Dear Momentum Family—
I am in Israel with 600 women (!). It is incredible— you cannot miss us, we are everywhere!
Each night has been a fascinating journey as I have dinner with a different city group to get to know them better. And more and more, I see the following to be true:
Jews don’t leave Judaism because of what they know – it’s because of what they don’t know.
Jews don’t turn their back on Israel because of what they know – but because of what they don’t know.
Let my people know!
These women are learning more in eight days on Momentum than eight years in Hebrew School. We have a system of educating our Jewish children that needs to be seriously changed. It is turning out Jews who look at their Bar and Bat mitzvahs as their graduations out of Judaism – instead of what they are supposed to be, which is graduation into Judaism.
Every day on Momentum, light bulbs go off over their heads as the Jewish wisdom we share draws them back to their heritage, which is bursting with meaning and purpose. Yet all I can think of is the millions who will never have this opportunity. And that is why we so need Momentum Living, our new initiative to produce high-quality tools like podcasts and videos that can be shared en masse by our alumni.
I feel very small in the face of what needs to be done so that the Jewish people can fulfill their role as a true light unto the nations. But I know we are on the right track, and it can be done. Please join with us and help us light up G-d’s world.