Moishe House West Hartford

Kick-Off Weekend Festivities

Friday, June 7th 2013 at 8pm to Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 5pm

157-159 Quaker Lane South, West Hartford, CT 06119

Friday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM): Our first official Moishe House Shabbat dinner and oneg! Since Shabbos begins at 8:15 PM, we will be leading Candle Lighting,Kiddush and HaMotzi. Dinner will be meat: brisket, chicken, Israeli salad, etc and alcohol will be provided. (21+ ONLY)

Saturday, June 8 (9:15-11:45 PM): Come experience the joy of Havdalah in our backyard, and then start your week off right by walking up to the Center with us for frozen yogurt (location TBD).

Sunday, June 9 (3:00-5:00 PM): Curious what this whole Moishe House thing is all about? Want a tour of our home and garden? Check out our all ages open house on Sunday afternoon, complete with children's activities and trips to see our community garden.


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What is Moishe House?

Moishe House is a home-based Jewish community for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Founded in 2006, it has quickly grown from four friends hosting Shabbat dinners for young adults out of their home in Oakland, California, to 54 thriving centers of Jewish life, spanning 14 countries. Moishe House is the largest organization of its kind, serving an international cohort of more than 50,000 Jewish young adults around the world annually. Moishe House has become an essential component in serving the Jewish post-college young adult population, by providing opportunities for community involvement, Jewish learning and leadership.

The Moishe House model is based on the following ideas:

  • The center of the approach is an open, welcoming home, created and facilitated by a group of 3-5 young adults (residents).
  • Moishe House residents come from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds and are selected for their demonstrated leadership abilities and outgoing personalities.
  • Working together as a team, the residents plan and host a diverse range of low-barrier religious, cultural and social events in their home, including Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, Repair the World programs, and more.
  • In addition to planning their own programs, the house residents also support existing community resources by partnering with local Jewish organizations such as JCCs, synagogues, federations, and other institutional providers.

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Who We Are

Carly Hoss

Carly is the Administrative Director for Chai Mitzvah, a non-profit organization that promotes life-long Jewish education, as well as the Principle at Toratenu, B'nai Tikvoh-Shalom's Montessori-style Hebrew school.

Derek Holodak

Derek is a Brand Awareness consultant at (and owner of) Custom Impressions Marketing Solutions, LLC., where he specializes in "making you unforgettable"®! He is also a substitute teacher at Toratenu.

Steph Sperber

Steph is a History teacher at Hopkins School, a private day school in New Haven, as well as a Zumba instructor on the weekends. In her free time, she leads trips to Eastern Europe and Israel with BBYO and Taglit-Birthright.

Bryan Dunn

Bryan is a lab technician with Bristol, Meyers, Squibb. He is also a very active member of the University of Connecticut Hillel Alumni Board.
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