Respected venture philanthropist Mem Bernstein describes how her Jewish upbringing has influenced the way she listens, leads, and makes choices that grow access to Jewish education for people all over the world.
Celebrating Momentum’s impact and growth, as well as everyone who makes it possible – together!
Learn about an innovative solution that empowers millennials – the next generation of Jewish donors – to lead lives of charitable giving.
Join Adrienne Gold Davis and Patrick Amar for a special Chanukah Boost on location in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Israeli humanitarian efforts are everywhere, but they are largely overlooked. David Kramer has made it his mission to ensure the countless stories of Israel’s humanitarian efforts get heard.
Author Dasee Berkowitz helps parents embrace every moment with their families while leaning into the challenges of parenting with renewed perspective and enthusiasm.
Hygiene isn’t a luxury, it’s a human right – and Erin Zaikis is on a mission to prove it to the world.
Members of the Momentum community who have experienced breast cancer firsthand share how to maintain and improve the wellbeing of our friends on their cancer journeys – and help keep their dignity intact.
Sandra Seiden, who founded Step It Forward after the loss of her son to an accidental overdose, joins us for a frank discussion on the best ways to support a friend in need – even if YOU are that friend.
Ellen Schwartz shares the lessons she has learned from the extraordinary life of her son, Jacob, and how she finds hope and meaning in every new challenge.
School counselor and educator Rebecca Kotok shares a formula for apologizing – rooted in Jewish wisdom and modern therapeutic techniques – that helps everyone involved grow together and heal.
Join host Adrienne Gold Davis and members of our Momentum family from across the country as they play, converse and connect using Momentum’s Rosh Hashanah Conversation Cards.
Lihi Lapid, bestselling author, and special-needs advocate shares practical advice for finding peace and staying true to what matters.
Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Director of Faculty and a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, joins Adrienne Gold Davis for a lively discussion about the challenges and rewards of welcoming unity into our lives – and the “three tensions” we’ll encounter along the way.
Take a virtual tour through the new ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv with CEO Dan Tadmor and Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik.
How can we actually teach generosity to our children? It’s simpler than you think – and can happen around the kitchen table, at bedtime, and during carpool.
Momentum “Sisters’ Lee Lazarus and Janine Kurnoff, co-founders of The Presentation Company share their strategies for telling beautiful stories, communicating effectively, and balancing work and family.
Michal Oshman, TikTok Europe’s Head of Company Culture, Diversity and Inclusion shares practical tips for fighting fear, tapping into courage, and finding renewed purpose in our lives.
From siblings to chosen families to ride-or-die friends, Jewish wisdom provides so many beautiful models of sisterhood. Yet, sisterhood doesn’t happen overnight.
Family Systems Therapist Avrum Nadigel answers your tough questions about unhealthy family dynamics, mental health struggles, and loving each other through anxiety and uncertainty.
Let’s talk about Israel: what’s going on, what the future holds, and how we can help.
Get the facts on the most misunderstood country on Earth. Israeli actress, producer, and author Noa Tishby joins us to teach us more about important moments in Israel’s history and share stories from her own Israeli childhood.
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We remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the State of Israel.
Hear testimony from a survivor and learn how each one of us can become an activist, assuring that their stories never fade and we never forget.
Parenting expert Dr. G tackles that tension with tips for raising kids who will listen and learn with respect AND raise their voices for what’s right.
Author and speaker Natalie Silverstein joins Momentum Boost to share helpful tips, inspiration and resources for parents on how to incorporate service, mitzvot, and acts of chesed into our busy schedules – even while we are social distancing.
Momentum Educator Nili Couzens joins shares the many opportunities the Passover story gives us to teach our children and pass down Judaism’s important traditions.
Lori Palatnik shares what compelled her to donate her kidney to a complete stranger. This 5-part series has been made possible by the Staenberg Family Foundation
Join activist and author Brandon Farbstein and his mom, Sylvia, as they share how each one of us can turn adversity into purpose and find the courage to be you.
Join the CEO of Brothers for Life, along with an Israeli soldier who has been wounded in battle, as they share their powerful stories and foster hope and courage in each one of us.
We’re talking tahini with Amy Zitelman, CEO and co-founder of Soom Foods and author of The Tahini Table: Go Beyond Hummus with 100 Recipes for Every Meal
Dr. Drew Weissman’s tireless research into vaccine development may save millions from COVID-19 – but first, his wife, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Mary Ellen Weissman will be the test subject.
In this uplifting Boost, Momentum Trip leader Nili Couzens will guide us through the classic Hanukkah story to find love, light, and life lessons that will warm our hearts and homes.
Together with Rabbi David Aaron, whose books include The Secret Life of God and Love is my Religion, and Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst Dr. Stephanie Bot, we will explore gratitude-growing strategies that are critical parts of the healing journey.
Join Kerry Brodie, Founder and Executive Director of Emma’s Torch, and Juliana Pena, IsraAID Programs Officer for the Americas, for a conversation about their personal journeys to working with refugees, their stories of challenges and successes from the field, and what each one of us can do to welcome newcomers into our communities and our hearts.
