Within families, amidst neighbors, and between sectors conversations are key to asking deep questions, listening, developing ideas and weaving together a rich social fabric

Shir Shavuot

Shir Shavuot

A worldwide initiative to actively celebrate Shavuot through meaningful learning

Dinner Table Teaser Guides

Dinner Table Teaser Guides

Each of our uniquely crafted Friday night teaser guides add flavor to the meal while exploring core values. Through activities, source texts from classical and contemporary literature and art to rabbinic text are presented to inspire and support a household conversation, between family, neighbors, friends and generations.

Yemenite Matza Baking

Yemenite Matza Baking

By learning to bake authentic Yemenite matza, that actually bends (!), we learned about the traditions of Yemenite Jews, the journey to Israel and the challenges that face each generation in doing things a little bit different than most.

Ethiopian Sigd Festival

Ethiopian Sigd Festival

The Ethiopian Jewish Community celebrates a holiday recorded in the Book of Nehemia- climbing up to the highest local mountain and reading from the Torah with prayers for returning to Zion. Now in Israel we joined together to celebrate the Sigd festival including traditional foods, dance, and blessings from the Kas.

Purim in Venice

Purim in Venice

Learning about the unique community of Venitian Jews, life on the water, gondolas, and joining in making homemade and decorated Marzipan Mishlochei manot

Purim in Morocco

Purim in Morocco

Did you know that Moroccan Jewry never ate Haman's ears or hat but an amazing decorated bread with eggs on top- called Haman's eyes. Together we shared an evening of memories, poetry, song, food, henna, and dress.

Sukkot in America's Mid-west

Sukkot in America's Mid-west

In Israel it is hard to imagine sitting in the sukkah in the snow, or being one of only a few local families to build a sukkah, but indeed Jewish life is diverse! Listening to the tales of growing up Jewish in Michigan in the 1950's and what holidays were like in small town Jewish community helped. For a fuller To connect to this period we crafted sukkah egg birdies, the popular sukkah decorations in town.

Talking between faiths

Talking between faiths

Moed is proud to share in a variety of interfaith engagements with regional Muslim, Druze, and Christian neighbors. Pictured here is Moed's scholar who was the sole Jewish woman to join an interfaith clergy symposium on prayer in Jerusalem.

Talking about the hard topics

Talking about the hard topics

A series of lectures, panels, and workshops giving a public platform and opportunity to listen and share. Topics have included: Disability, Race and Prejudice: Lessons and Dreams, Slavery: Jewish ideas and Ideals, Struggling with Anger, Opening our eyes to Abuse...

Faith and Doubt in High School

Faith and Doubt in High School

A series of high school student symposiums meeting with clergy from Muslim, Druze, Christian, and Jewish communities to discuss faith and doubt.