Federation CJA wants to open the first Moishe House in Montreal, joining the 98 other such houses in 24 countries where such a program exists.
03/29/2017 - For Millennials, Color War And Jewish Connection
- The New York Jewish Week
When Sydney Sperling thinks about Shabbat, she thinks of camp. She grew up going to the Reform movement’s Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, Calif., spent a semester in Israel during high school and then did a joint bachelor’s program at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University. But in the years since, her Jewish involvement has declined.
03/15/2017 - Open Dor Project Announces its First Cohort of Spiritual Startup Leaders/Communities
- eJewish Philanthropy
When the Open Dor Project announced its first call for applications in eJP four months ago, our team and our selection committee could never have imagined the inspiring diversity of emerging Jewish spiritual leaders and communities we would encounter. As a new, initiative focused exclusively on supporting spiritual startup leaders and their communities, we just didn’t know, frankly, what exactly we would find out there. In a world where the very meaning of the words “spirituality” and “community” are changing so rapidly, would there be a critical mass of brave Jewish clergy leaders doing this path-breaking work and searching for their own community of practice? Moreover, would there be populations seeking out new models of Jewish spiritual community to help them fulfill a missing yet core piece of their own life journeys?
03/07/2017 - Muslim-Jewish Forum offers growth for interfaith relations
- Detroit Jewish News
Peace is a warm house on a winter night filled with friends and soon-to-be friends drinking hot tea from mismatched mugs sharing conversation and laughter and music.
03/01/2017 - How Bulgaria Saved Its Jews and What We Can Learn From Them
- eJewish Philanthropy
They say those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. What they don’t say – but should – is that those who remember history and learn from it can create a better, stronger world.
02/23/2017 - Finding unity through song, ritual and discussion
- Times of Israel
Anyone who says the month of January was easy is lying, or not paying attention. A usually predictable event — the peaceful succession of power from one president to the next — was anything but predictable as our country, still raw from the bitter election cycle of 2016, prepared for the giant question of “What comes next?”
02/21/2017 - Convention draws Jewish youth from far and wide to Dallas, but biggest delegation is right at home
- Dallas News
Thousands of Jewish teens from around the world converged on a downtown Dallas hotel this weekend to draw strength in their common faith and unity in their differences.
02/07/2017 - Internal Exploration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Jim Joseph Foundation.org
How do we as Jews authentically tell our stories to others and ourselves? How do we as Jews bring the relevance and meaning of Judaism—whatever that may mean to you—in our lives? How do we as Jews show up? These are just a few of the questions I have been asking myself, sometimes more explicitly, sometimes less, over the last few years. The noted novelist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston said, “There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” The answers to some of these questions have come to me in the form of practice and process; and in both personal and professional ways.
01/25/2017 - A Racial Justice Retreat Empowered By Repair the World
The cohort also recently inspired Pruce to double down on her dialogue facilitating efforts. Over MLK Day weekend she organized and hosted a racial justice retreat, supported and co-sponsored by Repair the World and Moishe House. The purpose of the retreat was to create space for young Jewish people to explore the intersection of Jewishness and racial justice.
01/23/2017 - Moishe House Boulder Brings Sustainability Into 2017
- Boulder Jewish News
In line with their pro-environmental views, Moishe House Boulder, a community building organization for Jewish young adults, held a “Where is the gas in glass?” open house at Fire glass-blowing studio in Denver.
01/19/2017 - Moishe House residents live their Jewish faith
- The Columbus Dispatch
If not for the yarmulkes, prayers and blessings, the gathering in the Bexley apartment of three 20-somethings might have been any other party. If not for the yarmulkes, prayers and blessings, the gathering in the Bexley apartment of three 20-somethings might have been any other party.
01/12/2017 - Come for the Party … Stay for the Judaism
- Baltimore Jewish Times
I think that young Jews and millennials in general are all about creating something new and fresh and innovative, and Moishe House is about that,” continued Rubin, who oversees the Baltimore chapter of Moishe House which was founded in 2010.
01/12/2017 - Social Innovators Share Thoughts on Next Generation Jewish Engagement
- eJewish Philanthropy
On a recent evening, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) hosted donors and friends for a panel discussion on next-generation engagement. This universal topic is front of mind with Jewish leaders striving to create pathways of inclusion and connectivity to Judaism for “Gen X” and millennials.