Monday, April 12, 2010

April and beyond at MoHoLo

Hello all,
Much news and many events!
It has been a massive month so far, what with leaving Egypt AKA (the old Moishe House) and moving to our fabulous new abode just around the corner. Some of you have already had a chance to join us there and I think will agree it's a fantastic space. If we can bring half as much joy, learning, warmth and creative Jewish community as we experienced in Staverton Road, we will be very very pleased. If you need the new address please drop one of us an email or Facebook message.
Not only is it the end of the Staverton Road MoHoLo era but also of the Joseph Finlay MoHoLo era. Joseph was one of Moishe House London's original founders, and has been resident for the two and half years we've been in existence. Now he's moving to a flat in Crouch End, we will miss all his musical, creative and communal genius.
But we are delighted to welcome back Daniel Lichman, who is stepping in while Aviad takes a month off in Honduras!
As for the rest of us...
Joel is readying himself and his actors for 'The Engineer of Chelm' at the Jewish Museum.
Natalia is rockin the 7am yoga and porridge!
Brett is looking forward to Gabby Young's next headline show at The Jazz Cafe on the night of Sat 8th May!
Daniel is loving being back in the house enjoying a wonderful new place but the same special feel, as well as his new job at the Three Faiths Forum
Rachel is storytelling in Belgium, brainstorming in Soho and is in the process of setting up Moishe House veg boxes (contact Rachel for more on that one)


Before we get on with the events, we have a special call out for artists:

In June we'll be turning Moishe House London into an art gallery, with a special launch evening to kick off the exhibition. We are currently looking for artists who would like their work to be featured or might want to create new work for the exhibition. Please drop Joel an email or FB message, or contact our curator Daniel Heyman, if you're interested.


Read on for events in April and some in May... especially our grand unveiling, a ticket-only house party on 1st May. You need to buy your ticket from TicketWeb to attend - see details below.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
19:30 - 21:30
The NEW Moishe House London
Join Keith Kahn-Harris and Kevin Sefton at MoHoLo for the first gathering of an exciting new initiative! The aim of this project is to help make the UK Jewish community self-sufficient in honey for Rosh Hashanah within 5 years. We need 200 hives to do this. Bee-keeping is surprisingly easy, immensely fulfilling and has a sweet reward. You don't need much space to do it – you can even put hives on a roof. Could you or someone you know be interested? Do you know of a Jewish organisation that might be willing to host a hive? As well as being fun, this project has a serious purpose: join us in working towards a more sustainable Jewish community and to help promote biodiversity. If you want to get involved then please contact us at
Sunday, 25 April 2010
19:00 - 21:00
The NEW Moishe House
A fantastic talk and discussion hosted by Moishe House London and HaMakom: A Centre for Jewish Spirituality. Venerable Amaranatho was born and brought up in the Jewish faith, and in his late teens had severe doubts about Judaism and left all religion behind him. He went on to work within the computer industry and took a degree in computing and artificial intelligence. He then traveled around the world for four years, where he learnt about meditation and the thought began, to become a monk. He has been a Buddhist monk for ten years and lives at Amaravati Monastery near Hemel Hempstead.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
19:45 - 22:00
The NEW Moishe House
Moishe House London, together with the JCC, hosts a monthly evening of socialising with you, your friends and our local Darfuri community. See more at
Start Time:
Saturday, 01 May 2010 at 20:00
End Time:
Sunday, 02 May 2010 at 02:00
Moishe House Version 3.1: The Brondesbury Park Era!
On Saturday 1st May we'll be unveiling the new Mo-ishe palace in style, with a ticket only house warming party for our friends. It's Lag B'Omer and May Day, so the perfect time for it! Line up is TBC but we'll have DJs and bands for sure.

We have a (set) number of tickets, ADVANCE SALE ONLY FROM HERE:

We do not often charge for events at Moishe House London, but the last one and a half years of opening our house for all kinds of events have taken their toll on the space, and we need to reach out to our community to help cover refurbishment costs. The ticket price is £10 and the address will be sent out to ticket-holders. We love you and can't wait to celebrate with you in our new home!
All our best wishes,
Joel, Rachel, Natalia, Brett, Aviad and Daniel

Moishe House London, in Willesden Green, is part of Moishe House, a worldwide network of houses that are centres for grassroots Jewish community. From our own home, we aim to bring exciting, creative, post-denominational Jewish community to London.

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