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 Community Manager!

 

Last updated on March 2nd 2020

Moishe House Opportunities

Grants

 

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

Purim Chag Grant

Purim is almost here! Its time to get creative and we are offering a $100 chag grant for your Masquerade Party, Hamentachen Baking, Social Justice Carnival, the possibilities are endless.
On Purim we dress up and wear costumes to remind ourselves that what you see is not what you get….that every person and every moment has a far greater depth than meets the eye. Mordechai is a pauper who becomes the Prime Minister, Haman in one day goes from being the kings right hand man to hanging in the public square, and a timid young girl named Esther really has a Queen inside her who saves the destiny of the Jewish people.

There are 4 spiritual opportunities/mitzvot to do on Purim:
1. Hear the Purim Story/Megillah reading
2. Have a Feast
3. Send gifts to each other (Mishloach Manot)
4. Give gifts to the poor (Matanot L’evyonim) “There is not greater or more wonderful joy, than to make happy the heart of a poor person, an orphan or a widow.” Mishnah Berurah – 19th century law code.

Israeli Culture Grant

This grant opportunity can be utilised 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. If you have any questions regarding the eligibility of the program, please contact your Community Manager!

Tikkun Olam Incentive Grants

This grant is to be used to help bolster Tikkun Olam programming and facilitate pathways for long term engagement. Houses, Pods and MHWOW hosts can apply for up to $150 to be used for a multi part series of Tikkun Olam programming or an ongoing effort that benefits the house and/or community.The money can be used for payment for speakers/educators, space rental, purchasing additional educational resources, special supplies for the program, etc. Up to 25% of the funding can be used towards food. Ideally, the money should be used over the course of at least three programs (or over the course of several months to support an ongoing effort)

Grassroots Interfaith Grant

Moishe Houses 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.

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.

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!