experiences for your participants – meaning better, bigger or both! Past programs have included boat parties, silent discos, and more! Your EPF program should host at least 30 people. Houses may apply for up to $750 a year with a $500 cap per program.

Activate Local Learning

Engage a local Educator or Rabbi to teach a 3-5 part series class at your Moishe House!  Create a course on Judaism’s view of Miracles or Justice; explore what the Talmud teaches about Cooking or Relationships;  find out what your local educators specialize in! Up to $750 to hire local educator plus materials and snacks.

Coming up soon …..

Laticon 2019 - November 15th - 17th

Laticon 2019 is fast approaching, and we are so excited to be hosting our annual conference for our Spanish speaking and Latin American houses in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The residents of the Porto Alegre house created a video to get everyone pumped to join them!

View the video from the Porto Alegre residents here!

Program Resources

Personal Growth Opportunities

Fellowships, Jobs, Travel and Conferences

It takes two…introducing Moishe Pods!

Moishe House is psyched to introduce Moishe Pods – a two-person Moishe House! A Pod is just like a Moishe House, and completely new at the same time. Two incredible community builders will live together in their Moishe Pod and run 3 programs a month, and we’ll help out with a program budget and a rent subsidy. Two people means more awesome programs in new communities, and fewer group texts and chore charts! We are super excited that Internationally we have pods in Manchester, UK, Amsterdam & Madrid!
Think you (and someone you know) would be like two peas in a Moishe Pod?

Apply to open a Moishe Pod here!

Tikkun Olam

Moishe House residents, hosts and staff voted on four pillars of Tikkun Olam for Moishe House at the four resident training conferences in 2018. The four selected themes are:

In 2019, our goal is to have each Moishe House, 100 Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW) hosts and all Moishe House staff members participate in programming related to at least one of these pillars. Which pillar, how you participate and when is completely up to you! For resources and ideas to guide you through an exciting year of Tikkun Olam programming at Moishe House check out Tikkun Olam.