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 August 15th, 2019

Moishe House Opportunities

Grants

 

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

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Incentive Grants

It is time for Rosh Hashanah Dinners, Yom Kippur Break-fasts, Tashlich Bike rides, Bobbing for apple parties, Apple cider tasting, Rosh Hashanah seders or spiritual hikes….it’s time to create community and a home away from home for two of the most celebrated Jewish holidays of the year.  This year we are offering $100 (together for YK and RH) to help your program reach even more people! Set the table for even more community members with a holiday dinner or other program. Your RS team and Jewish education team are here to help you brainstorm ideas. Approved by Faustine.

Sukkot Grant

Shakshouka in the Sukkah, Hookah in the Sukkah, Story Slam in the Sukkah, Study in the Sukkah, Sushi in the Sukkah.  It’s time to start thinking about building a Sukkah! On Sukkot we are told to “be happy!” as we venture outside the comforts of our home and celebrate with community and experience being vulnerable among the elements.  We are offering $200 to build a Sukkah, enhance your current Sukkah, or create Sukkot programing.  Approved by Faustine.

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.

Retreats

Hannukah: Spark Joy! An International Moishe House Retreat

Join us in Berlin to learn and share everything you need to make this Hanukkah the best Hanukkah of your life! Together, we’ll learn the official story and the untold ones, the collective narrative and personal memories, the traditional rituals and the funky twists, the amazing foods and the exciting games. We’ll connect together with a beautiful Shabbat, learn with amazing Jewish educators and relax with other Moishe House people from across Europe. You will leave the retreat with a plan on how to create a great Hanukkah experience for you and your peers!

Apply Now!

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.