Ramah Moishe House!
We’re proud of our Ramahniks (two of whom are on our year-round team!) who have started a Moishe House in Boston’s South End, running Jewish programming for young adults! This great article spotlights their work.
Here’s an excerpt:
Moishe House recently officially opened a home for Jewish young adults in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The new house will serve as a hub for young Jewish life in the Boston metropolitan area.
Moishe House is a global organization where young Jewish adults live together and host Jewish programs one to two times each week for their peers, with more than 100 houses worldwide. In exchange, the residents receive a modest monthly rent subsidy, and a monthly programming budget. Moishe House’s South End location joins four other such homes for 20-something Jews in the Boston area, including houses in Brookline, Cambridge and Jamaica Plain.
Moishe House Boston-South End welcomed its four inaugural residents on Sept. 1, when it officially opened its doors for the first time.
In addition to their full-time jobs, the house’s residents – Ben Rosenfeld , Emily Farbman ,Emma Neusner , and Simon Luxemberg – are committed to hosting at least 84 peer-led programs annually, such as Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, charity events, and more. The house’s initial program on Sept. 7 featured a Shabbat dinner, while it also held a circular challah-baking event on Sept. 13.
“We are a group of four friends who met through Camp Ramah in New England,” said Simon Luxemberg. “We met when we were small children and bunkmates, and have grown to be coworkers and lifelong friends. We share a passion for Jewish leadership, and are excited to discover our post-college Jewish identities. Our goal for living together is to promote young Jewish life in the Boston area, by celebrating Jewish holidays and customs in a fun way that will make people want to come back.”