What are the application requirements?
Applicants must be…

  • A current Moishe House Resident or an active MHWOW Host.
  • Excited to make a 12-month commitment to this fellowship.
  • Fluent in English (international participants are welcome but the fellowship will take place entirely in English).
  • An experienced facilitator.
  • Open to new ideas and tough conversations.
  • Self-aware and self-reflective.
  • Not new to Israel. Ideally you’ve spent a significant amount of time in Israel beyond a Birthright trip.

**Applicants must not have lived in Israel for 1 year, or more, after age 12.

What if I am unavailable on a webinar / Israel trip / retreat date? Can I still participate?
Full attendance on the Pre-trip and post-trip webinars are mandatory. Only applicants who can attend all events will be considered.

What is the political stance of this master class? Will I be selected / welcome / comfortable if I am of a different political viewpoint?

Our stance is that we can’t dig into Israel without honestly engaging in politics—especially the politics of Israel and of our participants. Politics are not everything in Israel (and certainly won’t be everything in this program), but they are IN everything; we believe our connections and conversations will be far richer and rewarding if we grow to embrace this vibrant complexity.

4HQ Israel Encounters will be engaging with the politics, places, passions, and culture of Israel from multiple viewpoints and considering the lives and experiences of many groups of people living in Israel. We look forward to open conversations with everyone from all places on the political spectrum.

When is the deadline to apply, and when can I expect to know if I’ve been selected or not?
The deadline to submit your application and to complete your interview is March 31st. If your application has been approved, you will need to register by April 15th. The cohort will be finalized and applicants will receive correspondence regarding their acceptance the week of April 25th.

What is the itinerary for the Israel Trip?
Click here to find the itinerary from the 2022 trip. The itinerary for this cohort will be very similar.

What does it cost? Are there scholarship opportunities?

We require an upfront payment in order to participate in the program that is twofold. The first part is your tuition which covers your flights, all meals, and accommodations associated with the cohort experience. The second part is a deposit, which will be returned to you following the completion of your programming requirements. You will also receive an additional $750 grant for your 5 follow-up programs.

4HQ is an international program that aims to bring in perspectives from all of the countries in which Moishe House operates. To that end, we want to acknowledge that different countries have their own unique economic situations. We have created this pricing structure to reflect different these different economic situations.

NOTE: Please be in touch with 4hq@moishehouse.org for more information, questions, or concerns regarding the cost of this trip.

My housemate and I are both interested. If we both apply, can we both be selected?
Yes. More than one resident per Moishe House may be selected to participate. In fact, we encourage housemates to apply together so the programs can be a collaborative effort.

Why do I need to have an interview?
We are looking to curate a diverse and dynamic cohort, and having a brief conversation will help us ensure that we end up with a fantastic group. We will also be curious to hear about your experiences in Israel, as well as your facilitation experience. Be prepared to tell us about programs and discussions you’ve facilitated in the past, and what you’re looking to gain from this experience with 4HQ.

Are there special grants for the follow-up programs?
Yes. Every participant is granted $750 to use for their 5 4HQ programs after the Israel trip.

What if I am a Moishe House resident, but planning to move out of the house soon? Can I still participate?
If you are planning to move out of your Moishe House within 6 months or less of the trip dates (June 24-July 2, 2022), please contact our team at 4hq@moishehouse.org, so we can discuss your options!