Baltimore Moishe House Moves to Canton

Participants gather at Moishe House to celebrate Shabbat on Aug. 18. (Courtesy of Rachel Dechowitz)

The Baltimore Moishe House opened its doors to roughly 50 young adults last Friday, marking the organization’s first of many Shabbatot in Canton.

“We’re looking forward to this new beginning,” said Linda Bucay, one of the four Moishe House residents.

The nonprofit moved from its Federal Hill-based location on July 31, nearly seven years after it first opened to Baltimoreans.

Pikesville native Rachel Dechowitz said the new four- story home, complete with a roof deck, upgraded appliances, a parking garage and adequate storage, is “everything we needed.” The 25-year-old, who has lived in Moishe House for almost a year, is hoping that a different location will attract new faces.

“We just have so much more space for entertainment and events,” said Dechowitz. “I love it.”

An additional perk of the Canton home is its proximity to Waterfront Park as well as coffee shops, bars and restaurants, said Bucay, who recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in public health.

“I’m happy to be part of this diverse and vibrant community, hosting events that create meaningful conversations and great experiences for us and our guests,” Bucay said. “Moishe House was created to find a way for young Jews to gather and learn from one another, and we have the resources and support to make that happen.”

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