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WHAT IS A MOISHE HOUSE IMMERSIVE JEWISH EXPERIENCE?  

 At a Moishe House Immersive Jewish Experience, you can expect everything from group study to singalongs to friendship. We believe in creating a space to ask the most pressing spiritual questions of our lives. We recognize that many of us didn’t grow up leading Jewish programs and rituals and now seek to find our own meaning in them. Through experiential and participatory learning, our dynamic team of educators inspires with the ritual skills and training necessary to inspire others back home.

Our Retreats are fully subsidized thanks to the generosity of our funders. We convene at high-quality retreat centers throughout the U.S. and bring seasoned, credentialed Jewish educators to teach on a range of topics. Our goal is to give you knowledge and skills that will help you create innovative programming for your Jewish communities at home.

People come to Moishe House with many different experiences of Jewish life. Moishe House is committed to making everyone feel welcome and making it known that they are an important part of the conversation despite the level of their Jewish knowledge, experience, or affiliation with any movement. We do our best to accommodate participants’ needs, including Shomer Shabbat, dietary restrictions and beyond as needed.

 

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At a Moishe House Immersive Jewish Experience, you can expect everything from group study to singalongs to friendship. We believe in creating a space to ask the most pressing spiritual questions of our lives. We recognize that many of us didn’t grow up leading Jewish programs and rituals and now seek to find our own meaning in them. Through experiential and participatory learning, our dynamic team of educators inspires with the ritual skills and training necessary to inspire others back home. 

Our retreats are fully subsidized thanks to the generosity of our funders. We convene at high-quality retreat centers throughout the U.S. and bring seasoned, credentialed Jewish educators to teach on a range of topics. Our goal is to give you knowledge and skills that will help you create innovative programming for your Jewish communities at home.

North America Retreats

Jewish Learning Retreats

Aug 19-21, 2022

Base is the home of a Rabbinic family which serves as a home-base for community, learning, and mentorship. Join your Base community for a weekend retreat where we will celebrate Shabbat together through spirited song, discussion, and prayer (traditional and experimental) and of course food and play!

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Aug 26-28, 2022

Calling all Jewish young adults between the ages of 22-32 including community builders, creatives, and people who dream big! Retreatology is back with its first in-person training since 2020! Learn the neccessary skills to become a retreat facilitator through our 3-day training.

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Aug 26-28, 2022

Base is the home of a Rabbinic family which serves as a home-base for community, learning, and mentorship. Join your Base community for a weekend retreat where we will celebrate Shabbat together through spirited song, discussion, and prayer (traditional and experimental) and of course food and play!

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Sep 2-5, 2022

Camp Nai Nai Nai is for anyone ages 21-39 who wants to experience the joy, beauty, and silliness of Jewish summer camp! We invite you to come as you are and find your most authentic self. Whether you are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, just Jewish, “Jew-ish”, all of the above, or none of above, Camp Nai Nai Nai is where we sing the wrong words to the right songs, together making up our own lyrics and rules as we go along! Everyone can sing along to the “Nai Nai Nai…” part of the song.

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Oct 21-23, 2022

A free and fair election is the foundation of every healthy democracy. What is your responsibility as a citizen and a member of the Jewish community to ensure transparent, inclusive, and accountable democratic processes? While Presidential elections get a lot of attention, the elections happening in midterm years are equally important to ensuring we are well represented by our elected officials, regardless of one’s political affiliation. As we approach the 2022 midterm elections, issues around voting rights and free and fair elections are even more pressing. Join Moishe House, in partnership with Repair the World, for a weekend where we will explore how empowering citizens to exercise their right to vote is an act of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). This event is nonpartisan, and participants will leave equipped with the tools and knowledge to facilitate service learning projects on voter engagement, democracy building and any other topic.

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Oct 28-30, 2022

Camp Nai Nai Nai is for anyone ages 21-39 who wants to experience the joy, beauty, and silliness of Jewish summer camp! We invite you to come as you are and find your most authentic self. Whether you are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, just Jewish, “Jew-ish”, all of the above, or none of above, Camp Nai Nai Nai is where we sing the wrong words to the right songs, together making up our own lyrics and rules as we go along! Everyone can sing along to the “Nai Nai Nai…” part of the song.

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Nov 4-6, 2022

Join Moishe House for Roots, Rest and Renewal, our first ever Jews of Color Retreat! Co-led by Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife and Yoshi Silverstein of Mitsui Collective, the retreat will create space for us to be in community as we rest and restore the temple of our bodies, explore our roots both personally and collectively, and strengthen both personal and spiritual connection with other Jews of Color. All who identify as Jews of Color are invited to join us at OSRUI from Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th.

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Dec 2-4, 2022

Base is the home of a Rabbinic family which serves as a home-base for community, learning, and mentorship. Join your Base community for a weekend retreat where we will celebrate Shabbat together through spirited song, discussion, and prayer (traditional and experimental) and of course food and play!

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Dec 2-4, 2022
Dec 16-18, 2022

Join us for the 1st ever Moishe House Alumni-Only Retreat at Camp Ramah in Ojai, CA, December 16-18! This retreat is open to any former resident or MHWOW Host in North America between 26 and 39 years old who is a member of the Ambassador Circle and will be an opportunity to come together and celebrate the experience of being a Moishe House Community Builder. Expect a Moishe House-style Shabbat experience as well as Jewish learning and a chance to give feedback on the future of alumni engagement at Moishe House. Alumni are eligible for up to $250 in travel subsidy. If you’re interested in joining the Ambassador Circle, please contact Josh Traulsen at josh.traulsen@moishehouse.org or 602.430.0923.

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4HQ

4HQ Israel Encounters is a yearlong program of webinars, in-person gatherings, 1-on-1 mentoring sessions and one weeklong trip through Israel. The aim of this program is to equip Moishe House residents and MHWOW hosts with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to create and facilitate meaningful programs about Israel. Learn more and apply.

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