Boston-area Moishe House seriously damaged in fire

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — The communal home serving the Jewish social justice group Moishe Kavod House in Boston was seriously damaged in a fire.

The three-alarm fire on July 26 left the home unlivable for its residents, four Jewish men and women in their 20s and 30s. The residents also reportedly lost all of their belongings.

It is not known what caused the fire. The cause is currently under investigation.

Several local Jewish organizations have stepped forward to help the residents, they said in a letter to friends and supporters of the group.

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“We’ve been overwhelmed with community members, partners, and supporters reaching out to lend their help, which has truly been a testament to our care for one another and commitment to Moishe Kavod House. We have received support from the Red Cross and have been in touch with a number of supportive local Jewish organizations and partners. Thank you,” read the letter.

Moishe Kavod House is affiliated with the Jewish nonprofit Moishe House, which funds 86 such residences in the United States, Israel and major cities around the world. The group provides rent subsidies and a programming budget for the young adults who live at each house and plan Jewish programming for other young Jews. The Boston house focuses on social activism.

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