Moishe Kavod House creates a strong network of relationships that are the foundation of our community-building and our justice work. Participants can try out different activities, learn new skills, and take leadership in areas that are personally meaningful.
Moishe Kavod House is a vibrant, home-based Jewish community for people in their 20s and 30s dedicated to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. By integrating arts, learning, Jewish spiritual practice, and social justice work, we strive to create a welcoming Jewish community that is personally meaningful and deeply engaged with the world.
Goals of Moishe Kavod House
- Create an inclusive community of young Jews and activists through Shabbat dinners, social action, Jewish learning, and the arts.
- Connect the Jewish community with social action and ‘world repair’ tikkun olam work.
- Train and develop young Jewish leaders to build community, organize social action work, and run Jewish programming.
About Our Name
“Eizehu mechubad? Hamechabed et haBriot.
“Who receives honor/kavod? The one who treats all beings with kavod.”
- Pirkei Avot [Sayings of the Ancestors] 4:1
We are called ‘Moishe’ because we are part of the international Moishe House network, which provides meaningful experiences to Jewish young adults worldwide.
At the Moishe Kavod House, we seek to treat all with honor, recognizing the unique talents each person has to share. Through this kavod, young people are empowered to strengthen both the Jewish community and local social activism.
Vision for 2020
Moishe Kavod House creates a welcoming and vibrant community for Jews in their 20s and 30s dedicated to social justice. It also engages progressive Jews of all ages to create spiritual community and make an impact on critical social justice issues.
It is a vibrant, politically powerful, financially sustainable, grassroots Jewish organization. The community continues to play a central role in decision-making and religious leadership.
Our Core Values
- Inclusive We believe communities are stronger when they include people from many backgrounds.
- Jewish We believe the Jewish tradition offers meaningful lessons and rituals that can deepen our lives and guide our work for justice. We welcome Jews from across the religious spectrum.
- Progressive We care about social justice and the environment, and believe change is possible when we work together.
- Leadership Development Oriented We believe each person has something to offer, and that everyone can learn to be a leader who makes our community stronger.
- Local and Tangible We work on service projects and organizing campaigns that directly impact the Boston community and environment.
- Replicable We hope our work can serve as a model for similar houses around the country. We do our best the first time around, and keep track of your feedback to make our project even better as it grows.