Thursday, August 9, 2012

Moishe House Receives $6M Investment

Seeking to help Moishe House implement a new Strategic Growth Plan to broaden and deepen its impact on Jewish young adults in their 20’s, the Jim Joseph Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF), Leichtag Foundation, Genesis Philanthropy Group, Maimonides Fund and the Jewish Federations recently announced a $6 million investment to the international organization.

The grants are a significant, collaborative investment of second-level funding to Moishe House, which has 46 residences in 14 countries that engage more than 50,000 attendees a year. The combined efforts of the five foundations demonstrate a common goal to expand proven initiatives that reach young Jewish adults and foster vibrant Jewish lives.

Not familiar with Moishe House? Watch this short video by the Economist.

Moishe House San Diego, supported by your Federation, has become a vibrant center of young adult Jewish life in just two short years. Since opening in 2010, Moishe House San Diego has reached more than 2,600 Jewish young adults through more than 118 programs. Consistent success is a testament to the void it is filling for thousands of young Jews in the greater San Diego region. It has built a diverse Jewish community for young adults, reaching an average of more than 130 participants every month and creating a welcoming environment for pluralistic Jewish expression.

Moishe House San Diego Bithright Next Shabbat
Said David Cygielman, Founder and President:

"Through the local success of Moishe House in developing and engaging young Jewish adults, national funders have come together with $6 million in growth support to Moishe House over the next 4.5 years. Half of the support is a challenge grant through Federations and individuals, and as one of the first Federation partners, San Diego has been a key in making all of this possible.”

This morning it was announced that Moishe House will be launching two communal residences in Detroit and Chicago.

via eJewishPhilanthropy.


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