On May 15, Moishe House Philadelphia, the largest organization serving Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s, in partnership with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, hosted “It Happened to Us,” a Holocaust remembrance event that featured monologues of Holocaust survivor testimony.
06/02/2016 - Four Lessons: How I Followed My Passion and Changed My World
- The Jewish Education Project
When I started JewF.I.S.H. (Fun/free, Interactive/inspiring, Synergetic and Humanistic project), my own grassroots project of Jewish education, six years ago, I had plenty of doubts. I was afraid there would be no audience for it and no one would support the project. I wanted to make Jewish culture, knowledge, and texts accessible and engaging. Like many who start something, I felt uncertain. At the same time, I felt like if I didn’t fully commit, I’d miss a great opportunity. Thankfully, I did commit. Here are four lessons I learned from creating JewF.I.S.H.
06/02/2016 - Russians in the house
- The Australian Jewish News
AUSTRALIA will soon have its first-ever Russian-speaking Moishe House, which will play host to various events for young adults in a bid to unite the Russian-Jewish and mainstream Jewish communities in Melbourne.
06/01/2016 - Moishe House | Tiffany Harris Engagement Interview
- Jewish Rock Radio
Moishe House Washington D.C. _ Columbia Heights resident Tiffany Harris highlights her favorite parts of being associated with Moishe House and the importance of Jewish community in the nation's capitol.
05/31/2016 - Creative Judaism: Being a Student and a Leader
- The Jewish Education Project
I love learning — Jewish and otherwise. If I had a superpower, it would be infinite brain capacity to retain all knowledge. Yet, my passion for Jewish learning was nearly quashed by the rigid way it was taught in the United Kingdom’s Jewish education system. I didn't want to go to school and hear a teacher or Rabbi drone on about the laws I must follow or books I must read. There was only one way to engage with Jewish learning, or else as they say, “the highway.” As an adult, I found another way. I engage in Judaism because it’s dynamic and community led. It provides opportunities and tools for my peers to lead their own learning sessions.
05/24/2016 - Connecting the Generations
- The Jewish Week
An intergenerational program centered around electronic devices grew out of one intergenerational conversation during which only one electronic device was discussed.
Epstein, who works and lives in Brookline, Mass., spending weekends on the Upper East Side, was sharing a meal here with her grandmother last year.
05/09/2016 - 105 Detroit Moishe House ‘enriching a Jewish fabric’
- The Detroit News
As the skies darkened and streets quieted in a Detroit neighborhood on a recent Friday evening, a cozy brown brick home swelled with light and sound.
The residents at the newly opened Moishe House in historic Indian Village had invited visitors to celebrate a Shabbat dinner to end the work week. Organizers hope to make the house a hub of Jewish life for post-college 20-somethings “who might not want to join local institutions the way previous generations have,” a leader said.
05/04/2016 - Introducing: Jewish Summer Camp for Adults
- eJewish Philanthropy
Shrug off the “shoulds” of your grown up life and come back to a place where what you do for a living doesn’t define who you are, or how you live. A place where you’re never on your own, where play is important and a mid-day nap might just be the best way to spend the afternoon.
04/27/2016 - Jewish Texan of the Week – Brandon
- Gather The Jews
This week I had the opportunity to interview Brandon! You may know Brandon as a resident of Moishe House Capitol Hill but I had the opportunity to learn much more about him.
04/11/2016 - Our Healthy Obsession with Reaching the Unengaged
- eJewish Philanthropy
Completely unengaged young adults make the best poster-children. I’m talking about those 20-somethings who never imagined themselves becoming active Jewish leaders until they participated in our program. When we find these unicorns, we make flyers, send emails, introduce them to donors and have them shout from their rooftops. But where do they really come from and how do we effectively reach them?
03/29/2016 - Moishe House, Young Adults and Jewish Community
- Oregon Jewish Life
A shifting band of young adults who have been not-so-quietly building grassroots Jewish life for themselves and their peers for nearly a decade will have space for a new face come May.
03/29/2016 - Young Jews in Paris Get Hub for Jewish Life
- UJA Federation of NY Blog
Life in Europe today presents stark challenges for the Jewish community. For young Jewish adults just starting out on their own, the hurdles can be daunting. But Moishe House, now expanded to two residences in Paris thanks to support from UJA-Federation of New York, offers a place for Jewish 20-somethings to find a lively community on their terms. A third Moishe House in France, also supported by UJA, is in the planning stages.
03/28/2016 - Giving Sunday on March 27
- Atlanta Jewish Times
Inspired by the football phrase “any given Sunday,” Moishe House Atlanta-Toco Hills, Young Israel Young Professionals and Marcus Jewish Community Center Young Adults will hold a blood drive, a clothing collection drive and a bone marrow registration drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Young Israel of Toco Hills, 2056 LaVista Road, to mark “Any Giving Sunday.”
03/21/2016 - Why Purim should be the ultimate hipster Jewish holiday
- Jewish Telegraph Agency
It’s one of the biggest conundrums facing the Jewish community: How do we get millennial Jews excited about being Jewish?
03/04/2016 - Detroit City Moishe House
- Detroit Jewish News
Detroit’s Indian Village neighborhood has had a Jewish presence going back to its earliest years. Noted lawyer and philanthropist Leo Butzel, who began a legal firm to represent Great Lakes shipping concerns, lived there. The legal firm he founded, now known as Butzel Long, exceeds 140 lawyers in its 160th year.
02/09/2016 - Moishe House Boulder Holds Open House
- Boulder Jewish News
The Boulder Moishe House, which opened right around Yom Kippur earlier this (Jewish) year, opened its doors last Wednesday for an evening of gratitude, excitement, and mezuzah hanging. Moishe House aims to build community among Jewish young adults with an in-house model, where residents plan 5+ events per month ranging from Shabbat dinners to casual happy hours around town
02/04/2016 - Saving the fruits too ugly for the stores
- The Jewish Chronicle - UK
Always worried about when we will next eat, as a race, we're not renowned for under catering.
We're not alone: UK household food waste last year was more than 12 million tonnes - shamefully topping an EU table.
01/14/2016 - Learning From Jewish European Community Builders: Reflections and Inspiration
- eJewish Philanthropy
The narrative and harsh realities coming out of Europe are far too familiar. Anti-Semitism is prevalent and terrorism around the globe has cast a wide shadow. Yet even during these precarious times that have given many reasons to hide or leave, I have had the privilege of seeing young Jewish adults in Europe and beyond stand up proud, eager and excited to create Jewish community for their peers.
01/13/2016 - You should know… Tiffany Harris
- Washington Jewish Week
Morocco is a long way from Seattle, but Tiffany Harris is used to traveling far from her hometown, having visited 55 countries. The 29-year-old resident of Moishe House Columbia Heights served as a Peace Corps community health volunteer in a Berber village in the North African nation’s Anti-Atlas mountains from 2010 to 2012.