Bari Beilinson, a resident of Moishe House Atlanta-Virginia Highlands, is one of two Moishe House residents who received an award and travel fellowship last month. Beilinson received the third-annual Michael H.K. Cohen Award and Travel Fellowship at the Moishe House’s first-ever Global Virtual Training Conference Sept. 13.
Beilinson grew up in Austin, Texas, and has lived in three different Moishe Houses in three years. Friends and Moishe House staff have described her as being kind and welcoming. Moishe House has become so intertwined in Beilinson’s life that when she recently had to move to a new city for her job, she specifically requested cities that have a Moishe House presence.
When accepting her award, Beilinson said, “I pray Michael’s memory continues to inspire others to give more of their time and devotion where it counts, by staying connected to others through the beauty of our Jewish culture … and to giving of themselves.”
The award and fellowship include a travel stipend and allow the honorees to honor Cohen’s memory by exploring the world and engaging in new adventures.
Moishe House is the global leader in engaging Jewish young adults in peer-led programming. In 2019, through multiple programming initiatives, including Moishe Houses and Moishe Pods, Moishe House Without Walls and Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats, 70,000-plus young adults around the world participated in more than 12,000 programs. Moishe House programs are open to people from all Jewish backgrounds and are supported by generous funders in communities across the globe.