Friday, August 5, 2011

August: a fond farewell

It's been an unbelievable four years, but I'm moving out of MoHoLo at the end of August. If all goes well, I'll still be involved in Moishe House, working with the other MoHoLo residents and Moishe Houses in other countries, but my time living here is coming to an end.

When five of us decided to start a Jewish community house in 2007 we were prompted by a deep sense of personal need, for a type of community that was almost within reach but didn't yet exist. On my part, I wanted a better Jewish life.

Four years on and my Jewish life is completely transformed, through Moishe House London and other stellar clusters of creative Jewish community. So for this individual, it's mission accomplished.

MoHoLo continues to evolve, with all of us shaping it. If you want to run an event, get in touch - I certainly plan to be part of things.

Clive Selwyn has been a resident since before the summer and he'll continue to bring his special brand of madness to the Moishe House. And in September, again all going well, you'll be able to meet a sixth resident, arriving back in the UK with fresh ideas.

Indulge me here. I'd like to sign off with my top 5 Moishe House London events from the last four years - evenings of magic:

5) Shotei Ha'Nevua (January 2011)
4) Gaza Listening (January 2009)
3) Dining in the Dark (February 2011)
2) The Big One (December 2009)
1) Moishe Fest (July 2009)

And the future...? READ ON

Love,
Joel

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We've got two Tisha B'Av events, dancing, drumming, geeky movies and, moving into September and beyond, Tantra and - oh yeah - Grassroots Jews Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

One more thing first: Facebook groups are changing and their new format doesn't let us do the things we need to do as residents of MoHoLo. Please help us transition to a new system of alerting you to events by filling in this form: http://tripler.wufoo.com/forms/moholo-contact-list/

It only takes a few seconds.

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EVENTS

08 August

Yachad Beit Midrash - Tisha b'Av Tikkun

Where:Moishe House London
When: 08 August from 21:00 to 23:00



The first of two Tisha B'Av events at MoHoLo is presented by Yachad. Study texts on Jewish sovereignty, ask difficult questions and search for answers together.
09 August

Footsteps in the Sand - Tisha B'Av Event

Where:MoHoLo
When:09 August from 19:00 to 20:30



Aviad presents his personal take on Tisha B'Av and Gush Katif, looking at the expulsion of 8,600 Jews from their houses six years ago. We will learn some Talmud and more recent Jewish approaches to suffering, before watching the film 'Footsteps in the Sand.'
10 August

Dancing the Philtrum

Where:Moishe House London, message us for specific address
When:10 August from 19:30 to 22:00


Free dance movement, meditation, voice, breath and automatic drawing/writing to get in touch with our innate wisdom. This session is full but there is a waiting list - email tanyabenardout@hotmail.com for more info.
11 August

Drumming Workshop

Where:MoHoLo
When:11 August from 19:30 to 21:30

Back by popular demand. Bring your own hand drums and percussion, and learn how to play it!

30 August

Geek Week pt 1- Back to the Future

Where:Moishe House
When:30 August from 19:00 to 22:00





Three nights, three 'geek classics' - projected on our big screen. Dress up (if you want), bring some snacks and drinks, and be prepared for some fun.
31 August

Geek Week pt 2- Indiana Jones

Where:Moishe House London
When:31 August from 19:00 to 22:00








Three nights, three 'geek classics' - projected on our big screen. Dress up (if you want), bring some snacks and drinks, and be prepared for some fun.
01 September

Geek Week pt 3- X-Men Trilogy

Where:Moishe House London
When:01 September from 19:00 to 22:00









Three nights, three 'geek classics' - projected on our big screen. Dress up (if you want), bring some snacks and drinks, and be prepared for some fun.
08 September

Mini-introduction to Tantra

Where:Moishe House London
When:08 September from 18:30 to 21:00



After Leora Lightwoman's fantastic session in December, we decided to team up with Diamond Light Tantra again, for this mini-introduction session. Enhance connectedness, harmony and compassion - with a special offer for MoHoLo community.

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