Leah Harrison is a reporter and copy editor for the Atlanta Jewish Times.
While his fraternity brother, Congregation Shearith Israel Rabbi Ari Kaiman, and Eli Harrison listen, Lander Gold, the senior director of advancement and philanthropic partnerships for Moishe House, tells about the organization’s origins in 2006 in Oakland, Calif., when three friends decided to hold a Shabbat dinner and ended up hosting more than 70 young adults.
Moishe House was founded 11 years ago as a place for young Jewish adults to connect through events and programming chosen and organized by house residents, and to engage in their communities on their own terms.
Through the end of September, the Toco Hills, Virginia-Highland and Buckhead houses had hosted 953 unique participants, with total attendance of 2,913, at 168 programs. Recent events included New to ATL Happy Hour and Break Fast Bagel Bash.