Join us as we celebrate Momentum, an organization that began as a project and flourished into a worldwide movement. In 10 years, Momentum has inspired the growth and transformation of thousands of mothers, fathers, families, and communities. This momentous event will pay tribute to our early investors, partners, and “Utah 8” founders, who have powered and empowered our exceptional movement. We will also reveal exciting plans for our future!

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 6PM Dock 5, Washington, DC


Honoring our 8 founders

Rebecca Lambert
Michelle Leader
Manette Mayberg
Jeanie Milbauer
Lara Novack
Lori Palatnik
Dana Sicherman
Cindy Zitelman

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Honorary Event Co-Chairs


Betsy Friedlander | Frank and Estelle Holzman | Bill Knapp | Baruch Lambert | Louis Mayberg | Rabbi Yakov Palatnik | Max Sicherman | Rick Zitelman

Momentum Board of Directors


Betty Grinstein | Michelle Leader | Andrea Shlipak Mail | Manette Mayberg | Jeanie Milbauer | Mahra Fox Pailet | Lori Palatnik | Dana Sicherman | Ellen B. Kagen Waghelstein | Helen Zalik | Cindy Zitelman

Host Committee

* Committee in formation


Sheryl Berkowitz | Dafna and Brian Berman | Debra and Dennis Berman | Hillary Bressler | Devorah and Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum | Jill and Brian Chevlin | Pamela and Aba Claman | Elissa and Edward Czuker | Karen Davidson | Gevura and Rabbi Binyamin Davis | Hilary Dworkin and Norman Freidkin | Andee and Jonathan Forster | Ilene and Michael Fox | Edye Fox-Abrams and Steven Abrams | Betsy Friedlander and Mike Klipper | Deena Fuchs | Amy and Josh Goldman | Laura and Joseph Goldman | Andrea and Richard Gottlieb | Betty and Gidi Grinstein | Nancee Gross | Sheryl and Gerald Hartman | Kimberly and John Hasenberg | Amy Holtz | Jessica and Michael Isen | Andrea and Steven Mail | Nancy Jacobson and Mark Penn | Amanda Jones | Caroline and Dan Katz | Lauren and Ezra Kest | Cheryl and Bruce Leon | Michele Levin | Debra and David Magerman | Cheryl Mihal | Marissa Neuman | Mahra and Kevin Pailet | Holly and Ben Pery | Mary Pleeter | Debbie and Manuel Rajunov | Nechama and Rabbi Levi Shemtov | Jaclynn Shweky | Kellie and Jeff Singer | Janet Sitchin | Cindy Smukler | Marla and Robert Stark | Todd Sukol | Orlee and Joseph Turitz | Ellen Kagen Waghelstein and David Waghelstein | Laura and Jonathan Waldbaum | Mary Ellen and Drew Weissman | Natalie and Eric West | Helen and David Zalik


Trip Leaders:
Saul Blinkoff | Nili Couzens | Adrienne Gold-Davis | Charlie Harary | Raquel Kirszenbaum | Ruchi Koval | Eve Levy | Dvori Mandel | Lori Palatnik | Ianna Raim | Harry Rothenberg



Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave., NW - 202-824-9200


Courtyard Marriott/US Capitol
1325 2nd Street, NE - 202-898-4000


InterContinental DC at the Wharf
801 Wharf Street, SW - 202-800-0844


Can’t Come? Make A Donation

Choose your Journey

For Jewish mothers with children under the age of 18

FREE (excl. airfare)

Each woman gets a $3,300 scholarship

Partner Organization contributes $700 per woman

The Israeli Government contributes $700 per woman

To participate in the Momentum Year-Long Journey, women must live in close proximity to a Partner Organization. See our partners list here. Please notify your Community Leader with any updates to your application


Mainly for the husbands of Momentum sisters

$900 for Momentum husbands

Each man get a scholarship of $2,100-$2,400

Partner Organization contributes $700 per man

The Israeli Government does not contribute to the Men’s Trips

To participate, men must live in close proximity to a Partner Organization. See our partners list here. Please notify your Community Leader with any updates to your application


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