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Moishe House Given $6 Million to Expand

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Shabbat dinner at a Moishe House. Photo: wiki commons.

Several foundations have announced an investment of $6 million international organization Moishe House in order to help the international organization increase its impact on Jewish young adults in their 20s.

Moishe House currently runs 46 residences in 14 countries, with more than 50,000 people annually attending its programs.

The grants from five foundations—the Jim Joseph Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Genesis Philanthropy Group and Maimonides Fund—”will help Moishe House engage and educate more young Jewish adults through both expanding our existing model as well as new and creative channels,” said David Cygielman, CEO of Moishe House.

The funds will also help the organization implement a new strategic growth plan that “charts a course that is both innovative and comprehensive in its approach, allowing the organization to implement pilot projects and expand our reach to new regions,” Cygielman said.

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Additionally, the growth plan will expand Moishe House to new locations, offer enhanced Jewish educational training for Moishe House residents and their peers, and invest in Moishe House’s organizational infrastructure and fundraising.

To help catalyze support from Jewish federations and individuals, which the growth plan has identified as key areas for fundraising, the Jim Joseph Foundation is offering up to a $3 million, dollar for dollar match to Moishe House for all funds raised from federations and individuals over the next four and half years.

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