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Jewish Values

After infertility, finding inspiration to help others

“I lost three babies, and I always felt like people were looking at me every time I walked into the synagogue, as if everyone was asking, ‘Where are her kids?’” said Silvia. “I felt so alone, as if I was failing at the most important job a Jewish woman is bound to fulfill.” During her MOMentum trip, Silvia shared her story – and her openness created a safe space for numerous other women who had also battled infertility, suffered pregnancy loss, and endured treatments to speak up as well.

Jewish Values

Weaving science into Torah learning

Meet Sherri Quintero — biology teacher and Momentum sister, who explores the wonders of science and technology through Jewish wisdom.

Leadership

Building a Portland community for women with “ahava”

As a serial entrepreneur, Jamie Hogland lives by the mantra “if it doesn’t exist, let’s start it.” That’s how she ran a nationally-recognized bakery, decided to build a $15 million baseball/softball facility, and, this year, started her own Partner Organization for Momentum called Jewish Mothers of Oregon.

Relationships

Creating community for families of children with special needs

Amanda has three children with disabilities, including a son who is severely disabled and uses a wheelchair, so she often feels isolated from other moms who don’t understand her challenges. But over the course of the trip, she heard stories from a mother who had lost a child, women dealing with divorce, mothers who were caregivers for their own parents, and moms facing many other difficulties. She understood more deeply that each mother is fighting her own unique battle.

Relationships

Creating More Spaces for Diverse Jewish Women

Before joining the MOMentum Yearlong Journey, one of Dr. Tameika Minor’s biggest concerns about the trip was whether or not there would be other participants from diverse backgrounds. But when she arrived in Israel, she was surprised to see many different types of Jewish women, from all different countries, different levels of observance, and different backgrounds.

Relationships

A community food warrior inspired by tikkun olam

It took a MOMentum Trip in 2013 for Danielle Morris to learn that Judaism has a name for the type of work she’s always been passionate about: tikkun olam, or repairing the world.

Relationships

Remembering Sharon Shenker

A Momentum Community Leader who always found time to support others.

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Mother to Mother Israel Unity Mission
March 12-17, 2024 | May 13-19, 2024 | July 2-7, 2024

Join our leadership, alumnae, and our partner organizations in supporting our sisters and their families with love, strength, and taking action.

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Unity Mission for Men
March 12-17, 2024 | May 13-19, 2024

Momentum leadership, alumni and fathers of lone soldiers are embarking on this critical mission to support our fellow Israeli fathers, brothers, and their families, as we take action and bring them spiritual strength.

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For Jewish mothers with children age 18 and under

FREE (excl. airfare)

Each woman receives a $3650 scholarship

Partner organization contributes $800 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

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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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Momentum Grand will take place November 4-11, 2024.

An exclusive, transformational, spiritual, and uplifting journey for women looking to invest in themselves and help us continue to build the Momentum movement.

Please note: This trip is not subsidized.

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