Photos courtesy of Moishe House.
The largest organization in the world serving post-college Jewish young adults recently celebrated its first decade of re-defining millennial Jewish life.
Moishe House Atlanta – Buckhead creates a hub for young Jewish life in Atlanta. Home to three active residents – Amy Abelson, 28; Cassidy Artz, 25; and Matthew Spruchman, 25 – who are eager to build and create their own grassroots community by hosting at least 60 programs annually reaching more than 300 unique participants over the next year.
“We are thrilled to be opening our 100th Moishe House,” said David Cygielman, founder and CEO of Moishe House. “This historic milestone shows just how empowered young adults have changed the face of post-college Jewish life over the last 10 years. But even more important than this number are the hundreds of residents – and tens of thousands of participants – whose Jewish lives have been enriched by opening their homes and creating their own innovative programming. Every Moishe House is an opportunity for passionate young adults to create frequent Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers.”
Each Moishe House is an open, welcoming home, created and facilitated by a group of three to five carefully selected leaders. In Atlanta, these young adults host meaningful Jewish programs every month for their peers. In the process, the Moishe House residents join an international network of young Jewish leaders in cities from Auckland, New Zealand to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Since its founding in in Oakland, Calif. in 2006, the number of Moishe Houses has multiplied worldwide, with demand booming for the peer-led Jewish homes and programs. In its first decade, Moishe Houses across six continents have hosted 35,000+ programs engaging 600,000+ Jewish young adults. The organization currently has 100 homes in 74 cities and 24 countries around the globe.
To find out more about Moishe House, visit www.moishehouse.org.