Moishe House Without Walls

What does your dream Jewish community look like and how can we help you create it?

Join a global network of creators, lifelong learners, explorers, and leaders who plan and create intentional Jewish experiences for their friends and peers. Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW – pronounced letter “M”, letter “H”, and “WOW”) provides you with the support, educational, and financial resources to bring your vision to life and to cultivate a Jewish community that’s yours.

Around the world, MHWOW hosts gather their peers for Jewish experiences that range from Friday night Shabbat dinners, holidays, learning events, and cultural celebrations. MHWOW hosts decide who they want to invite, where they want to host, what they want to explore in Judaism, and when they want to gather.

Featured MHWOW Programs

Engage your Jewish community

What is a MHWOW host?

MHWOW empowers young adults called “hosts” to confidently cultivate a unique Jewish community of their peers through consistent programming and common interest or practice. Every month, MHWOW hosts create at least one unique Jewish experience for their friends. Programs can be open to the community or invite-only and hosts can live anywhere around the world.

MHWOW hosts:

  • Make an impact in their communities, one program at a time
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment, pride, and joy by hosting others 
  • Thrive on Jewish engagement and connection

Sound like you? Apply to become a host!

All Are Welcome at MHWOW

Moishe House Without Walls believes in and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Every new host is an opportunity to introduce fresh perspectives and voices into our community. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are welcome.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

HOW WE SUPPORT HOSTS

No matter if you’re looking to strengthen, expand, or invite people to join your circle, MHWOW is here to support you with training, funding, and resources to make Jewish experiences relevant and accessible.

A GLOBAL NETWORK

Network of hosts to grow and learn with

FUNDING

More than $3,000 in programming budget per year

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE BUDGET

Up to $350 to celebrate a year of commitment and consistent community building

PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT

Dedicated staff support and regional Jewish educators

LEARNING RETREATS

Access to weekend-long subsidized immersive experiences

GRANTS

Additional grant opportunities for special events and holidays

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for professional and leadership development

"MHWOW has allowed me to create my dream community and bring my Judaism to life in a way I never imagined would be possible. My Judaism has been imbued with a new sense of joy and love. [Moishe House] has empowered me to become a leader and I am forever grateful.” -Kylie Unell, MHWOW Host in New York, NY

How do I become a host?

MHWOW Application Process

1

Any Jewish young adult between the ages of 22-32 may apply to become a MHWOW host.

2

If you are selected to move forward, you’ll schedule an interview with a MHWOW staff member.

3

If accepted, you'll schedule an onboarding call to get ready to host your first program.

+ - Host Must-Haves

  • An already established local social network (in person) or the ability to recruit new people into their network
  • Proven history of organizing and mobilizing a community
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Is passionate about making Judaism relevant and alive for themselves and others

+ - Host Nice-to-Haves

  • Some level of Jewish knowledge or experience in Jewish spaces
  • Jewish diversity – in practice, observance, background, education
  • Has previously engaged with Moishe House programming
  • Has created some kind of program before, in a personal or professional capacity

Interested in learning more? Contact us at withoutwalls@moishehouse.org.