MHWOW Host Spotlight — September 2016
Michelle Talal — Portland, Oregon
Michelle is a MHWOW host in Portland and MH National Resident Conference attendee. Michelle engages her Pacific Northwest community in a variety of ways such as bringing people together through food (Jewish Deli Passover Dinner), music (Oregon Jewish Museum’s Portland Symphonic choir), and unique, fun, totally awesome events (Human Circus Show).
-A Child of Our Time Concert
-Holocaust Speaker: Evelyn Banko
-Summer Happy Hour
“My experience as a MHWOW host has been an incredible way for me to spend quality time with both old and new friends as we explore our Jewish culture and identity.”
Kevin Lieberman — Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kevin, a doctoral student at University of Michigan, has hosted 46 MHWOW events and just hosted his first peer-led retreat: Refresh. Refresh brought together 21 graduate students with the aim to reinvigorate a community of hard working, committed, young people who needed time and space for self-reflection and connections to other Jewish people.
-Grad Student Pesach Seder
-New Michigan Jews Shabbat Brunch
-25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
-Michigan Jewish Man of the Year Party
“The opportunity to host MHWOW events wherever I go in the world is a unique privlege that no other organization gives young Jewish adults.”