I remember sitting in a little Mexican restaurant in Santa Barbara back in 2008, having my first meeting with Mike Nissenson, who would later become Moishe House’s first board chair. This was during a precarious time as Moishe House’s sole benefactor had just shut down his foundation in the wake of the economic collapse. The conversation mostly revolved around Moishe House and its potential. When Mike asked how many houses we could eventually open, I felt optimistically confident that there could be 75 Moishe Houses around the world. With the right team, board members, funding and, most importantly, residents, I believed we could achieve this ambitious goal.