Thursday, June 4, 2009
To the White House, and beyond!
In one of the coolest hours of my life, Moishe House's own David Cygielman and I - and other leaders of young Jewish communities from around the country - visited the White House to let the administration know that they should think of emergent Jewish communities when they think about reaching out to Jews in general. We got to meet with the White House Jewish Liasons and the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, through a meeting sponsored by Jewish Jumpstart. We talked about how the White House can serve as a convener to bring different faith groups into partnership and dialogue, and how young Jews are a great demographic to target Jewish outreach, since so many of us share Obama's progressive agenda. It was pretty amazing to feel like young Jews have a voice in politics, and to know that we are being seen and heard in the nation's capital! I am so grateful to Moishe House for helping to make this opportunity possible.