Date published: June 2, 2011
Journal code: JWEX
The New York Times has referred to the concept of Moishe House as MTV's "The Real World" ? replete with challah but without video cameras.
And living there is practically rent free.
Now, Moishe House Philadelphia ? which works in partnership with Birthright Israel Next ? is looking for two young adults between the ages of 22 and 30 to be part of its residential community.
The organization, which was started nationally in 2006 and set up in Philadelphia a year later, focuses on creating programming and fostering community for Jewish 20-somethings. Currently, there are 35 Moishe Houses around the world.
The Philly Moishe House has four residents but is soon expecting to have two vacancies.
Residents typically live in Moishe House for at least a year. The national organization covers 75 percent of rent and provides $500 a month for programming expenses. Residents are expected to organize at least seven programs a month.
Jeremy Moskowitz, eastern regional director for Moishe House, said the group is looking for "someone that is excited enough about the Jewish community to want to become a leader in it. Someone with enough connection to Philadelphia to want to fill this type of need."
For more information, email: moishehousephilly@gmail. com.