A year-long experiential fellowship with Moishe House and Makom

Moishe House Residents and MHWOW Hosts across the country tell us that their communities are increasingly divided: politically, economically, socially, and so on. Because of our collective history – the subject of Israel tends to be a particularly difficult topic to handle. We envision Moishe House as a space where community building can (and should) happen along these fractured lines. How can we embrace complexity and rigor without shying away from the unknown or the controversial? How can we engage our peers on subjects that we ourselves don’t completely understand? How can we articulate the issues that divide us and interact with them and each other in a way that builds community? Can we celebrate Israel without feeling we’re not woke enough? How do we dig into Israel’s pressing concerns and complexities – even those that do not involve the conflict with the Palestinians?

What is 4HQ?

4HQ Israel Encounters is a yearlong fellowship. The aim of this program is to equip Moishe House residents and MHWOW hosts with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to create and facilitate meaningful programs about Israel. 4HQ stands for Four Hatikvah Questions – the educational framework developed by Makom that we’ll be using throughout the fellowship.

Throughout the year we will explore the social, historical, and political landscape of Israel from a multitude of perspectives and together we will translate those experiences into practical, real-life Moishe House programs.

4HQ is…

  • Consensus free
  • Analytical
  • Community strengthening
  • Content rich
  • Skill oriented