Young Adults’ Local Moishe House Opens


Staff report

Moishe House’s newest home in South Palm Beach County for post-college adults to build a community rooted in Jewish values is open.

The new Delray Beach location is home to three young men – Daniel Kay, 27, Chaim Romano, 28, and Benjamin Scheiner, 26 – who, in addition to their full-time jobs, are creating Jewish life opportunities by hosting weekly programs for hundreds of Jewish adults in their 20s.

The home recently opened after a special reception and ceremony, when its residents affixed a mezuzah to the house’s doorpost.

Moishe House is a program for young Jewish adults that creates meaningful, welcoming communities for themselves and their peers in a post-college world. Three to five 20-something residents live together and host ongoing events for their peers.

Kay was born in Philadelphia and moved to South Florida with his family when he was six years old. He enjoys leading the services at family dinners during Shabbat.

Romano grew up in Boca Raton. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s in mathematics in 2013, he worked as the vice president of a mixed martial arts promotion company.

Scheiner just returned to his home state of Florida after graduating from Yeshiva University with a bachelor’s in philosophy and political science. He works as a digital video consultant.

“I am deep believer in the importance of community, in both theory and in practice,” Scheiner said. “I believe that everyone needs a place they feel they can belong to, and a place to call home.”

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