CJN, The House Finds a New Home
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The CJN | Sheri Shefa, Staff Reporter | July 21, 2015

TORONTO — The House, an organization founded 11 years ago to reach out to young Jewish professionals through informal, inspiring Jewish programming, moved earlier this month from its midtown Toronto space on Eglinton Avenue to the Lipa Green Centre on Bathurst Street.

The founder and executive director of The House, Rabbi Rafi Lipner, said the decision to move was mostly because the organization had outgrown the space.

“An amazing problem to have,” Rabbi Lipner wrote in a mass email to the 1,200 people on his email list.

Speaking to The CJN, Rabbi Lipner explained that as their events grew to attract more people, The House couldn’t accommodate all those who wanted to participate.

“The House’s capacity was 40 on a good day. A lot of our events, we had been taking to venues and homes and different destinations, because we were getting 60 to 80 people,” he said. “It was just silly to hold onto [the space on Eglinton] as a glorified office space,” he said.

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