The Jewish Learning Collaborative is powered by Moishe House. Moishe House staff, board, and leadership have been learning this way for a few years and we have seen firsthand how transformational a culture of learning can be! Now we want to spread the power and simplicity of 1:1 Jewish learning to new organizations and learners around the globe.
The JLC was inspired by learnings from the Open Dor Project, an accelerator for emerging clergy-led spiritual communities. The Open Dor Project surveyed hundreds of participants over three years and found that 88% join Jewish communities because they’re seeking a personal connection to the rabbi. One participant said, “I like that she’s consistently approachable. She remembers me. Growing up, the rabbi was unapproachable.”
Personal conversions and deep Jewish learning are at the center of every Open Dor rabbi's work. Jewish learning has always been relational - for thousands of years, Jews have been learning in “chevruta”: paired conversations where two individuals explore a text or concept by asking questions and sharing opinions. The conversation is ongoing and develops as the relationship develops - it doesn’t end, but changes and evolves with the learners over time.
The JLC is founded on learnings from the Open Dor Project and the principles of chevruta. The communities we support through The Open Dor Project have demonstrated the impact of Jewish clergy and educators. When leaders provide a Jewish framework and open up a conversation, community members foster new connections with one another and engage in deeper, more meaningful learning.
Learning and literacy are core values in Judaism. Whether we identify as Jewish, or simply spend time working with and for the Jewish community, we all deserve access to the beauty and breadth of Jewish wisdom.
At the JLC, we aim to democratize Jewish learning. Jewish learning isn’t just for Jewish people, in Jewish spaces, in preparation for Jewish life events or rituals. We believe that Jewish learning can be a vehicle for personal growth, exploration, intentionality, and joy. For everyone.
Our Jewish Learning Collaborative team cares about creating access to Jewish learning for professionals and board members of Jewish organizations. We are pluralistic, warm, and welcoming. Our goal is to support professionals and lay leaders in utilizing Jewish wisdom, text and tradition alongside secular resources.
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We’ve been learning this way for a few years. Now, we want to spread the power and the simplicity of 1:1 Jewish learning.
As Director of the Jewish Learning Collaborative, Rabbi Ana continues her lifelong
work of creating and sustaining dynamic, multivocal and welcoming communities.
Rabbi Ana is inspired in her role by getting to work with creative, brave and
e and joined the team because she wanted to be a driver for
Rabbi Ana is also the director of the Open Dor Project, an accelerator for emerging
led spiritual communities. She previously was the director of Hebrew Union
nders Fellowship, an incubator for progressive Judaism on college
campuses and the associate director of Greene Family Camp, a Jewish overnight
camp. Rabbi Ana is also the chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’
ethics committee. She received r
abbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College
and a BA from Dartmouth College and lives in Charlotte, NC.
As the founder & CEO of Moishe
House, David has been involved in every aspect of
Moishe House since the beginning. He launched Moishe House to be part of
building something that would have a real impact on the global Jewish community
and beyond. Today, he works with the board and leader
ship team to chart the
course of Moishe House for the future. In his role, he most enjoys the opportunity
to learn from young adults from across six continents about their Jewish
experiences. When he’s not doing work with Moishe House, you can find him
veling to destinations with no dress codes, spending time with friends or playing
David has been a non
profit innovator since high school when he started Feed the
Need, a nationally recognized homeless feeding organization. In 2006, he helped
stablish Moishe House and became the organization’s first CEO. Through his work
in the Jewish community, David has garnered many honors including the Avi Chai
Fellowship, the JCSA Young Leadership Award, and the Bernard Reisman Award for
lence. In 2013, David was the recipient of UCSB Hillel’s inaugural
Alumni Achievement Award. David graduated with honors from University of
California at Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics.
Jeremy (he/him) was raised in New Jersey, the son of a Rabbi. He
graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Public Policy
and joined the Peace Corps in Ukraine. After 2 1/2 years he began
working for the JDC in Kyiv. He studied for 7 years on
his path to
becoming a Rabbi, first at Pardes, then Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and
finally at Yashrut, where he received ordination from Rabbi Daniel
Landes. Jeremy worked for Moishe House as the European Director of
Jewish Education and founded Brooklyn Be
it Midrash. Jeremy is the
cofounder and Director of Jewish Learning for Base Berlin/Hillel
Deutschland, and is an educational consultant for the Jewish Learning
Collaborative. Jeremy lives in Berlin with his wife, Rabbi Rebecca
Blady, and their two children.
Avidan is the Jewish Learning Collaborative’s Program Manager. He leads the
development and implementation of the JLC’s 1:1 Jewish le
arning program to
support partner organizations in bringing the JLC to their teams, while supporting
educators and learners as they learn together. Avidan is attracted to the global
reach of Moishe House as a pluralistic, compassionate organization that en
young Jews in shaping their own engagement with the tradition and community.
Avidan has studied at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa, Yeshivat Hadar, and Pardes, and was a
Fellow with the Nachshon Project. After graduation, he moved to Berlin as a Ramah
Corps Fellow, working at a Hebrew
German bilingual elementary school,
and serving on the Jewish Education team at Base Berlin. Avidan was also the
founding program manager of Solu, a Jewish service
learning initiative in the
Chicago area. Avidan loves bas
ketball, Jewish a cappella, and learning new
languages! He holds a BA in Religion from Columbia University and lives in Chicago!
Dasha is the Data & Operations Specialist for the Jewish Learning Collaborative. She
is passionate about findi
ng new ways to analyze data to inform growth and
development, and about creating effective systems to streamline processes and
remove barriers. Daria joined Moishe House because she is inspired by our unique
approach to building community and bringing peop
le together on a global scale.
Daria is a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at the University of California
Santa Cruz, and
she holds a master’s degree in Politics from UC Santa Cruz and a bachelor’s degree
in International Relations from the Higher School of
Economics in Moscow, Russia.
Her professional experience lies in the fields of Jewish philanthropic advising &
program evaluation, undergraduate instruction in Political Science, and journalism
& news media.