What is Moishe House Without Walls?

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

Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW) empowers Jewish young adults ages 22-32 to build Jewish community by planning and hosting creative Jewish experiences for their friends and peers. Different from a Moishe House, there are no minimum program requirements, the programs are open to the general community or invite-only and MHWOW hosts can live anywhere around the world.

MHWOW is a comfortable, easily accessible way for you and your friends to gather, learn, socialize and create Jewish community together. We let you be the driver of your own Jewish experience because along with being Jewish, we want to help you do Jewish.

Featured MHWOW Programs

How to Become a Host

MHWOW hosts have the training and desire to create quality Jewish programming. Any Jewish young adult who is between the ages of 22-32 and is an alum of one of these experiences is eligible to become an MHWOW host:

We want you to become an MHWOW host! If you’re not currently eligible, join us on a 2018 Learning Retreat.

"MHWOW means so much to me and my group of friends. After moving out of the house at Moishe House Cleveland, I was worried that my ability to plan and create Jewish meaning and content in my life would be diminished. I have planned two programs a month for the past two years and just finished leading my first retreat. I owe so much of my Jewish identity and love to this amazing program!"

-Mandy Kwait, Moishe House Cleveland Alum and MHWOW Host

How We Support Our Hosts

As an MHWOW host, you have access to:

  • Funding: Up to $150 reimbursement subsidy for every program hosted.
  • Programmatic Support: Jewish educators and professionals to help you create strong Jewish experiences.
  • Learning Retreats: Access to weekend-long immersive experiences throughout the year. From Jewish Outdoor Adventure to Shabbat and the Art of Storytelling, there is a retreat for everyone. Retreats are fully subsidized by our generous donors, and MHWOW hosts are eligible for additional funds for travel. All MHWOW hosts are eligible for up to $100 in travel subsidy, and those who have hosted four or more programs are eligible for up to $250.
  • Scholarships: Financial support for Jewish learning experiences outside of Moishe House.
  • A Global Network: Over 600 MHWOW hosts around the world, from El Salvador to New Zealand. Check out the latest MHWOW newsletter.

Host Spotlight

MHWOW hosts love to bring people together. They are excited to experiment and explore their Judaism in different ways.

SEE HOW YOU CAN BECOME A HOST

Joelle Abramowitz

Ann Arbor, MI

Becky Bordo

Los Angeles, CA

Talia Chain

London, UK

Tanya Mordkovich

Toronto, ON

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