On a Friday night, a group of young Jews gathered in a small room for Shabbat dinner. One of them cooked the meal, one brought a pack of Miller High Life and a few brought wine. The conversation ranged from Judaism to weed to Israel to Christopher Hitchens to the perils of JDate.
This isn’t Hillel. It isn’t even on a college campus. This is the Moishe House of Hoboken, New Jersey, one of 32 such houses worldwide—each of which provides programming for the local Jewish post-college community. There is a do-it-yourself feeling to the dinner, though—as with Hillel—a larger organization with large donors pays for it.