Monday, January 4, 2010

Newcomers @ MHSTL

When someone new shows up at Moishe House St. Louis we always try to make them as comfortable as possible and as included in what is happening as possible.

Newcomers come in different ways, they heard about it from someone, the found it on the web and e-mailed or they came with a friend. Especially for those who didn't come with anyone. The first thing is to make sure they are talking to someone, find out their interests, where they are from, what they are doing in StL. Then, introduce them to other people they might find interesting. All and all it's pretty simple, make people feel involved, show them a good time and they'll be back.

Our staple event have been Shabbat dinners which offer a a single place for people to come and hang out. Lately, we've been branching out into other activities that are not ongoing or at the house. It will be interesting to see how we work in new people to those. We'll keep you posted...

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