Reggae and rhymes meet Jewish pride with singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist, Ari Lesser’s incredible raps.
Join us as we laugh and learn from Joel Chasnoff’s stories of his own military service, see a new side of the Israeli army, and uncover the joys and challenges of being a parent of soldiers today.
Test your “Jewish geography” skills and help our contestants find the mystery “Chosen One” in this exhilarating game that’s not about who you know, but about who you know knows.
Chef Dini Klein reveals the hidden versatility of a humble store-bought rotisserie chicken as she shows us how to whip up creative, delicious meals with what we’ve got at home.
This year is filled with question marks. What can we do to reduce our own stress and soothe the fears of the ones we love most?
It’s nine months since the pandemic began and we’re still living with uncertainty. Fortunately, there are steps that we can take to cope and add solid footing to our lives.
Tap into your creative and spiritual self with Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician Peter Himmelman!
How to Navigate and Mediate Difficult Family Relationships
We have questions about the pandemic, and Dr. Sarah Schlesinger Hirschfeld, MD has insights.
Join our beloved Momentum Founding Director and Trip Leaders Lori Palatnik, Adrienne Gold Davis, Ruchi Koval, and Nili Couzens for a timely discussion on how to cultivate “shalom bayit,” peace at home.
Respect is not afforded to someone simply because you agree with them. True respect transcends differences.
Lift your spirit with the gorgeous melodies and inspiring lyrics of indie-folk trio Distant Cousins
Why is talking about Israel so complicated? Dr. Rachel Fish shares how we can empower the young adults in our lives with the knowledge and confidence they need to speak up on their campuses.
Holocaust educator and survivor Irving Roth and CUFI Co-Executive Director Shari Dollinger will join forces to share the horrors of anti-Semitism and what we can do to combat it.
Join DJ Raphi in the club for a pre-Shabbat party that will rev up your soul and lift your spirit.
With breast cancer awareness experts as our guides, we’ll learn surprising strategies for combating breast cancer that you’ve likely never heard before.
Together with Irina Nevzlin, author, Israeli entrepreneur, and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, we will explore how creating clear, resilient identities can lead to more positive, meaningful lives.
Together with Sheri Levy, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and founder of SexyStrongLife, we’ll prepare a special challah for Rosh Hashanah, explore its special meanings, and nourish our souls.
Get yourself — and your family — into the high holiday spirit,
Daniel Lewin, a former captain of the Israeli Army’s Elite Special Forces Unit, was onboard one of the planes that hit the Twin Towers. He was killed confronting the hijackers, becoming the first victim in the 9/11 attacks.
Together with Rabbi David Aaron and Sarah Hurwitz we ask and answer the questions that have often nagged at our hearts and even challenged our beliefs.
Shalva Band’s incredible singers and musicians each have a disability that doesn’t stop them from infusing the world with stunning music.
Step into the shoes of two parents whose children have special needs. This Momentum Boost is in partnership with the Ruderman Foundation.
Mmm… take 3 minutes for your tastebuds today! We’re heading to Jerusalem’s Machaneh Yehuda Shuk, exploring 8 hidden spots and snacks, while discovering the delectable culinary history of our people.
Why are we attracted to our opposites?
Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik unlocks the age-old mystery.
Today is the day for a mood-boosting workout. Celebrated author and lecturer Tal Ben-Shahar shares four ways to fortify your mental muscles and exercise your right to a joyful life.
Acclaimed cellist Amit Peled brings his personal narrative to life.
Whether we are challenged by divorce or struggling with loss, we all feel unnerved when life is not what we imagined it would be.
Wind through the paths and tunnels of a Biblical wonderland, and find yourself where battles raged and kings ruled
Magician, illusionist, and mentalist Coby Elimelech demonstrates how “what is” and “what seems to be” are not always aligned.
With Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik by our side, we’ll create a plan to clarify our goals. Download Your Guide to Landing in the Book of Life here
Step into the most poignant chapters of Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger’s life — and into the legendary classroom of Nobel laureate and activist Elie Wiesel.
Parenting and resilience expert Dr. G. joins us to discuss attainable goals and useful metrics so that this year can be a success for students and their families — no matter what the circumstances.
We unravel the myths around domestic violence, learn to recognize the signs of abuse, and empower survivors to topple the barriers that stand between silence and survival.
As the lead singer, guitarist, and mandolinist for the Jewish rock band Soulfarm, Noah Solomon has delivered joy through music to the lives of many throughout the world.
International speaker and women’s leadership entrepreneur Michal Barkai Brody teaches us what it takes to fan the fires within, ignite change in our lives, and discover our inner entrepreneur.
Slip-on your shoes and coffee up! Liraz Cohen Mordechai invites us to explore the fascinating art of Tel Aviv and the people behind these stunning works.
Discover leadership hacks that each one of us can activate no matter where we are, with guidance from Momentum Trip Leader Nili Couzens.
How can we create families that are inclusive and anti-racist?
Discover Rachelle Fraenkel’s strategies for moving forward and coming together during the most challenging times, based on her personal experiences and Jewish wisdom.
