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Create Your Dream Jewish Community

Whether you love to host gatherings, facilitate conversations, create spaces for Jewish rituals, or just to bring people together, becoming a Moishe House or Pod (pronounced “moy-shuh”) resident provides you with the opportunity to create a pluralistic Jewish community that’s yours! Moishe House invites Jewish young adults to create monthly programming with your roommate(s) for your local community and become a part of a global Jewish network. We provide the tools and support, you create the programs that fit your interests and community – all are welcome to apply!

Not sure if you should be a Moishe House resident because you’ve felt like you didn’t belong in a Jewish community previously, didn’t feel “Jewish enough”, or may not have a deep Jewish historical or ritual knowledge?

Not sure if you should be a Moishe House resident because you’re Shabbat-observant, keep intentionally kosher, and have a deep love for torah and singing zemirot around the table?

Guess what – you may be EXACTLY who we’re looking for! Moishe House is looking to open intentionally kosher and Shabbat-observant locations AND locations for those of you who have felt you’ve never belonged. Please contact us so we can tell you more!

Check out our current Moishe House or Pod openings below.

What's In It For You?

Collaboration

2-5 friends live together in a rented home

Community

Host gatherings 3-7 times per month

Budget

Receive a generous rent subsidy and program budget (includes funds for kosher food)

Support

Get additional support and resources from Moishe House staff

Network

Join a global community

“Before Moishe House, I didn't realize that community could be made to be so specific. Sharing a heritage or religion is sometimes not enough to bring together community; shared experiences, perspectives, and visions for the future matter too. It feels amazing to really be connected to and comfortable with a group of young adults from the broader community.” -David, Moishe Pod Queens Resident

“Moishe House has impacted my life in many ways. Thanks to my flatmates I’ve found a new family and we work together to create our small Jewish community. We experience a lot of joy and happiness during our events and Moishe House has given us the opportunity to improve ourselves every day.” -Emma, Moishe House Budapest Resident

“I am forever grateful to Moishe House for giving me the resources to create a warm home infused with a love of Judaism, Torah, and mitzvot, and to make space and community for young Jews of both religious and non-religious backgrounds alike." -Hanna Leeman, 26, MH Philadelphia & Baltimore Resident Alumna, Medical Student & Vaccine Strategist

New Locations Available

Helsinki, Finland

  • 2 friends or a couple
  • 3 programs per month
  • Up to 33% rent subsidy (max $800 USD)
  • $300 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Berlin, Germany

  • 3-5 friends
  • 5 programs/month
  • 50% rent subsidy
  • $400 program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Kosher, Shabbat-Observant Communities

  • 2-5 friends in a US metropolitan city
  • 3-5+ programs per month, depending on house size
  • Between 33 and 50% rent subsidy, depending on program location
  • $300-525 per month program budget, depending on number of programs per month
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Thanks to the generosity of the Tehilah Foundation Lauren and Ezra Merkin, we are looking for like-minded Jewish young adults who are excited about building a kosher household and creating an open space that meets their Jewish needs.

Bogota, Colombia

  • 2 friends
  • 3 programs per month
  • Up to 33% rent subsidy (max $800 USD)
  • $300 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Contra Costa, CA

  • 3-5 friends
  • 5 programs per month
  • Up to 50% rent subsidy (max $2,200 USD)
  • $400 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Memphis, TN

  • 2 friends
  • 3 programs per month
  • Up to 33% rent subsidy (max $800 USD)
  • $300 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Milano, Italy

  • 2 friends
  • 3 programs per month
  • Up to 33% rent subsidy (max $800 USD)
  • $300 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Orlando, FL

  • 3-5 friends
  • 5+ programs per month
  • Up to 50% rent subsidy (max $2,200 USD)
  • $400 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

San Antonio, Texas

  • 2 friends
  • 3 programs per month
  • Up to 33% rent subsidy (max $800 USD)
  • $300 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 2 friends
  • 3 programs per month
  • Up to 33% rent subsidy (max $800 USD)
  • $300 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Stockholm, Sweden

  • 3-5 friends
  • 5+ programs per month
  • Up to 50% rent subsidy (max $2,200 USD)
  • $400 per month program budget
Apply Now

Questions? Set up a time to chat about this opportunity.

Interested in starting a House or Pod in a different location?

Apply as an individual or a group to open a Moishe House or Pod near you.

Application Process

1

ApplicationFill out an application as an individual (and we will match you with other applicants) or apply as a group

2

Group InterviewZoom call with Moishe House staff to better understand your vision for your Moishe House/Pod

3

VerificationReference and background checks for all members of the group

4

GreenlightApproval for your group to launch your Moishe House

5

House HuntingFind the house of your dreams with support and resources from Moishe House staff

6

Onboarding & OpeningOn-boarding and training with your Community Manager and program launch

Recommend a Friend

Know someone who would make a great Moishe House or Pod resident? Moishe House is looking for Jewish young adults aged 22-32 in cities around the world who are interested in building and leading their dream Jewish community with their friends. Refer a friend and become eligible to win a $50 AirBnB experience gift card.

Recommend a Friend

Get In Touch

Terry Wunder

Senior Director, House Programs

If you would like to learn more or have specific questions about North American Moishe Houses or Pods, please contact terry@moishehouse.org

Yana Tolmacheva

Senior Director, RSJ (Russian-Speaking Jewish) Programming

If you would like to learn more or have specific questions about a Russian-speaking Moishe House or Pod, contact yana@moishehouse.org

Alexis Einhorn

Senior Global Community Manager

If you would like to learn more or have specific questions about an international Moishe House or Pod, please contact alexis.einhorn@moishehouse.org