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
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.