Moishe House Without Walls Schmoozeletter

It might seem like the high holidays are a world away, but Rosh Hashanah is in only six weeks, and Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah aren’t far behind. You might be familiar with holiday traditions like eating apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah or building a sukkah on Sukkot (if not, MyJewishLearning might just be our favorite website for learning new things). 

In this Schmoozeletter, our goal is to bring you NEW program ideas that you’ve maybe never thought of and can actually do with your friends (idk about you, but I know it would pretty hard for Liza to build a sukkah in her Chicago apartment). But before we start celebrating, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to get reimbursed.
-Leah Jalfon, MHWOW Program Manager

Closeout is what we call our monthly reimbursement cycle because we “close out” the expenses for the month. The MHWOW team reviews every receipt (and participant list and program photo) submitted by the 7th of the month, and the report of all approved receipts is pulled from the Mintranet on the 10th (unless the 10th falls on a weekend or a holiday). The MHWOW team, the finance department, and then more humans have to approve the report before reimbursements are sent. This is why you see your reimbursements in your accounts near the end of the month and not immediately when the report is pulled. 

Closeout Dates for the Fall 

This year, we are shifting September and October closeout dates slightly to accommodate Natty Con and the High Holidays. Your receipts will always be reviewed if you submit them within the 30 days following the date of your program.

September 2019: The closeout report will be pulled on 9/4, so please submit your receipts by EOD on 8/29 to guarantee that your receipts will be reviewed before closeout.

October 2019: The closeout report will be pulled on 10/7, so please submit your receipts by EOD on 10/2 to guarantee that your receipts will be reviewed before closeout.

If you have any questions about closeout, just let us know. Now for the fun stuff!

This year, we revolutionized the way that we created resources for the high holidays. MHWOW staff  partnered with Moishe House’s Jewish educators to create original, in-depth programs ideas just for you. Click the images below to view the resources!

By Alyssa Gorenberg, Faustine Sigal, & Danielle Trainis            By Ziva Swire & Yitzhak Bronstein

By Leah Jalfon & Loren Berman



Rosh Hashanah: September 29 – October 1
Yom Kippur: October 8 – 9
Sukkot: October 13 – 20

Click here for this printable calendar!

Don’t forget to apply for your programs at least three business days in advance!


Congratulations to these hosts who hosted their 6th program of 2019 in July!

Matthew Altschul, Michael Braun, Hannah Elovitz, Hana Feiner, Pessia Fetter, Eliel Goldberg Alyssa Gorenberg, Julie Griner, Josh Hillinger, Vadim Kashtelyan, Justin Kelman, DK Klein, Ben Kwait, Joseph Levin Manning, Devorah Lezell, Toby Loewenstein, Hannah Milgrom, Sophie Miller, Emily Mogavero, Laya Mohadeb-Morgenstern, Isabella Morrison, Leah Nussbaum, Ellen Oshinsky, Sarah Robinson, Judith Rontal, Marissa Spiegel, Teal Weisberg and Riki Woonteiler!

WE ARE 2019 is here! WE ARE is Moishe House’s annual peer-led fundraising campaign and this year, for the first time ever, MHWOW has launched a new initiative for hosts to create their own WE ARE fundraising page. DK Klein, MHWOW Host from New York City, has decided to set a personal fundraising goal of $150

DK Klein, New York City

“As a community member for 6+ years, I have participated in many of the amazing events that Moishe Houses put on. Now that I am an MHWOW host, I am able to become a leader and organizer in my own community and build great experiences first hand. I am proud to contribute to the MHWOW WE ARE campaign in order to create more opportunities for individuals like me who want to host Jewish experiences and uniquely grow their community.”

Interested in having your own individual fundraising page like DK? Sign up here!



The MHWOW Team
Liza, Josh, Leah, Alyssa, Ziva, Jessie & Leonid