When Hilary Dworkin returned home from Israel, she knew her next steps needed to hold deep meaning and purpose.
Marni Darby was at a crossroads. She just didn’t know it at the time.
Maxine Kaufman had recently moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, to work at the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast. While planning their programming, a colleague brought up Momentum.
Keeping people connected has always been Susan Battat’s “thing” – so when the pandemic forced her monthly learning sessions with her Momentum sisters online, she wasn’t nervous.
“If they can’t go to Israel, we’ll bring Israel to them!” said Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik – and with the launch of Momentum Retreats, that’s exactly what we did.
There we were with our little menorah in the window.
It’s not easy to make new friends, network new connections, and figure out new social norms. Now throw in a foreign language.
Looking back on a year of unforeseen death, conflict, and division, someone wrote the following words (can you guess who?)