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 founding members

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 | Anat and Dr. David Eshar | 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 | Nancee Gross | Sheryl and Gerald Hartman | Kimberly and John Hasenberg | Amy Holtz | Jessica and Michael Isen | 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 | Laura and Jonathan Waldbaum | Mary Ellen and Drew Weissman | Natalie and Eric West


Trip Leaders:
Saul and Marion Blinkoff | Nili and Rabbi Yaakov Couzens | Kayla and Steve Frankel | Adrienne Gold-Davis and Jason Davis | Charlie and Dena Harary | Raquel and Rabbi Yeshaya Kirszenbaum | Ruchi and Rabbi Sruly Koval | Eve and Rabbi Gadi Levy | Dvori and Rabbi Betzalel Mandel | Lori and Rabbi Yakov Palatnik | Ianna Raim and Jack Sterenfeld | Harry and Amy Rothenberg



The following hotels are offering a discounted rate to Momentum X participants.
Reservations need to be made by 12/12/19, using the links or phone numbers below.


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


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


Another option (although not at a discounted rate):
InterContinental DC at the Wharf
801 Wharf Street, SW - 202-800-0844


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Choose your Journey

For Jewish mothers with children under the age of 18.

FREE (excl. airfare)

Each woman gets a $3,300 scholarship.

Partner Organizations contribute $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.

for Momentum husbands.

For all other men.

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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