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Moishe House Boulder Holds Open House

Rabbi Marc Solway helps Moishe House Boulder hang a mezuzah to commemorate their successful start in Boulder's young adult Jewish community.
Rabbi Marc Solway helps Moishe House Boulder hang a mezuzah to commemorate their successful start in Boulder’s young adult Jewish community.

The Boulder Moishe House, which opened right around Yom Kippur earlier this (Jewish) year, opened its doors last Wednesday for an evening of gratitude, excitement, and mezuzah hanging. Moishe House aims to build community among Jewish young adults with an in-house model, where residents plan 5+ events per month ranging from Shabbat dinners to casual happy hours around town.

With Larry Gast, the Moishe House Midwest Director of Institutional Advancement, in town, the Moishe House residents had a chance to share their love for Moishe House and the foundation that they’ve begun laying here in Boulder.

“We’re so fortunate to have the opportunity to have a space for Jewish young adults in Boulder to come together,” said Zack Sapinsley, one of the Moishe House residents. “It’s amazing how many ideas we’ve already been able to put into action”.

The hanging of the mezuzah was a symbolic gesture accompanied by kind words from the community’s very own Rabbi Marc Solway, with everyone in attendance saying the She’hechianu to commemorate the momentous occasion.

There’s no question that the Boulder Moishe House is off to a running start. They’ve already hosted a Yom Kippur break fast, built a sukkah and celebrated the harvest, raised money for Movember to fight prostate cancer, and co-hosted Ignite Chanukah, one of the great annual Jewish events in Boulder kindly put on by the Boulder JCC. And they’re just getting started! They were awarded a grant for Hazon and have big plans to create a more sustainable environment, including planting vegetables to eat at their events and hosting zero-waste events.

For Moishe House Boulder, the sky is certainly the limit.  For more information, contact mohoboulder@gmail.com.

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