Young Jews of Color celebrate lunar new year January 2020

Create Your Dream Jewish Community

Moishe Houses and Moishe Pods are groups of Jewish young adults who live together and host programs for their community. The programs, such as Shabbat dinners, movie nights, projects to help the community, etc, are free of charge to attend! Moishe Houses (locations with 3, 4, or 5 residents) and Moishe Pods (locations with 2 residents) exist to build community.

How Does a Moishe House Work?

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

Interested in becoming a resident?


Whether you love to host gatherings, facilitate conversations, create spaces for Jewish rituals, or just to bring people together, becoming a Moishe (pronounced “moyshuh”) House or Pod 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, and you create the programs that fit your interests and community.

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? Or do you wonder if you’re the right fit as someone who’s shomer Shabbat, shomer kashrut, and loves singing zemirot around the table? In either case, you may be exactly who we’re looking for! Our residents span the spectrum from secular to religious, and all are invited to apply!


Check out our current Moishe House and Moishe Pod openings at the link below.

“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." -Hannah Leeman, 26, MH Philadelphia & Baltimore Resident Alumna, Medical Student & Vaccine Strategist