When this 22-year-old University student in Amsterdam submitted her video application to Moishe House, she expressed that she wanted to open a new Moishe House in her local community to contribute to the local Jewish community and create a new space and home for people to feel connected and welcome to practice Judaism. Fortunately, due to the creation of the Global Community Fund (supported with matching funds from the Sabrina Merage Foundation), Moishe House was able to say “yes” to her, and plans are currently under way to launch an Amsterdam House.
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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has significantly expanded its Winter Relief Program in Ukraine this year in response to a harsh winter worsened by the country’s energy crisis, skyrocketing costs, ongoing unrest, and the growing needs of displaced Jews. This necessary increase in resources and supplies for Jewish families in need represents a seven-fold increase in JDC’s Ukraine Winter Relief budget. JDC is currently assisting 2,400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) within Ukraine, and numbers are growing as more than 500 new people came to request assistance in January alone – before the conflict reached the current level of crisis.
With growing demand from eager 20-somethings passionate about creating Jewish community for their peers, Moishe House is expanding its presence around the world. Due to significant interest from young Jewish communities, Moishe House opened 16 houses last year, including several across Europe and South Africa.
On February 4, Sabrina Merage collaborated with fellow Moishe House Board member Spencer Kallick to co-host a Parlor Meeting for Moishe House in Los Angeles. The event attracted more than 30 people who attended to learn more about Moishe House, the growth strategy in Los Angeles (a city that now has 6 Moishe Houses), and the impact of Moishe House communities worldwide.
Sabrina Merage, founder of the Sabrina Merage Foundation, authored an opinion piece, published in Jewish Journal online, that details the significance of Moishe House from her perspective – one of both a young, Jewish individual and that of a partner and investor in the organization.
Sabrina Merage Foundation partner, Moishe House, was featured in an article by USA Today titled “Jews in Middle America Fret About Attracting Millennials.” The article examines what organizations, communities, and cities are doing to attract and retain Jewish students and young professionals.
Hand in Hand‘s five bilingual schools opened yesterday with a record number of nearly 1,200 Jewish and Arab students!
Moishe House Strives to Meet International Expansion Demand for Young Jewish Adults – Establishes Global Community Fund
Moishe House, a pluralistic international organization that provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s, has established the Global Community Fund to meet the increasing demand for their services around the world. Established in partnership with the Sabrina Merage Foundation, Moishe House is committed to raising the funding necessary to bring these vibrant home-based Jewish communities to all.
The entire Merage Foundations organization is saddened by the continued conflict between Israel and the Islamist militant organization, Hamas, in Gaza. The loss of civilian life and the suffering of so many families, both Israelis and Palestinians, is deeply troubling. As an organization that has always supported partners who seek peaceful solutions and promote tolerance, we are motivated to reach out and provide support and assistance to those that are in distress in any way we can.