As Moishe House STL welcomes 2012, I can’t help but feel confident that 2012 will be a good year. After a year of transition, that saw two residents move on to the next step in their lives and two new residents welcomed into the Moishe House community, things have slowed down for MHSTL. This change in pace is a great thing for us as we have begun to build steam for 2012. Over the past couple of months we have really laid the framework for the type of programming and turnout that we have striven for; with the focus being on diverse programming and continuing organizational relationships.
Over the past few months we have started to develop a relationship with the Jewish Food Pantry. We feel that in creating an ongoing relationship with the Jewish Food Pantry, we are able to better serve the community in times of need. In addition to planning events every few months, we have “friended” members of the Jewish Food Pantry Staff on Facebook. This allows them the ability to ask our community for help when they need it.
This is the first of multiple partnerships for MHSTL and will allow for us to continue to plan diverse events, while creating meaningful ties to the community, as well. In addition to helping the community, we have had great results with these types of events, in terms of turnout and new people. Hopefully, as we continue this partnership and create new partnerships, we will also be appealing to more and more Jewish young adults. Then this, really, will end up being a good year.