We are turning to two Black Jewish mothers, Dana Pina and Michaella Etienne, to share their experiences as parents, their fears, and their hopes for the future.
Yoni and Nina have been singing together since they met, and today, they’ll help us welcome Shabbat with peace, love, and unity.
Master Relationship Expert Hedy Schleifer shares strategies for navigating our new realities, finding guidance in Jewish wisdom.
Discover Ethan Zohn’s powerful story of resilience and how he believes each one of us can turn our challenges into strengths.
Momentum is confronting a topic that’s front and center in all of our minds: Justice. What is it, how can we pursue it, and how can we talk to our kids about it?
These times are stressful, but we want them to bring us together… not draw us apart.
Jerusalem’s iconic marketplace, Machane Yehuda Shuk, is open for business – and we’re ready to explore.
Dr. G is back to help with what we can, and what we don’t have to do to give our kids a summer that will soothe, strengthen and sustain all of us.
Learn how to make a simple and delicious Shavuot appetizer with Amy Kritzer Becker of What Jew Wanna Eat.
Natalie Zfat, social media guru and Forbes contributor will help us navigate the do’s, don’ts – and absolute musts of social media in 2020.
Gain a deeper understanding of the values that we learn from Jerusalem and from the Israeli soldiers who keep her safe.
With our lives flipped upside down and so many of the “nutrients” that usually make up our days eliminated, we’re feeling down. And that’s normal.
Join Israeli Artist Hanoch Piven as he guides us in taking chances and exploring our feelings through art.
We’re getting together with our friends at the Israeli American Council – IAC for a Kabbalat Shabbat concert featuring singer Neshama Carlebach
Hollywood Producer and Director, and Jewish educator Saul Blinkoff shares how strengthening our Jewish identity can help us uncover beautiful opportunities during this difficult time.
The most amazing treasures are often hidden to the naked eye, and we’ll be inspired to continue searching for them
Tal Ben-Shahar introduces evidence-based tools and techniques that can help you deal with challenges and difficulties, personally and professionally.
Join Rick Recht, the pioneer of Jewish rock, for some of your favorite hits. In living rooms across the world.
How to be the author of your own experience with Sarah Hurwitz, Author, and Speechwriter for Michelle Obama
Co-created by IsraAID and trauma expert Dr. Debra Kalmanowitz, this session provides practical strategies to improve your emotional well-being.
In trying times anti-Semitism rears its ugly head. We need to know how to respond and how to answer our own concerns.
7 Character Traits to Strengthen Ourselves during COVID-19 with Momentum Trip Leader Ruchi Koval
Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik shares timeless strategies for infusing your home with peace and for acting kind and loving – even when you really don’t feel like it.
An ER doctor, Dr. Louis M. Profeta has fought for the lives of countless people over the course of his career – and yet, during this global pandemic, he finds himself fighting a whole new battle.
Join Adrienne Gold Davis as she shares Momentum’s core values for our private homes by focusing on the lessons we learn from the mezuzah.
Get your Insta-Pots ready. We’re serving up two of your favorite Israeli dishes with Paula Shoyer.
What’s the best way to celebrate Israel’s birthday? With a dance party and virtual parade! It’s time to break out your dance moves because Israel’s 72!
Experience the State of Israel’s creation with Tour Guide Uri Vogel.
Celebrate Israel through street art. Make your own graffiti-inspired art from the comfort of your own home with muralist Hillel Smith
An intimate discussion with Trip Leader Nili Couzens, as she shares her love and passion for Israel, our spiritual connection to the Jewish homeland, and the miracle of modern-day Israel
Best Practices for Enforcing the 3 C’s | Dr. Deborah Gilboa
Bring your kids and let’s step into Shabbat with some joy and song!
Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik and her husband, Rabbi Yakov Palatnik, will be leading a model seder — guiding us through all the steps.
Relive that Momentum magic to the playlist of your favorite Momentum songs and step into Shabbat with positive energies!
Developmental Psychologist Dr. Hod Tamir answers some of our most pressing questions about fear, anxiety, grief, and identity.
Even while we’re at home, we can learn how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe
During the Passover seder, we tell our people’s story of their exodus from Egypt. Jonty Blackman takes us back in time.
Even in the most difficult periods of our lives, we are not alone.
Join Momentum Trip Leader Ruchi Koval as we explore Jewish wisdom about the power of love.
How should we respond to our kids and what role should discipline now take?
Join Momentum Founding Director Lori Palatnik as she shares how we can use Jewish recipes and traditions to connect.
Gratitude can lift our daily lives in extraordinary ways. Discover ways to bring more thankfulness into your routine.
Let’s get real with one another. Explore how you’re feeling and gain timeless Jewish tools to deal with anxiety, stress, and fear.
Spend some time with pediatrician Dr. M. who shares practical tools to care for our kids and ourselves.
How can we make the most of this time with our children and find new ways to grow together?
Join Trip Leader Charlie Harary for motivational words that will help us power on.
Explore Israel’s historical cities and see Jewish history come to life!
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